New headgasket. Now car is running WORSE!
Hey guys, once again here I am asking for help on My Futura which seems to have never ending problems.
I picked it up this morning from getting the headgasket done (It had broken a headbolt) and now, Its running WORSE! It just isn't the same car anymore. In fact, it was running fine before the headgasket was done, you would never have though there was a problem with it.
After the headgasket change initially when i'd picked it up it had absolutely NO power whatsoever, it was gurgling and backfiring when I let off the throttle, and Idling at around 1500RPM (it should be 675-725RPM). The exhaust was making a shit of a noise.
When I started it again, the car revved to 2500RPM (waaay too high) and settled at an idle speed of 1500, still no power and no pull whatsoever. After about 10 minutes it settled down a bit, power came back, but not fully, and the mechanic drove it and said that he felt that there wasn't a problem. He Adjusted the idle and it idles at 1100RPM now, still too high!
Its better than it was initially, but it still hasnt got the power and punch it used to, it feels tired, and its idleing high and has no throttle response whatsoever. Im so f***ing tired of this sh*t.
I went up a hill in first gear part throttle and it felt like it had no pull, then all of a sudden BANG! Power kicked in (without me pushing harder on the pedal) and the car was bunny hopping up the hill, then felt like it was gonna stall. It then did it again 5 seconds later!
WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO MY CAR!?? I have to go back there next week to get the headbolts tightened so guys tell me whats happening so I can try to give him some suggestions...
He beleives that the car is fine. But he never drove it before, he never knew what it went like, what the hell would he know? Guys some help?? Whats wrong!!???
-A Very Desperate and Exhausted XR6child
Ford Fiesta Zetec Mk6
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