We've decided that the valve in cylinder 4 was going wonky. Onlymiles on the thing and it takes a dump in the driveway with no warning!! I can only be suspicious. In light of the fact that many of these motors go up to k miles, I wonder if there is some key to this phenomenon. Please avoid posting or voting in outdated threads.
Cyl 1, 2 , and 3 are almost perfect: On the dropped valve insert problem, what are your opinions on whether it is common enough that it would be worth having the valve inserts replaced in advance? I stuck a magnet in there to see if I could pull any pieces of anything out, nothing. No idea how long that has been.
Many, many years ago, my brother had a '65 Corvair that systematically dropped down to no power but idled smooth. But if you strip the engine down to the block Hey All, I 'm having a bit of trouble with my Ford Escort. We put the engine back together and never had another problem. He must have ran it a couple of weeks with the loose seat problem with no major catastrophy and the seats sometimes re-inserted themselves and it all ran fine.
My 95 1. The valve insert didn't fall again I bought my '94 in part because it still sounded so good and got a deal partially because it had k miles on it.
I'm going to replace hoses and anti-freeze next weekend. The head is also in the shop. That may not be your problem! Yeah you probably missed it.