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Engine Rebuild 1.6 Ecoboost JQDB 2011


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Hello,

I've been searching the forums but cannot seem to find if anyone has had their 1.6 Ecoboost rebuilt/reconditioned. My car lost compression in cylinder 3 about a month ago and the garage has had the head off today saying that the piston is loose within the cylinder. 

I assume that it needs a rebuild, top and bottom, but would like this done by a specialist or a trusted garage (not some dodgy eBay seller offering full rebuilds!!).

 

Any help would be great. 

Car details: Ford Focus Titanium X 2011 1.6 Ecoboost - Candy Red

I might start breaking the car myself if it is too much to repair. I think it was a dealer special as it has every option including a sun roof and the 5 spoke 18" alloys

Or anyone want to make me an offer on it, HAHA.

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12 hours ago, MartinX said:

saying that the piston is loose within the cylinder. 

I'd love to see a video of that. Even when piston rings are broken or cylinders are well worn I've never known it to be possible to say the piston is loose or is it they have measured the bore?

Anyhow, back to the more important point, should you spend around £2000+++ to have the engine rebuilt or should you just replace it with one from a scrapyard ?

It depends on how good the overall condition the rest of the car is, and how long you intend to keep it after getting it repaired.

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14 hours ago, unofix said:

I'd love to see a video of that. Even when piston rings are broken or cylinders are well worn I've never known it to be possible to say the piston is loose or is it they have measured the bore?

Anyhow, back to the more important point, should you spend around £2000+++ to have the engine rebuilt or should you just replace it with one from a scrapyard ?

It depends on how good the overall condition the rest of the car is, and how long you intend to keep it after getting it repaired.

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I have had the car serviced every year, cam-belt was done early a couple of years ago. The car is still in excellent condition apart from a dent an ambulance put in the rear wheel arch. 

If I get it repaired I'd probably keep it for a few more years, but fearing that the engine may go again (even though it has been fine for 11 years), and depending on whether its a rebuild done by someone "trusted" or an engine off eBay with a warranty that is worth bugger all. 

 

Its a shame as I really like the car, its put me off Ecoboosts, really wanted an ST after this, not sure now. 

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My thoughts would be get the cheapest repair done that's possible. If that's a second hand engine off eBay then so be it. If you can get back up and running for under £2K then move it on to one of the many car buying companies.

As long as you get more for it running, taking in to account the repair cost than you would selling it as a none runner then you kind of won 🤔

The ST models seem less prone to going 'boom' than others. Why that is I'm not sure, but I'd only buy one with a full Ford service history.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I'm now selling this on eBay as is. I have also put an advert in the selling forum. Contact me if you are interested, or for more pictures. 

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