After checking through previous replies and the data again, I seem to have missed out one important factor which you have written and repeated in last post.
Engine does not start with distributor in original position. This seems to indicate a fault with the ignition timing and the most likely cause would be a skipped timing belt.
A compression test might have shown the results. Remove the upper timing belt cover and check the camshaft markings to see if they are correct.
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 8:02 PM