Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Shepparton, Victoria
My damned EA
Well, the EA deathbug has struck again! I finally have had it with this car. I am going to sell it when it's running again.
I finally took 2 weeks holidays to rebuild the motor and fix all the little problems the EA had and it decided to extend a 3-4 day job to the whole 2 weeks! After finally getting the motor apart, my old man decided to remove the lip from the bore, and scored the block about 10 thou where the rings run cause the tool moved down! Anyway got the motor together, all good and timed properly, dropped it into the car, put on the wiring looms and manifolds etc. and went to fire it up on the 7th day of working on this car, and she wont fire! I spent the next few days tracing voltages and everything and have now given up. I have spark 10 deg BTDC. Injectors are pulsing and fuel is going in. Motor has the right amount of compression. Wont even kick! I was so pissed off! It is now at a mechanics, which I had them out to have a look and they couldnt work it out at home, so i had to tow it to his workshop.
My question is, does anyone have any ideas what could be wrong? Me, my old man and these mechanics don't know. They could only suggest weak spark, but were clueless when a new coil didn't fix it!
So again, any suggestions?
EA Fairmont Ghia : 3.9L MPFI, 2.5" cat back sports exhaust, K&N panel filter. Pioneer head unit, pioneer 4" three way fronts, Pioneer 6" 3 way rears, 2x 12" subs, blue interior light.
My main pride and joy : '76 XB Fairmont GS, 250CI, 140,000 Km and all stock.... for now! (Factory air-con on the way)