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  2. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  3. catkev3

    My all blue destined for ebay

    The car has been sold, after 15yrs I am going to miss her but she is going to a very good home. To someone who will keep her as standard, She won't be turbocharged with bling wheels and a big bore exhaust and that makes me very happy.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Ghia man

    1.8 ghia cab won’t run when hot.

    Hello Paul, Thank you very much for your detailed reply. A step by step guide is just what someone like me needs. I was speaking to a mechanic yesterday and one of the first things he said was fuel pressure. What is needed now is another very hot day as it is more likely to fail then. I’ll post again with news about progress. Nicholas - Ghia man.
  6. Paul Grainger

    1.8 ghia cab won’t run when hot.

    Hi Ghiaman, The momentary whir you can hear is the fuel pump running to prime the system with 3 bar of fuel pressure. It will struggle to start without this. The click it the relay that controls the pump. If this is not clicking then I would replace the fuel pump relay. If the click is good then it is most likely to be the pump at fault. I can't remember off hand which relay it is but it is easy to find. Take the cover off the fuse box and undo the screws that you can see that hold in the plastic trim under the steering column. Once this trim panel is out the way you can flip the metal clip that holds the front of the fuse box up. With the fuse box hanging down switch the ignition on and of to find which one is doing the clicking. (There will be another one which clicks when you switch on and when you switch off. The one you want will click when you switch on and then click again after a few seconds). Pull it out and try it again to make sure the click has gone and there is no whir to make sure you have the correct one. Think it might be a yellow four pin one. Replace it and see how you get on. One word of warning. The fuseboxes have a habit of failing so check the contacts in there too. If the relay has burned out then you can usually sniff the contacts and smell burning plastic. Good luck.
  7. Last week
  8. Jetronicab3i88

    JUST JOIN YOUR CLUB

    Hi just joined, have had my Cab only 6 months and love it
  9. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    1. David Huber

      David Huber

      Hi Paul

       

      thanks for the welcome

      i have an 1988 Escort X3i cabriolet which I’m thinking of selling, but I’m not sure of its value

      its pretty much in mint condition with 56 k miles on the clock. It runs beautifully and everything works😆! It’s red and has a full Mot.

      it was my mother’s car but I’ve barely used  it in last 5 years.

       

      your advice would be appreciated 

      regards

       

      David

  10. Paul

    Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    1. Garry

      Garry

      Cheers bud and thanks for having me

  11. Paul

    Event: Uxbridge Autoshow

    Hi guys I have just added a gallery for the above show, please feel free to put pictures directly in there http://www.escortcabrioletclub.co.uk/forums/gallery/category/189-uxbridge-autoshow/
  12. Paul

    JUST JOIN YOUR CLUB

    Hi mate welcome to the Escort Cabriolet Club have fun and look forward to any posts
  13. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  14. John D

    My all blue destined for ebay

    Hi Catkev, I’m looking for an all blue. Is it still for sale?
  15. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  16. Ollie

    JUST JOIN YOUR CLUB

    Hello and welcome
  17. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  18. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  19. ding dong

    JUST JOIN YOUR CLUB

    HI TO ALL< JUST JOINED YESTERDAY, ( SAY HI TO ALL )
  20. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  21. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  22. Ghia man

    1.8 ghia cab won’t run when hot.

    Thank you very much. I’ll get that checked. I think that I read somewhere in the club site about earth faults so your suggestion adds to the possibility of electrical problems. I originally wondered if it might be fuel related - vaporisation or something similar that used to happen with old cars with carburettors. If it is a wiring fault that will hopefully be easy to find. I’ll let you know. Thanks, Nicholas.
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  24. Welcome to Escort Cabriolet Club. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  25. Vincygav

    1.8 ghia cab won’t run when hot.

    Sounds like its the wiring between the ignition switch and the starter motor, switch live.
  26. Ollie

    Event: Uxbridge Autoshow

    Was a good show and the weather was very hot perfect for driving a cabriolet when your not stuck in traffic if anyone has more pics then please add them to the gallery thanks ollie
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