The VIN detail in OASIS will have the original engine and trans serial numbers. Ford has a Low Time In Service (LTIS) program for early powertrain failures. If the failure falls within the program guidelines, like all of these so far, there's really no teardown done. Most have to be disassembled to the point of failure and a cost cap performed to determine if it's a repair or replace situation.thx, have been thinking of this and how to do it
the 'unknowns' that we can reach via B6g are line #'s - 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 18, & 19
(#20 is already working it)
trouble is their failed engines are prob gone by now - maybe they still have their original engine ser# ? - if not, a Ford rep would need to lookup using their VIN - so we'd have to recommend a rep for them to contact - @mpeugeot has been recommending people to contact @flip
you might try contacting this new one - via his update thread
8) @Lance103222 - engine fail Dec 23
- just went in the shop - prob still has original engine -
- others already asked him - no response I've seen -
Can you share any photos of the borescope findings?So far I've had two techs borescope the failures and said the dropped valve appeared to be fully intact, even though its wadded up in the cylinder or imbedded in the piston.
Likewise, can you share a screenshot of your technician’s detailed write-up?The biggest thing is I had a meticulous mechic who document like a dissertation what he saw from the old engine
Nope. These were just messages back and forth, no pics, just a description. If, God forbid, we have one fail, I'll have my engine guy do a teardown and document.Can you share any photos of the borescope findings?
Likewise, can you share a screenshot of your technician’s detailed write-up?
Impossible to say at this point...that's kinda what we are aiming to sort out. Generally if a engine component was manufactured wrong, there is NOTHING that will change the outcome...babying it won't help, beating it won't hurt.Im within the questionable build range (september production) and have 6700 miles on mine currently, no issues to date.
Curious if the faulty components are destined to fail or if certain conditions increase the likelihood. I changed oil twice already, took it easy for the first ~1000 miles.
OverviewThere was an image of a bashed sparkplug and the bore scope from inside the cylinder. A tech is going to have to take several steps to identify a bad engine and part of that would lead to identifying the cylinder in question. It's also important to note which valve is dropping, intake or exhaust.
Poor valve quality or mechanical valve train components would distribute to both engine banks, depending on assembly practices.
Do we know if this is an interference engine? Cam phasers could be playing a part in this as well.