2.3 trooper won't start HELP!

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2.3 trooper won't start HELP!

Postby Trooperfox86 » Mon May 15, 2017 10:14 am

Hey guys any suggestions would be much appreciated.
My trooper ii died at an intersection the other day. I thought I ran out of gas, but after fillin her back it still wouldnt start.
I replaced the head gasket about 10-15k ago (head was resurfaced and a new timing belt at the same time)
I thought maybe it was my carb or fuel pump so I just put in a weber 32/36 and electric fuel pump and regulator. Still wont start.
I have spark and the timing lines up.
I compression tested with two different gauges 90psi on all four cylinders with one gauge and 70 psi on all four with the second.
Seems low but I read that some cars run with low even compression at least roughly..
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Re: 2.3 trooper won't start HELP!

Postby DSUZU » Mon May 15, 2017 5:06 pm

Valve adjustment? Normally, about 1,000 miles after head gasket, you should re-torque the head bolts and check or adjust the valves. Valve adjustment @ 15,000 mile intervals after that.
Hopefully, adjustment will bring compression back up. Dennis
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Re: 2.3 trooper won't start HELP!

Postby Trooperfox86 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:14 pm

Thanks Dsuzu, ill try that. Ive never done any valve work before so this should be interesting.
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