Big ends knocking
2013 Ford KA 1,2

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Simon Spendiff
Driver
4 points

Problem added: Aug 15, 2021 (1 month ago)
I have a 2013 KA 1.2 is it worth getting big end bearing repaired?
They knock from a cold start
Car: Ford KA
Variant: 1,2
Model Year: 2013
Category: Engine & Drivetrain
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whittingehame
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Aug 15, 2021 (1 month ago)
Do they knock when engine warm and is oil light coming on ?
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Simon Spendiff
Driver
4 points

Aug 15, 2021 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Do they knock when engine warm and is oil light coming on ?
No car runs very well no lose of power no oil light no knocking when hot just cold start.
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whittingehame
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Aug 16, 2021 (1 month ago)
You could try changing the engine oil and filter , using a good brand of parts . Some of the good filters have better anti drain back valves than the cheaper ones . This prevents the oil draining out the filter when engine switched off and helps on starting .
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Simon Spendiff
Driver
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Aug 16, 2021 (1 month ago)
Hello thanks for your help. Is has new oil in. I had a new oil sump fitted then the problem started. It was OK before. I'm thinking maybe the garage started the car with no oil in it.
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whittingehame
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Aug 16, 2021 (1 month ago)
Have to be a very stupid mechanic that would start without oil in it . You should have returned the car immediately if this just started after replacing the sump . Changing oil filter also , not just engine oil is important . With the news about the sump been replaced puts a different slant on things as you have the oil pump , pick up tube and filter / screen now coming into play .
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