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Old 03-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #31
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How much fuel psi do you have ?

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #32
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Don't know, I don't have a fuel pressure tester. I'm on facebook now looking for one so I don't have to buy one. I am getting fuel into the fuel cylinder.

I took an aluminum funnel and took my heat gun and blew hot air directly into the clyinders until they were dry. I tried starting again and again I got an odd puff of trying to start but no start.

My buddy came over and we did my diagnostics again. We have determined there is spark and there is fuel. His conclusion is "I hate 4 cylinders and I'm better with older cars." My conclusion was it's timing or fuel pressure.

If I can't find a fuel pressure tester I can use, I'm going to figure that out.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #33
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Don't know, I don't have a fuel pressure tester. I'm on facebook now looking for one so I don't have to buy one. I am getting fuel into the fuel cylinder.

I took an aluminum funnel and took my heat gun and blew hot air directly into the clyinders until they were dry. I tried starting again and again I got an odd puff of trying to start but no start.

My buddy came over and we did my diagnostics again. We have determined there is spark and there is fuel. His conclusion is "I hate 4 cylinders and I'm better with older cars." My conclusion was it's timing or fuel pressure.

If I can't find a fuel pressure tester I can use, I'm going to figure that out.

Once I find a fuel pressure tester, I might be able to "loan-a-tool" it from Canadian Tire. Where is the fuel pressure tester port? Do I have to McGyver an in line pressure test?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #34
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Well I'm at a loss for how to check the fuel pressure. I disconnected the fuel pressure regulator line from the fuel rail as I assume I want post regulated pressure. The kit I have doesn't have a piece that will fit the quick coupler on the regulator side.

Any ideas? I have another focus to use as parts but if I need to replace the pressure regulator then I will want to keep that undamaged so I can use it. I hooked it up with a 1/4" pipe going into the quick coupler but gas shot out like there wasn't a pressure issue but I suppose 20 or 30 psi would look like 40 psi to the untrained eye.

I don't understand how I can have gas, spark and compression in the cylinder but no combustion. Even if the timing was off wouldn't it just run like shit rather than not start...at the very least it would keep almost starting?

I've plugged my block heater in, hoping it works, and I'm going to give that a shot but I am out of ideas.

I need some assistance with this fuel pressure issue. I can't get a piece of pipe at the local stores that will let me do what I want to do. Any tricks?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #35
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Is there a way to get the built in fuel pressure sensor to tell me the pressure?
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #36
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Where can I get a connector for my fuel pressure tester that is like the connector on the fuel pressure sensor? 1/4" fuel line is too small and 3/8 fuel line is too big. 5/16ths maybe?

The connector on the left of this image.

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #37
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Apparently I need to upgrade my OBD scanner/software.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #38
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Fuel pressure, according to my OBD-II scan software, is 0.9 PSI. I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is not what I want to see. I will try replacing the sensor tomorrow morning and let you know how it goes. Odd it doesn't give me a code saying the pressure is low. Lots of gas is coming out of the line when the key is turned on and they line is disconnected.

On second though. I'm going to make sure I reconnected the line in the AM then replace the sensor.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #39
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I replaced the sensor. I now have 40 PSI. Starter solenoid seems to have died. I'm starting to lose my patience with this car.
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So the starter is working fine. I put a mark on the accessory belt using my key. Turned it over, got the drill sound and found it's turning all the pulleys.

Checked compression. 0 PSI on all cylinders but the crank is turning. I open the oil cap and rub some oil off of the CAM that's visible and turn it over. Still no oil in the spot. So crank is turning the accessory belt but the CAMs aren't turning.

I'm going to eat and check the timing belt.

Timing belt still says ford.

This looks like a PITA!

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