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Old 02-03-2009, 18:27   #1
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Default 1986 escort rs turbo wont start

hi all

i have a 1986 escort rs turbo its wont fire it turns over but no fire....i have replaced the coil,dizzy cap,rotary warm spark plugs and leads.....when i turn it over the plugs are sparking but are getting covered in fuel and you can smell it.....please help as this is driving me mad.............


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Old 02-03-2009, 18:52   #2
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Strange one mate as it's getting both spark and fuel.
Maybe the ignition timing is way out? Get this set.
Other than that, maybe incorrect spark plug gap? Poor engine compression?
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cheers mate how can i set my ignition timing so its right
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Well mate, you should have a mark on your distributor, and one also on your cylinder head. You need to match these up to start with but proper timing is set with a strobe light. A job for the garage unfortunately unless you know someone with a strobe and knows how to set it.
I think the spark on cylinder no1 is set at 12 degrees before tdc if that means anything to you. The dizzy is then advanced or retarded until it's set to this.
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ok cheers mate ill sort it tomorrow
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Post up how you get on mate.
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unplug your cold start valve as this maybe flooding your engine on initial startup. your injectors could also be week and letting in too much fuel. do as chris said above set ur timing by just undoin the 2 10mm bolts just slightly and turn the dizzy clockwise for it too be more advanced better spark then unplug cold start valve.
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