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Old 08-07-2015, 10:37 AM   #21
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Similar issue here. Oil leak big enough to scare me. When you look up into the engine bay from underneath, it looks like a murder scene. lol
My local dealer has been awesome since day one when I got the car. They have addressed 90% of the issues super well. The other 10% they have not been able to duplicate. But that's another story.

The leak is between the clutch and tranny area. They took the car in, tested it and they ordered me a replacement clutch, and when that gets here, they will replace the tranny seal, and fixed everything. Hopefully it will work, and the tranny feels better.

Sometimes on the onramps or passing cars on the interstate, when you hit the gas to go, it feels like it misses a gear and loses power. Scares the crap out of me. I am actually afraid to merge sometimes, thinking that it will lose power as I am crossing a main road.

The fun of playing Russian Roulette with a car. lol Maybe that will end once the new clutch gets here in 6-9 weeks (as I was told is the wait for the new parts) :(
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:59 AM   #22
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Well I had my 6th appointment to fix the leak a couple weeks ago. They ended up replacing the flex plate to crackshaft bolts. Jacked the car up last night to take a look and found that it is still leaking.
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Well I had my 6th appointment to fix the leak a couple weeks ago. They ended up replacing the flex plate to crackshaft bolts. Jacked the car up last night to take a look and found that it is still leaking.
Definitely go with a different dealer. They're jacking you around, when they should know full well about the leak at the bellhousing being evidence of a contaminated clutch pack that needs replacement.
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Well I had my 6th appointment to fix the leak a couple weeks ago. They ended up replacing the flex plate to crackshaft bolts. Jacked the car up last night to take a look and found that it is still leaking.
Can't imagine how that would help with an engine oil leak, and IF they really did that it would take trans. removal to do so.

Clutch pack to flex I've heard of with the engine/trans still hooked up, can't see how that would affect the engine oil leak either. Can't see how even if it was loose there that the crankshaft could wiggle enough to cause seepage.

on those characters, tooo many tries with no results.
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Well I had my 6th appointment to fix the leak a couple weeks ago. They ended up replacing the flex plate to crackshaft bolts. Jacked the car up last night to take a look and found that it is still leaking.
Replacing the flex plate bolts solve's the oil leak? How about the rear seal or the trans seal? Love to see how they would of fixed a oil leak on a 73, 60 or 64 Powerstroke. We'll just replace the flexplate bolts vs removing the bedplates & resealing them & then the pan & front & rear engine covers.
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Replacing the flex plate bolts solve's the oil leak? How about the rear seal or the trans seal? Love to see how they would of fixed a oil leak on a 73, 60 or 64 Powerstroke. We'll just replace the flexplate bolts vs removing the bedplates & resealing them & then the pan & front & rear engine covers.
They said that the oil was leaking because the bolts were maybe not torqued correctly, but obviously that wasn't the problem as the car is still leaking. They have already replaced the rear seal 3 times so I'm thinking that probably isn't the cause either.
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They said that the oil was leaking because the bolts were maybe not torqued correctly, but obviously that wasn't the problem as the car is still leaking. They have already replaced the rear seal 3 times so I'm thinking that probably isn't the cause either.

Take it to a different dealer... imo
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You could go to a different dealer to get a different interpretation of what is going on. I once had a turbocharged car that would "hunt" at idle and my dealer had my car for two weeks and could not figure it out. My dealer finally gave up and towed my car to a competing dealer who diagnosed the problem in less than an hour. It was drawing secondary air from a cracked rubber boot in the intake system.

If your dealer has actually replaced all the seals that they claim, I am leaning toward a porous engine block allowing oil to migrate through the casting. It is rare but it has happened to the Focus before. Honda and BMW have also had issues with this. Check this thread:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/g...d-block-4.html
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That was my thought early in the thread, sometimes you don't see what you aren't looking for.

Can't imagine doing the seal replacement wrong repeatedly, it's often a problem & doesn't always go well - but not three times!
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Well, I got my car back from my 7th service appointment a couple weeks ago, and the car is still leaking. When I picked the car up the shop foreman at Beechmont Ford said there was no evidence of an oil leak anywhere, and that the oil dripping from the bottom of the bell housing must be residual oil from the last time it was serviced because perhaps the mechanic didn't clean it up properly after my last service appt. So they cleaned everything thoroughly and said I should not be seeing anymore signs of a leak. But...

2 weeks later - STILL LEAKS! Oil is still dripping down from the bottom of the bell housing.

I suppose I'll look into having it serviced somewhere else. There isn't really any other convenient dealerships near me, but at this point I have zero confidence in Beechmont Ford being able to fix this.
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