I just purchaes a 1998 EL GLi Sapphire that had the axillary shaft replaced but thye couldnt get it going. After doing some research, upon inspection I found that it had an Hybrid/Au timing chain in it( which that had gotten from another engine when they did the axillary shaft swap) and wasnt timed properly. Timing it correctly but it still had trouble starting and would slow rev till about 2k then quickly to 5-5.5k like it should. Let idle and it would die. Wont start, winds over but wont start.
Check timing again from scratch and timing marks are out.
They have used the Au chain and gears, except crank gear. Would that cause any issues? I can get all the original chain and gears.
I am tempted to put a new timing chain kit whilst its apart but want to know regarding the gears of the AU and the EL crank gear matching up?
I'm bald already and if it wasnt a drought I probably burnt the thing by now!!