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jimbo55

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  • Ford Model Escort 55 D
  1. Escort diesel van heater cold, replaced thermostat, back filled matrix after flushing in both directions. Engine coming up to temp, fan cycles, heat from block to heater hose, hose to water pump/bottom hose only slightly warm. Air vent on top hose snapped so had to bypass section with hard pipe, no vent valve now!. Removed restrictor from small hose which goes from thermostat housing to expansion tank and T's off to block.
  2. Escort diesel van heater cold, replaced thermostat, back filled matrix after flushing in both directions. Engine coming up to temp, fan cycles, heat from block to heater hose, hose to water pump/bottom hose only slightly warm. Air vent on top hose snapped so had to bypass section with hard pipe, no vent valve now!. Removed restrictor from small hose which goes from thermostat housing to expansion tank and T's off to block.
  3. Electrical Problems - Related?

    Thanks Fishpond, Been laid up with a bad back but hopefully try that this week and let you know the outcome.
  4. Escort Brake Problems

    Here's wishing you luck!
  5. Really ? Nice to know there is another person from Moray on here!! :)

  6. Electrical Problems - Related?

    I recently bought a 2000 Escort 55 D van which has 1. A fuel gauge which works in reverse, Full is Empty. Last owner told me this was just since he had a new tank fitted.Only one wire connected from sender although there are two there. 2. When starting from cold the speedo goes off the clock most times, the trip resets to zero and the analogue clock goes to 12 o'clock. No other problems evident! Anyone any ideas?
  7. Electrical Problems - Related?

    3. Flushed heater matrix in both directions with hose, now working. 4. Don't cheat when fitting a timing belt, didn't remove rocker cover and set injector pump to cylinder 4 instead of cylinder 1! No mechanical damage but had to start from the beginning. Did I mention that injection pump tensioner *#"! ? Running fine now.
  8. Escort Brake Problems

    Have you checked all surfaces pads are in contact with and that it is not just the pads which are failing to release cleanly? Sounds obvious but the first time it happened to me I was looking at the same things as you have. Some times other makes of pads are just a fraction bigger or poorer finished and the backplate needs a dress with a file along the edges.
  9. Hello, new this week and had a fix already! I recently bought a 2000 Escort 55 D van which has 1. A fuel gauge which works in reverse, Full is Empty. Last owner told me this was just since he had a new tank fitted.Only one wire connected from sender although there are two there. 2. When starting from cold after preheating the speedo goes off the clock, the trip resets to zero and the analogue clock goes to 12 o'clock. Switch off and start again, no problems evident! 3. The temperature gauge reads normal after the expected time but the heater doesn't heat up. 4. A new timing belt nearly fitted but the injector pump belt tensioner tried my patience tonight so darkness beat me!!! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
  10. New Member

    Hello there, Just bought my third 55 D van, but think I'll need some help with the wee niggly bits so joined up for some help.