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lost engine oil, seized. going to try and revive any thoughts? no book for reference. Just playing it by ear. Thanks cools 1/1999 vintage. escort zx2 dohc. timing belt got trimmed some how? too bad has 309,000 miles, was running good.
 

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Not that it matter with your problem, but is it an automatic or a 5-speed? I liked to do all of my on work, and would have considered an "engine out of the car rebuild" of both motor and the transmission. And I hoisted the engine and trans out the top, still bolted together; with each of 7 escorts I fixed up for my own driving. .
 

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lost engine oil, seized. going to try and revive any thoughts? no book for reference. Just playing it by ear. Thanks cools 1/1999 vintage. escort zx2 dohc. timing belt got trimmed some how? too bad has 309,000 miles, was running good.
Had similar issue with defective oil filter that blew seal and seized eng during 30 mi run in one of my 1.9's. Added oil, played with cranking it until it began to turn over, then started right up with bad knock. Runs and drives, but I'd not take it on road at speed, have driven it on 1/10mi driveway under 30, but has bad knock until oil pressure gets normal. Oil light stays on until revved up, then sounds better, but at idle knocks a bit. I'm betting connecting bearings loose, so when I get time will pull pan and check. No excessive blow by, which surprised me! If I replace (before rebuilding unit as I have 3 roadworthy Escort SW's) rod bearings and knock subsides, I'll be pleased but surprised it took such abuse and didn't self destruct. If your eng is seized, add oil and try inching it bit by bit to rotate with synthetic oil (and is reason I believe it actually runs is bc it had synthetic in it). So until I pull and rebuild it I won't know exactly wassup, but have to assume camshaft head surfaces, lifters, pistons, all took lots of wear (what puzzles me is lack of extreme blow by tho). Will post once disassembled wats up or what happens with new conn rod brgs if seems OK, but it starts right up and runs now, drives ok once oil pressure builds up with knock. Amazing :) Love these 1.9's!
 

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Had similar issue with defective oil filter that blew seal and seized eng during 30 mi run in one of my 1.9's. Added oil, played with cranking it until it began to turn over, then started right up with bad knock. Runs and drives, but I'd not take it on road at speed, have driven it on 1/10mi driveway under 30, but has bad knock until oil pressure gets normal. Oil light stays on until revved up, then sounds better, but at idle knocks a bit. I'm betting connecting bearings loose, so when I get time will pull pan and check. No excessive blow by, which surprised me! If I replace (before rebuilding unit as I have 3 roadworthy Escort SW's) rod bearings and knock subsides, I'll be pleased but surprised it took such abuse and didn't self destruct. If your eng is seized, add oil and try inching it bit by bit to rotate with synthetic oil (and is reason I believe it actually runs is bc it had synthetic in it). So until I pull and rebuild it I won't know exactly wassup, but have to assume camshaft head surfaces, lifters, pistons, all took lots of wear (what puzzles me is lack of extreme blow by tho). Will post once disassembled wats up or what happens with new conn rod brgs if seems OK, but it starts right up and runs now, drives ok once oil pressure builds up with knock. Amazing :) Love these 1.9's!
Oh, forgot, change oil filter too :)
 

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Not that it matter with your problem, but is it an automatic or a 5-speed? I liked to do all of my on work, and would have considered an "engine out of the car rebuild" of both motor and the transmission. And I hoisted the engine and trans out the top, still bolted together; with each of 7 escorts I fixed up for my own driving. .
it actually does matter in this instance. His mileage is very high and a 5speed has a high probability of crank walk which would cause the oil starvation and cause the seizure. It is for this reason when i search for replacement engines I look for auto cars over 5speeds
 
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