All, the issue with my Aveo has progressed, but it is now sitting at my mechanic with another issue.
My first issue was an engine skip, it was found to be the re-manufactured head (valve seats were ground down too deeply thus causing them not to close properly).
I sent the head back and got another one, this one was fine.
Mechanic got the car back together, and started it up.
It ran wonderfully for 10 - 15 minutes (I live in Massachusetts so that is roughly the time it takes to warm up a car these days), then it started skipping again (#2 cyl).
He re-tested the compression (leak down test) and everything was fine. Head was good.
He thought maybe it might be a bad injector, but he replaced it and still was skipping.
Currently the car is not running at all. He is wondering if it might be the crankshaft position sensor.
I was wondering this:
The head was put on, the car was running great for 10 to 15 mins then started skipping again. Any ideas? Do you think it might be the crankshaft position sensor? Any other ideas?
I spoke to a friend and he suggested it might be the fuel pressure, your thoughts?
If you were repairing this, could you give me a check list of things you would check that would/might cause this?
Thanks so much! The garage is going to email me with a better description of what is going on, but figured I would throw this out there.