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#1 Beep

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:35 PM

Have had good use of this 08 Focus 1.6 diesel (50,360) until a sudden event on M25 where we had to make it across three lanes and on to the hard shoulder when the oil light and then engine malfunction light came on.

 

Oil all over the back of the car. Have had warranty inspection which has found a blanking plug inside the rear of the engine has backed off/come loose, jammed flywheel and let all the oil out (at 70mph!). New engine, flywheel and clutch . . . . . . .

 

Anyone heard of this happening before.

 

Apologies for dramatic introduction. . . . . .



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

Is it the PSA 1.6 TDCI 90PS  engine?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

Report says it is a Ford Focus Style  cc 1560 TD 90



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

Ouch! my deepest sympathies!

 

I certainly havent heard of this one before! it sounds like a bad service at some point and its not been refitted properly!

 

Is it under warranty at all?



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:43 PM

Plug is inside at the rear of engine  and would not usually be touched especially for servicing. Warranty people ok and have granted full amount but still a very big bill to pay. Thought other Focus owners/engineers might have heard of this one before.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:15 AM

Heard of core plugs behind flywheel but not oil blanking plugs new one on me that

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:15 AM

Sounds like a blanking plug for the oil gallery, possibly?



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:25 AM

well its a good job the warranty is paying out, at least you get a nice shiny new engine! although inconvenient, consider the graces that you have that warranty if you didnt... I could only imagine how bad that would be!



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

Waiting for the repair quotes now . . . . . . . . . .



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

I recon your looking at about 2.5k!



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