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I have a 95 Dodge Dakota with 85k miles. I bought it and it was running perfectly until I discovered excessive oil build up in the engine (about 6 months later) and I decided to start cleaning at the heads. It was so filthy that I ended up cleaning all the engine. The process has been long and it has been standing for more than a year. I started at taking the engine block to be cleaned in acid, put in all new gaskets and seals,some new sensors, new rocker arms, new piston rings, new crankshaft rings, etc.. I even rectified the valve seats, cleaned the injectors and replaced 2 that were looking defective. I sealed everything up but now the engine just won't start. It sounded like it wanted to start but couldn't, kind of like it had lots of compression but no ignition. Sounded like it was out of sync. I checked the timing chain and saw it was kind of loose so I decided to change it for a new one.(The reason I didn't change it at the beginning is that the previous owner had just put in a new one but since the truck had so much motor gunk in it, the timing chain probably was overworking to make everything move). Again, I try to start up the engine..This time it sounds different, a little more synchronization..but still won't start. So I opened up again to check the heads and now I found coolant in the pistons 3 and 5. And burnt looking pistons 2 and 6. Number 6 had a little oil at the top of the piston.



I am out of ideas...Anyone have suggestions...Thanks for your time.
 

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OK..........I know its way past when you posted this but I HAVE a 95 Dakota, 318 (5.2L) but sounds like yours is a 3.9L V-6, I also have the best thing of all the FACTORY Manual for the 95 Dakota's so will be pleased to assist with this IF your still in need????
 
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