This is a discussion on Post head gasket install review and other issues thread within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Guess I should chime in here. Nearly 33k miles on the car right now. Recall was performed last year (February?) at probably near 20k miles. ...
Guess I should chime in here. Nearly 33k miles on the car right now. Recall was performed last year (February?) at probably near 20k miles. It passed the pressure test and they only replaced the gasket.
Nearly two weeks ago I was met with some misfire on a cold start. Hit or mess whether it would happen each time, but now it is consistent. Just enough white smoke on startup to tell it isn't condensation and coolant level has begun to drop. I'll be taking it in to the dealership tomorrow if possible. Seems pretty clear that the HG has failed.
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2016 FOCUS RS
Forged 19" Cup 2's
HG Rev C 11.10.18
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Is the dealership supposed to replace the spark plugs when they change a head, head gasket?
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The plugs in 2 and 3 both show signs of carbon tracking and contamination but were not replaced. Car got progressively rougher when cold and developed intermittent rough running. Replacement with Denso ITV22's solved the problem. The new plugs read correctly as to heat range and lack of detonation. No new signs of cylinder contamination are present. Car goes in Tuesday for front cover oil leak and I will be taking the issue up with the shop manager. Hope he knows as much as he professes about tuning as I was tuning race engines before he was born! I just find using a computer more convenient than rejetting Holleys, Webers and SU's. FYI my car has never been tuned since it's my daily driver and I have other toys to play with.
You can add me to the list of dead after HG install. Had it done last summer at about 22k. Noticed loss in power from day one. Started getting misfires under wot in 3rd and up at 25k. Started losing coolant at 30k took it to the dealer last week. They called today, hairline crack in the block. Ford denied. Tune+ with mild 93 tune. Car had zero issues prior to getting HG done. Not sure what I can do at this point besides eat the loss.