Originally Posted by chrisb62
i checked spark by pulling a plug and turning the engine over and watching it.
i havent check the compression yet, but cant imagine it would be an issue if the engine just shut off instantly?
fuel pressure i will look into checking. ill have to get a gauge somehow...
You can usually rent a compression gauge and a fuel pressure gauge for cheap at the parts store, usually you put a deposit down and you get it back when the tool is returned.
Just occured to me that you need to make sure that fuel is getting into cylinder. You would need a injector tester but the parts stores dont carry them. sometimes you can crank the motor for a few seconds and pull the plugs and see if they are covered in fuel.
If compression, and fuel checks out. You'll have to go more than likely take it to a shop.