• 1000's Of Fords For Sale
      1000's Of Fords For Sale
    • Join Premium & Save
      Join Premium & Save
    • Huge Range of Ford Parts
      Huge Range of Ford Parts
    • Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
      Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
    • Get Your Club gear
      Get Your Club gear
    • Share Your Car Experience
      Share Your Car Experience


Sign in to follow this  
Milhouse87

1.6 Zetec Se No Compression

Recommended Posts

Hi all

New here as I am looking at buying a 1999 1.6 focus. It is selling cheap as it has no compression on no 3 cylinder. Went and looked at it today and removed the plugs, no 3 plug and cylinder was wet but had no marks on top of the piston. I am thinking it is a stuck valve so will be easy to fix but just wanted to check with those in the know if there is another common fault that causes this. Engine has done 211,000 kms.

Cheers

Craig

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

the rings at the top of the piston could also be worn causing it to have low or no compression on that cylinder

or a burnt valve, buy it with the opinion it may need rings or valve and factor car value with high miles minus job price and pay a bit less for inconvenience and gamble factors. if it turns out to be sticking valve then THATS A BONUS if you buy expecting sticking valve and it turns out to be rings KICK IN KNACKERS, good luck, steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

211,000km is 131,109 miles.

As they have said above buy it expecting the worse.

A whole second hand engine is cheap enough anyway.

Over here you could get a second hand engine for under 339 Euros

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this