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No Compression aft reman head install 94 teg RS

Old 08-10-2009, 02:37 PM
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Question No Compression aft reman head install 94 teg RS

What am I missing
I've got a 94 Integra RS (non-VTEC) 230k
my timing belt broke & it took out some valves (80lbs on #1, 120lbs on 2 & 4, & zero on #3 ) so i had the head rebuilt.

1st Install. After reinstalling it wouldn't start so i checked compression again & got 120 on #1, 60lbs on #2 & zero on 3 & 4. So i assumed i must have turned the crank with the camshafts torqued down (tho i would swear i didn't) so i returned the head to the shop & they said they found some bent valves which they replaced.

2nd Install After reinstalling the head again (i'm getting quicker @ it) i found almost the same thing, 120lbs on 1 & zero on 2,3 & 4, (after i called & told them what happened, the shop told me that "there were a couple valves that wouldn't line up perfectly so he replaced 4 more valves") I'm assuming it's the same problem as the 1st Install

I had the crank on TDC & the sprocket arrows pointing exactly on the line on the back cover. In the 2nd Install i took a shortcut & didn't pull the crankshaft pulley & lower covers & just levered the camshafts into place & everything lined-up perfect. Is that a bad thing? It sure saved some time.

all 4 cylinders hold water w/o leaking so the valves can't be leaking too bad.

Thanks for any ideas anyone might have
Old 08-14-2009, 10:02 PM
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Figured it out.

aft the reman the valve lash needed to be reset, it was holding my valves open.

Live and learn.
Old 08-21-2009, 03:01 AM
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Can you tell me is it all because of the breakage of the timing belt. I mean you may not be installing it properly.Just check it out once again.

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