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Old 7th October 2005
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Hi guys i am sure with the wealth of knowledge out their someone will be able to advise me. We have just bought an Escort estate for my wifes business it is a 2000 1.6 zetec. in a morning it will fire up but will not idle it is ok when warm but the cold start appears not to be working. It has FSH and i see it has recently (june) had a new cold start valve fitted but this seems not to have cured it. The car also seems a little lacking to me but maybe that is because i am used to quicker things....It was fully serviced in june according to the receipts.The car has 42k on it...any ideas i went on the ford forum but i got bored of trying to find the right info (not very user friendly) cheers in advance.
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I don't know the solution to your problem, but I used to be a member of the
ford mondeo enthusists group, they use a similar zetec engine so perhaps someone there can help you with your problem, generally they are good with technica information
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I know this is a common fault with late escorts with 1.6 engines I am sure you will find a cure on the net somewhere.
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Cheers guys ...it does seem that it is a historic problem from what i gather,,,, which is a shame really as i bought a ford expecting it to be "cheap" to run....But at the mileage it has done and the comprehensive history it has it is taking the golden rain slightly......
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ford mondeo enthusists group
Oh me! Oh my! You must have been a sales rep!!

So who was the other member??
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Fair enough, it's not often you see Ford and enthusiasm in the same phrase,
just that is the biggest ford site with technical forums I know of,
and not all mondeo (contour?) drivers are sales reps
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