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jimmy b

Member Since 08 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2013 10:52 PM
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In Topic: Escort Mk 6 97 R Reg 1.6 Zetec Rough Tickover/idle Issue

15 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

just got the car back..well its a different motor....back to normal.. for how long i dont know??..nice smooth tickover,pulls well over 5,000 revs in all gears..im changing the 4x plugs & h/t leads on sun..il put some redex through the bores when the plugs are out & il leave them soak overnight..il also keep an eye on the rear back box for it running rich..ie soot....the cars booked in next week for the clutch,cambelt & waterpump inc a new windscreen & seal....thanks for all the help..jim


In Topic: Escort Mk 6 97 R Reg 1.6 Zetec Rough Tickover/idle Issue

12 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

hello again..ive had all the electrical parts tested for resistance ie power current, volts,etc in & out,icv,maf,all wiring inc temp sensors..all ok..not brilliant..but the throttle position sensor is playing up..ecu also been read..ok there..so ive just ordered another pattern one off e bay for £20..via ebay & the airflow meter co..heres hoping..but il let thetech know..to spray some carb cleaner around a few places..just incase its drawingair..as you said..il let u know..as its 48 hrs del..so should be here thursday..but its going up for sale..as stated for £900..im done..il just pick up a mr2,2l celica now...heres a  sad escort cabby owner..i cant depend on it..il still be waiting for it to break down./.run rough again..


In Topic: Escort Mk 6 97 R Reg 1.6 Zetec Rough Tickover/idle Issue

12 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

GGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR..TALK OF THE DEVIL & SURE HE WILL APPEAR..GUESS WHAT... ALL WAS WELL UNTIL YESTERDAY..I JUST HAD A NEW DAB HEAD UNIT FITTED YESTERDAY AT HALFORDS..ALL OK..UNTIL I PULLED OUT THE CAR PARK...TO GET UP THE HILL..THEN BANG..BBRRRRRM..BBRRRRM..THE UGLY IDLE ISSUE ROSE ITS HEAD AGAIN..THIS TIME WORSE..I HAD THE CAR RUNNING FOR AROUND ONE HOUR AS IT WAS COLD YESTERDAY..AS  IT WAS FITTED ..IM TOTALLY LOST NOW...I HAVENT BEEN OUT TO IT AS I JUST GOT !Removed! OFF WITH IT LAST NIGHT..& PARKED IT UP..BUT..A GOOD MATE TOOK OFF THE THROTTLE & MANUALLY ADJUSTED THE TICKOVER TO 1,300 REVS TO GET ME HOME AT 7 PM..HE SEEMS TO THINK ITS A ISSUE WITH THE MAF SENSOR..EVEN THOUGH IT WAS REPLACED..AS ITS REALLY BASIC TECH..IM DROPPING IT OFF AT 9 AM TODAY..HE WILL TRY TO READ THE ECU..SO I,L TAKE IT OFF& SEND IT BACK TO E BAY..IM RINGING FORD TODAY TO GET A O/E PART..IF THATS THE PROBLEM..IVE NEVER HAD THIS MUCH GRIEF WITH A USED FORD..I MAY SELL IT & BUY A NICE 2L  TOTOTA CELICA..I KNOW THATS LOCAL..THIS IS IT..THE LAST STRAW..I WAS GOING TO TAKE IT FOR A WEEK OVER TO FRANCE THIS MONTH..BUT I CANT TRUST IT..SO IM TAKING MY 2011 REG NISSAN NOTE 1.6..A SHAME I KNOW BUT..I CANT TRUST THIS MOTOR...IT MAY BE A CHEAP FIX..BUT IM SHOVING IT ON GUMTREE TODAY...FOR £995..THE SMELL BEHIND THE CAR IS TERRIBBLE..IT SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN EGGS..& THE BLACK SOOTED EXHAUST IS BACK WITH A VENGANCE..£30 FUEL FOR UNDER 100 MILES..ANY IDEAS???? :angry:


In Topic: Escort Mk 6 97 R Reg 1.6 Zetec Rough Tickover/idle Issue

10 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

thanks again to all who posted..i went to ford & bought the 90 degree replacement breather pipe off the back of the manifold..as .ive replaced everything else...£14..all done now & the car is a lot better..no black smoke from  the exhaust..& im back up to around 30 mpg round town..the old pipe was crushed as expected..& was chamfered/rubbed at one end..it was goosed....& ive ordered some aerosols of zinc yellow to do both  my bumpers,spoiler & boot..when its up to doubble figures anyway..cheers..


In Topic: Escort Mk 6 97 R Reg 1.6 Zetec Rough Tickover/idle Issue

02 March 2013 - 05:56 PM

ok..cheers. wase.....il try & get that fitted monday..its driving me nuts..but today it was ok..typical..il grab some more  hooky wd40..as its cheaper at wickes..& get spraying..il report back ..on mon.. :unsure: any ideas where i can get a cheap quote for a blowover on my escort cabby in zinc yellow..the paints sun faded..laquer is peeling off the bumpers & rear spoiler...preferably in essex herts ...the paint is o/e ..so should be ok..cheers jim..