I was wondering if anyone else has had any issues with their Ecoboost engines when it comes to black smoke at start up? I’ve got the 1.5 182bhp 4-cylinder in my ST-Line X that I picked up last Friday.
When I start it from cold, it kicks out a load of black smoke. If you rev it, a load more comes out, but just the once. After that there’s no smoke, and it runs fine. Engine doesn’t sound like it’s struggling, and it pulls fine.
I’ve taken it back to Ford, who have checked the engine over, and they’ve said nothings wrong with it at all. Apparently all seals are fine, oil level is fine, plugs are clean. They’ve said the engine is fine in every way. They’re blaming it on a dodgy batch of fuel.
I’m hoping someone else has had this problem, or has any ideas about what it could be?
Thanks for your help, and I hope I’ve posted in the right place!