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10-27-2012 12:23 PM
BC_ZX3 Unlikely, IMO, but a compression test would answer that for you.
10-27-2012 12:19 PM
bigrigjim would it still crank normal with no strange noises and try to start with a bad valve seat?
10-27-2012 12:17 PM
Originally Posted by bigrigjim View Post
if it is a valve seat it should show up as loss of compression in one of the cylinder right???
10-27-2012 12:11 PM
bigrigjim engine cranks normal plugs were damp with gas but clean, cleaned and replaced
10-27-2012 12:09 PM
bigrigjim if it is a valve seat it should show up as loss of compression in one of the cylinder right???
10-27-2012 12:05 PM
BC_ZX3 It's possible. Another poster on FF recently had the timing belt go on their car (not a Focus) after coming to a stop at a light.
And just to confirm: Engine spins freely (sounds OK mechanically)?
What do the spark plug ends look like? Sooty and black or wet with fuel or?
10-27-2012 12:03 PM
TheGlassMaker I can't find the thread, but one guy just went out to start his car for work and it was over.

But here is this.
10-27-2012 12:02 PM
bigrigjim ok thanks very much time to buy a compression gauge and timing belt and tenisoner and go out and play in the rain. not a good way to spend the weekend
10-27-2012 11:58 AM
TheGlassMaker Yes.
10-27-2012 11:54 AM
bigrigjim ok would that happen without any warning?? Was running fine, pulled in to store parking lot turned it off, went inside for 10 minutes, came out and it wouldnt start.
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