My Ford bantam 96 model has a lack of power when driving. I've done rings and full service but still can't find where the problem is. The problem started when the cambelt stripped and it jumpt teeth.

Asked by Dec 17, 2014 at 07:09 PM about the 1996 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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No doubt about it you bent valves take it for a compression test you would prob find 2 cylinders bent valves. They normaly dont bent so bad that the valve drops or gets stuck but just enough to kill your compression. You prob find since then it also smels rich like it is ofer feuling, thats cause some of the fuel is leaking past the bent outlet valves without igniting. Thank goodness 2nd generation bantams only takes 1 hour max to pop the head off.

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