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Hello to all Escort gurus.
I have a 91, 3 door, 1.9 liter. I do not know what kind of motor oil I should use (specification in SAE or or DIN). I need to know what should be plug gap in this car? Thanks
 

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we cant tell you that, i run fully synthetic in my 89...and its running just fine. Synthetic is good for the engine, and its always the same thickness, it wont change due to temp, semi synthetic is just a little bit less protectant...but id chose semisyenthic...i.e. Castrol Syntec Blend. But then again its all on opinion and choice. and i cant help you with your gap, as i only have an 89. hope this helped.
 
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Ok but i dont have the battery specification and it is getting cold. The second problem is that when driving over 60 mph i do not have heating in the car. But in the city in traffic everything is ok. What is wrong?
 

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ok, cant help you at all with the heat problem, i might say heater core...but im probally waaaayyyyy off on that one. But the battery is easy, heres what your gonna do, hop in your car. Drive your car down to the nearest auto parts store...(murrays, auto zone, pep boys, etc.). You with me so far, and then when you get there, get out of your car. Walk to the door, open it...(if its not automatic) and ask them to tell you. And if they have one you like, in your price range, buy the battery. And if your wondering what kind of battery, i reccomend optima, or die hard.

edit: if you have those over there.
 

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Heating problem

Before you start pulling you car apart looking for the worse possible scenario... check the following:
- thermostat - remove and check for proper operation ( put it a pot of hot water , around 175-190 degrees , check if it opens then put in cold water , check if it closes. If yes it is fine.
- next check your anti- freeze level - remove cap off radiator ( while engine is cold ) let it run for appr. 5 minutes and see if rad is still full. If not, fill reservoir to "max"line. If rad starts to overflow while idling engine put rad cap back on ... fluid level is not your problem.
- feel your heater hoses in engine compartment ... they should be hot. If not you might have a blockage in the hose ... might want to disconnect it and investigate for possible debris in the hose.
If all the above fail to give you heat a high speed ... you might want to perform a pressure test on your system and ensure you have proper circulation.
If you have heat at low speed, I doubt it's your heater core.
 
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