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  1. Hi everyone, I didn't find much in the archives on this but apologies if I missed it - happy to be pointed in the right direction rather than go round the buoy again... I am trying to find out more information, if there is any, regarding catastrophic engine failures on the 1L Ecoboost (across all vehicles where used). I know all about the recall of some earlier models to replace the coolant pipe that had a plastic section to an all-rubber version but even where this has been done I am reading various reports of premature headgasket failure and wondered if anyone has any information they could share on the subject? Much of my info so far has been anecdotal from a group on Facebook set up to discuss the issue but, as is admittedly understandable in the circumstances, its content is not quite as objective as I would like. There has been discussion on there regarding an apparently 'known fault' with the headgaskets of earlier models and that more recent models have a different gasket fitted. Looking through Microcat I couldn't find evidence that this is the case but I may well have missed something. Has anyone here suffered failure of their 1L Ecoboost, whether due to the coolant hose, headgasket or some other cause and/or in a position to shed any light on the issue?
  2. Help Please

    Hello I am hoping to get some feed back and help with my 2000 Ford Focus. Earlier this week while driving all of a sudden , out of no where, my dash lights ALL came on and then the dials all jumped to the max and then fell back down and then the car died. I got a jump start from a friendly passer by started right up but then boom it happened again. I towed it to the mechanic , they did a diagnostic and stated that I needed a new alternator. I did that and it started right up , took it for a test drive and then..... 10 minutes in , it happened again????? well it is NOT the alternator :( Does anyone have any suggestions before I spend more money on tows and parts that will not fix the problem??? PLEASE HELP