Hi guys, got sked to fill up my g/f's car with oil this weekend (1.1 fiesta) pop off the oil filler to be confrinted with a mass of lemon curd under it. and the coolent has kinda gone black!! On asking it burns about 4-5L in 500miles!!! Is the head gasket f**k'd the engine has 89k should it have let go??? Any offers on how much a new engine would be??
Or just get her to get rid of it and get a corsa or something
yes your head gasket is complete ****, get some engine cleaner from halfords & put it in, turn the engine over, keep running it till it gets hot then drain it.
All the milking jank should be in the sump and in a bucket. change the gasket & its fine very easy look at your haynes manual to help you. When its back together there might be left over jank in the engine still so you might have to change the oil a couple of times.
it's burning oil like no business, it gets driven for short trips and also longer journeys 45mins normally. the engine gives blue smoke off when you start it and when you plant your foot it leaves a trail, no monster but you can see it well enough, not just in cold weather. generally sounds like a bag of bolts when it's running. I was just thinking buy another engine and plonk it in, probably cheaper than rebuilding. there seems to be lots od deposits on the top of the valve rockers, could be a blocked ventalation sys causeing pressure to push oil in to bores and any ideas, the car had a service last feb, new filter and oil, but it goes though oil at such a rate. seriously.
Cheers for the help,