my civic was running rough, felt like it was running 3 cylinders, so to
test which wasn't firing, i was advised to pull the plug wires one at a
time with the engine running, and if it kept going, that was the bad
cylinder. well, pulled the first plug wire, it died. started the car
again, pulled the second, it died, then the car never started again.
pulled the motor, turns out a valve was blown, missing a large chunk on
one side, so after all valves replaced, new gaskets, new rings, and a
new alternator, the motor was put back in. engine cranks over and over,
but won't start.
all plugs have spark, all cylinders have compression, and timing is
correct (not 100% sure). the cylinders are getting gas, and the intake
is opening. everything appears ok, so i'm beginning to think that a
fuse or relay is blown, or something is shorted from when i pulled the
plug wires before the rebuild.
I'd love to hear that it's possibly a fuse or relay, but if nothing
rings a bell with anyone, i'll go over the timing for the 3rd time i