ok it sound like its got fuel and spark. does the engine crank over really fast? I would check the compression, use a tester lol i wouldn't jam anything down in the cylinders. If you dont have a compression tester, go to autozone and rent it for free, if you have them in CA. You can check the timing by taking off the valve cover and upper timing belt cover and looking at the cam gear timing marks. Also check the belt to see if it is loose or broken. you might have to rotate the motor over to see the cam gear marks.