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2017 1.5L Coolant loss

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2017 Escape Titanium 1.5 L.  44,000 miles.  Driving to work on Thursday got the "Engine Fault Service Now" warning light. I was 2 miles from work, so got off interstate drove some back streets the rest of the way in.  At lunch i started it, no more warning light.  Driving in Friday Warning light again "Engine Fault Service Engine now", quickly followed by "engine overheating stop now" (or to that effect).  Temp gauge went very high. Pulled off of high way onto off ramp. Stopped for 10 min.  +/-   .  Started up temp was back to normal.  Drove side streets the rest of the way in.  Once sun came up checked coolant, it was very low.  At lunch went to the auto parts store to get coolant, and added about 1/3 of bottle.   Warning lights were all off now.  drove home back roads.  Checked coolant when i got home, it was low and again i added about 1/3 bottle.   Fri night  did some goggle searches to find the issues on 1.6 and 1.5 engines for coolant loss.   Sat morning started escape, a lot of cloudy white smoke.  Back out of garage due to smoke and parked outside.  

 

Sunday drove around neighborhood, no smoke.  coolant didn't go down, but again only a few miles driving.   I set up appointment for warning light, but nothing available until March 12.   I've e mailed my service manager to see if I can get in earlier, and if its safe to drive the 40 miles to the dealer i bought it from and who has done my servicing.  

 

I drove my Taurus to work today.   Would it be safe to drive , or if warranty anyway, and  Ford dealer would be ok?

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dropped off at local ford dealer, they gave me a loaner.  looks like the coolant getting into the cylinders.  replace  engine under warranty. 

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It is the coolant leaking into cylinder issue.  Replacing under warranty.  Eco Sport rental in the meantime. No timeline yet on how long it will take. 

Does engine warranty start over at 0 miles and the date of install?

Any issues with replacement?

 I’ve seen pictures where instead of a slit for coolant between cylinders, the replacement has an oval hole off to the side of the cylinder.  When did that change go into the production 1.5 engine? This will be 2 Fords in a row for me with issues.  My 2013 Taurus had the water pump issue, that was out of warranty and cost me $2,200. That issue was the water pump being internal to engine, and when it goes leaking coolant into engine.  Bad design.  But no issues with wives 2005 Freestar mini van (kept it 15 years and 210,000 miles), or my 2007 Explorer that my son is driving now with 240000 miles.

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Do they have to change the trans fluid and coolant when they replace small block? 

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