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2001 Vw bora1.6 won't start after head gasket change

\015 We recently changed the head gasket, skimmed the head and replaced the hydraulic tappets now she won't start.\012As I turn the engine over, after around ten seconds a beeping noise sounds and the oil pressure indicator comes up then it says, Stop!\012I may be asking the obvious?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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