28th Sep 2005, 11:22
I had a escort the worst car I ever drove every part you think off I replaced the car takes as much oil as petrol.
16th Feb 2007, 22:32
Oil consumption... Weeeell, I don't know if escorts have the same problem, but as you may know, Saturns are pretty notorious for oil consumption as well. In the Saturns, the oil control rings would get carbon deposits in them causing them to stick. The newest fix to the problem is to run some top engine cleaner through the cylinders. To do it, you pull all the plugs, and pour the cleaner into the cylinders. After this, you let it sit for some time, crank the engine to clear it out and repeat. Once you have done this to your liking, (once is enough sometimes) simply crank the motor to clean out the excess fluid (watch for spray!) and put the plugs back in it. You should probably check the oil for contamination before you start it. The first time you start, it will smoke and probably run poorly for a while, but it should get over it.
I've preformed this on several vehicles and it diminished the oil consumption significantly. I've seen cars going from 2-3 every hundred miles go to nearly no oil consumption. I can't guarantee this will work for you, but it's definitely worth a shot if you're trying to escape the oil clouds!
15th Aug 2007, 18:48
The car actually does have a timing chain. It is a wire with knots in it and over time the knots are worn out, thus resulting in the chain's failure.
13th Oct 2007, 05:55
I agree, this car was crap. My sister had bought one brand new off the lot. The horn never did work and the cloth interior was tearing up the first year she had it. On top of all that it has to be the ugliest thing running the roads. It is a good thing her husband totaled it by running it into a ditch full of water and their insurance paid the thing off. Piece of junk at best.