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This is a discussion on Ford Focus RS engine problem confirmed to cause 'white smoke' within the News forums, part of the Site News category; normal combustion creates water and carbon dioxide. You can see it when it's cold out cause of condensation....

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    normal combustion creates water and carbon dioxide. You can see it when it's cold out cause of condensation.
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    Glad to see it acknowledged. Had mine serviced at 5000 miles, checked this past weekend and the coolant is significantly lower now. Currently at 7800 miles. I have not noticed the plume of white smoke, but it does seem to have a miss or something while idling. Whether hot or cold Nothing like I have seen in videos, but imagine it will get worse. 2017 with a 11 or 12/16 build date.

    So, take it in now, or wait and see if she pops?
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    the way i see things... stop checking your coolant and drive the car. if your engine blows smoke ford is going to fix it. i used to check my coolant every day and that just sucked so much fun out of driving the car. stop worrying about it. from the videos ive seen of the hg failure you will know the difference between condensation and that sweet sweet smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEEPTHELEG View Post
    the way i see things... stop checking your coolant and drive the car. if your engine blows smoke ford is going to fix it. i used to check my coolant every day and that just sucked so much fun out of driving the car. stop worrying about it. from the videos ive seen of the hg failure you will know the difference between condensation and that sweet sweet smoke.
    Yeah I agree. I check the coolant just like any other car... maybe every month or two. White smoke? I get that every time I start the car this time of year, so whatever. I just drive the car and enjoy it. If it blows, it blows. That would have happened whether I obsessed over it or not, so it’s not worth worrying about.
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    So if a recall is issued would there be a deadline for performing it? I think it would make sense to put as many miles on my apparently healthy engine as possible. I also don’t want to put my car down in the middle of race season for 6 weeks and then have to wait out another 1000 mile break in. My car works hard from March to October so if we could hold out until next winter that would be ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyraid View Post
    So if a recall is issued would there be a deadline for performing it? I think it would make sense to put as many miles on my apparently healthy engine as possible. I also don’t want to put my car down in the middle of race season for 6 weeks and then have to wait out another 1000 mile break in. My car works hard from March to October so if we could hold out until next winter that would be ideal.

    Just looking for some speculation!
    I would rather have my engine be fixed as soon as possible rather than waiting until it breaks for a fix. Also, I don't know if Ford is going to be replacing engines fully (I'm assuming that's what you think might be done since you said another 1,000 mile break in).
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    I speculate a TSB.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NitrousFocusRS View Post
    I would rather have my engine be fixed as soon as possible rather than waiting until it breaks for a fix. Also, I don't know if Ford is going to be replacing engines fully (I'm assuming that's what you think might be done since you said another 1,000 mile break in).
    Ya I was assuming a new engine if it’s just a gasket then I wouldn’t wait.

    Why wouldn’t you want to put “free” miles on your car if it’s running fine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyraid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NitrousFocusRS View Post
    I would rather have my engine be fixed as soon as possible rather than waiting until it breaks for a fix. Also, I don't know if Ford is going to be replacing engines fully (I'm assuming that's what you think might be done since you said another 1,000 mile break in).
    Ya I was assuming a new engine if it’s just a gasket then I wouldn’t wait.

    Why wouldn’t you want to put “free” miles on your car if it’s running fine?
    I totally agree that putting miles on an undamaged engine is fine. I just worry that I'm going to promote engine damage, and if the fix/TSB/recall/whatever only covers something like the head gasket or head and head gasket, I want the rest of my engine to have not been suffering from damage due to problems with the replaced parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoRS214 View Post
    I speculate a TSB.


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    Likewise - they're probably still figuring out the logistics of such a massive TSB....i'm assuming they'll have to do it by MY and VIN groups...or else the mad rush will be insane.
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