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This is a discussion on "I'm getting my head gasket fixed" MEGATHREAD within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Originally Posted by icaRuS Got my RS back from the dealership for the headgasket replacement and this is how much coolant they put in...very confidence ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icaRuS View Post
    Got my RS back from the dealership for the headgasket replacement and this is how much coolant they put in...very confidence inspiring.Attachment 266625

    Being pro-active .
    They want to make sure that if you get coolant in your cylinders, you feed them plenty *rofl*

    I also believe the Min and Max markings mean something else for that dealer!

    On a coolant note, has anyone tried one that has a higher evaporation point?
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    I finally received the call yesterday (after two weeks of silence) to find out that I was waiting on parts. Tried to call back but was unable to reach the service advisor so I drove to the dealer. Found the service advisor and asked if the pressure test was completed, when, and what was the result since the message I received made no mention of this. Was told that Dewey failed with a 4.5lbs pressure drop. I was sorta surprised that the test was done since I went by the dealership three time in two weeks to see that Dewey never moved from his parking space and his front wheels where still turned to the right. So I was then told that the pressure test was completed out in the parking lot of the dealership behind the garage. The service advisor seemed to be a little irritated with me when I asked if the cylinders were checked for coolant and if the cylinders were scored while using a boroscope since she had to call back to the Tech about this. I then asked for the headgasket once the head is removed and was told that Ford wants it so I asked for a clear photo of the headgasket and the block with the head removed for my records. Was assured that this would happen along with catching an oil sample for Blackstone Labs, and using hand tools on my Titanium lug nuts. Am I asking for too much with this FSA? I had this feeling based upon the speech pattern of the Service Advisor as our conversation continued. Another note, I was told that I won't be getting fuel lines or any other adjustments to the FSA that have been mentioned here in the forum. It appears that Ford is asking a lot of question since they're still diagnosing this issue on a car by car basis. Later I was assured by the Service Manager that the block and cylinders would be checked again once the head was removed for coolant and scoring. I'm curious, if the headgasket kit is now on order but during the breakdown of the head, coolant is found, will the head kit be ordered......taking even more time? Well, at least I still have the loaner for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icaRuS View Post
    Got my RS back from the dealership for the headgasket replacement and this is how much coolant they put in...very confidence inspiring.Attachment 266625
    Hhhmmm. They didn't fill it up to the cap?
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    My Baby Beast was dropped off last night for the pressure test...
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    Ted Britt

    Quote Originally Posted by Shdobxr View Post
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    Ted Britt in Chantilly, va. I dropped it off Monday before last. Haven't heard anything about the status of the car. If I don't get something back tomorrow the service manager and I will have a talk.

    Appreciative of the loaner.

    But at this rate I'd take a used 2015 Stang and be done with this. Still making payments on car that has been unavailable for use over a month if you count the issues with the PTU leak.

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    I dropped mine off @ Tedd Britt Tuesday of this week. I as told I'd get a status update this Monday, Presidents Day. I was given an initial status update that my car would need the gasket and new head. Did you at least get a status update for what the repair would be? Is yours one of the nitrous blue ones, lined up on the parking by Stonecroft Blvd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey302 View Post
    I dropped mine off @ Tedd Britt Tuesday of this week. I as told I'd get a status update this Monday, Presidents Day. I was given an initial status update that my car would need the gasket and new head. Did you at least get a status update for what the repair would be? Is yours one of the nitrous blue ones, lined up on the parking by Stonecroft Blvd?
    Hey Monk, mine is the FW. Yeap same stonecroft location. No update at all from the dealer.
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    Hey guys, so I just spoke with the service manager at the quirk ford in Quincy ma, and he said that my car failed the pressure test and that the mechanic did a borescope and found no leaking into any cylinder heads and proceeded to tell me that I'm only getting a HG replacement along with the additional fuel line parts that were added to the recall. I thought if it failed the test that I would need a new Cylinder block?? Should I call ford customer service? Also this dealership is huge and they are super busy with repairs and I feel like he's lying to me cause he was sort of hesitant to respond and clearly has no clue about the motors he just picks up the phone and points fingers. He also said that the added fuel line parts are on Backorder. Oh and when I asked him how much pressure I lost he had no clue? Now I'm starting to get pissed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I finally received the call yesterday (after two weeks of silence) to find out that I was waiting on parts. Tried to call back but was unable to reach the service advisor so I drove to the dealer. Found the service advisor and asked if the pressure test was completed, when, and what was the result since the message I received made no mention of this. Was told that Dewey failed with a 4.5lbs pressure drop. I was sorta surprised that the test was done since I went by the dealership three time in two weeks to see that Dewey never moved from his parking space and his front wheels where still turned to the right. So I was then told that the pressure test was completed out in the parking lot of the dealership behind the garage. The service advisor seemed to be a little irritated with me when I asked if the cylinders were checked for coolant and if the cylinders were scored while using a boroscope since she had to call back to the Tech about this. I then asked for the headgasket once the head is removed and was told that Ford wants it so I asked for a clear photo of the headgasket and the block with the head removed for my records. Was assured that this would happen along with catching an oil sample for Blackstone Labs, and using hand tools on my Titanium lug nuts. Am I asking for too much with this FSA? I had this feeling based upon the speech pattern of the Service Advisor as our conversation continued. Another note, I was told that I won't be getting fuel lines or any other adjustments to the FSA that have been mentioned here in the forum. It appears that Ford is asking a lot of question since they're still diagnosing this issue on a car by car basis. Later I was assured by the Service Manager that the block and cylinders would be checked again once the head was removed for coolant and scoring. I'm curious, if the headgasket kit is now on order but during the breakdown of the head, coolant is found, will the head kit be ordered......taking even more time? Well, at least I still have the loaner for the time being.

    Blows my mind that Dewey failed and yet my blue bimbo passed and I drive her like a strung out Russian chick. I'm still waiting on a status of the HG and when I can bring in my RS for the HG replacement.

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    @Hoonigan You're being reasonable.
    @Stealth_RS Their assessment is correct. Borescope finds no coolant in cylinders, HG only. Under no circumstances do you get a new block.

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    Listed my name at two local dealerships. The first told me parts are all on back order and two cars were already in the shop waiting (I believe I've discovered these two are actually stock units that haven't been sold yet. Apparently that's more of a priority for them...)

    I was told I could drop the car off for the pressure test (overnight) and then could come and get the car and wait for parts (could be "weeks")
    The second dealership put me on a list for a loaner. Once they get a loaner for me I can bring the car in and drop it off for the test. Then parts would be ordered.

    This all seems like a real cluster&*^$. I wonder if it would have hurt Ford to have just stocked these parts ahead of announcing the FSA....

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