On my way to work a couple of weeks ago I went out to start my beloved S60, like I do almost everyday of the month. But on this cold and rainy morning my dear car wouldn't start. Everything sounded normal until the engine had taken two "turns", at this moment I heard a "wooof" sound, and then it felt like I lost all of the compression. At first I thought it might be the timing belt that had snapped, or that the starter had been broken. But the belt was all good, and so was the starter. But the problem remains. These are the things I have checked and verified:
- Fuelpump is good
- All sparkplugs ignite (And were "humid" from fuel)
- There Is fuel present in all cylinders when cranking the engine
- Timing belt is in good shape
So now I've comed to a stand still. But I stumbled upon this thread about lawnmower syndrome. So I will try this trick about putting some oil in each cylinder, in order to "regain" the compression. I want to give this a try, but wanted to "consult" with someone that has a little more experience than me, before I end up doing any permanent damage to my car :P Any tips or tricks to get my car going again will be highly appreciated, thanks!
Also, here's a vid showing the problem (I also noticed that the timing belt gear "wobles" back and forth a bit, but I dont know if this is normal when crancking?)