I am starting to have a look at the engine I have that came with my car. It is an L28 90a block. It had all of the external components stripped off of it so it was basically a complete long block.
I have it out and on the engine stand, and I tried to do a compression test (using a breaker bar). I can hear it sucking and blowing through the inlet and exhaust ports. I tried it on every cylinder and got 0 on all of them. It is an unknown engine, but the fact that there is zero is odd to me. I can understand 1 or 2 cylinders being low, but all of them??
I took off the rocker cover and the Cam gear is set up on the mark 1, and the chain feels like it has reasonable tension (although I don't really know what I am looking for). The timing seems like it is correct, as when the cam gear is on the correct mark for TDC, piston one is also TDC, so that is correct.
I know I have a lot more research to do, but I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions?