Car cranks but unable to start

Tiny
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Car overheated and so I changed the head gasket I realised water had mix with the oil in the head, timing in place but my car fails to start. Am very worried n need sm help on how to about the situation
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 1:59 AM

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Tiny
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Did you send the heads out to a machine shop to be inspected and pressure tested?
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 3:03 AM
Tiny
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No, dispersed the parts to replace the gasket and resurfaced it with timing in place. Though there is a cranks the car doesn't start.
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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 AT 12:00 AM
Tiny
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That pretty much means you'll be doing the job over. The head needs to be tested and at the very least, planed to true the surface.
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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 AT 2:47 AM
Tiny
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Tnx 4 the reply, am on my way 2 the machine shop. I shall keep u updated. Tanx
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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 AT 7:14 AM
Tiny
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I realised that the valves are leaking, so I have decided to grind them with a paste b4 I fix the head. Could the valve leakage a the reason why it not starting? Also I mixed the valve covers at the machine shop can that cause any harm? The man @ the machine shop said the head is ok.
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 AT 3:59 AM
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Dual over head cam right? There is a tsb for the timing chain that connects the two cams together. How did u install that chain? And your certain your timing belt marks are correct?
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Saturday, September 14th, 2013 AT 10:13 PM

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