Car is a 2000 9-3, 2.0L turbo. Was overheated and the head cracked. I replaced the head with one from a 2003 9-5, 2.3L. I reused the original exhaust camshaft in the replacement head.
Got it done and started it up. It runs like crap. Bucking, poor idle, no power. I have checked, checked again, and rechecked the cam timing and it's spot on. Checked to see if I missed a sensor, can't find anything.
I have done a number of head gasket replacements and all have gone just fine. I am really confused what I must have missed on this one.
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- poor running after head gasket job, philbert, Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:05:26
- i don't know anythng about these cars, but..., Baggsly , Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:06:34
- good compression, throwing codes, philbert, Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:04:00
- didn't figure it out, philbert, Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:25:02
- Re: poor running after head gasket job, philbert, Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:12:02
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