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Old 09-26-02, 06:55 PM
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Wink escort update!

95 ford escort lx 1.9 sefi.

Hi Joe, I put some pre-gapped bosch platnium plugs in today, which I actualy bought about two years ago from pepboys, the decal under the hood states 0.52-0.56, the bosch's were gapped at 0.54, the old plugs were quite a mess, worn, fouled and they were excessivly gapped, they are the original plugs with 66,000 miles on them, well now the car is running better, smoother, but it doesent start instantly like it did with the old plugs, takes a second or so to ignite, perhaps the plug change was just a shock to the car, what do you think, also today I took the IAC off to clean it, it has quite a lot of soot in it, but i didnt clean it, just put it back on without renewing the gasket, because the gasket looks in perfect condition, I know it was dumb of me to change the plugs and take the IAC off in the same day, anyway now the sticky idle problem has gone, the idle is nice and smooth, no warning lights ect, I will let you know how the mpg is when i get a chance to, can you tell me if i went wrong anywhere?
 
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Old 09-26-02, 07:07 PM
ejit57
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meant to say the idle is also a little bit slower.
 
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Old 09-27-02, 03:31 AM
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Nah, the plugs should have nothing to do with that.....

Are you stating it cranks longer than previously it was before?
 
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Old 09-27-02, 02:37 PM
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Yes it cranks longer, but the best way i could describe it is it feels like its having a little bit of trouble firing the plugs, im sure you have felt that feeling when cranking a car.
I took a long drive today, the idle problem is worse, more eratic, should i have done some kind of adjustment to the IAC, or is it because i did not replace the gasket?
 
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Old 09-27-02, 03:24 PM
ejit57
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and it surges on the freeway.
 
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Old 09-27-02, 08:37 PM
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Clean/replace the IAC and let us know what you find.
 
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Old 09-27-02, 08:48 PM
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ok, will do, also my mpg has dropped about 20%.
 
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Old 10-06-02, 03:11 AM
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Cleaning the IAC made things worse, so i replaced it, cars running better, but still got the deceleration problem, i mean, say im parked and press the gas pedal then take my foot off it, it takes 5-10 seconds to go back to idle, is this normal, btw, its an auto trans, mpg seems high too, getting about 35mpg highway, i know this car is not the most efficient vehicle, Joe can you suggest anything i can do, should i replace the o2 sensor, it has 66,000 miles on it, it is the four wire type, i took it off, it looks pretty clean, still not getting any check engine lights, should i have it scanned anyway?
 
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Old 10-06-02, 07:42 AM
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Check the EGR valve for carbon. Take it off, clean it out and install a new gasket.

Change your coolant and O2 sensors. They are maintenance, not failure items. 35 mpg is a bit optimistic on an old Escort like this.
 
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