2013 PP Catastrophic Engine Failure

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  1. 13TTPI

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    As indicated in the title, occurred May 28. Starting with background: 92k, stock other than airaid cai. In late April / early May I was driving and noticed an odd noise from the engine compartment. Drove the car to the dealership, and left it for the noise and a couple other issues I was seeking repairs for before my premium care expires at 100k. Service determined that the rear turbo had failed & subsequently replaced it. Upon picking the vehicle up, I sought confirmation from the writer that the oil had been changed (seemed like a reasonable action to associate with replacing a broken turbo), he said “yes”. Hit the road to another city 250 miles one way, on return I noted no change in the “stumble” under acceleration. A new development occurred with the car going into limp home mode with a code for a misfire in #6. Checking the engine I found that the oil had NOT been changed. I reset the code & everything seemed ok but I drove it gently. Got the oil changed ASAP, and contacted the dealership to advise the stumble I had reported was not fixed & planned to take it back in.
    Scheduling prevented me from getting the car in & I had to make another trip of 250 miles 1 way. Feeling like it was safe to drive I embarked, fueled up about an hour in & shortly after getting back on the interstate I accelerated not aggressively - and then it happened.
    After the car was rolled off the flatbed, I found pieces of engine on wrecker floor. The dealership attributed the failure to a failed wrist pin, resulting in 2 new air holes in the block & lots of extra recycling pieces. The ESP is covering a new long block thankfully, however it’s being worked on an hour plus from home & now I’m stuck with the rental fees after 10 days covered by the warranty. Any input is welcome, & thanks for reading if you’ve actually made it this far!


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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    This is a blessing in disguise...new motor to play with. I would be super pumped.
     
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    I'd make sure it didn't spin the rod bearing before I blame the wrist pin. The idea that they didn't change the oil after replacing a bad turbo, well, who knew what was in the oil.

    Too bad you didn't keep a sample of the oil they left in it.
     
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    in my experience, wrist pin failures are pretty rare. much more likely that the turbo failure put metal fragments into the oil stream and one of those destroyed a bearing, imho.
     
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    Sorry to hear, but glad the repair is under warranty. Hopefully they get it back to you soon, so you do not have to sweat the rental for long. Normally, insurance will cover if you have comprehensive I think. Worth a check
     
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    Man, that is some serious luck. I know the whole going without your car and the hour drive sucks, but for a new free engine its worth it.
    I'd guess someone at that dealership will be looking for a new job soon though.
     
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    Had the car back for a while now, so far other than dumping 6 quarts at highway speed has left a lil “residual” oil everywhere that continues to burn off the motor is good. Not so good was the fact that somehow the tech didn’t notice the tranny was like 3 quarts low when I picked up the car. Good help is hard to find these days.


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    I would be raising hell and contacting corporate. Also, if you have a Lincoln Dealership, I would only deal with them.
     
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