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Hi i have a ford escort disiel 2 ltr estate on a p reg plate. problem iam having is when engine is cold it ticks over ok soon as it warms up in tick over mode it starts to miss a few beats but runs ok please can anyone help

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You might have a little air in the fuel line try using the manual pump while ideling to pump the fuel through.

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