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2nd gen LX roll call

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by marclar, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. EdwardPitkin

    EdwardPitkin New Member

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    well i have a 93 lx wagon thats stock but have plans for big changes. its got 254000 miles and is still running strong minus some serious clutch slippage but it will all b fixed in short order and it has 13 in' stockers and thats about it
  2. Lambo_Paul

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    1993 LX Wagon

    1993 LX Wagon
    Color: Light blue
    Drivetrain: 5 spd manual
    Engine: 1.9L

    Repairs since I got the car in 2007.
    Got car, wouldn't run
    --Replaced battery
    --Replaced spark plugs
    Car was running decently still not perfect. Noticed loss of power in both the engine and seemingly some clutch slipping
    --Replaced clutch
    Car now was drivable for long distances. Slightly disappointed with gas mileage hovering around 25-28mpg. Engine performance seemed to be losing performance over time starting searching for things to replace for almost a year.
    --Added Wal-Mart fog lights.
    After a year of owning the car, no longer easily drivable on long trips, car loses too much power going up hills, thought maybe the new clutch was faulty.
    --Replaced Spark Plug wires.
    Engine has new life! Much more horse power and no more engine shuddering. All plaguing problems suddenly disappeared.

    Feeling kinda retarded for not changing the wires sooner...oh well, it's all good now.
  3. scort965spd

    scort965spd New Member

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    1996 Ford Escort LX Sport, Black/Grey interior
    127,xxx miles currently, purchased June 2, 2007
    Stock 1.9, 5 speed transmission
    Runs and drives great, gas mileage is excellent and overall is fun to drive.

    Problems
    Need's new front rotors, bad passenger caliper (purchased/not installed)
    Needs new rear struts/springs badly (purchased/not installed)
    Typical non-working automatic seatbelts (purchased that way)
    Typical worn shifter bushings (Purchased Bronzoil ones, not installed)

    Maintenance
    New Tires (previous owner)
    New window glass (previous owner)
    New plugs, wires, air filter
    New timing belt and serpentine belt
    New rear drum brakes and front brake pads
    New tie-rod ends
    New clutch/flywheel
    New axles and cv-joints

    Modifications
    Slight Airbox Mod (removed silencer, but modified airbox tube that went to driver fenderwell)
    MX3 Front and Rear Strut Bars
    Blue Led Dome Lights, Blue Led Light over center console
    Painted center console with MX3 leather shift boot
    Painted Stock LX rims in glossy black with polished lips
    Jensen MP3/AUX input headunit, excellent Kenwood 6.5's in doors, crappy Roadmaster 5x7's in the rear
    Some sound deadening work because I'm used to ultra-quiet cars.

    Plans
    Repaint rims possibly gun metal black
    Fix dents and scratches, paint trim work to match the car
    Put in new struts, springs, and brakes
    Install Corksport Bronzoil bushings with my short shifter
    Fix seats, throughly clean interior
    Possibly upgrade to 2.0 or 3.8 TB
    Better 5x7 speakers in the rear
    Drive it and get great gas mileage until it dies. :D
  4. DrCustom

    DrCustom FEOA Member

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    I currently drive a '94 LX 2dr that has 180 k+ on the clock and gets about 35 MPG average.. Car has been wrecked twice and repaired just well enough to be driven safely.

    I have a project '93 LX wagon that is undergoing a 2dr conversion for the last two years.


    check it out -- http://members.cardomain.com/dr_custom
  5. kippy

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    95' LX, 70,000 reg.miles, I just got , bought it from my borther in law, some old lady had it and she died, he got it and i bought it from him for $1500.Nice, huh?
  6. HyBrad

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    '95 LX, 139,000 miles.. greenish/bluish (you know the color).. with the UGLY UGLY tan interior. Auto (ick). Some mild hail damage but not a bad looking car at all. Hell, the rear springs aren't even broke! The spoiler is not broke or anything.

    It's all stock. I got it for $200, but I had to put a head on it (#1 exhaust lifter came apart and broke the head all the way up to the oil port which is why it was only $200).

    I might do some interior color changes and I need to paint the strips under the windows where all of the black rubberized coating is peeling off.

    I probably won't do too much though.. it's only got to last me about a year or so on bad weather days (My other car is a Harley). Once I move next year, I won't be taking it with me.
  7. engineerpilotdude

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    1991 Escort LX 5 Door Hatch Manual Tranny. 164k miles but runs great and nearly everything works. Got it for $400, threw some tires on it and golden. Changed hatch opening rods and a bad alternator after it left me stranded, now the horn works too (very important in nyc) lol. Idled real rough one day, checked under the hood and a small black hose near the front wasn't connected. Connected it with a clamp, ran perfect again (what is that thing??). Ebay'd 4 matching hubcaps and original owners manual. Just gotta fix the darn instrument cluster.
  8. Kmac

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    1996 lx 2dr hatchback, 5-speed, white, 170,000 miles.
    Runs good. Just made a 3,000 mile round trip, 3 adults with luggage, (heavy). Cruising around 70mph most of the time. Without A/C 37.9mpg, with A/C 31.0mpg! No complaints here! :D She has some hail damage and the inside was stripped of all panels, carpet, back seats etc. Although, I had all of it and have reinstalled most of it except a few panels in the rear and the carpet. I kinda like not having the carpet in, easy to clean! Tossed in some rubber mats, all's well! OK, here's the details:

    1.9 SOHC/SEFI
    5-speed w/short shifter
    Pacesetter headers
    Removed cat converter
    Added turbo/glasspack type muffler with tip? (Was just a straight pipe before)
    Stage 2 Clutch
    Removed stock air box
    Added Spectre air filter (psuedo CAI)
    Replaced both front axles & CV joints
    Replaced all four struts (KYB) and front mounts
    Replaced rear springs
    Brakes-New pads & shoes all the way around
    Replaced speedo cable
    New Pirelli P-3000 185/65/14
    Stock Alloy rims
    Stock rear wing (That rattles, it's driving me crazy! Need some kind of fix)
    Windows have wickedly dark tint. (Good for southwest sun, a little rough at night though)

    She's lot's of fun to drive, sporty with really nice pipe sounds. I'm fighting the 2150-2400rpm sputter. Drives me nuts! Just picked up some Autolite copper core 5144's and a can of MAF cleaner. Going to put those in tonight and give the MAF a once over. Hoping that'll solve/help my problem. Thinking it may be the "lean" condition syndrome I've read about here on the site! Great Site! I've dug up some really great info since I've been here. I hope to be able to contribute at some point. Mucho thanks to those of you that have shared your knowledge and hands on experiences! I really enjoy being here! :D

    Thanks,
    Kmac
  9. Benlightnd

    Benlightnd FEOA Donator

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    93 LX Hatchback
    1.9 5 speed with 181K

    Sister in-law gave it to me....... :lol:

    She bought it new and thought it was used up.

    Replaced:

    Front brakes including rotors and right caliper
    Headliner
    Tires
    All the usual stuff under the hood
    coil pack
    plugs
    plug wires
    PCV
    Battery
    Fuel and air filters

    Replaced due to mileage not because anything was wrong:
    Injectors
    Fuel pressure regulator
    Thermostat
    Radiator
    water pump
    Both radiator hoses
    Engine fan temp switch
    Headlight assemblies


    Plans for future

    Rebuild or replace engine. Still gets 37 to 41 MPG but using to much oil.

    Upgrade the dash to the sport cluster with tach

    Replace the shift boot

    Replace the clutch pedal cross shaft bushings

    New stock pedal pads

    Upgrade stereo to something with CD and replace speakers.

    Body shop to get rid of some rust around the rear wheel wells.

    I hate high gas prices but I can drive this car to work and back for a month on one tank of gas. :lol:

    Keep on keepen on
  10. 460429_freak

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    just joined the escort squad ... 84 2.0 diesel/ 95 5 speed lx at the shop paid $100 bucks for the car has a burnt valve ...once fixed next week will be my DD
    milage? 165000
    no ring grove after valve job only mods will be maybe open the air box up and hho kit

    total cost 350 bucks not bad...
  11. miniman

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    just got my first car!

    91' escort lx 4 door auto
    1.9L SOHC
    140xxx miles
    all stock except for the Blaupunkt stereo
  12. silver93

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    93 Escort LX sedan 5 speed
    262,000mi 2nd motor with no work ever done to the tranny.
    Mods to come :D
  13. Blackbox

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    95 LX second trany
  14. thaynedo

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    i own a 1994 tracer shaggin wagon 1.9 exhaust done with other minor mods
  15. pcordes1979

    pcordes1979 FEOA Member

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    Well I'm newer to the FEOA forum but have owned my '93 Escort LX 4dr hatchback Dark Mocha Frost Metallic exterior and tan interior since May '07 when I got it for free from a buddy at work after the timing belt broke on it. Replaced the timing belt got a free car, not bad being I was in an accident the day before I got it running in my old '93 Cavalier coupe. Car had 96K miles on it when I got it and has 131K now.

    Besides the timing belt I've replaced the front brake rotors and pads, radiator, plugs and wires, thermostat, tires, exhaust manifold gasket, exhaust flex pipe, serpentine belt, and passenger tail light

    I was originally not planning on doing any mods, but when I went to go get the tail light I noticed the car had the 120MPH tach cluster, cruise control, tilt column, and variable intermittent wipers so the car now has all that and I added a set of clear corner lights with a set of the chrome-amber bulbs(chrome when off amber when on) and have a Chevy Tahoe auto dim mirror with compass and temp gauge in route. In about a year I will be replacing the rims and tires with the 5 spoke ZX2 rims and 195/50R15 tires (if I would have had foresight I would have done this a year ago when I bought tires which would have made the next planned mod a bit less costly) and GT 4 wheel disk brakes(so would have just upgraded the brakes when I replaced them a few weeks ago), and possibly the Pacesetter 1.9L header and replace the rest of the exhaust system at the same time.

    The body and interior are in good shape as the prev owner did take care of it but I recently replaced the hood, headlights, grille, and front bumper after 2 different ladies backed into me while I was waiting for them to backup in a parking lot. I even made money on fixing the body as I did the work myself and even since I got new parts for all the parts (got the body parts from http://www.dnhautoparts.com painted and shipped were less than what the insurance quote was and is a decent quality paint job though should have probably upgraded to the GT bumper but ah well too late now). Looking forward to getting to know everybody here, and if anybody is in the Chicago area perhaps a meet n greet could be in order before it gets too cold and snowy out. - Peter
  16. Urizen

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    Ive been a member of FEOA for close to 4 years now, but i havent logged on in about that much time. I used to own a 90 LX hatch, but it blew up, and was scrapped. About 2 years ago I bought a 95 lx sedan, 5speed. Its been a great car, though i did have to repalce the head gasket last year. its got an after market stereo and i have a short shifter for it, but have yet to put it in.

    oh and its deep iris metallic. ie, purple.
  17. jkinrade

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    95 LX, 5 speed, green, dented, rusting, clear coat peeling, runs well (aside from an oil leak), seat belts don't work, defrost doesn't work, but a decent daily driver overall.
  18. purchase

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    1994 escort 1.9 litre SOHC

    manual 5 speed

    pilot motorsports shift knob and boot

    custom built cold air intake

    boston speakers

    fog lights


    i would also like a repaint, but have no money, so i'll probably just use some rubbing compound and a buffer and keep my gray paint. the interior is going to be redone in black, hopefully i'll have enough money to get a couple black leather seats for the front soon.
  19. soslo96

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    1996 Escort LX Sport edition, premium sound, A/C, tilt, the goodies ;)
    K&N drop-in air filter and resonator delete
    Pacesetter header (black)
    Custom catback exhaust by MufflerHouse in W. Leb NH (2" mandrel)
    Pilot Motor oval stainless muffler chrome polished and not ricey
    Dropzone coilovers
    EFP bulbs /Sylvania silverstar headlight bulbs
    Custom painted wheels, window tint, taillight tint, etc.
    SLOW as balls, but still my behbeh :lol:
  20. fordsexcort

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    Have any of you installed this
    "K&N HIGH FLOW REPLACEMENT AIR FILTER, PANEL STYLE -- Height 0.75, Outside Length 10.875, Outside Width 5.25, A High Performance Air Filter Designed to Increase Horsepower and Acceleration, Offers High Air Flow With Excellent Filtration, Washable and Reusable, Fits Into The Existing Factory Air Box, With Manufacturer's Limited Million Mile Warranty"

    [​IMG]


    was it worth the 40$? any performance boost? fuel efficiency boost?

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