I hope you can help me again!
My 95 850 T5-R has been in the shop for 11 weeks now and now the mechanic can not get it to start.
Here is what happened so far...
I took the car in for what was supposed to be a water pump replacement, a week before the appointment the car would not start, I checked the oil level and noticed the oil was "milky" (never failed to start before that the 3 months I owned it). I left the car alone and the next day it started. I had it towed to the shop suspecting head gasket.
The mechanic did a leak down test and verified head gasket. I had him change the head gasket, head studs, re-deck the head as well as replace the valves. He also replaced the water pump, timing belt, tensioner, cam seals and crank seal.
He then drove the car to his home and had no problems, the next day he was driving the car and the car died. He found that the rubber boot from the throttle body to the intercooler had a huge crack in it by the elbow. He then replaced the boot and now the car will not run. It intermittently starts but only runs for a second or two.
The computer (OBDII) test shows no codes and he has tested with a new cam sensor and new crank position sensor. The car gets fuel and has compression of 183 across all cylinders. He could get no spark.
It's getting expensive to have him keep throwing parts at the car.
Does anyone know where I can have him look next?
My next suspicion is the ECU, but I've never heard of one going sporadically, only going all at once.