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i bought an 09 outlook that needed timing chains. the PO started the work. just removed valve covers and intake.
i put in all new chains and 4 VVT gears. used tool to hold cams. i have no doubt the timing is correct. also did a compression test. all 6 are 240psi.
started it up and it ran very bad. missing and popping. i ran it quite a bit but very hard to keep it running.
only codes i get consistently are 2,4 and 6 miss fire along with a random miss fire.
i did get a crank sensor fault twice and once got cam sync to crank code along with a knock sensor.
NO fuel pressure codes. but my pressure has been 1600 to 1700psi for the most part. at first it did jump around but pretty consistently hi.
i replaced the battery as it was old along with the crank sensor. the crank sensor did make it run better but fuel pressure is still hi and it still misses. plugs were new. all 6 are black. the front intake ports are black, the rear are clean. new knock snesor but still got the fault. best i can determine bank 1 is the rear bank? not much info on this car out there.
i unplugged the upstream O2s hoping that might lower the FP but it did not.
i hear the FP solenoid clicking. if i unplug the FP the pressure is around 60

the car sat for over a year. i am wondering if the gas is bad but not sure why my FP would be so hi.
my mechanic friend suggested swapping front and rear fuel injectors but i dont want to get into that yet.

i am at a loss. i have hi FP but no codes for it. i have a new fuel pump and 4 O2s in my cart but i am just not sure those are going to fix it.

can someone post a pic of the coolant reservoir as mine is missing and not sure where it was mounted.

the car is very clean and in good shape. i did find water in the wiring harnesses for the rear doors. everything did kind of go crazy when i plugged one of the door connectors back in before i found the water in it. sometimes when i start it the radio will pop.
 

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ok, had the battery unplugged to reset ECM. plugged O2s back in.
cold in open loop all O2s show .45v
it started an ran like it has been since i replaced the CPS.
then it went into closed loop and i could barely keep it running.
FP was 1600-1700 the entire time.
bank 1 O2s indicated lean
bank 2 O2s indicated rich
random miss fire code along with 2,4 and 6 miss fire.

i did swap coils from front to rear and stll the same.
 

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i ran it without the front cat. it was hard to keep running but when it was it seemed smother. no codes but not sure if i ran it long enough to get codes
looking at an aftermarket set of all 3 cats for about 200
 
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