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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Datsu, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Datsu

    Datsu FEOA Member

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    Hey all, I'm new here. I just recently bought a rust free, Oklahoma based 1993 Ford escort wagon with 82k on the body and 65k miles on the engine. Came here looking for some help with it. Ill link a picture of it below.

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    Welcome!
    I've got a 1992 wagon. I think 1992-3 are the best years, as they had no troublesome EGR from the factory (except California).
    The EGR itself is fine when it works, but it gives trouble after all these years.
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    Nice, I bought this wagon because I wanted something simple to work on that was relatively related to a Japanese model of car, that being the Mazda b chassis, Mazda protege, 323, 626 etc. I Just bought 93 Mazda protege sleeve-overs for it and am buying tokico blue struts so I can build my own coilovers. Then wheels and whatever comes next I will buy. Also bought a Mazda protege grill for it and slightly modified it so it would fit the escort. I defiantly think this was the best choice seeing as my Lexus sc400 and Acura Integra Gsr didn't go as planned.
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    The main questoin for me would be to know how long the timing belt was on the engine. I used to figure on changing the belt (and tenseioner) before it had gone 100k miles. Now I figure to change a timing belt after 60k miles of use. I also like to change the pulleys for the serpentine betl tensionser and the idler. Then I can forget about them for another decade.
    At least if the timing belt snaps, its not a huge issue. Though you can not really replace it on the road side, the engine is NOT an interference design. No damage is done to the engine in any way.
    And welcome to the forums!

    I have a couple of times bought parts for my Escorts that Ford didnt have anymore, by going to an on-line mazda site, "jimellismaxdaparts.com".
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    There are some nice stock Protege wheels out there as well if you are not going aftermarket.
    A lot of Mazda parts are the same.
    If you need pedal pads, they are about 1/3 the price from Mazda vs. Ford (I bought a set from both) and are the exact same part, based on my studying the mold marks and numbers.
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