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Old 11-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #11
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My SVT had similar symptoms when I bought it. It cranked and almost would start, but would not. I opened the cap on the overflow after cranking and it had pressure built up. I figured it was a blown head gasket pushing compression into the coolant system. I threw in a new set of plugs just to see if it would start before tearing it apart and it fired right up, but it only started for a hand full of times before the plugs were fouled. I tore it apart and the head gasket was blown, head was warped, I assume it overheated at some point.

Even though the plugs look good I would try a new set and see if it will fire up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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I'm having the shop tow the car to my house this evening, so I can mess with it at my convenience. Hopefully a quick session with the timing tools will yield a car that starts and runs, and deletion of the oil cooler fixes the coolant leak. If that be the case, I'll be replacing the timing belt and associated bits and pieces in the coming weeks.
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