installing head

Asked by Jan 16, 2009 at 05:45 AM about the 1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am installing a reman. head (complete)on my sons 1991 1.9 is there a valve adjustment I need to do before I install the head or do I make sure the rockers are tight? Where is the heat tab on the head? Is there any special lube I need to put on the valve train? Thanks

2 Answers

2,100

If you're installing a head without referencing a Ford Service manual for procedure, torque sequence and specifications you are OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE! You're gonna install the head WRONG and damage either the head or the bottom end of the engine. As a minimum, your kid is gonna be stranded someplace because you made a mistake. Get an experienced mechanic to do this repair before you end up doing the job TWICE.

0 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I have rebuilt small and big block chevys they are push rod motors.This is my first 4 cyl. ford non push rod motor.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • head 1 answer

    Looking for a good head for my sons 91' Escort 1.9 engine. His is cracked in 2 places #2 & #3 cycl. Any help Thank You

    1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do I re-install tensioner on timing belt 96 escort 1.9, compress spring with what? 1 answer

    replaced head and took tensioner off, how do you compress the spring to bolt it back on. this is on the timimg belt

    Ford Escort

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is my head gasket blown? 3 answers

    So everytime I put water in my radiator, and crank my car, it all starts running out of my exhaust. It just keeps comming until I'm pretty much empty. It's not milky or sweet, it's just plain wate...

    1994 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing and head problem

    my 94 ford escort at around 16000 miles keeps blowin the head gasket between cylinders 1 &2 almost every mid year do you have any suggestions on this im pretty car savey and cant find out anysolutio...

    1994 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What tools do I need to use to install my starter 1 answer

    What size sockets do I use to install my starter

    2000 Ford Explorer XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,090
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,702 Great Deals out of 211,804 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 44,400 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
256 Great Deals out of 20,485 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
669 Great Deals out of 77,410 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
939 Great Deals out of 73,806 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Corolla
877 Great Deals out of 74,413 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Ranger
203 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Fiesta
162 Great Deals out of 16,559 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,334 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 96,275 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale