Not All EcoBoost Engines are Made Equal
For the most part, the Ford EcoBoost found in many models has proven overall to be a good and reliable engine. However, due to design engineers trying to improve on a design that already works to improve its performance, it can sometimes turn into one of those “the best laid plans of mice and men” type of thing.
According to a recent Ford Tech Makuloco YouTube video, that apparently is what has happened and is affecting many Ford owners requiring an engine replacement even before the vehicle has many miles on it.
According to a Ford Technical Service Bulletin dated June of this year shown by the host, Ford acknowledges that some of their models with the 4-cylinder 2.0 L EcoBoost engine are experiencing a common problem of coolant escaping into the cylinders manifesting as white smoke, engine misfiring, loss of coolant and engine overheating. Essentially what is happening is that cracks in the block between cylinders are forming and leading to a blown engine.
Ford Models Affected
The TSB lists the following affected vehicles:
One of the following vehicles with a 2.0 L EcoBoost engine:
• 2015-2018 Edge
• 2017-2019 Fusion/MKZ (Lincoln) built on or before 8-April-2019
• 2017-2019 Escape built on or before 16-May-2019
• 2017-2019 MKC (Lincoln) built on or before 18-April-2019
What’s Going On?
To understand just what changes were made to the EcoBoost engine that led to the problem, here is a video posted below that is well worth understanding why the problem occurred and what has been done to correct the design problem so as not to misunderstand the reliability of the EcoBoost engine model and miss out on some otherwise good used cars with an EcoBoost engine.
Ford 2.0L EcoBoost Engine Misfire and Coolant Consumption Issue Fix!
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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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