Vauxhall XE Turbo Start-Up - 1973 Ford Escort Mk1
My Dads Mk1 Escort is back for 2012 with a turbo set-up, Here is a video of it starting up for the first time with the new engine, No high revs yet due to it being late in the evening and the first time the engine had started. Subscribe for videos of the escort throughout the drag racing season.
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 driving.
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...