Q: The new Kia Rio, with the DOC puts out 100+ hp, it is based on the same platform as my Aspire, what would it take to swap engines? First will it bolt right in, second what pitfalls might one expect?
A: All I know for sure is the new Kia 1.5L engine in the Rio and old 1.3L used in the Aspire use the same oil filter. I wouldn't be surprised if they could be swapped. It might be a direct bolt in swap but I don't know. Getting one of those engines might more of a problem. But you do have other options. Mazda designed the B series 1.3L (B3) engine used in the Ford Festiva and Aspire along with various other models of Ford, Mercury, Mazda and Kia. You could put in a Mazda SOHC 1.6L (B6) engine from a Mazda 323 or Mercury Tracer as a direct bolt-in, the external dimensions are the same. You could also use a DOHC 1.6L even with a turbo (or 1.8L but that engine block is a little longer physically) from the Mazda 323 or Protege (or Ford Escort GT) but you have to do more work including electrical wiring and swapping the computer. There are many web sites that discuss these swaps. Look at http://www.fordfestiva.com/Performance/mazdaengguide.html and http://www.festivamotorsport.com/
Q: The engine stumbles on acceleration, it's trouble code 08 maf. Can you help with this?
A: MAF is the Mass Air Flow sensor, or the device mounted in the fresh air tube leading into your engine with the wires connected to it.....
Find and follow the correct diagnostic checks before purchasing a new one..... Ed
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Q: I have a 95 Ford Aspire and there's a problem with the headlights. The low beams will not turn on at all and the high beams will only turn on if I hold the switch. The parking lights work fine however...
A: sound like a problem in the switch,common for the aspire