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    The Cause of the Ford Focus RS Head Gasket Issues Has Been Discovered


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    don't think the head gasket will be the end of the rs problems.



    it's a completely open deck motor running serious power and stress and leaves it's self open to block problems , even the problematic ej25 has better cylinder support compared to the focus block. I'd be willing to bet that this is a panic fix from ford , probably would have been better off ignoring the problem like Subaru did

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    potential fix

    rumour mill still possibly but talk of a fix from ford being announced imminent, in next few days, all cars up to July 2017 build being brought in the replace head gasket at the minimum

    I went from the Subaru 2.5 block to this. I never had an issue with the sti and had for 6 years or so, albeit low mileage. not worried about it as I am assuming any issues will be sorted under warranty but lingering concerns likely to hit resale in the future if the fix proposed doesn’t sort.

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    but at least ford are admitting that there is an issue and are willing to resolve .

    Subaru still don't recognise the hg and crappy pistons as an issue 10 years on .
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    Iv been working for ford for 24 years, they always are upfront with customers, when a fix is engineered they will contact customers and sort it out iv no doubt on that and it will sort the issue. Ford provide an excellent warranty

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    Recall and hg replacement confirmed in the us now. I guess they’ll get around to Ireland soon fairly soon. just need to get the right garage to do the work next.

    Fair play to ford I guess for sorting head(no pun intended) on, though they probably didn’t have much choice if it’s an obvious manufacturing defect and has affected a reasonable number of low mileage cars

    Estimates of 5k plus cars in Uk alone, that’s gonna cost a lotta cash
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    There u go Paul



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