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I have a 1994 ford escort, 1.9L. She was running ruff, and i noticed that there was a lot of excess foamy oil in the bottom of the Air filter box. I changed the air filter/breather filter along with cleaning out the box. After about 10 more miles, the car died and won't restart, there is another fairly large quantity of oil in the air filter box again. not sure what to do next on a limited budget. I also changed the PCV valve, but noticed that there appeared to be oil in the tube running all the way back to the top side of the engine area....(I took it off at the other end and there were drips of oil that came out of that end) Hope someone can give me a tip to get this thing started again. I just lost my job a few weeks ago and just can't afford to put a lot of money into it.

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If it is foamy, you may be getting water (or coolant) into the engine...diagnosis for that, Blown head gasket. Not much you can do about that. Take it or find a way to get to a mechanic or auto parts store and explain the problem. In my experience this is usually why oil becomes foamy. As for it getting into the air box, i'm not sure why ford put a blow off dump into that area but they did. I took the hose out of the airbox on mine and let it dump out to the ground.

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If you are interested I have a wrecked 1994 Ford Escort with a good running 1.9L engine.

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This is a Sign of EXESSIVE BLOWBY, Normaly Caused by Poor Crankcase Ventalation or WORN out VALVE SEATS Allowing Combustion COMPRESSION PAST them Causing OIL to be BLOWN UP inside the Crankcase and into top end. This Happens on High Millage Engines and Requires Engine Replacment OR Rebuild.
I Just KNOW YOU DONT NEED THIS TYPE OF NEWS But UNFORTUNATLY this IS and Has Been the Downside of My Job for 30 yrs (Being the BEARER of BAD NEWS. Although if you have a VENTED OIL CAP & it is CLOGED this Would Cause the SAME thing,BUT Im Pretty SURE this NEW of a Modle Car DOES NOT Have the Vented Oil Cap (wont hurt to Look. To get it Started though, My Guess is With the Conditions you have Discribed , the SPARK PLUGS WILL BE "OIL" FOULED and CLEANING THEM MIGHT DO IT FOR STARTING IT if not replace them. So Sorry but this Discription is very Limited as far as CAUSES go. GOOD LUCK and May God Bless you & Carry you in your time of Need for Employment. Email me at rejakwilson @ for Any Info that you may Need I'll Be Happy to help !!

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