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Agreed,and know about that fault but, the piston land/ring failure etc (as per the pictures I posted) are a different/another problem!!!
 

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Not easy to research problems either, depending on the market/model/year you can have 1.5 4 cylinder and 1.5 3 cylinder vehs
 

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Not easy to research problems either, depending on the market/model/year you can have 1.5 4 cylinder and 1.5 3 cylinder vehs
Not to mention 120/150/180hp as it appears only the 180 version has an issue, but when you ask people what their engine is all you get is "1.5 EcoBoost" ????‍♂
 
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Huge problems with 1.5 Ecoboost, especially in the states. Long and short engines being fitted almost as often as the 1.0!
 

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Thanks treborb I’ve done that already but because it’s out of warranty they aren’t interested. It only lasted 300 miles after the last service !
 

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Can I ask where you heard Ford isn't supplying short blocks?
 

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That's really bad news - another reason to have another go at Andy Barratt??

"They" are all as bad - I know a guy with a 29,000 mile BMW 3 series just 3 months out of warranty by year.

Like Mondeo MK5, Ford Fusion, Mini, Tesla and Land Rover, BMW etc (1,000s recalled in USA) his electric steering motor on the rack has come adrift thru screw/bolt failure (£4,000). BMW refuse to help as they say it was caused by water entry causing corrosion due to engine under shield having hole diameter of your thumb in it caused by stone damage/entry - get real BMW.

Peter, do you know what parts you need, is it just a set of pistons?

When 2 litre ecoboost has piston failure it rarely does any bore damage
 

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Hi Peter, ah, bad news that cylinder is damaged.

There is a remote chance I might, repeat might, know an engine specialist that may help with std or oversize pistons.

It will be no trouble for me to ask but it will not be until Monday when the business opens, I will ask on Monday.

Meanwhile, if you want to, PM me your full eng info, spec, bhp etc and your vin number and year

Trevor B
 
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Hi Peter

I have sent you a PM

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I have a Focus with the 1.5 4 cylinder EB engine and have "funny" issue with it , if revved over 4K sometimes (yeah only sometimes) the car will hesitate like a misfire but no misfires recorded and no faultcodes stored , also it consumes about 2 litres of oil in 8000 km , also one time when giving it an italian tuneup it started to sound like popcorns popping in the cat , I got scared and slowed down and when I accelerated again the cloud of blue smoke the car made must be some kind of record so my guess here it filled up the cat with oil or something.
And sadly this sound like the beginning of the end of that engine , my car has 86000 km on the clock. Did you also have the slight misfire symptoms and oil consumption before the catastrophic failure ?
 

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Sorry I haven't replied here, never got a notification.

There was no obvious warning signs to it. The 1st engine had a strange rattling/whoosing noise (bit like beads in a wooden tube rainmaker type noise) that happened very randomly. Parked it up for a couple of days and when we went out in it the next time it was idling rough and shaking quite badly.

2nd engine we noticed a rotten egg smell on the motorway which we assumed was the CAT. Got us from Worthing to Devon just fine though, spent a week driving round and headed home. Was only when about 30min from home we came off a roundabout and it felt like a very harsh gearchange, but no warning lights/smells/smoke and drove fine until we got into stop start traffic and the rough idle, shaking and stalling started.

The only other thing that we can remember is the MPG dropped from about 22mpg down to 17mpg on the same trips.

Both times the RAC came out and pulled the codes and both times it had logged misfires.
 
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