EcoBoost Disappearing Coolant Problem
Are you considering buying a used Ford Escape or other model with the 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine? You just might want to be sure the model you are looking at is not one known to develop a blown head gasket problem; but rather, the model that has had the engine design changed to fix what has been a recurring problem.
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To help you understand the problem, a video released today from the FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel takes you through a discussion and demonstration of a 2.0 Liter EcoBoost engine with a blown head gasket problem between cylinders 2 and 3 on a 2017 Ford Escape with 110,000 miles on the odometer.
In the video, you will learn what exactly is the design failure of some 4-cylider EcoBoost engines, what years’ models are affected, and when and how Ford got around to designing a new improved block.
According to the host, these engines have been known to blow at around 30,000 miles and still be under warranty; however, many make it past the warranty period only to become an expensive problem for the owner.
That said, here is the video posted below that is well worth the 9 minutes spent watching and learning from it.
This is Why the Ford 1.5L 1.6L and 2.0L EcoBoost Engines are Gulping Coolant!
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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