Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Chevy Truck 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles
I recently changed the head gaskets on my 1991 Chevrolet C1500 with a 4.3l 6 cyl due to overheating. There was a crack in the front of the right side gasket. Everything else was fine.
Put everything back together and now it will not start. It just turns over at an accellerated rate. By that I mean it turns over fast not sluggishly.
Figured I didn't put the distributor back in correctly so pulled the #1 plug and felt for the compression but there is none. Checked other plugs and same thing, no compression. Using the timing marks on the harmonic balancer, I reset the distributor. I got a loud backfire and then same thing - turns over but wont start.
I am guessing my problem is timing. The absence of compression suggests the timing chain, but before I take it apart to that point, am I missing something simpler or is there something else I should test?
Thanks for the assistance.
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Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 2:01 PM