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    replaced head gasket, now on 2nd possibly 3rd distributor cap, help

    Hello all,

    I'm at a loss. I replaced head gasket/timing belt/water pump etc. and have had an issue. Car wouldn't fire up, and I noticed that they're was a timing cover bolt that was loose, turned out to be stripped. I then noticed that the distributor caps points were sheered off. I figured it was the loose bolt moving stuff around. I helicoiled the head, put the bolt back got new distributor/rotor, and tried to fire up agin with similar results. I have the metal lifter installed as well as the plastic cover. Can anyone give me an idea as to why this is happening? not the greatest pics, but you can see the shavings on the cover and one of the points is bent. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Chris

    #2
    Are you missing the alignment dowels that locate the cover? Those are very important to keep the rotor centered in the distributor cap.
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      #3
      no, those two are there

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        #4
        Maybe check the torque on the cam bolt? Something in there is obviously misaligned.
        john@m20guru.com
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          #5
          i'll check that.

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            #6
            What brand cap/rotor? Maybe they are manufactured wrong?

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              #7
              Did you reinstall the front engine lift point?

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                #8
                Yes. It seems as if I didn’t torque down cam bolt enough.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                  Maybe check the torque on the cam bolt? Something in there is obviously misaligned.
                  Originally posted by romeo294 View Post
                  Yes. It seems as if I didn’t torque down cam bolt enough.
                  Awesome! :)

                  john@m20guru.com
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                  Transaction feedback: Here, here and here. Thanks :D

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