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Finally got my dads car working after 9 months! watch

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    The Escort is now alive. We spent a few hours this afternoon trying to get it started.

    Me and my uncle did an ECU test on it and it showed no faults, the ignition system is all new, the plugs are gapped correctly but it is running rich. We are suspecting stuck valves but how easy is this to repair?

    As my Fiesta is slowly dying we have decided to get the Escort through an MOT so we have two cars.
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    Try some redex injector cleaner. Perhapse they arnt seating propperly.

    Love how you just assume that X is the problem. How do you know its a valve problem? have you done a leak down test???
    Assume nothing till you've proved it.

    Take your rocker box off and turn the engine with a rachet on the front pulley bolt untill cylinder 1 comes up to TDC on the compression stroke. At this point both valves will be closed. You can see this by looking at the top of the rocker arms. Connect up your tester and turn on your compressor. You then open the valve on the tester and then look at the guage to see how much air is leaking out. You can then start listening for leaks.
    Stick your ear over the exhaust. Can you hear rushing air? if so its an exhaust valvs. Now listen to the throttle body? anything? its the inlet valve.
    Take off the oil filler and listen.....

    You must prove these things before you guess!!!
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    The art of being a good garage is to replace everything and charge the customer hours and hours of labour and after the 10th hour if it still dosn't work do the diagnostic checks.

    The only other thing that seems odd to me is water vapour in the exhaust although it is not loosing coolant. We had a compression check done before the car was 'dumped' and it was fine. I am not sure exactly what they did though.

    I am off out to the pub now anyway, need several drinks after spending 4 hours under two different bonnets
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    water is a product of combustion, grasshopper.
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    I know but there is a lot of it, probably just because it is burning a lot of fuel.
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    proberbly because its cold!
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    (Original post by JC.)
    proberbly because its cold!

    Im with JC.
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    This fault has existed for about 2 years now, we get about 20mpg from it.
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    Cold engines emit water, unless it's like a tap it is fine
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    (Original post by AT82)
    This fault has existed for about 2 years now, we get about 20mpg from it.
    and I bet you still have checked the lamda sensor with a multimeter and changed the coolant temperature sensor.
 
 
 
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