Car refuses to start
Hey Everyone, I've just finished my EA rebuild which included changing the old 3 speed auto to another 4 speed Auto from my parts car, changing the power steering rack, changing timing chain case, renewing timing chain dampners that were broken and getting the head reconditioned. Also changed gaskets on all the parts I've pulled off.
Anyways my problem is last week we put the engine back in the car, turned the key... and she started up beautifully... was idling low at between the 0-500RPM mark, but was purring fine with no vibrations or spluttering. Great I thought... just needs the ignition timing to be set and she'll run great.
I had a few more things to do under the car like hook the swaybar up and change the O-ring gasket on the water pump pipe, and haven't had the time until today to do it. We did all that and went to start it up today, and at first it spluttered and choked and spluttered... but it didn't start. Then I went back in the afternoon and checked that none of the spark plug leads had come lose... tried starting it again and now it's like it's not even trying to start, just keeps turning over without firing. One of the spark plug leads was dodgy, so I replaced that but it still refuses to start!
Between now and last week nothing on the motor has been changed. I've checked the compression to see if the head gasket was blown and the readings all come out fine.
How the heck could the motor start last week fine and now not start at all? It's just not logical...
Does anyone have any idea's on what might be the problem. I'm completely stumped on this. Thanks