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he has bigger problems then dyno tuning.

1. check all major cables and vacuum hoses (leax and connection)

2. look at spark plugs, their look will tell you whats goin on in the cylinder (btw, make sure your plug wires are all on, test them).

3. my buddy who did his head found out later after it runnin poor that he had a bad coilpack.

4. retrace your steps, go over everything and every spot

5. you used new head bolts and gasket right?

6. put your cams in right? tdc in #1 etc etc (dont use mark on udp).

7. if you got your compression raised, your not still runnin anythin but premium.

8. if 7 applies, your not still runnin a chip (standard burn) are you, all the timing put in the chip on top of the ecu's prgm...and then higher compression will be castastrophic. then again, the plugs could tell you this as well.

9. did you check the lash of all your cams in full. do you know how to check, many dont...

10. check all your vital sensors, you know, all the problematic 1s (dpfe, etc).

11. what exhaust system do you have from the head on back. hopefully not stock cat.

12. if #7 is true, did the shop you had the work done confirm that clearance of the valves vs. the pistons. (ie. claying the pistons)

13. scan for trouble codes

14. did you install any other mods at the same time? if so, check into those

15. silly, but seen it happen, your battery cables tight? (recalled if app.)

16. you drained your old oil out b4 puttin new oil in w/the head right? (again seen it happen, thing has 8qts in it)

17. confirm that your fuel rail is all the way back in, again seen an instance where they didnt put it back all the way in, lucky for the owner nothing happened b4 it could be fixed.

18. a bad or malfunctioning TPS could cause the car to run very very lean, check it w/a voltmeter. w/car on but engine off, have a buddy route the leads into the tps, and watch the meter, if when you push the pedal all the way down (engine off remember), and he doesnt get at least some thin over 4 volts (ideally somewhere between 4.25-4.75)...then the tps is not functioning properly.

19. if #14 applies in terms of a tb, did you install the tps in its right place?

20. i'm presuming in the reassembly of this engine, you used a tq wrench of everythin right?

i'll think of some more, good luck, keep us posted, all else fails, get your car down to mcnews...they can figure it out.

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remove plug #1.

stick a long screwdriver down into the cylinder, have a buddy watch the screwdriver, turn the pulley nut w/a long wratchet, whenever the screwdriver reaches its highest pt. (might have to fidget back and 4th a degree or 2), then thats TDC on #1...when you have that, then attach the belt back on w/your cams at 0,0 (lined up w/the alignment bar).

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