If you're sure you had the cylinder at top dead center, if it's not exactly at top dead center on its compression stroke a valve can still be open just a little. So, you have to be sure the piston was up all the way. Unfortunately, because you had a converter that was glowing red, it melted down because of too much fuel going down the exhaust. If you did the cylinder leakage test correctly, there is a burnt valve. Valves can burn when there's too much carbon build up in an engine, and what happens is the carbon is so hot that the air/fuel mixture ignites before the valves close. This causes pre-detonation. And burns valves. To replace valves the head has to come off, it should be sent out to a machine shop to be resurfaced, in case there's any warpage on the cylinder head, and they can replace the valves, the valve seats and guides, springs etc. Since you've replaced pretty much all the ignition parts and fuel injector. But unfortunately, the converter is probably no good either. You may want to unbolt it and take a look inside, I'm sure it has melted down.
But really make sure you had the piston on its compression stroke and the valves were completely closed during your leakage test, before you pull the head. You don't want to pull the head just to find there's not a valve problem and it just wasn't seated fully and the piston wasn't all the way up. If you get what i'm saying, I just want to make sure you did the test right is all.
Was the car smoking a lot? White smoke pouring out the exhaust?
I have had cars where the fuel injector driver had failed in the ECM, and it was keeping the injector open all the time, just pouring fuel down into the cylinder. Pouring white smoke out.
Friday, November 26th, 2021 AT 11:41 AM