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Ecoboost 1.0 125Ps Engine Fragile?


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#1 purgeraptor

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

Picking my new to me 1.0 Zetec 125PS up tomorrow.
It's an April 2015 registered car with 37K miles on the clock.

Always wanted one of these, the looks, handling are great, and the quirky engine mixing fuel efficiency and performance appeals.

BUT.....just been reading horror stories on the Facebook Ecoboom site about coolant failures causing engine over-heating and damage, with many reporting new engines having to be fitted.

Getting worried now if I've made the right choice, so asking you all how common these issues are, or whether this is mainly lack of maintenance etc.
Has the engine been improved by Ford on the 2015 models?

Any opinions gratefully received.

I really want this car, but tomorrow is my last chance to pull out of the deal :(

#2 Mike11

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:15 PM

Ask them if any recalls have been completed, or even required on it. There was one for the degas hose but that mainly affected older engine models, pre 2014 I think. Worth asking anyway.

I have a 2017 Fiesta ecoboost and absolutely love it.

#3 purgeraptor

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:30 PM

Thanks will do.....I checked on the VOSA MOT site and it said that there were no outstanding recalls on it, but I know that is not always the case.

Will quiz the dealer tomorrow, but he's an independent, so not sure I'll get much from that.

Cheers

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:21 PM

Just put it through a 37.5K mile major service and VHC at a Ford dealer.
No issues identified, and no outstanding recalls or field service notifications.

Must admit it's running well, so just going to enjoy driving it and try to forget it could blow up at any time :)

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:28 PM

Sounds like a plan mate. Happy motoring.