Are you saying it started then?
How many miles on it... does it use oil?
Find the exhaust manifold and tap with the balde of a screwdriver, then
with a regular hammer... which does it most sound like?
Anyway.. given probable mileage and some wear... wouldnt hurt to use Mobil
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
Well, the first week it wasn't so cold, on the original engine was doing the
same (to a lesser extent).
When cold (below -5), it really goes at it until warmed up. afterwards it's
not worse than any other 10-year old car on the streets.
124,000 KM, around 78k if my conversion is right. Doesn't seem to use oil,
level has been the same for a month (1500KM)
No blue smoke or strange smell from the exhaust.
I don't mind if it goes clickety-click when cold (but it makes my car sound
like an old beater).
I will have it looked over by the guys who changed it, but I hate leaving
the car 50 miles from home for a couple of days (taking the bus to work is 2
hours instead of 30 minutes)
You mean if it sounds like the screwdriver or the hammer?
Since the engine was changed only 3 weeks ago, I'd check for loose
The 'clicking' could be anything on a Zetec.
While tapping in the area of the exhaust manifold, check the bolts
holding the heat shield on. If one of the four bolts are missing, it
a clicking sound. ...assuming there is a heat shield there to begin
Yes, the valve clearances are adjustable.
A compression test will only tell you if an engine is makeing cylinder
pressure. It will not tell you the condition of the bearings or other
rotating parts. Hope you got some kind of warranty with the junk yard
engine, you need to try to enforce it.
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