92 civic wont start just makes popping sounds

Asked by Apr 07, 2012 at 09:02 PM about the 1992 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a d15 non vtec and i just put another head on because last head had a bent valve. whent to start it and all it does is pop kind of a back fire. i put new spark plug wires,cap rotor,coil pack. its getting spark and fuel i thing because when i take plug out its wet with fuel and i put plug on wire and turn car on and i can see spark on plug. i set time as best a i could and still pop nosie out of headers. i spark starter fluid and still nothing. the engine ran before but now wont. dont know if all injectors are working but if they didnt it should of started when i sprayed it.  

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Your engine is out of time. If you had bent valves before the belt probably slipped or broke??? If when you put the new head on and re-timed it and put timing back to where it was you have it out of time again. My suggestion would be to get yourself a Haynes manual for your car and follow the timing procedure BEFORE you try to run it again. Your engine is an interference engine. That means that if the timing belt breaks you can bend valves. Also if you have it too far out of time you can bend valves.

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Should also mention even one tooth off and you can bend valves timing is critical on these.

dam i hope it aint to late

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me to

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to time a d15 engine set piston number one at top dead centre, turn crank back 3 notches to tension belt and tension the pulley to going off memory 15 newton meters.

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