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Old 12 Oct 2016, 04:26 pm
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Default Timing belt and head gasket

I just put a newtiming belt and head gasket on my 05 pt cruiser 2.4 non turbo. It started right up with no issues and then started smoking from the back of the head. It died and not wont start again. Everything is hooked up correctly and the timing is still dead on. Any ideas?
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 04:48 pm
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Default Re: Timing belt and head gasket

itll stop smoking... rebuilds smoke a bit. or-
are we talking ALOT of smoke?
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 05:27 pm
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Quite a bit of smoke.thought at first it was a bad exhaust gasket but thats not it
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 05:58 pm
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Quite a bit of smoke.thought at first it was a bad exhaust gasket but thats not it
Might check for any contact between the engine wire harness and the under side of the exhaust manifold, especially since you have excessive smoke and now it won't start for you. I know the 01 and 02's have crank sensor wiring under there but I don't know what changed on the 05 model year.
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 06:52 pm
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Not a wiring issue ive checked. Is there any issue that would cause smoke from the valve cover? Everything in the cams is torqued to spec.
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Not a wiring issue ive checked. Is there any issue that would cause smoke from the valve cover? Everything in the cams is torqued to spec.
Your valve cover could be leaking down over the exhaust manifold. You must use the correct bolts (originals). also the incorrect bolts will leak.
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Default Re: Timing belt and head gasket

If you got the wrong valve cover gasket. GT and n/a are a little different. Could be running down the back. Get a mirror and light and see if you see any wetness back there.
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Default Re: Timing belt and head gasket

The only fluid back there is a little bit of power steering fluid i spilled pulling the ps reservoir
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The only fluid back there is a little bit of power steering fluid i spilled pulling the ps reservoir
that will smoke until it's either cleaned up or burns off.
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Its smoking more than just burning off some fluid
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