April 30, 2012, 9:49 pm
Hi a newbee here was wondering my mondeo 1.8 duratec engine its chba1 type its on 203,000 miles runs a dream but uses oil on runs after heavy driving its compression is a average of 208. Aint sure if oil rings or valve guides/stem seals being ex taxi??
Is it poss also to fit a 2ltr lump in this car as trying to get hold of a 1.8 seems like gold dust or need a lot of wonga to get 1?? regards pete
May 1, 2012, 7:41 pm
Valve stem seals are an age old problem with fords, it will be smokey and obviously use oil if these are gone.
May 1, 2012, 7:52 pm
mmm ok dosent seem to blue smoke though even on start up,i guess theres no other tests to do unless its head off???
I dont suppose any1 has tried fitting a 2ltr in a 1.8 on a duratec silver top...
But thanks 4 your reply rob kind regards pete
May 2, 2012, 1:37 pm
I'd think wether it's rings or valves there'd be smoke.
Dunno what the compression should be.
Also, would a 2ltr match up with the electronics that are in a 1.8?
If someone says "yes" keep asking until you get enough "yes's" to convince you it's safe.
May 9, 2012, 7:32 pm
have asked and seems that 2ltr engine mounts are different and that you got to change ECU ouch to that...so looks like am looking for a 1.8 petrol duratec engine on my 2001 mondeo :-)
May 9, 2012, 7:44 pm
Dont worry about using a bit of oil it only proves its getting around ok. In the olden days if you got 100k out of an engine you must be a witch or something (sorry nobody ever got 100k it was unheard of). I have always fitted a set of Cords rings to my motors (60k on wards) to control the oil burning but who cares just buy a gallon of the cheap oil and keep topping her up.
May 9, 2012, 8:38 pm
mm yea failed on emisions ooopps
May 9, 2012, 10:21 pm
For Mondeo spare look here, is this the engine you want [url="http://www.mondeospares.co.uk/ford-mondeo-mk3-duratec-he-18l-engine-125bhp-chba--chbb-2001---2007-557-p.asp"]http://www.mondeospares.co.uk/ford-mondeo-mk3-duratec-he-18l-engine-125bhp-chba--chbb-2001---2007-557-p.asp[/url]
May 11, 2012, 6:20 am
mines the silver top 1 not blacktop type aint sure if it same mines chba1 type
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