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Old 01-16-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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few engine questions

festy engines, any parts that are really weak and fail easily in this engine ?
and year better than other years ?
do they have adjustable rocker arms ?

and, any weak fragile, wear out quickly parts on the rest of the car, i know the whole thing isnt built like a 59 Caddy, but just their weakest points?, thanks
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: few engine questions

I have an 88 Festiva and the thing is a tank. The only parts that i know of from talking to other Techs that wear out quicker then others are the front wheel bearing and every now and then a distributer. Other then that they are very good cars. I dont know other better years then others. I think they are all good. Stick to manual transmissions and you wont have a problem.
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Question Re: few engine questions

same here left front bearing..but it ran good...
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:24 AM   #4
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Re: few engine questions

Well i ask because there are several around here for sale, 89 thru 93 if i remember correctly. Have yet to go look at any, just trying to get a heads up on what to look for in these models.
And thanks for the replies too!
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:07 PM   #5
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Festiva Parts for sale soon.

I am turning my 88 festiva into RWD wheelie machine. I am striping the whole car and putting a 2.3L Turbo engine in it with a 5 speed trans. If anyone needs parts let me know. Everthing is going except for the body. Let me know if there are any questions. My email is goatheadbassboy@hotmail.com. Thanks Ryan
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:18 PM   #6
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Re: few engine questions

Hi everyone I'm not used to working on fords little alone sticks. So I just got my festiva and I have put carb cleaner in it but my car still stutters through 1st and 2nd gear if anyone knows what to do or how to fix it i would really appreciate it that alot.
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