I replaced a blown head gasket on a 91 Dodge Colt 2.5. Now the vehicle crank but want start. When the gasket blew, the engine got real hot, gradually lost power and eventually stopped running. I have checked and re-checked the timing and it is correct..rotor button pointing @ the #1 spark plug wire @ TDC and valves closed. The engine is firing and receiving fuel. I have 65,95,95 and 105 PSI in the cylinders during a compression check. I'm assuming that is adequate compression to start the engine. It is also worth mention that during the check, the needle jumped three times per cylinders prior to producing the max reading. I didn't have the head rebuilt because it didn't appear to be damaged warped/cracked. Maybe I should have. I would appreciate any advice anyone can provide.
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