I took delivery of a Fiesta Titanium with Ecoboost engine back in March and have been very pleased with it including the much improved fuel economy particularly on commuter runs.
However, something strange happened 10 days ago on my way home from work. As I accelerated away from traffic lights the car appeared to stutter momentarily and I thought I perceived blue smoke out of the back. But being in heavy traffic I wasn't entirely sure the smoke had come from my car. However, the stutter was only for a couple of seconds and everything righted itself.
I did check the oil, first time in a few weeks and noted that it was almost down to the bottom notch on the dipstick. I am sure it had been around half way when I last looked. After hunting down the correct oil, which wasn't easy to get, I put some in and restored the oil level to something healthier.
Another week of commuting followed with no further problems and I just put the stutter down to a quirk. Today I decided to go out for a run as something was still niggling in the back of my mind about the problem and thought I would give the car a good run before going away on holiday in week's time.
Travelling along the motorway I pulled out to pass some slow moving traffic accelerating from around 55 to 65 and suddenly there was a brief stutter and unmistakeable blue smoke, something a passenger in the back seat noted. However, after a couple of seconds everything was back to normal again.
However, I decided to return home, I'll take it to the dealer tomorrow and get it checked out . The car has just completed 4,000 miles
Anyone else experienced this engine stutter and smoke?
Could it be a faulty turbo?