I'd be focusing on that P0016 code if it's still present because if the engine's out of time it's not going to start. When you verified the chain did you verify the timing marks were properly lined up (by hand-turning the engine and watching the marks)? Maybe it jumped a tooth? You said you replaced one of the guides because it looked worn. Maybe that could've caused enough slack? I've always wondered about those Tensioners, too: Are they maintaining enough tension on those plastic guides at all times to keep the chain from slackening enough to jump a tooth?
As for the "high" Fuel pressure ... I'm not near my manuals so I'm just guessing here, but I wonder if repeated cranking of the engine without a successful startup could cause that code to appear?
I've been messing with this on my days off when i get time hence the long time it took me to be back here. Really appreciate all the stuff i've learned on here.
Ok, so after replacing the 2nd Cam pos. sensor, ignition switch & trying a different Fuel system control module I still had the same result.
I took your suggestion Colt Hero & decided to check the timing marks. they were off. Hand-cranked it and thats when the sag in the chain appeared (between the Cam sprockets) so it apparently jumped a tooth or few.
Before going there tho i did a compression test after which that was the next step.
I was hoping the valves weren't bent so next i did a Leak down test. 100% loss on 1, 48% on 2, 15% on 3 & 93% on 4.
Now i search for a new or new to me replacement. Dang the prices are up there !!!
I've noticed the 13-17 engines can be had for less than $1000 but the '11 is twice that or more. What gives ?
Is it possible to fit a newer model in and be done with it ?
What would need or could be changed ? Intake ? Exhaust ? ECM ?
What are the odds of having a smooth, trouble free install ?
I've also considered tearing it down to install new valves & cylinder head.
Just weighing my options to see what works best pricewise.
Leaning on the extensive experience in here
Thanks guys !