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 Post subject: Stopping engine deterioration
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:15 am 
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Hi there, I am fairly to this forum, but have found it to be great reference point.

I recently bought a 1994 EF Fairmont Ghia (4.0ltr engine) and, after spending some time taking a look at it and doing a couple of small things, I’m pretty sure that the car has not been very well maintained by the previous owner. I had a RACV check done and they said it was okay. However, I’m not sure how thorough the check was.

This leads me to my question – is there anything that can be done (keeping in mind I only have moderate mechanical skills) to improve the condition of the engine without a major overhaul? Or even stop the engine from deteriorating any further? I am doing the usual service stuff, but not confident of doing oil seals, timing covers, etc myself. I know you can’t undo what’s been done, but can you “stop the rot”

 

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 Post subject: Re: Stopping engine deterioration
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:31 am 
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Serenity Now! wrote:
Hi there, I am fairly to this forum, but have found it to be great reference point.

I recently bought a 1994 EF Fairmont Ghia (4.0ltr engine) and, after spending some time taking a look at it and doing a couple of small things, I’m pretty sure that the car has not been very well maintained by the previous owner. I had a RACV check done and they said it was okay. However, I’m not sure how thorough the check was.

This leads me to my question – is there anything that can be done (keeping in mind I only have moderate mechanical skills) to improve the condition of the engine without a major overhaul? Or even stop the engine from deteriorating any further? I am doing the usual service stuff, but not confident of doing oil seals, timing covers, etc myself. I know you can’t undo what’s been done, but can you “stop the rot”
unless you have large oil leaks,they will last the engine,as for normal service----oil change 5-7000ks the same oil,dont change brands to often,change oil filter regular.that cleans the insides,out side is up to you---degreaser,etc check oil grade ford recomends for your car---then match it with the big names.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:47 pm 
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Oil specs for the EF are 15W40. How dirty is the inside of the engine, where the oil cap is???? Is there much build up stuck to the rocker gear???
How clean is the throttle body????

 

 

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