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Keep it short and sweet.

Cam belt bust, removed head, no damage to bottom end of engine.

Fitted recon head and timmed as per book.

Engine turns over real fast as if no compression.

Have already tried to tow start but no change.

At a compleat loss as to why, any ideas?

Barry
 

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Were the valves lapped in to seal them? If not you'll get no compression. Also check timing on valves and fuel pump.
 

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It is just possible that you've bent the con rods (happened on my dads 600).

It only ever ran on 3 cylinders till the engine was replaced. however unlikly in your case. Compression test is definatly the best next course of action as you say the timing is correct and the valves were ground in.
 

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Yes all pistons looked ok and came fully to the top infact just proud of the block.

I will check compression and report back as I have borrowed the gauge today.

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UPDATE :

No compression !!!

Removed head again

The valves are not fully shutting.

Taking it back to the company who reconned the head when you pay the best part of £300 you expect it to be ok dont you? or is it just me.

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E_T_V said:
Were the valves lapped in to seal them? If not you'll get no compression. Also check timing on valves and fuel pump.
Was it that the valves weren't ground in then?
 

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No they had fitted the wrong cam lifters so the valves would not close fully. Anyways they put it right gave me a new head gasket and stretch bolt set.

Just finished putting it all back together.

Runs great no funny sounds loads of poke.

Very happy :)

Thanks to all who have made sugestions during this project.

Barry
 
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