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Old 01-06-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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6k mile 2013 Focus

Just curious if there have been any recalls on the valve cover gasket.
Been noticing a film of oil deposit around where the Intake manifold
meets the block.

I have the basic Duratec Motor with close to 6k miles automatic.
First Oil change was done at 3,200 miles still pending
its 2nd one. the miles on the car are from city driving work home stores etc
driven by my wife...she has a light foot very reserved good driver

However wat ive been noticing is a strange noise around the throttle.
As if the oil is not lubricating properly around the camshaft.
its always there never goes away...cold or warm engine.
I am set to take it to the dealer this week to have it revised.
i checked the dipstick and it was missing about 1/3 of a quart. No leaks
anywhere or on the ground. Still havent gotten underneath the engine tho.


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Hey, so your being vague, and I have no idea... My car did at first burn some oil especially the regular ford motor oil, this happened until I had about 25k km. I have now 43k km and not burning a drop that I can notice as well that I switched to synthetic, I believe its like a $5 difference if you've purchased the extended service plan.
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I have a 2013 and I havent noticed any issues. I also did change my oil over to synthetic after about 1500 miles. No issues since
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When I first bought my focus I checked my oil periodically and notice it was burning oil but after the second oil change at 8000 miles all is better now and burns zero oil... switching to Mobile1 on the next oil change
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Been noticing a film of oil deposit around where the Intake manifold
meets the block....

No leaks anywhere or on the ground.
It is unlikely you would see leaks on the ground because of the aeroshield covering the bottom of the engine compartment. When you drop the cover for the next oil change, you can inspect it to see if it is oil soaked.

Can you post a picture of your intake manifold? There is another thread about the valve cover leak:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...lve+cover+leak
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my '12 focus hasn't burned a drop of oil (or at least any that can be detected on the dip stick) in 10k miles so far... fingers crossed.
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However wat ive been noticing is a strange noise around the throttle. As if the oil is not lubricating properly around the camshaft. its always there never goes away...cold or warm engine. I am set to take it to the dealer this week to have it revised. i checked the dipstick and it was missing about 1/3 of a quart. No leaks anywhere or on the ground. Still havent gotten underneath the engine tho.
Hey xXGhosTBirDXx,

Shoot me a PM with your VIN; I'll check for any active recalls. Also, let me know when you head into the dealer and I'll look into possible avenues of assistance.

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It is unlikely you would see leaks on the ground because of the aeroshield covering the bottom of the engine compartment. When you drop the cover for the next oil change, you can inspect it to see if it is oil soaked.

Can you post a picture of your intake manifold? There is another thread about the valve cover leak:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...lve+cover+leak
Here is another thread where I shared info on my "on-going" leak repair.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=306659&page=5
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WOW!! thanks guys for all the prompt replies.
guess i aint the only one with this issue especially
those dudes in the forum link that Wavsine posted geeez!!
Mr.Ford Rep ill shoot you with that VIN when i wake up
as i am ready to sleep while reading this

Those pictures in that other thread looks just like my leak.
Tomorrow ill take sum pix and repost.
i could not find a recall online and will be investigating
this issue this week. I am disappointed then again
cars arent made like the old days


well im assuming the dealer would be using like Motorcraft Synthetic...but im
not so much worried about brand of oil wether Mobil 1 Valvoline or Castrol.
im concerned with the gasket material & assembly procedure.
Also interested in narrowing down the torque value in those bolts.

And me before i change my oil ill pour 1.5oz of Seafoam in the crankcase and drive a lil.
then empty it out, refill and watch the oil stay cleaner longer. Great product to dissolve
sludge & oil globules that have settled all within the engine.
on & off use sum Lucas Oil Stabilizer too
(got a 1994 Lincoln Towncar with 234,xxx miles and still running like a champ
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WOW!! thanks guys for all the prompt replies.
guess i aint the only one with this issue especially
those dudes in the forum link that Wavsine posted geeez!!
Mr.Ford Rep ill shoot you with that VIN when i wake up
as i am ready to sleep while reading this

Those pictures in that other thread looks just like my leak.
Tomorrow ill take sum pix and repost.
i could not find a recall online and will be investigating
this issue this week. I am disappointed then again
cars arent made like the old days


well im assuming the dealer would be using like Motorcraft Synthetic...but im
not so much worried about brand of oil wether Mobil 1 Valvoline or Castrol.
im concerned with the gasket material & assembly procedure.
Also interested in narrowing down the torque value in those bolts.

And me before i change my oil ill pour 1.5oz of Seafoam in the crankcase and drive a lil.
then empty it out, refill and watch the oil stay cleaner longer. Great product to dissolve
sludge & oil globules that have settled all within the engine.
on & off use sum Lucas Oil Stabilizer too
(got a 1994 Lincoln Towncar with 234,xxx miles and still running like a champ
Do what you wish, but I would stay away from oil additives like Seafoam or Lucas Oil Stabilizer unless it was for an old and abused engine. With reasonable oil change intervals, there's no reason to use them in a newish Focus and, as Ford specifically advises not to use oil additives, you could set yourself up for warranty problems.
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