About a month ago i decided to replace my timing belt (tensioner, pullies water pump, thermostadt, v belts), spark plugs, clutch disc, (pressure plate throw out bearing etc)... on my 2002 wrx.
After cutting the crap out of my hands, getting soaked in coolant, gunky oil and powdered with clutch dust, i put everything back together, and the starter turned the engine over but would not start and sounded like it was off timing, and seemed to be shaking a little
I assumed the worst (bad timing), and didn't try to start it any more to prevent what i thought would be more catastrophic failure.
I got to the timing belt to discover that my Drivers side exhaust cam gear was 180 degrees off. (two paint marks are NOT two notches) I re-timed it according to the FSM and tried again.
Same problem when trying to start.
It may be important to note that i patched a small hose from the turbo that cracked temporarily with duct tape, and broke the passenger side turbo stud (and didn't replace it) before attempting to start it.
I assumed i had bent valves from my stupid mistake.
I pulled the head that i mistimed on.. and...
(see attached valve pic)
These valves do not look bent to me..
So before i put a new gasket on and torque the head back on, does anyone have any input?
1) Is it possible that cracked hose and/or missing turbo stud prevented the car from starting?
(see cracked hose pic)
2) Could the valves be bent on the passengers side head due to timing the driver side head's gear incorrectly? (i don't think so, but i'm obviously no expert here)
3) Could the valves be bent and just not appear to be?
Frustration.. need help..
Thanks for reading and i appreciate any help you can offer.