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Ford Focus 1.6T Ecoboost Coolant Leak

Ford Focus 1.6T Ecoboost Coolant Leak

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Teebs

Original Poster:

1,572 posts

138 months

Wednesday 13th September
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Hi all

61 plate, 1.6T Ecoboost, done 61k.

Started with coolant leaking after being run for a while, topped back up and no leaks appear.

A search suggests the Thermostat housing needs replacing. Does anyone have any experience of the above? Hopefully it's not the same issues that some of the 1.0 Ecoboost engines have suffered

Thanks in advance

GreenV8S

24,877 posts

207 months

Wednesday 13th September
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I don't know that engine so I have no idea how common it is to leak at the stat housing, but there are so many ways for the cooling system to leak that I'd prefer to track the leak down before trying to fix it. If the leak is temperature sensitive a cold pressure test might not show it, but that would be the first thing I'd try.

StoatInACoat

1,064 posts

108 months

Thursday 14th September
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You should be able to see where it's leaked with a torch and some fiddling. Take any plastic covers off, trace all hoses and look for a powdery white residue on all joints and around the housing/radiator.

Teebs

Original Poster:

1,572 posts

138 months

Thursday 14th September
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Thanks all, we're going to get it looked at.


packman10_4

232 posts

117 months

Friday 15th September
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I think im right in saying Ford knows about this problem .... give your stealer sorry dealer a ring and ask the question think there is a recall on some hose or something similar ...
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Teebs

Original Poster:

1,572 posts

138 months

Friday 15th September
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packman10_4 said:
I think im right in saying Ford knows about this problem .... give your stealer sorry dealer a ring and ask the question think there is a recall on some hose or something similar ...
Thanks, tried that and they maintained no recalls were outstanding..