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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 10:07 Thread Starter
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Engine Coolant leak

Hello to all users. I own a BMAX Eco boost 1.0 model December 2012.
No problems so far at all until recently I noticed a small engine coolant leak about the size of a 2-euro coin.
After visit to local authorized Ford service they found no leak. Next day leak again on the floor. Being fed up, I went to local repair shop and yes the leak was there.
After some hours of removing parts and searching, the leak is originating from the “mirror” of the engine which is the worst scenario! We were sure it was the pump but…….
Anyway, this vehicle has 48000km and sleeps every night in its closed garage, it is in perfect condition and annual maintenance is done only in authorized shop.
Anyone had similar problem? I was told by the authorized service in Athens this is common “issue” on these engines. It requires about 5-6 hours of work just to replace an O-ring which costs less than 5 euros!
Thanks!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 16:48
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As long as you are sure it's not the air-con condense
Otherwise I would probably try some leak sealer first. Not ideal I know, but worth trying.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 21:28 Thread Starter
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No it's not condensation from the AC, it is red coolant fluid . The leak is behind the water pump where the pump connects to the engine.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 28th March 2019, 10:56
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Gasket ?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 29th March 2019, 19:29
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If it's definitely the water pump, best to get it sorted asap. As it can fail suddenly and dump all of your coolant in the road.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 31st March 2019, 09:18 Thread Starter
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My baby has been in the shop for repair since Wednesday. She should be ready by Tuesday, I will let you know of the outcome
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 8th April 2019, 22:05 Thread Starter
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Hey guys, check out below Youtube link. This is exactly the repair I am getting done. Unbelievable amount of work!!
This car was my third Ford (Escort and Focus previously) I owned and the last one! Why do you have to tear down the engine just to replace the water pump and the O-ring??? My car is still in the shop, hopefully tomorrow will be ready (cross fingers)! And I hope the engine will start and run normally??
I am completely disappointed from Ford's craftmanship, quality and of course customer service (lack of) from local authorized service. All this has already been communicated to Ford’s HQ in Greece.
How much?? This is the million-dollar question! When I find out I will let you know!


Check out attached photos of the actual engine as well.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 9th April 2019, 14:54
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On most modern cars, getting to the water pump is a pain in the neck, and therefore expensive.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 9th April 2019, 21:38 Thread Starter
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Hello again, got it today, total cost 300 euros, ONLY!!. The guy didn't cut my head off, the car runs as smooth as before, but again, next time I will stay away from European cars
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