Taking the car for a spin and I got about 100 yards down the street and it died. I repeatedly tried to start it assuming the choke was not working and then I pressed the throttle to the floor as if were flooded. Just got short 1 second blasts of running. Called my wife with some starting fluid and it would run for 3 or 4 seconds. I should have checked the clear filter in the trunk/boot first. Upon inspection is was almost dry. After taking off the gas cap it started to fill up.
Hearing that high compression bang brought tears to my ears. Neighbor walked over after we look at the almost dry filter in the trunk and suggested be remove the cap. The car then started as there may have been a venting problem.
Problem is that is runs horribly and there is a nasty sound from the Drivers (USA side) of the cam covers. i fear that I have bent a valve with the copious use of starting fluid? Listen to the video and tell me your thoughts?
Engine is almost fully warmed up in this video and sound like it is running on four cylinders. I checked all secondary wires and they are snug.