The nearby mechanic (who have no knowledge of rx8) came and attempted to jump-start the battery. The car still cannot start.Then he said I blew my head gasket and I have to replace the gasket at RM8K? 0_0
White coating on dip stick? what about the oil color? if the oil is like orange yogurt, means water went into the engine = housing cracked or something that let water to go into the engine.White smoke coming out = unburnt fuel. So the fuel pump should be ok. Jumped battery = eliminated low battery possibility. Can redline (and without miss firing) means the engine not (totally) blown yet LOL . The rest of possibility as below:1. low compression - may caused by seal worn/leaked or minor damage on housing(s).2. Ignition system failure - Maybe coil, spark plug or spark plug cable with loosed connection or parts fail.3. Intake problem - clogged air filter (most likely not)4. Sensor failure/false sensor reading - front O2, throttle possition, water temp, 5. Switch contact - I don't know much about AT car, but on manual car, there is a switch on the clutch. Need to press down the clutch to enable the cranking. If your car has such a safety function, then need to check the switch's function.6. Relay - There is an ignition relay in the engine bay relay/fuse box. Try to swap it with head light. The box cover has a label to tell you which is which. All relays are very difficult to pull. If you use a plier, make sure don't clamp too hard, else will break the relay. No need to guess, I broke once. Luckily still working.After change or whatever done to your car, before you start cranking, press the fuel pedal all the way down and crank for 8 seconds 1st. I guess you know this procedure.I don't know where you stay. But if far away from KL, then may need to contact Ah Choy H&M and ask if he willing to come over your place.
BroÔºå ‚Äúpress the fuel pedal all the way down and crank for 8 seconds 1st.‚Äú this is what procedure? thank for share!
I think chadmz has done quite a good job in diagnosing the problem with precise pinpoint to each symptoms mentionedWhat u listed is a bunch or rubbish, and rather long winded too. Nothing personal bro.