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I have a 1992 ford probe 2.2 that wont stay running

Its a mini stock race car the head was blown i had it pressure checked,shaved and reinstalled now it almost seems like its jumping time.Also wont start without starting fluid and then wont stay running after it is started.All the fuel lines are new.also new distributor, wires and plugs.It also smokes blue.I really need help with the starting and staying running part though.

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Try a compression test on the cylnders, If it overheated when the head blew , the rings can go soft with too much heat

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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    marynolde Jan 07, 2012

    make sure your timing is where it is suppose to be too



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Have a compression test done. It's quick and inexpensive. If it fails, your probably looking at a blown head gasket.

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This is a common issue in ford escorts, and I hate to say it but your cylinder head is bad.
I've personally seen this issue on over 20 ford escorts ranging from 1991 to the present.
The cylinder heads are made of cast-aluminum and are only so durable. If you like to drive your car hard, or race it around, your cylinder head will eventually break apart at the valve seats, you will lose compression, and drop metal shavings on to your pistons.
The easiest way to determine if this has happened, is to do a compression test on the cylinders. On the 2.0L SPI engines, your compression should not be below 100psi (and 100psi being absolute minimum) on any cylinder.

In most cases you will not be able to rebuild your cylinder head. I do recommend replacing any piston that has had metal shavings drop on it, although I have seen (what I consider idiots) people grind the metal shavings off the pistons and reinstall them. The more you drive the vehicle with this issue, the worse your problem will be in the end.

I hope this answers your questions, and I wish you good luck on the repairs.

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