My old ford escort turbo diesel engine gone poorly with a really bad struggling idle. Apart from this issue it ran fine. Plenty of power when driving it.
What caused this was trying to start it in winter with a frozen water pump. It didn't even turn 1 full revolution. It knocked out the timing, so i had to remove the head to check for bent valves of which there where 2 that i replaced and this is after the rebuild so something had happened to the fuel pump. I also stripped this down to inspect but didn't see anything wrong but after this start up test and subsequent replacement of the fuel pump it was obviously damaged somehow.
How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9l Turbo Ticking Sound? (Now Fixed)
(What the car looks like today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvDRA90QAz8 )
Hey guys, this is my 1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9l turbo
It started this ticking noise probably 2 weeks to a month after we turbocharged it and has made this noise ever
since. (turbocharged April 2nd) and it
is August 6th today.
It has been making this sound ever since then but has not really gotten any
worse or better and I don't think, if I recall, that it has really done
anything to the performance of the car.
It is a little bit louder at start up say... in the morning rather than in
the afternoon after the car has been driven, so its kinda like the longer
that it sits without running the louder the noise, or maybe something else,
is at startup. It maybe does get a little bit quieter after being driven
around but the sound is still there at idle and does not go away when I am
The last two time I changed oil was Dec 5 09 at about 130,000 miles and
June 24 10 at about 135,133 miles, which I know yes is about 2,000 overdue.
Each time I have changed the oil I have used Motorcraft Oil 10-w 30 and a
Motorcraft Oil filter.
Oil level checked every time, even though I know it burns through the turbo, bad journal bearing, never seems to
go down to much but always checked and filled to full.
As long as I have owned the car, even before turbocharged, I have never ran it past 4,500 rpms,
just incase that could be a factor too.
Never ran any additives or cleaners to the motor.
I don't know if its a lifter, a vavle seat, ticking injector, etc. As you
have seen in the video, I do have a new valve cover gasket, and would plan
on going to a local jy tommorow if anyone would have any advice on what the
sound could be coming from. Thanks in advance and would take any comments
or questions you have into consideration...