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My beloved 2014 1.0T is starting to eat coolant. 140,000 miles. Mechanic suggested finding a newer engine rather than spending money pulling the head off and chasing down a leak. Does it make any sense to find and fit a 1.5T out of a dead Focus or Escape and replacing it? Will the computer work with everything in my car or is that a heartache not worth any benefit? Or are there any worthwhile used 1.0 Turbo engines in the marketplace? Thanks for any response.
 

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My beloved 2014 1.0T is starting to eat coolant. 140,000 miles. Mechanic suggested finding a newer engine rather than spending money pulling the head off and chasing down a leak. Does it make any sense to find and fit a 1.5T out of a dead Focus or Escape and replacing it? Will the computer work with everything in my car or is that a heartache not worth any benefit? Or are there any worthwhile used 1.0 Turbo engines in the marketplace? Thanks for any response.

veryone has different experiences but hereis mine. Blew my engine at 60k ish and found a replacement on enay that had 19k. Cost $1200 plus $200 shipping.
I get home one evening and there is a long block sitting in my driveway, upside down with the pallett on top.
They cracked the timing cover. Anyway I complained and they eventually refunded me $600. I replaced the cover with the cover from the blown engine and voila, ive put 30k on the replacement. Mine came from canada, hence the shipping cost and damage.
As for the 1.5 swap, anything is possible, but the cheapest, fastest option is just to keep the 1.0.
If you look, you will find. The job wasnt too bad but theres a lott of electrical plugs and tight clearances in pretty much all areas.
What happened to blow it up in the first place?
Did you overheat?
 

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veryone has different experiences but hereis mine. Blew my engine at 60k ish and found a replacement on enay that had 19k. Cost $1200 plus $200 shipping.
I get home one evening and there is a long block sitting in my driveway, upside down with the pallett on top.
They cracked the timing cover. Anyway I complained and they eventually refunded me $600. I replaced the cover with the cover from the blown engine and voila, ive put 30k on the replacement. Mine came from canada, hence the shipping cost and damage.
As for the 1.5 swap, anything is possible, but the cheapest, fastest option is just to keep the 1.0.
If you look, you will find. The job wasnt too bad but theres a lott of electrical plugs and tight clearances in pretty much all areas.
What happened to blow it up in the first place?
Did you overheat?
Yes, apparently there is an issue with the head. I have 130,000 not so gentle miles. We get up to the engine speed limiter now and then. It seems to like spinning up. The least expensive way out is a new head. But with high mileage, and with my intention of keeping it going until the wheels fall off, I am considering a replacement engine. The trick is finding one. As we all know, Ford never bothered to advertise the 1.0T in the Fiesta despite overwhelming praise. So there aren't a lot out there. I would certainly appreciate some direction since adding coolant every other day will soon become a bother. Thanks in advance for positive thoughts.
 
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