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.
Ford Escort Van - Diesel Cold Start
Another van in the family, this is a 1994/5 Ford Escort Van with a 1.8
Diesel engine, none turbo.
Looks like it's seen a bit of action in it's time, but hey ! it works.....
Take a look, see what you think.
HD - 1988 Ford Escort MK4 - 1.3 L OHV
So there it is, your new Ford Escort !
Completely standard example, my first and current car.
At the time of this video I've managed to clock 17000 miles on this car
without a single problem.....cannot fault at all, very fun to drive even
for such a small engine and I can highly recommend, great on fuel too !
The 1.3 L was considered the value buy of the 80's.....its value shines
ever so more today. Mint examples with low miles are rare these days but
can be picked up for under £1000.
I hope one day to own a standard Mk4 RS turbo. Nice examples are still out there but you
must be prepared to pay the £££'s if you want a non abused low mileage
example as they are becoming future classics.
Comments are much appreciated, thanks for looking :-)
Ford Escort mk1 rs1600 Cosworth BDA
Fully original restored Escort mk1 rs1600, no reshell. Imported from
Delivered from new 1972 Ford Switzerland original LHD Daytona Yellow car.
Following mods, Ralloy alloy radiator with elec fan, Bilstein F&R, AP
brakes, fully rebuild longstem big valve 1840 alloy all steel BDA on
45dcoe9 which can be seen in the other movie, Motorsport extra big wing
sump bd3's, Contour seats/headrests new Beta, LSD, Cibie diode, ss big bore
Exhaust, alloy bellhousing, Ford
5,5Jx13 rims, Halda, Springalex deep dish, Butlers map etc.