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Offline Ian Welsh

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Oil leak
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:26:37 PM »
I have a May built 2016 Ecoboost with just 14000 kms - it has developed a rear main oil seal leak - the local Ford man replaced the seal but next morning oil under car--  the seal has now been replaced FOUR (yes FOUR times) over seven days - it leaks overnight while the car is just sitting  on the workshop floor !

Interesting but practical comments appreciated
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Offline Dwayne

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Re: Oil leak
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 02:00:44 PM »
I'd be asking for a replacement car if they can't fix it after 4 attempts.

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Re: Oil leak
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 09:47:44 AM »
Dwayne

I have actually thought about that

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Re: Oil leak
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 11:34:15 PM »
I'd be asking for a replacement car if they can't fix it after 4 attempts.

Can't imagine Ford would ever offer that.  Best I think you could push for would be a new engine.
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Re: Oil leak
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »
the seal has now been replaced FOUR (yes FOUR times) over seven days - it leaks overnight while the car is just sitting  on the workshop floor !

I am by no means a mechanic or engineer, but to me that sounds like either staggering incompetence in the dealership service department (and I doubt that is the case to be honest), or there is a very unusual flaw in the way the two metal surfaces contact the seal.

My money would be on the new engine.

I should add my 2015 GT developed an oil leak that had wisps of smoke coming up from under the bonnet. Called the dealer who seemed familiar with the issue. Car taken to service the following day and fixed first go. It has been 2 years and no further oil dramas thankfully.

 

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