Focus RS Broke down - fuming with Ford!

Focus RS Broke down - fuming with Ford!

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loose cannon

6,030 posts

244 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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roflbiggrin

Rawwr

22,722 posts

237 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Jeff_Enthused said:
Thanks for the sensible replies, dunno why some people have had a pop but some good helpful people so thank you!!

So yes it has been modded that's part of the prob cus I was told that mods are covered under warranty but now they are saying only mountune mods are covered under warranty. I went back to see the bloke yesterday (had to take the bus lol) and said ur taking me for a joker and he said its ford who are the jokers!

ANyway now I have to go and get it repaired indapendentlee but after I had a go at him he said he will pay half teh repair costs depending on how much it is so that good. So warning is stay awy from this RS it is doing my nut in already especially if it turns out that they go all jellied eel on the warranty trying to slide out of it! This is my inheritance that I wanted to put down on a proper hot hatch and enjoy good car and now Im regrettin it tbh when this is sorted out I might flog it and just get something else but at least I can laugh a bit cus I'm only paying half repairs and I got cheap deal I think so fairs fair.

Thank you everyone but please be careful about Ford! And this RS!
What fictional modifications were done to it, out of interest?

scottyfocus

155 posts

85 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Which MK Focus was it?

I'm not being funny but surely if it was a MK3, paying £15k for it...alarm bells would be ringing.

Ahbefive

11,657 posts

175 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Obviously a wind up thread. I'm sure that everyone knows that your warranty is voided once you modify a car depending on of the mod relates to the failure.

If it wasn't a wind up then OP, Ford are not the problem.

Ultrafunkula

997 posts

108 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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scottyfocus said:
Which MK Focus was it?

I'm not being funny but surely if it was a MK3, paying £15k for it...alarm bells would be ringing.
That depends, what's the WBAC valuation for one now?

VEA

4,785 posts

204 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Wow... just wow!

Jeff_Enthused

Original Poster:

48 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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scottyfocus said:
Which MK Focus was it?

I'm not being funny but surely if it was a MK3, paying £15k for it...alarm bells would be ringing.
I didnt pay £15k for it some other bloke said that not me.

Biker's Nemesis

39,320 posts

211 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Sometimes I read suff on here and I am genuinely gobsmacked. Thats all I can say really.

liner33

10,730 posts

205 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Probably only going to fail again after repair , there are fundamental issues with this engine imo

Krikkit

26,744 posts

184 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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liner33 said:
Probably only going to fail again after repair , there are fundamental issues with this engine imo
The issue looks to be the head gasket design, which is why there's a new one.

OP and subsequent posts are absolutely hilarious.

ferrisbueller

29,566 posts

230 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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An amazing thread on many levels.

indapendentlee

Durzel

12,356 posts

171 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Nickp82 said:
It's indapendantLee I feel sorry for, he has to pay half the repair bill and he didn't even do anything (assuming i have read this correctly?)
This had me chuckling for a good 5 minutes. Thanks.

Swampy1982

3,315 posts

114 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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this thread is far from over, keep us update when he pays the half fictional bill

liner33

10,730 posts

205 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Krikkit said:
liner33 said:
Probably only going to fail again after repair , there are fundamental issues with this engine imo
The issue looks to be the head gasket design, which is why there's a new one.

OP and subsequent posts are absolutely hilarious.
I think its more the open deck design of the block which allows the head to warp , no gasket can cope with the amount of movement reported, some say you can pass a penny through the gaps

I'm very keen that Ford do fix the issue though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nan3LURIq3k&t=...

Dave Hedgehog

14,656 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Jeff_Enthused said:
So yes it has been modded that's part of the prob cus I was told that mods are covered under warranty but now they are saying only mountune mods are covered under warranty. I went back to see the bloke yesterday (had to take the bus lol) and said ur taking me for a joker and he said its ford who are the jokers!

ANyway now I have to go and get it repaired indapendentlee but after I had a go at him he said he will pay half teh repair costs depending on how much it is so that good. So warning is stay awy from this RS it is doing my nut in already especially if it turns out that they go all jellied eel on the warranty trying to slide out of it!
Why should ford or any manufacturer cover a car that is modified and working outside of specification?

Its well documented that most manufacturers check for mods before carrying out work under warrantly, Audi had my RS in for 2 days for inspection for mods before agreeing to change the gearbox under warranty.

ferrisbueller

29,566 posts

230 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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liner33 said:
I think its more the open deck design of the block which allows the head to warp , no gasket can cope with the amount of movement reported, some say you can pass a penny through the gaps

I'm very keen that Ford do fix the issue though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nan3LURIq3k&t=...
So don't modify your car. Issue fixed.

Modify it and Ford are entitled to turn their back. Why is that unfair?

Evolved

3,599 posts

190 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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What I want to know is... did you kidnap independantLee’s children - if you did was he bothered, or does he really not care for them?

Without answers to these questions, it’s hard to pass judgement.

Edited to add, did you buy a family ticket for the return bus journey back from kidnapping?

ChilliWhizz

12,000 posts

164 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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My guess is Lee will be selling the kids to fund his half of the repair bill.

Andy OH

1,914 posts

253 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Jeff_Enthused said:
Thanks for the sensible replies, dunno why some people have had a pop but some good helpful people so thank you!!

So yes it has been modded that's part of the prob cus I was told that mods are covered under warranty but now they are saying only mountune mods are covered under warranty. I went back to see the bloke yesterday (had to take the bus lol) and said ur taking me for a joker and he said its ford who are the jokers!

ANyway now I have to go and get it repaired indapendentlee but after I had a go at him he said he will pay half teh repair costs depending on how much it is so that good. So warning is stay awy from this RS it is doing my nut in already especially if it turns out that they go all jellied eel on the warranty trying to slide out of it! This is my inheritance that I wanted to put down on a proper hot hatch and enjoy good car and now Im regrettin it tbh when this is sorted out I might flog it and just get something else but at least I can laugh a bit cus I'm only paying half repairs and I got cheap deal I think so fairs fair.

Thank you everyone but please be careful about Ford! And this RS!
Unless this is a complete wind up you really do need to seek some help, not from Ford but from a psychiatrist! My god man wake up!

liner33

10,730 posts

205 months

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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ferrisbueller said:
liner33 said:
I think its more the open deck design of the block which allows the head to warp , no gasket can cope with the amount of movement reported, some say you can pass a penny through the gaps

I'm very keen that Ford do fix the issue though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nan3LURIq3k&t=...
So don't modify your car. Issue fixed.

Modify it and Ford are entitled to turn their back. Why is that unfair?
Where did I say its unfair ?

Its not Fords fault its not covered under warranty but its a design fault that will possibly cause ongoing issues inside and outside of warranty. OP could well pay to have the engine repaired only for it to fail again immediately

I dont have one to modify, I dont own a FRS

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