View Full Version : Okay, huge problem did head gasket work.

01-12-2011, 09:00 PM
Did head, valve gaskets and patched up the whole car. I proceed to turn on the car and all I get is the car cranking and my dad sees spark coming out the intake manifold side. What does it mean is the engine not compressed or did I bend the valves? [=(]
note: car has not been on since November.

01-12-2011, 09:26 PM
you are going to have to be more clear in your explanation. Did head? patched things up? spark coming out of the manifold side?

start from the beginning and the more information the better.

01-12-2011, 09:27 PM
Spark coming out of where, exactly? It is hard to say. After re-installation of the timing belt, you should have rolled the engine over by hand a few times, so bending valves due to the install would not be possible. Whether they were bent before the service, I can't say as I don't know the history.

If the car won't start, you should check for fuel, spark, and compression. Other than that, we need lots more info.