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faltskog5450

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Ford Focus 1.6 Studio Eco Massive Engine Problems

27 March 2014 - 03:20 PM

Hi all,

 

This problem has been causing us headaches and wondering if their is a common problem with the engine.  The car has been fitted with a replacement engine prior to the purchase by our local garage.  

 

The heaters will not work, the engine is making a horrendous noise, it originally blew the pipe off, the engine is over heating, it is loosing water, but from where we have no idea.  And the water is a murky grey colour.

 

It has had the thermostat changed as our mechanic thought it was that.  he drove many many miles on it and it didn't cause one problem, it passed it's MOT, and after getting it back has started all over again.

 

 

Our mechanic is totally and utterly confused by the whole thing, hence the reason I am wondering has anyone ever had the same problem.  the first time it did this, the whole engine shut down.

 

I'm nit wanting to try loads of different problem solving.  Just would love to hear from anyone who has had the same problem, and how did they solve it.  We are n a really tight time scale

 

Thanks


Looking For A Full G8Db Engine

26 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

Hi, can any recommend where we can purchase a decent price G8DB engine on a lowish mileage.

We have to replace the replacement engine that the dealer put in before it was purchased last year, and it failing after 20 weeks into the purchase. We have been advised to go for like for like, so it will be a G8DB.

Because the car is on a personal loan, with hefty payments, my daughter and her partner are really struggling to get the money for the replacement engine (it failed on the home journey from hospital with a new baby), We are paying for it to be replaced which is financially killing us, but they have had not car for months and we have to do something to help them.

We need a full engine apparently, but we were led to believe that they were cheaper than they are. I have read so many utterly horror stories, and they can't afford to throw more money away after being totally stitched up with this car!

We live in Aberdeenshire and this ads even more problems, as there are not many engine suppliers up here.

The replacement engine we are replacing only had 55k, so it would be nice to try to get something similar.

The car is a Ford Focus Studio 1.6 Diesel 2008, and the replacement engine is an G8DB from a 2009 car with 55k miles on it.

All help is so gratefully accepted

HM

Looking For A Full G8Db Engine

26 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

Hi, can any recommend where we can purchase a decent price G8DB engine on a lowish mileage.

 

We have to replace the replacement engine that the dealer put in before it was purchased last year, and it failing after 20 weeks into the purchase.  We have been advised to go for like for like, so it will be a G8DB.

 

Because the car is on a personal loan, with hefty payments, my daughter and her partner are really struggling to get the money for the replacement engine (it failed on the home journey from hospital with a new baby),  We are paying for it to be replaced which is financially killing us, but they have had not car for months and we have to do something to help them.

 

We need a full engine apparently, but we were led to believe that they were cheaper than they are.  I have read so many utterly horror stories, and they can't afford to throw more money away after being totally stitched up with this car!

 

We live in Aberdeenshire and this ads even more problems, as there are not many engine suppliers up here.

 

The replacement engine we are replacing only had 55k, so it would be nice to try to get something similar.

 

The car is a Ford Focus Studio 1.6 Diesel 2008, and the replacement engine is an G8DB from a 2009 car with 55k miles on it.

 

All help is so gratefully accepted

 

HM


Trying To Find Replacement Engine For An Studio Eco 1.6 Diesel Focus

25 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

Hi All

 

Looking for a replacement engine for our car and an engine supplier has just thrown a spanner in the works.

 

The Car in Question is a Ford Focus 2008 Studio 1.6 Diesel Eco, £30 a year tax.

 

It was replaced with a 2009 G8DB engine by the garage we bought it from.  We were always led to believe that the original engine was a 2008 G8DA.  But I have received a phone call from an engine dealer telling me it shouldn't be a G8DA/B, it should actually be a CCDB

 

I have searched CCDB and everywhere is bringing up that it is for a Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel Studio Eco Car.

 

Does anyone know how I can find out of a G8DA and G8DB are eco engines, as a CCDB does appear to be.

 

I thought this would be a really straight forward job, but clearly it isn't.  And firstly did the garage who replaced the engine put the wrong engine in it, and secondly, is the car now not an eco £30 tax car?  

 

Thanks

 

HM


Ford Focus 1.6 Studio Eco Engine Which Blew Pipe Off

25 February 2014 - 08:38 AM

Hi All,

 

Our daughter bought a car in May last year.  20 weeks after purchase, after no problems with it, the car failed and could not be driven any where.  On inspection it had blown the hose off.  The garage they had purchased it from were utterly useless, saying it was probably the head gasket.  They had installed a scrap yard engine after they had bought it as they said it had a knock on it.  Although the previous owners said the problem was a lack of pressure and they had sold it through the auctions.

 

The engine was originally a G8DA. There car being a 90ps 2008.  The replacement is a G8DB and came from a Ford Focus 110ps 2009.

 

We have had it to many many garages who will not look at it, let alone fix it after hearing of the scenario.  And finally were told yesterday it probably isn't the cylinder head and the only way to go is buying a replacement engine and have that installed.   Now I am sure everyone can understand this is turning out to be a really expensive car with a hefty car loan still running for the next 2 1/2 years and a new born baby coming home from hospital the day it broke down!

 

There are a lot of replacement engines out there ranging in price.  Should it be a bare engine or should it come with it's turbo, pump and injectors and we start again!  The selling garage will not give any information regarding the previous engine even after a solicitors letter.  They didn't even change the log book, and the receipt still had the old engine number on it!

 

So we have to move on and do as best as we can.  So 'Bare or Full'?  We have a friend who is a mechanic who is fitting it, and we are paying them as my daughter and her partner cannot afford both the engine and the fitting.  Because of where we live, we seem to have very few options.  And this is so frustrating.

 

Thanks for your time

 

HM