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My car stopped on the way to work one morning.
The local mechanic told me it would be the ignition module so i took it to him. Long story short he replaced the starter motor, ignition mod, belt, harmonic balancer etc before finally diagnosing a skipping timing chain.

When i got it back the light warning buzzer was going off the whole way home, it had no power and used 50l/100k's (normally about 10). The next day i decided to clean the plugs and noticed the plug leads were all in the wrong places. Once i put them back on correctly i had to turn the dizzy about 45 degrees to get it to start. Still using way too much fuel but now also shooting flames out the back after a few short revs, lots of black smoke still.
It has been taken back to be told there's nothing they can do to it.
Funds are stopping me from taking it elsewhere.

Checked for power to the maf sensor and found that it's not getting any power to it. Not getting any maf codes though.

Could this be a partially fried computer? Could this also explain the headlight warning when the engine is running? And is there anyway i can check this?

Or is there just something else that i'm completely overlooking.

Thanks for any help.
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When i got it back the light warning buzzer was going off the whole way home,

Could this be a partially fried computer? Could this also explain the headlight warning when the engine is running? And is there anyway i can check this?
Unlikely headlights are related to computer

i had to turn the dizzy about 45 degrees to get it to start. Still using way too much fuel but now also shooting flames out the back after a few short revs, lots of black smoke still.
Sounds like the timing is still out.
Has timing been reset correctly with a timing light?

Was cam timing done right when chain replaced?
 

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I got him to show me that the cam timing was right when i took it back, all the fuses are fine and the timing has been set with a timing light (his and mine)
Apparently the dizzy was taken out and reinstalled a few teeth out but turning the dizzy was the easy way of setting the timing again (he was going to rectify this but didn't).

It just appears to me that the computer doesn't quite know the engine is running.

No power to the maf sens no power from burn off module to maf.
 

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youll be way ahead if you buy a factory shop manual and a multi meter and decent timing light and start with verifying TDC , pulling trouble codes,when trying to isolate problems
start with the fuses and verifying sensor function,
If you were local Id suggest driving over and we could get this sorted out, in most cases in under an hour or two
basically drop back to basics and approach the problem in a step-by-step fashion verifying each step as you progress and its a simple check list issue

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3110&p=12074&hilit=multi+meter#p12074

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1401&p=4126#p4126

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=54&p=67&hilit=dropping+distributor#p67

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=875

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=621&p=831&hilit=dropping+distributor#p831
 
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