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So I've got the head all reconditioned and reassembled now just waiting on the gasket set I need. So in the meantime I'm fixing some other things that need repair, like the previous owners cut a bunch of lines..

That being said, where does the PCV line go to? I've read a couple things that says it goes around to the intake said but doesnt clearly say where it hooks up and I dont see any obvious places... and since i dont have the original in its entirety...
 

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So I've got the head all reconditioned and reassembled now just waiting on the gasket set I need. So in the meantime I'm fixing some other things that need repair, like the previous owners cut a bunch of lines..

That being said, where does the PCV line go to? I've read a couple things that says it goes around to the intake said but doesnt clearly say where it hooks up and I dont see any obvious places... and since i dont have the original in its entirety...
For my 1995LX the Mahle head gasket >> Felpro.
 

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That's really great to know, as I have been sitting here debating on which one of those two I wanted to get
For my 1995LX, the Mahle gasket only fits a 1991-1996 Escort/Tracer with a 1.9L engine. For the Felpro gasket, it "fits" like every Escort ever made, plus some unrelated non-Ford. Compromises were made in the Felpro to make it "work", so it doesn't fit as good, meaning on the head gasket it doesn't separate the cylinders from some of the oil and coolant passages as good as the Mahle gasket does.
YMMV, since it's a different engine.
 

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So just to post an update like I said I would... I finally got all the parts and stuff I neededyesterday, and then I spent today putting it back together.

Turn the key on and off a few times time prime the fuel injectors and it fired right up!
Unfortunately, it only ran for about 45 seconds before I had to shut it down. It was spewing oil from God knows where...

Turned it off and went to see what happened, the serpentine belt slipped off (probably do to the oil) and there is oil litterally everywhere on that side of the engine. Even on the timing belt... what's not on the engine is on the ground...

So needless to say I'm a bit frustrated at this point. But what else can you do except clean up the mess and move on
 

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leakage like that is usually due to not replacing a cam seal or maybe even the valve cover gasket not seated properly.

how did the lower end sound while it was running for that short time? I just fixed an engine which had similar damage only to find out the wrist pin was bad now due to the overheat :(
 

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It sounded great for the short time it ran. I suspect cam shaft seals myself. I wasnt thinking while ordering my parts and forgot to get them. But I haven't actually looked into it yet.
I was just being impatient cuz I really wanted to get it running this weekend and parts seem to be hard to get in a timely manner, thanks to the king flu. Lol
 

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After reviewing my procedure, and thinking about it, I know what went wrong. I didnt put the o-rings back on the oil control solenoid..

Something that always sucks about taking something apart and then not putting it back together for 2 months. You just can't remember everything for 2 months especially if you work on multiple Vehicles all the time like I do
 

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Well new o rings and cam seal, same results.
It's most definatly coming from behind the exhaust sprocket... anyone have any idea on what I may have missed?

Yes, I have the tab on the sprocket in the hole. And it was lined up at the 12 o'clock position.
 

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Well new o rings and cam seal, same results.
It's most definitely coming from behind the exhaust sprocket... anyone have any idea on what I may have missed?
a lot of people put the cam seal in the wrong direction. I have even had cars i fixed which had two cam seals put in place :( the cam seal is supposed to have the flat side facing out for the vct cam

Yes, I have the tab on the sprocket in the hole. And it was lined up at the 12 o'clock position.
the position of the "sprocket" is not important but the tab in the hole is otherwise the vct cam gear wont go on without bending it.

- if oil is coming out from that area it is possible that the triple gasket used on the solenoid is not present or is not installed and seated properly

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- the bolts holding this part are not tightened down all the way allowing oil through

- the 0-5 cam cap is not seated properly and oil is seeping under

- the previously mentioned cam seal is the wrong direction

- the cover for the vct cam gear is missing or not installed properly

- head or head gasket not installed properly allowing oil to seep through

these are really the only things which would cause it to leak oil as you describe. These are also guesses because no pictures have been provided
 

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You guys are amazing.

I dont recall saying a cover for the vct, do you have a picture of it so I can be clear on what were talking about?

Also, what is the flow path of the oil as it goes through the vct solenoid and all that?

I read something yesterday that said "replace exhaust cam o ring" not exactly sure what it was talking about. Is the last maybe the triple gasket you mentioned?

I'm 98% sure that everything is assembled correctly, and 100% sure everything is torqued to spec as per alldata's info. It has to be a sealing area that isn't sealing. That's my opinion based on what I'm seeing.
 

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these are really the only things which would cause it to leak oil as you describe. These are also guesses because no pictures of your engine have been provided
 

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Well pictures of what I suspect to be leaking would require disassembly. I kinda just figured anyobe that knows would know what a 2.0 zetec looks like
 

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Well pictures of what I suspect to be leaking would require disassembly. I kinda just figured anyobe that knows would know what a 2.0 zetec looks like
i know what a zetec looks like and disassembly is not required for what i want to see. It is not my car and my car is not leaking so all I can offer you at this point is good luck and hope you figure it out
 

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Found the "exhaust sprocket o ring" that is referred to in shop key. And I'd say it's safe to assume this is where the leak is. This tiny o ring fits in a groove on the back side of the vct sealing it from spewing oil right out of the cam seal. Screenshot_20200418-184624_Video Player.jpg 20200418_184004.jpg 20200418_184044.jpg Screenshot_20200418-184624_Video Player.jpg
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