Alfa Spider 86 will not start. Please help!
I bought this 1986 Spider Quadrifoglio car from someone that bought it in the first place from some Californian owner. As I understood they bought it not running and then I got it the same way. After playing with it I made it run. It was a combination of a dirty fuel filter, a bad main fuel pump, poor ground connections but made it run excepting the gasket failure. Then I discovered why the guy that sold it to me made emphasis on the fact that he removed all the coolant or so he told me. In fact he tried that but forgot to remove the engine coolant plug and that corroded the head really bad, so I took it to the shop and they filled/welded the corrosion spots and shaved it and also replaced valve seals and checked valves, seats and guides and I was good to go.
I used Victor Reinz head gasket, viton seals, and square cut roll pin seals and anaerobic seal for the back zone of head gasket and follow recommended head torque settings from head gasket manufacturer and Alfa technical bulletin.
When I tried to start up the car for the first time after the job I got spark, air and gas but car did not run and sounded as no compression, so I checked and there was almost nothing so I realized my mistake! Instead of pointing intake lobe number one outwards, it was actually pointing inwards, and the marks were there to align, since it has two notches, so my stupid mistake. Fortunatelly there was no interference so two rights (the marks and the no interference situation) made a big wrong!
Anyway I fixed the mistake and tried to start the car only to find out it starts and dies on me right away, and that did not happen before when I made it run with the faulty head gasket.
I checked the cold start injector and it works spraying a fine fuel mix when cold, but I think it dies out of fuel after getting the CSI mist.
The fuel pump works fine and it has a lot of pressure as I did the gallon test, and you can here it working for a few seconds every thime you open the ignition, then stops. I was thinking, after checking the Jetronic guide, that this could be a problem with the flow meter microswitch and I just wonder if somebody could steer me right.
Thanks in advance for your help.