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Sam Magee

Member Since 27 Jun 2008
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0-60 in 40 seconds!

27 June 2008 - 07:27 PM

Hopefully someone here can help.

I have a Ford KA 1.3i with PAS from 1998. About a week ago I noticed that the car felt particually under powered and was taking a long time to get up to speed.

The 0-30 mph seems pretty normal at about 7 seconds, but the 30-60 now takes an additional 40 ish seconds which is well over the manufacturers rated 14.3 seconds for the whole 0-60 mph.

I have noticed that from 65 mph onwards in 5th gear there is what sounds like a drinking noise comming from the engine. The kind of sound that you might get when slurping a drink. The sound also happens in other gears at what sounds like the same rev range but it's hard to tell without a tachometer.

Can anyone suggest some likley causes for the slugish accelleration? I would appreciate some suggestions of which bits might need swapping out. It feels like I've got 4 rugby players in the car when it's just me and an empty car.

Turning up the radio does stop me from being able to hear that strange sound from the engine but I fear this is not what most people would consider a long term solution.

Any help you can give will be much appreciated.


Sam Magee