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mattmk
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Hi all, i'm new on here and could do with some advice please.

 

Firstly, for my sins I have a 1.4 CVH/PTE escort. I know most of you look down on these nasty little engines but it was cheap!!

 

Problem I have is this. I had to change the rocker box gasket but when i took it off there was black carbon like gunk baked to the inside of the rocker box. Any idea why? then I thought I'd better check the breather pipes, the one that goes to the engine just next to the oil filter was blocked solid with crap! I cleared that out but i'm not sure what it leads to in the engine. Should it be straight through to the sump or is there something else in between? I want to clear it out if possible but don't want to go poking about if i'm going to damage something!

 

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give

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Firstly, for my sins I have a 1.4 CVH/PTE escort. I know most of you look down on these nasty little engines but it was cheap!!

Cracking little engine... Just slow as balls and drinks fuel... :pancake:

 

As for your question... no idea... I forgot what my old 1.4i looked like under the bonnet other than shiit! :roll:

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Should it be straight through to the sump or is there something else in between? I want to clear it out if possible but don't want to go poking about if i'm going to damage something!

 

My old Mk3 choked up the same. As far as I recall it is just the sump breather with nothing behind it so you can just clean it with paraffin on a pipe cleaner or similar. Once you are done use engine flush to break down the black gunk and do an oil change and flush again after a couple of months as it is common for the gunk to block the oil strainer.

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Should it be straight through to the sump or is there something else in between? I want to clear it out if possible but don't want to go poking about if i'm going to damage something!

 

My old Mk3 choked up the same. As far as I recall it is just the sump breather with nothing behind it so you can just clean it with paraffin on a pipe cleaner or similar. Once you are done use engine flush to break down the black gunk and do an oil change and flush again after a couple of months as it is common for the gunk to block the oil strainer.

 

 

Cheers mate, that confirmed what I thought. Engine flushed and new oil & filter done.

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