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1997 ford ranger 2.3 won't start

BruceG

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First I want to say I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong place. My wife and I just finished rebuilding the engine in this truck. It's a 2.3, everything went smooth. New motorcraft coil packs, ngk plug wires, ngk plugs and new injectors. Timing is dead on.. All marks line up perfectly. Plug wires just like they should be. But when we turn it over all we get is an occasional back fire a very slight (1 or 2 cyl.) fire like its gonna start. Any ideas??? Thank you in advance.
 


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Sure you don't have the cam timing 180 out?
 

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Well all my timing marks line up.. After further inspection I found it has max 15 psi compression. Reman head all new parts bored .020 over with new pistons
 

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No more than 15 psi in all cylinders
 

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BruceG

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Yes. Used a caliper to measure all
 

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I keep reading about putting the hla's in oil. I think I will try that today
 

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