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Excessive revving, even when I took the key out!!

I bought a Ford Escort 1.6td from some small garage at christmas time. its approx 1998.

I drove it straight down the morotway when I realised that, infact it was empty of oil. I couldnt stop and decided that.. i would slowly crawl back to my house. I phoned the guy who basically said 'tough'.

When I got home I filled it with oil straight away, but upon checking the dipstick now have realised that I way way way overfilled it.

It was clapping hard before i put oil in it, and when I put oul in it, it started making gloop noises at me as i was driving.

On the way home from work, It revved out of control and I had a plume of black smoke behind me. I took the key out but it carried on and was going crazy!!! I put it in gear and stalled it. The next day I drove it to the garage to buy some new oil but it cut out and died completely.

The car has been sat outside my house now since christmas, and I really would like to get it working again, I only drove it about 200 miles in total.

If I was to change the oil would that help? Is this car financially worth playing with by myself? Would I need to change anything else?

Any help here would be really appreciated!

Thanking you all in advance


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  • Skivey Mar 04, 2009

    no, there is still all the oil in there that i put in there. As I said I havent even started it since just after christmas... im just hoping its not broke :(

    Thanks for your reply




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Is it burning oil or losing oil,driving it without oil may have damaged it,and putting too much oil and driving it may have pop the crank seals,inspect engine,decide what to do,not agood sign for motor,

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