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Old 01-31-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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i am looking for a way to gain engine compression. i tried the engine restore stuff, but it did nothing <seriously, nothing>. i know there is no substitute for a rebuild, but i am trying to buy some time. right now, i run prolong also, just to buy more time. suggestions? i only got half the compression that it should, so any improvement will be nice.
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Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. Like you admitted, there is no replacement for a rebuild. The only other "bottled" solution I would offer is Lucas oil stabilizer. I don't think it will make a difference, but if it'* your only option...
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replace the car. That should do the trick for you. :P
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seriously ford boy...when are you getting a new car? there'* a late-model taurus SHO v8 for sale near me...as well as an older but nice SHO 3.8 manual.
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seriously ford boy...when are you getting a new car? there'* a late-model taurus SHO v8 for sale near me...as well as an older but nice SHO 3.8 manual.
A 3.8 manual? Sure it'* not the 3.0?
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seriously ford boy...when are you getting a new car? there'* a late-model taurus SHO v8 for sale near me...as well as an older but nice SHO 3.8 manual.
SHO'* require a lot of maintenance once they get of mielage. The V8 one is even more bad news.
Yes the SHO performs well, but do look into it more if one is to buy the vehicle.
It may not be worth the time and money spent on the up-keep.

If the escort is giving you problems, it would not be worth the money to try rebuilding the engine. It would cost more than the car is worth, take that money and put something down on a newer car.
After having owned ford and GM, I can tell you GM is a better way to go. Not just because we are on a GM-related forum either.

My fords - 1983 Escort and 1995 Taurus.
GM - 1981 cutlass and 1999 LeSabre.
I do not own any of them now but the 99 LeSabre, my present car.
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dude...if he can deal with owning a tempo...a taurus would be an upgrade.
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seriously ford boy...when are you getting a new car? there'* a late-model taurus SHO v8 for sale near me...as well as an older but nice SHO 3.8 manual.
A 3.8 manual? Sure it'* not the 3.0?
doh! you're right. my bad. * get more sleep scott *
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hrmmm.... well there is this one guy with a car that he may be thinking about selling later. it'* a 1989 crown Vic with the police package and about 87k on the clock. i just need to start saving so i can wave cash in his face and see if he wants to sell yet <i always wanted something with the police package >
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Depends on where the compression loss is. If its the piston'* compression rings, nothing you can do. If it'* a head gasket going, some SOLDER SEAL might help do the trick.BUT.....read the directions. It'* not something you can just dump right in.
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