02 2.5 idles but stalls when given gas
Hello, I recently replaced head gasket and had new vavles put in the head. Now that everything is back togather the car will start and run but will stall when given gas.
If you are light on the throttle you can get it up to about 2500rpms but more than that and it starts getting that bogging sound and stalls or backfires within and stalls.
The idle is a little ruff but when you remove the air line from vavle cover to air duct, it actually smooths out and sounds good.
Pulled plugs and they are black with soot and there seems to be un burnt fuel in cylinders.
I checked timming more times than i can remember before putting it all back together. I have checked for vacuum leaks and all seems right... stuck on this one.
Have went through the normal check list and everything seems to check out....
Vacuum, maf,vvt, fuel pressure, new plugs....
Thats not saying that any of these are not the problem. Just to the point where all the possible culprits are $$$, and want to be wise on where i start.