I have a 93 Escort GT with 200,000 miles. I know this is stupid, but I
was messing around with a friend and seeing if my Escort had a rev
limiter. So I ran it up to redline and sure enough it hit the rev
limiter. We then tried "bouncing" it off of the rev limiter. It did
twice and then died. It now doesn't start. It cranks normally. I have
checked all the fuses in both the engine compartment and the passenger
cabin, and they are all fine. What do you think?
I think the world is a safer place, now....
With 200,000 miles, I would try, desparately, to avoid putting much money
into any repairs. Even with the rev limiter, something this old may have
floated the valves or possibly dumped the timing belt (the experienced ear
can usually diagnose a bad belt easily).
As with any instance of "cranks/no start", we begin with making sure there
is fuel, injector pulse and spark....
On May 12, 10:14 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I would say you blew the timing gear all to hell theyre made out of
something little more stronger than fiber glass in which case you
could possibly have a zero tolerance motor . If you do, junk the head
cause youve toasted every valve and guide in it
best repair is haul it to a salvage yard and walk away. any thing that
old with that many miles isnt worth fixing
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