ford fiesta mk5 (ikon) piston rings change
Posted 10 October 2008 - 12:00 PM
i believe it's rather similar to the fiesta mk5 sold in the UK with the differences being it's a sedan and the the materials used in the engine internals... plus it's SOHC 2V per cylinder not DOHC 4V.
anyway, i had a nearly seized water pump replaced recently. i waited too long and it looks like the head gasket is fried. while i'm changing that, i thought i'll get the piston rings changed as well.
question - i've got a haynes manual for the zetec motor and it says that i can change piston rings with the engine still in the vehicle but it needs special preparation. the problem is that the manual that i have is not complete. i can't find the rest of the manual or indeed any other manual so i don't know what they mean by "special preparations". does anyone know about this or have a link or even some ebook i could download?
Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:28 AM
Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:23 PM
well i haven't yet got a compression test done. as i mentioned earlier the head gasket seems to be fried and there's a resultant loss of power. you have to rev her up before she gets moving. right now i'm not even sure whether i need to get the rings done.
as long as you have good access to the underside of the car a ring change shoud not be a problem.(if you have the required tools) can i ask why you would want to do this, is it low on compression?why do the extra work if its not required.
how can i tell if i need to change the rings while i'm doing the gasket? i don't want to do them seperately if possible.
and can you elaborate on how i can change the rings from the underside? do you mean elevate the car? does this method involve removal of the engine?
Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:56 AM
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