Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 77,000 miles
Ok heres my prob, I my head gasket blew, I took it upon myself to change it with help of the infamous misleading Haynes Manual. After finishing up with the head, I replaced the timing belt. Now when I start the car there is a loud knocking noise, almost as if the valve and pistons are hitting. However timing marks are accurate and timing was set on the compression stroke, everything appears to be in good shape, I'm scared to start the car again. I've checked everything over and over again. Also when I took the head off I took it to a local shop to get it plained and valve seals replaced, etc. When I got the head back the exhaust camshaft was broken, I took it back to the shop and they replaced it with a new one and that is where the noise seems to be coming from, but I might be wrong. Could anyone help? Riding a bike hasnt been working out for me. Thanks in advance
have the same problem?
Friday, March 28th, 2008 AT 3:51 PM