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I have a ford fiesta petrol 1.6 sxi which has done only 36000km,i got lpg fitted after a month oil started leaking through air inlet which goes from air filter to engine,initially machnic diognised head gaskit leak and changed it but it continue to leak and when falls on engine gives smoke. I am told by authorided dealer that it is becouse of lpg and now engine needs to be opened and may cost one lakh rupees,can you help me what should i do?
By Parambal 05 May 2009

My heart felt condolences for the state of your engine, did you get the LPG kit fitted from an authorized guy and if so catch hold of him, this is also the first instance where i have heard of something of this sort on LPG run very well and some of friends in the office have clocked a lot more mileage than you have and their engines are healthy,somehow im not convinced that the LPG is the cause of this happening,when the oil rings fail then the car gives out smoke, the oil coming out of the airfilter shows back pressure in the engine and the only remedy would be a engine overhaul.

Answer by Dhananjay 05 May 2009

tough question........this ford cars are very expencive. After buying maitainence is too high.
Better get it checked with some other mechanic.
Dont take any fast decision.

Answer by Anoup 05 May 2009
Expert`s comment:

The problem seems to be mainly because of LPG kit. Get the Kit removed and check. Complete engine overhauling is not necessary at the moment.
Plz let us know the condition with out LPG.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 05 May 2009

even i really suffered with my feista thou it has done only 20000 km company people won't listen to you they will charge you unneccessarily . first get the guy from whom you have fitted it because problem have occured from there or get a good expert mechanic who can help you.

Answer by Pankaj Shah 05 May 2009
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