Hopefully secured that annoying moving headliner when windows are down
Welcome!I bought it, and found this community! OK, so I bought it Sunday, but close enough, I just found this forum today.
Stuff to be done, but mechanically seems sound, very very little rust, just over 200k miles. Mostly I think I'm going to be learning the wiring harness (cruise, lighter socket don't work, radio's iffy) and replacing the shift bushings in the days to come.
Why push? Horse much better!Apparently converted mine to a diesel. Sounded like it anyway. Then shop I took it to managed to run rod through engine while diagnosing. So now, since it is light enough, I just push it around while making engine noises. Good exercise.
Joking (and crying) aside, really bummed and am having trouble finding a replacement engine. Shop wants over $4k to replace with a used. Not sure if I could do it myself. Have only had car a short time but have really liked it.
I keep getting a CEL but before I can read it, it clears itself. Ha.Replaced the upstream o2 sensor and rotated the tires; picked up a P0420 and P0133 four days apart back in July, cleared codes, ran Seafoam (intake ingestion) and the P0133 came back last week. I had already ordered and received the o2 sensor back in August and was just waiting to see if the code would come back. Sure as shit, it did. Took about 20 minutes to do it; the old o2 sensor had next to no tension on it and it broke free very easily from the header. The shield wasn't difficult to remove, either.
227K miles and counting.
No dropped valve, original head and gasket, the rotating assembly has never been messed with. I've had the car since 101K miles and it's been nothing but a blessing as it's awesome on fuel economy, easy to work on and maintenance parts are cheap on Rock Auto. You can still pull codes on your Escort; any CEL's it's had as of recent are still stored in memory (before 40 key-on/off's if the light doesn't come back).I keep getting a CEL but before I can read it, it clears itself. Ha.
So 227K miles and counting...has the head been done, dropped valve seat etc?
I'm at ~110K and hoping it keeps going especially with the price of gas now.
Love love love my benz but can't afford to drive it any distances.