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CAN ANYONE HELP ?

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Hi everyone  I Know that this is not one of your real oldies on here but I don't know who else to ask.

 I have a 1989 Ford Escort Mk.4 1.4 ghia that has been running great for the past 8 years with just the odd but fixable thing going wrong but now seem have a big problem.

It suddenly 'died' whilst driving along, left it for an hour or so went back and it started but after 15 mins or so same thing happened and kept happening.

Have changed coil, carburettor etc but no joy, does anyone have any suggestions as to the fault, have tried a few carburettors and they seem to have the same fault (is this possible ?)

Have run out of ideas and now not able to find another carburettor to try again.

It has been in the local garage for 5 weeks  and they seem stumped too.

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I don't know the workings of a Mk4 Escort at all but the problem would seem to be heat related? So if you've changed carbs and it still occurs it could be a fuel delivery problem - pump / lines / filter? Or electrical - plugs (unlikely but possible) Plug caps / leads, Distributor (if it has one?) coil pack or electronic module? Its a process of elimination and usually substitution. With electrics also check ALL connections and earths for corrosion and security - only takes one!

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the engine has either a Weber 2V DFTM or a Weber VV TLD,so it's mechanical pump which might be the issue

 

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I had this on a mini and an old metro a partially blocked fuel line you check it it has fuel but then after a bit it don't get quite enough to keep running we changed everything exactly the same new fuel line fixed it Im not saying that's what it is but it might be worth a look?? 

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