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99 Legacy Outback
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So I just got the engine back in after replacing the head gasket, I'm at a loss the engine cranks over with very little resistance and is blowing puffs of smoke out of the intake. I am 100% sure the timing is exactly correct I am getting spark I just don't get it. I have a video of it on youtube but it won't let me post the link here. If you wanna see what the engine is doing look up itsgr82bl8 on youtube the video is called subaru no start.
 

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The ease of cranking says no compression! It's got to be something major.

Could the new belt have snapped immediately?

Did you take out the spark plugs when you did the repair, but forget to put them back?

Could you have gotten the timing completely wrong when you installed the new belt?

Could you have a huge gap between the heads and block?
 

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Exactly. I'm guessing you have zero compression. There's A hole somewhere!
 

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Sounds like the wrong timing mark was used on the Crank Pulley. You have to fine the tab with the small line on it.

I have done this in the past and recognize both the sound and symptom.

Here are some pictures from a 2.2L article, but the timing marks are the same.
http://www.motor.com/magazine/pdfs/082001_08.pdf
 
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