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Old 03-29-2003, 15:52   #1 (permalink)
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91 GT info request... Good Buy?

Hey guys, I'm looking for a little advice. I used to own an 89 GT, and it had close to 200k miles on it. It burned a lot of oil, but I put another 50k on it only having to replace the battery and alternator. I had a lot of problems with some little ignition module or something like that. It would get hot and burn out. I could try to turn the engine over, but it wouldnt start. It may have been more of an issue because the fan didnt work. Eventually, when having that item replaced, the mechanic messed other stuff up, and I had to wreck the car. Today I saw a 91 GT for sale with 75k miles on it. It is only 1000$, and seems to be a good runner. It is in great shape, and I've seen a lot of good, cheap deals from this dealer out in the country before. I don't know much about the 91 though, except that it's a redesign. Are there any common problems with it? Does this known issue with that ignition module still exist with the 91? I heard that it's actually a Mazda engine (which I like because they seem to run forever!!!) is this true? Does this sound like a good buy to you guys? What do you think of the 91GT overall? Lastly, I remember using some online forum a LOT for help with my 89, but it's been a while, and I can't find that forum anymore... and Im sure it's not this one. Does anyone know of other good ford/escort/gt forums that I can use with this one as a reference? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-31-2003, 11:42   #2 (permalink)
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How about a 1986 Dodge Ram D-50 for $900
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Old 03-31-2003, 15:45   #3 (permalink)
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Too late for me, I got the GT
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Is there anymore questions I'll be glad to help? For now on you can call me "Gran Master Escort" if you want. Hahahaha
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Old 04-01-2003, 15:41   #5 (permalink)
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I appreciate it, as I just got this car, and seemingly for a good price, and want to set it up to run for a long time, as it's a cool little car. Do you know if it is an interference engine? I've been somehwat confused about this so far.
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Refresh my memory, what do you mean by interference engine?
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If the timing belt were to break... will it mess up the engine or not? With an interference engine you will bend rods, etc. With a non interference engine you will not... it will just not run right, but no damage will be caused.
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Okay so in that case I talk to 93EGTinLR and he said that they are not a non interference engine.
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Old 04-03-2003, 13:21   #9 (permalink)
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Cool, thank you. Does this guy post on here a lot? Does he know a lot about this engine and/or the 2nd generation Escort GTs?
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Who? Me? Sure, I nothing else better to do other than college.
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