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Don cat

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  1. Engine Failure Kuga

    Brought new in 2008 from the same dealer who has serviced it regular since :-(
  2. Engine Failure Kuga

    Hi All I'm a first time user and still currently in a state of shock, 5 weeks ago I took our Kuga to our local ford dealer as the clutch was starting to slip ( not expected after just 45k ) this was confirmed and a quote of £450 agreed, this turned into £915 as we were told a new Dual Mass Fly Wheel was required, also a service was carried out (as it has been since new at the same ford dealer). All seem well (apart from my bank account) until last week when my wife was returning from work, she heard a bang and the car stopped, AA towed to the ford dealer and after 2 days informed me that the engine was beyond repair, I inspected to head and yes it is but they can't tell me why this has happened, they tell me it's not the Cam belt but I can't understand what else would cause all the pistons to smash into virtually all the valves. The appears to be no history of this type of problem, no warning lights, the AA checked and could find not problem. I am wondering if this may be related to the replacement DMF ? Could a failure or failure to install correctly result in the drive chain seizing causing the cam belt to jump with the aforementioned consciences. By the way the quote for a replacement Engine is £10,175.00 yes at least 2k more than the car is worth. Has anybody got any thoughts .??