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I currently have a 2015 focus with the 1.0 ecoboost. I was having some issues with it and long story short I figured out that it has a blown head gasket. I've tried to look around for information on removing the head and replacing the head gasket but there isn't much information out there on it. I was wondering if anyone has had to do this and if anyone knows about the specs/details/ any information on the process of removing the head and replacing the gasket.
 

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I'd get a second opinion/confirmation it IS blown, many think so and tear engines apart for nothing. That is very expensive work to do just on a guess.
 

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I currently have a 2015 focus with the 1.0 ecoboost. I was having some issues with it and long story short I figured out that it has a blown head gasket. I've tried to look around for information on removing the head and replacing the head gasket but there isn't much information out there on it. I was wondering if anyone has had to do this and if anyone knows about the specs/details/ any information on the process of removing the head and replacing the gasket.
A special tool is required to align the cams, only available from ford.
What lead you to come to the conclusion its blown and not cracked or some other issue?
Some of the older 1.0(pre15my) had cooling issues and gasket issues.
Shame, i have the service cd with the 1.0 information on it but cant access it currently(battery for computer bad with no charger) or i could post up the process for you.
 

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It's either a cracked head or head gasket and I'm leaning towards head gasket because it had coolant leaking into cylinder 1 and 2. Either way the head needs to come off. I've been able to find out that there are a few specialty tools needed for timing and a little about the teardown, but I haven't been able to find anything on putting everything back together and the torque specs everything.
 

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Ill see if i can get them for you from my service cd, cant promise though.
The ikea style "duuurrrp" instructions these things provide is so depressing, something important like torque specs seems to be absent from the illustrations.
A waste of money it was.
 

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Release fuel system pressure.
Drain cooling system.
Remove the turbocharger.
Remove the camshafts.
Release the coupler(on the right side of motor near the air filter housing)
Remove the bolts to the thermostat housing and position aside.
Remove valve tappets.
Remove and DISCARD the cylinder head bolts. They are sizes t10 and t50 torx.
Remove cylinder head and gasket.

Naturally, inspect the head for warpage/distortion.

When you reinstall the cylinder head only finger tighten the head bolts at first.
Torque in stages.
Stage 1) 89 in lbs(inch pounds not foot lbs)
Stage 2)30 ft lbs(now use foot lbs)
Stage 3) "loosen" 45° turn
Stage 4) tighten to 22 ft lbs
Stage 5) tighten 90° turn
Stage 6) tighten 90° turn

Thermostat housing bolts tighten to 89 in lbs.


Thats basically all it gives for such an important procedure.
 
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