Question about Ford Escort
Apart from the obvious ,,air filter is blocked ,now if its a 1991 then it could have a carb ,around the base of the carb is an airscrew ,find it and screw it in to reduce the petrol flow ,engine will go lumpy so increase idle to compensate.Now this setting for a carb model here in spain is 2.0 so i have a funny feeling that the inspector is being over zealous ,but if you are in california??? they are a bit paranoid their ,just spoke to another mechanic in the UK on messenger and he confirms thats its 2.0 their as well and hes of the same opinion as me and thats to find a local garage close to the inspection depot then put car into that garage and hope the mechanic is friends with the tester and he talks it through like i do when i take vehicles for a mechanical inspection here in spain.If i had a better idea of what engine you had in this escort i could ask around and come to some sort of reply ,but iam assuming its a LHD version of the british built escort in liverpool the other thing is that when i worked in fords in the early 70s on the assembly line in the engine plant we built a special version of the then Mk1 escort /ford cortina engine and it was fitted with all special valves on the inlet manifold and distributor ,beleave it was for a car called the pinto ??Anyway if has all these antipoloution controls try pulling off one of the small vacumn pipes as this will allow more air into the engine on idle reducing the CO2 .Or take it to dealer and ask them to have a look who will no doubt have an old dinasaur like me who will know what to do ??or trade it in on scrappage plan and get a good deal against a new vehicle.Best of british with your problem ----from spain
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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