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HI ALL I HAVE FORD FIESTA 1.6 SXI PETROL 2006 MODEL AND DONE 36000KM. I GOT AUTHORISED LPG KIT FITTED BY EXPERT. AFTER DRIVING APPX 5-700KM, EXPERIENCED SMOKE COMING FROM ENGINE WHICH WAS COZ OF ENGINE OIL BEING DROPPED ON ENGINE AND EXHAUST. GOT THE PROBLEM DIAGONIDED FORM FORD DEALER, IT WAS NOTICED THE OIL IS COMING THROUGH PIPE WHICH IS ATTCHED FROM ENGINE TO AIR FILTER COZ OF BACK PRESSURE AND ITS COZ OF LPG. I GOT THE KIT REMOVED BUT OIL STILL DROPPING.NOW FORD GUYS SAY ENINGE NEEDS TO BE OPEND AS RINGS OR PISTON MAY HAVE GONE. EXPRNDITURE APPX 1LAC WHICH IS TO MUCH. CAN ANY ONE ONE HELP ME AS TO WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE COUSE AND WHAT HUD I DO NOW?

By PARAMBAL WARRAICH on May 22, 2009

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  • An engine overhaul as mentioned will cost max 25k depending on the cost of components. My M800 cost me 13k. But at 36000 kms there is little need or chance for an overhaul. Oil driping from the head is due to a faulty rubber seal ring, not the piston rings. The service guys are trying to rip you. Take a second , third or even a tenth opinion if needed. If it really turns out to be a need for engine overhaul, demand a discount from Ford directly as overhauls are done mostly above 1lac kms unless the engine overheated and was driven that way for long hours.
    Answer by Sanket on May 23, 2009

  • i think i wrote to you earlier and told you that the oil rings seem to have failed, you should definitly take a few more opinions before you go in for and engine overhaul...
    Answer by Dhananjay on May 23, 2009

  • Expert Hi,
    First let the Head assy be removed and checked properly for exact cause of oil leakage.Later only mechanic can decide upon opening the Pistons.

    Answer by Shiva Shankar on May 23, 2009

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