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As requested by the viewers we get a closer look at the broken valve in the 2009 Ford Escape 2.5 that we diagnosed in a previous video. Some viewers commented that they could see the broken piece in the cylinder and on top of the piston. Time to find out if they were seeing things! -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Ford escape misfire: a closer look at the valve”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Firecom Radio says:

    Cut chain and cam cover. But Mrs. Jones I saved you an hour of billable time.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Moncrieff says:

    Good job on the quick teardown and follow though on the root cause of the misfire. Plan "C" was funny. Typical overworked little engine to many heat cycles on the valves without adequate cool down perhaps one can only guess.The line I saw on #4 exhaust ex valve might have been carbon line but it looked like more than a shadow or carbon. It does however lead me to wonder about the L4 vs V6 each has their flaws.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Moncrieff says:

    I thought I saw a similar crack started on number 4 cylinder exhaust valve face

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vicsponjr says:

    Great video thanks

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Up2NoGood says:

    A new head on these is $800.00 US… A used engine is $650.00 US… Takes me 7 hours to change the engine….

    If you change the head with that keyless crank..It takes 5 hours. If you know what the hell you're doing. As you do it wrong. You will be buying a new head again….

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Gooday says:

    Another Quality Video… Very interesting head removal, I have the same engine in my 2014 Ford Mondeo. And you used a scrap engine as a teaching tool for all of us to see. I would have used it to teach my daughters how an engine works.. and get them to strip it down.
    Keep up the good work mate.
    👍

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MICHAEL DUKE says:

    If you just hadn't scratched the little light…can't you order a new lens? A magnet would have caught the broken valve parts. What was the cylinders' compression readings? Just five bolts holding that engine on.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cecilio Colon says:

    This is a wonderful beginning

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A M says:

    You are the best yes we love u u take us to mechanic shop

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Romero says:

    no one has anything bad to say. thats so cool. so the problem was she needed a new piston? or a chunk of that thing was missing?Because the car started up. What would have happened if she just kept driving it like that? Couldn't she have just used the money she spent on a new engine to put a down payment on a new car?You made the right choice but did she?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars putheflamesout yahoo says:

    wonder………did anything drop in when changing the plugs…..or….was the plug change sooooo ignored did a piece of plug fall in adhering to valve.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Bond says:

    I heard from a fan of this channel who said as he visited the local steel refinery, he swears he smelt that engine.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Bond says:

    When he says "teardown", he MEANS it! TEAR down!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John White says:

    Where is Mrs.O?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Becker says:

    What do yo want me to do lady chop it off ?
    YEAH

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Becker says:

    What da ya want me to do lady chop it off ?
    YEAH

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Darby says:

    Show where the valve broken piece is ?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Abels says:

    it was the reflection of the light on those marks on the cylinder wall i seen

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Best video to warrant the use of Seafoam to your fuel monthly.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mia SoCulpa says:

    It's scary to think what this world would be like if not for the few car doctors who truly care, and are conscientious, (maybe perfectionist) and motivated to make the extra effort, bc for most of us, our livelihood and survival depends on a vehicle.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan Haney says:

    What could have caused that value to crack like that?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Automotivated says:

    I believe they saw the valve notch on the piston. I thought it was a chunk of valve at first but realized it wasn’t the right shape. It was kind of a trick to the eye for a second though! You put out some good footage Dr. Obachocka! Haha. As always!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Moy says:

    That 4 valves per cylinder would have made a nice engine for an early Lotus Elan or Europa.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose A Rodriguez says:

    Eric, need to get ahold of you. Love your videos, gots lots of info when working on cars. Got a few questions on a certain veichles. One of them is a 2004 f150 5.4L 3v engine. No signal ground driver from all COP's. Checked wiring on all the grounds and positive 12v for the COPs,a all good Changed PCM. Same problem. Need to know if you have any pointers and if you could help me out on this one?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Lemon says:

    BOOM. Thanks for the tear down class. I don't watch tv anymore. I choose to educate myself.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Berry says:

    GO CAVE MAN GO

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    There's always that one guy-and his brother

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Smith says:

    I like plane “C” for Cut it off!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Skypilot3764 says:

    O how I love the way ole Eric went all Hannibal Lecter with that cam holder bolt

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars W.B Nance says:

    Can you help me to find if it's a short in the wire harness

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars W.B Nance says:

    I see that you are good and I have a problem with my 2005 ford escape 3.0 and put a new computer in and coils and still have a misfire on 5

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WINK says:

    a little jb weld will fix that

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Desi 4lyfe says:

    Crack smokin ford engineers!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ShadeTree says:

    As a home mechanic, hence my username, it just doesn't seem normal if I don't catch myself drawing blood and/or spewing the occasional "F-bomb" from time to time. Thanks for the video, just something else to watch for on the wife's Edge with the 2.0 EcoBoost. Love the "screwdriver" too.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Finch says:

    I don't believe that a part of the valve broke off, looks more like it just burnt out to me.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Native 99 says:

    That’s a good quote!! 1200 used engine replace! I had a dealership quote my 1,300.00 to tear into my engine to find out why it was misfiring. My fren told me I could buy a used engine for that price and drop it in. But I ended tearing into my engine myself and fixed the misfire a stuck valve was the problem. The rocker was off I put it back on and sprayed ol wd and rotated the crank and the valve became un seized and my truck is running goot!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CrazyPetez says:

    No guilt Eric O. It’s not like you’re the Fairy Godfather of Northern New York State. You run a business, you’re supposed to make a profit for your work.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robin Sattahip says:

    Most Fords are in the fast lane for the scrap heap or broken on the shoulder.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Wilco says:

    After seeing the masterful execution of the plan c's, I finally have the confidence to take up the challenge of ' if I can do it, then you can do it'.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Powell says:

    no conserns

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Dawson says:

    Replaced engine @32k good idea.