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May
21
comment Tips for an oil change at home: cleanliness and disposal?
A vertical oil filter and large pan are key ingredients for a ninja oil change.
May
21
comment What is the durability of a plastic valve cover?
Oh man, I would not want to have to take that valve cover off after sealing it with RTV. Probably won't leak, though.
May
21
comment What differences between synthetic and dino oil?
To me, it's pretty simple. Don't have an oil cooler? Planning on getting every last mile out of the engine? Consider a synthetic.
May
21
asked Squeaky door gets the grease?
May
21
revised 1994 Ford Escort won't start
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May
21
comment 1994 Ford Escort won't start
@jmort253 Yes, it's an aluminum head.
May
21
answered 1994 Ford Escort won't start
May
20
comment Follow Maintenance Manual or Service technician recommendations?
Would this be a dealer technician, somebody at a national chain, or an independent shop?
May
20
answered Follow Maintenance Manual or Service technician recommendations?
May
20
answered Determine Trim on a Saab 9-5
May
20
revised Oil in 2011 Toyota Corolla
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May
20
answered Oil in 2011 Toyota Corolla
May
20
comment 1994 Ford Escort won't start
There are three places your missing coolant could have be going: Into the oil, onto the ground, or out the exhaust. If you ruled out the oil and the ground, that indicates you were burning it. Did you notice white smoke coming out of the exhaust?
May
20
comment 1994 Ford Escort won't start
Assuming you've got the 1.9L SOHC CVH, it sounds like you might have dropped a valve seat on one of the cylinders. Was that the reason the head was replaced in the first place? I don't think that explains the coolant loss, though, unless that was just a coincidence.
May
20
comment 1994 Ford Escort won't start
Do you know what engine you have? The 1.9L SOHC or the 1.8L DOHC? Autozone indicates 97% of '94 escorts have the 1.9L. Check the 8th position of your VIN number, 8 should be the 1.8L, J should be the 1.9L.
May
3
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Apr
25
comment Ford Fiesta MK6 front fog light
What is the country of origin for this Fiesta? Trim level? Are you sure the Haynes Manual you have covers the year of your MKVI?
Apr
25
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Apr
23
comment Oil change with front wheels on ramps?
Not an option in my case, unfortunately. Getting the oil pan off requires lifting the engine.
Apr
22
answered How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?