hello from hudson FL 34669 I scored a 95 wagon LX with 1.9 good shape .. and no rust .. I know rust ..... just moved from W NY and rust never sleeps there .. A 95 anything would be rust .. so I am happy . but no a.c . got white smoke out the exhous .
just got email from my mustang guy .. he will help work on the had gasket . least take it out ... i had it on Craigs for the same $500 .. and coulbe bites ... nobody show up with the money .. so i guess I keep it and fit it up . should be $1,000 running .. got email from NY today .. he said bring it up .. no rust .. ! and went to the local library and ordered the chiltons escort book!!!!!!
I had a 1.9L that was losing coolant little be little, so I pulled the head. It needed to be milled to get rid of the arch. Had to get .006" milled off the top of the block, to get below the rusted area caused by a previous head gasket going bad.
Hey good news the shop called today and sez come and pay for it and take it home ... yup .. I looked at the head .. OMG it looks NEW ... I did not remember it ..they thu the gasket and bolts in the box free.. $289 + Tax now to reinstall and drive the wagon for the First time .. wooo hooooooo got toget the bumber sticker .. dont laugh its paid for or the more people I meet, the more I like my DOG https://www.bumperart.com/ProductDetail ... uctID=1668
Well hello Hugh, So your in good ole Port richey huh??? next to Ridgewood I presume??? nice to know Im not the only proud scort owner in pasco. we'll have to catch up some time. Im just north of state rd 52.
You'll find more info here than you'll ever need. This is a great site with absolutly awesome ppl. Everyone is more than willing to lend their expertise with our scorts!!!! Best of luck with your wagon!!!!!!!!
well guess what .. installed the comp head and new gasket .. got a new battery .. and zooom .. it started and I drove out of the garage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finally going to FL dmv for a plate ..got Allstate ins today .. found out I am missing the Timing belt cover and oil handle .. going to Junkyard sat in Tampa .. wooo hoooo also need a back window rain thhing .. i am pumped!!!!
You can by without the timing belt cover - just keep your fingers and the wiring harness out of the way.
When you say oil-handle; do you mean the dipstick? Be sure to get a dipstick that is right for your car's dipstick tube. The early 2nd. gen. Escorts had a dipstick that came up close to the passenger side strut tower. As of 94 the dipstick/tube came up between the 2nd and 3rd intake tubes, behind the valve cover. I done know just when they made the change, and I forget which one is longer; but Im pretty sure they are not the same length.
too much rain Sat for JY got the oil handle for the cover at Advance I got the wiring out of the harms way next to the missing timing cover .. funny at Advance the rear wiper is missing they sell the wiper but not the arm.. we saw lots of esocrts with the arrm/wiper at the JY last weekend ..