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Unread 10-09-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default 93 ford escort 1.9L

I have a 93 ford escort 1.9L that will not warm up in the cooler weather. I replaced the thermostat and checked it before I installed it and it opens at 195 degrees. I noticed when I had the thermostat housing off there were two bypass passages in it that went around the thermostat. These passages seem to flow enough water to keep the engine cool. The only way it will warm up is when it is sitting still just idleing. The radiator gets warm as soon as the engine starts to get warm. I drove it 25 miles yesterday up the highway and it never got up to temperature. I need to know if I can plug the bypass passages with out causing any harm to the engine or if there is some other way to correct the problem.

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Unread 10-10-2006, 05:52 PM   #2
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try blocking the front of the radiator off, so the wind doesnt go through the radiator when your going down the road. Piece of plywood or somthing should work. And you can look into a lower pressure radiator cap, the higher the number on the cap the higher boiling point will be. So maybe go lower. I live in florida so i dont have these problems lol. Goodluck.
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