So I bought a pearl white sc300 that already had a swap done to it. when I picked it up it took several tries to start but eventually would start and shortly after would die. I purchased the car because it was blowing oil thru the turbo (no oil restriction). As you can see from my username, I work at the turbo enthusiasts Disneyland (full-race) and had no reservations to swap turbos.. thats easy.. now begins the brain damage.. I get the car flatbedded to the shop and now it doesnt even start.. It cranks, and wants to start but no luck. I know there is fuel, 100% sure of that. Here is what Ive already done/revised..
0. confirmed fuel pulse with noid lights
1. optima battery
2. tested plug wires
3. new plugs (correctly gapped)
4. new distributor cap and rotor
5. confirmed distributor was aligned correctly (dots lined up on gear)
6. new igniter coil
7. re-wired mapecu wiring AND soldered (original owner twisted wires)
8. re-wired innovative o2 AND soldered
Im about 3 days away from getting 5 gallons of gasoline and matches..
There are 2 things that I havent changed yet and am unsure of..
1. igniter (not coil, actual igniter on drivers shock tower)
also, I see that there is a ground wire near the wiring loom where it enters the firewall. It is about 3 inches away from where it crosses inside.. It is not connected to anything and I was wondering whether that ground is supposed to go somewhere.
I know these type of posts are ridiculous since it is impossible to diagnose something from the other side of a computer, Im just wondering if Im missing anything.. or whether anyone else has had something similar.. Knowing what Ive already done, I wouldnt be surprised if its some type of short or ground wire missing..
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