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Zetec engine problem

I own a ford escort 1.6 16valve the year is 1996 and it has a lumpy idle excessive fuel consumption and missfires on accelaration could this be a sticking valve please help.

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  • luke berrow Jul 29, 2008

    I will try this and let you know if it is any help thanks for your response.

  • luke berrow Jul 29, 2008

    i've given it a complete oil change and changed the oil filter and the spark plugs and it seems to pick up a lot better on pull off and whilst in motion but at stand still it still seems to miss causing a juddering but i still think it is a valve but also is'nt firing on all four.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    Hi! Have a Y reg v-tec(1.8) which seems to be miss-firing on a regular basis,very annoying to say the least.

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Ensure that 5w30 grade oil is used. the 1997 Escort was recalled for faulty exhaust cam followers.have yours checked out for compliance

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Try adding half a litre of tranny fluid to your engine oil sometimes that will help clean them out and free them up

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