2005 Kia Amanti engine

Tiny
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  • 2005 KIA AMANTI
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
A friend replaced timing belt on my 2005 Kia Amanti - he didn't have timing tool and started car, which caused bent valves, melted wires. He replaced valves, wires, spark plugs and head gaskets. Car idled very rough after I got car back. Took to Kia dealer who replaced spark plugs (wrong ones were put in) and timing belt replaced and timing set. Diagnostics revealed throttle body bad so that was also replaced. Errors from beginning have read engine misfires - now in cylinders 4, 5 and 6. Mechanic at dealer is taking engine apart. Any ideas what could be wrong? Dealer also ran compression test - back came back with very high pressure reading - 240 - front pressure readings normal
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 1:14 PM

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Tiny
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I have a feeling you are not too happy with your friend. Regardless, that is really high compression. As far as the miss, are you sure there isn't something simple like a vacuum hose that could be off? Also, has the check engine light come on with any codes?
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 7:24 PM

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