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The 'what can i do to my 1.9' thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by marclar, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    There are some tricks you can do. Any intake will probably hurt mpg's honestly.

    The best things to do is practice better driving habits:
    If 5-speed shift into the highest gear asap.
    avoid smashing the gas at a stop light.
    coast to a stop instead of stopping at the last min.

    Mods that will help mpgs:
    Remove weight; only fill the gas tank up halfway, remove seats, and the spare.
    A block heater helps save gas when warming a cold engine.
    There are tons more ideas here
    http://www.metrompg.com/
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    Bullethead New Member

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  3. redneck_racing

    redneck_racing FEOA Member

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    I've got a question about the 3.8 throttle body. Are we talking about a 3.8l chevy v6 throttle body?

    if anyone could shed some light on this i would appreciate it
  4. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    No, it is the 3.8l Ford v6. Like the 96 Mustang or an early 90's Ford Taurus.
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    excellent, thank you for clearing that up for me
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    I haul auto parts in my wagon and ever since I got it @ 72k miles I added a cooler in conjunction with the stock one. Before doing so I had to flush the transmission, add new filter and fluid because 4th gear had a bit of kick but now it has dramatically improved and the car runs smooth. I'm at 140k miles without any ill signs from the transmission and my driving style is sport mode only :) Tranny coolers are definitely a must especially for the ones who live in warm climates!
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    ok so i am nnew to the whole escort build... just wondering how to go about droping it down a few inches, and what type of header would fit... 95 lx 2dr hatch limited edition ..... also what makes the limited edition special i have to got the car yet but will be this weekend so i figured throw out a few ? for everyone
    thanks
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    I've heard you can use a header from the 1st gen gt with the 1.9 HO engine, or there is one made by obx as well.
  9. escortponyjunkie

    escortponyjunkie FEOA Donator

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    I got the lotek lowering springs and struts off ebay for my 91 pony. Bout a 1 1/2 inch drop and a cheap price. Stiffer ride and better cornering.
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    thanks what was the rought price on loteks? and did you have to put them on the struts or were ya able to get them as a combo?
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    escortponyjunkie FEOA Donator

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    I got struts and springs. All 4 for my 91 scort pony for 260 shipped. They ship separatly. So u do have to put the springs on the struts urself
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    alright cool thanks for letting me kno, just trying to kinda plan every thing out . that ay i run in to the least amout of problems
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    Shamayonaise FEOA Member

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    wanted to ask, can you stick mazda parts in a 91 ford escort 1.9L? Met somebody at wal mart this morning who said his engine parts ( a lot of them actually) consisted of parts from mazda protege or mazda 323. is this possible???? (the person i'm referring to had a 1994 ford escort gt, which actually looked the exact same as mine, with the spoiler and everything, except his was a manual and he had the back seats ripped out so he could haul things, not people heh)

    This would work great if this is possible, as ford and everybody else doesnt sell parts this far back for escorts......
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  14. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    The 1.8 is not the same as the 1.9
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    Some parts will work because this model Escort is built on a Mazda platform. I am not sure about what parts will and wont work, but can tell you that I have seen parts I have put on my escort have Mazda vehicles listed as well as the Escort.
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    I just picked up the same set for my 93' wagon, and took it for the first drive with them yesterday and I cannot complain. Do you think the springs drop anymore after we put some miles on them?
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    Yes, you have to put the springs on the struts yourself. Make sure you get the McPherson style coil spring compressor for the job. The only other tools I used included a 19mm and 17mm deep well socket, a good ratchet and breaker bar, rubber mallet, 17mm wrench, screwdrivers for removing the rear interior components to access the rear struts, and of course a jack and jack stands, a 4-way tire iron, and PB blaster. PPE is optional I suppose.

    Don't forget to re-install them just like the stock ones were. I forgot one piece and had to take the front apart again to fix it. Have fun!
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    what kind of injection system do the 1.9L's have?
    my 5-speed feels really gummy and vauge when shifting, what would cause that?
    how to get play out of steering?

    thanks you future person who might answer theese questions.
  19. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    Sequential injection.

    trans probably needs new fluid.

    new ball joints/tie rods.
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    sandman4801: I will send you a 'conversation' about your questions. So look in the 'inbox'.
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