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  1. Focus 1.6Tdci Engine Failure

    Hi All Wondering if anyone has had there engine blow completely on a Focus 1.6TDCi ? Mine is a 2007 model Zetec which has been serviced regularly by Ford Dealer since new. It has 79k on clock ive had it since 9k In fact I spent £800 on it last week having the 4 year+ minor service plus new brakes and 4 new tyres. Earlier this week I travelled 80 miles on motorway with no problems running very well infact I then pulled off motorway and noticed it was not picking up properly there was no warning lights and temp was normal I pulled in a layby and smoke/steam starting coming out from under the bonnet As had just been serviced had the Ford 12 months cover so they towed me to the nearest ford dealer in Carlisle and I got a free hire car. They told me the engine has failed and would be a charge to strip engine which I agreed. once done a hole was found in the head and the engine had completely failed and would be thousands to fix so its having to be scrapped as was worth far less than the repairs. Anyone else seen this ? Both the Carlisle dealer and my regular ford dealer say it would not be picked up on service last week and nothing they have done would have caused it any mechanics out there advise ?