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Old 07-23-2013, 06:18 AM   #31
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Unlikley, you will at least notice your car drinking oil like hell. Keep an eye on it or you really will sieze your engine, almost literally welding your pistons to the cylinder. Not pretty or cheap!

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So I noticed this morning My car had white smoke out of the tail pipe.
Oil level the same as well as my coolant level.

It looked like it was just from how cold the air was, but I couldn't really tell.

I know if its burning oil it would be blue smoke, I'll check again when I'm off work .
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #32
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You cannot put a calendar to what you just did as you cannot see the extent of the damage. Could be tomorrow, could be years. Could show up first time you blow a hose and overheat motor enough to let cracked part come loose. Letting the engine crunch up part like that just is not the way to resolve the situation.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:54 AM   #33
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Harbor frieght sells a flexiable microscope and see where/what is in there. It will fit in the sparkplug hole. then they also have a spring loaded grapling hand thing. I will see if i can find mine. you push a plunger on one end and on the other it opens up to a 4 finger claw.


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Old 07-24-2013, 09:41 AM   #34
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Harbor frieght sells a flexiable microscope and see where/what is in there. It will fit in the sparkplug hole. then they also have a spring loaded grapling hand thing. I will see if i can find mine. you push a plunger on one end and on the other it opens up to a 4 finger claw.


Inspection camera
http://www.harborfreight.com/digital...era-67979.html

Pick up tool
http://www.harborfreight.com/24-inch...ool-94162.html
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #35
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Harbor frieght sells a flexiable microscope and see where/what is in there. It will fit in the sparkplug hole. then they also have a spring loaded grapling hand thing. I will see if i can find mine. you push a plunger on one end and on the other it opens up to a 4 finger claw.


Inspection camera
http://www.harborfreight.com/digital...era-67979.html

Pick up tool
http://www.harborfreight.com/24-inch...ool-94162.html
Not a bad idea, but you probably won't be able to get both in at once, so you'll be searching, then trying to grapple it blindly. Also, I don't think those pickup tools will work on really tiny stuff of the sort that will still score cylinders.

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #36
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Not a bad idea, but you probably won't be able to get both in at once, so you'll be searching, then trying to grapple it blindly. Also, I don't think those pickup tools will work on really tiny stuff of the sort that will still score cylinders.

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If it wasnt crunched through previously hw might have had half a chance though

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #37
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True.

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Old 07-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #38
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If one places motor with valves closed that cylinder and piston pretty close to top then a compressed air line with some sort of thin tube extension like 1/8" copper tube can be bent to go in and blow air hard at the cylinder perimeter, the resulting outrush of air must come out plug hole since no other exit. It will often take your flakes of porcelain with it, just not big pieces.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:44 AM   #39
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My skin was crawling reading this I started at the end and read forward - I saw that hayseed "close 'er up and fire her up and cross your fingers" coming a mile away.

tyler, you just took a good 100K miles off that engine. And a Zetec at that. Not to mention the plug shown isn't Motorcraft - and it's tip looks perfectly good. You didn't even need to change them. These engines use platties that should last 100K.

You can't just pull the head on this car in a weekend if you have never done it.

Nor can you just go merrily in and buy a head gasket and pull the head and put everything all back together. For starters the head bolts are TTY. You probably don't even have the correct Torx to unbolt them.

The SVT engine isn't going to give you much noticeable power gain. Plus it's an interference engine and why trade in a bulletproof engine used as your primary transportation for a finicky maintenance queen?

The best advice I can give you is start haunting the yards looking for a crashed Focus with your same engine and transmission package come into the yard. Then buy it and store it. When the day comes that your engine gives out, you will have a replacement.

Act in haste, repent at leisure.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #40
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Act in haste, repent (and regret) in leisure.

LOL.................hayseed? Ain't heard that one in a while................
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