1983 nisson 280 zx turbo 185,000 miles.won't start .getting fuel to injectors.getting spark @ plug.upon attemped starting,Engine rotation sounds different all most like timing. is off.

Asked by May 10, 2013 at 02:16 PM about the 1983 Nissan 280ZX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

drove car hard just prior to it stopping.

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Check the timing~!...twist 'er around until TDC appears on the pointer, get an eyeball on the "silent cam" and camshaft to see if they are pointing on one...take out the number one sparkplug and using a bamboo barbeque skewer check if the piston is all the way at the end of the stroke, take off the oilcap and see if you can see the camshaft position without taking the timing cover off, if it all seems funky, take the timing cover off, look at the alignment of the tensioner---change timing belt and tensioner~

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