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Could this be my head gasket or something else


rpg217
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Hi All,

 

I'm back again I'm not having much luck with this escort :(. I've finally got my insurance down and got the money coming to get the welding done then this happens :'(. I've uploaded the videos bellow so you can hear the noise and what I'm dealing with. Ok, I was at work yesterday pulled up and heard what I'm thinking it my tappet knocking, Engine straight off I checked the oil it was all gone I only checked it last week :(. Checked my water and its black it looks like oil sitting in the bottom of the water bottle. A thew weeks ago when you start the escort up she will start to rev up then stall and she will only not stall if I rev her up to warmth my self and I just put that down to the idle control valve a common issue I have with my old escorts.

 

Now there's the issue I face so I'm thinking of replacing the tappets, timing belt and head gaskets. Also, a thew weeks back I went off the side of a wall that's all I can describe it as and damaged the exhaust and the rear bumper and it was a massive jolt so that could have caused my current issue.

 

Has anyone else had this issue and can 110% confirm with me it sounds like the head gasket, Also does anyone know if the 1.8 Zetec E 1998 engine is Hydraulic tappets or lifters, the Hayne's manual says both :D.

 

Thanks for your help all.

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/33ipi0s0jcd8o6g/File%2015-01-2017%2C%202%2006%2017%20pm.mov?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2cer0gerx9gbbhz/File%2015-01-2017%2C%202%2007%2050%20pm.mov?dl=0

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sounds more like a tensioner to me to be honest

 

whats the oil like? hows the low down power when driving?

 

the high revving could be an air leak, the mk3 we have dropped a zetec in revs up high at idle currently, but we have found the air leak and will be sorting it shortly

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Sorry for the late reply all, the car has been sat since this happened and the battery is flat :S. When the noise started she was empty on oil but I did check the oil 2 weeks before hand and she was nicely topped up. When I parked her up she was on the full line of water but I've just gone out there now and she's empty :S this car is getting more and more confusing I'm starting to look towards a water pump leak now and a noisy tappet, I think I'm going to replace the timing belt and water pump, replace the head gasket and work out what tappet has gone and replace it also i have hydraulic tappets :D

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Jut thought i would end this post with the answer to my own question :D. Okay here we go and no one laugh. Here is the list of issues I faced.

 

1. tapping/knocking noise from the left.

2. Losing water (still do not know if this is a cause).

3. Battery not charging properly.

4. Engine moves like a, well you get the picture.

 

Turns out to be the Aux belt/power belt it has two huge chunks missing that would slide into the pulleys when turned off, i will upload pics tomorrow. I will take the your comments now :D

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