Ecoboost 1.0 125Ps Engine Fragile?
Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:57 PM
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
Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:15 PM
I have a 2017 Fiesta ecoboost and absolutely love it.
Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:30 PM
Will quiz the dealer tomorrow, but he's an independent, so not sure I'll get much from that.
Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:21 PM
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
Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:45 PM
Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:01 PM
Yes, mine's a facelift Mk3.5 and has the new coolant pipes.
So far so good, it's running very well and the coolant level is fine (measured cold, and un-changed from when I picked up the car.)
Posted 01 October 2019 - 07:45 PM