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FL Guy

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  1. FL Guy

    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    Ah, it looks like there is a 'VIN Decoder' on the NHTSA site that looks like it might do the trick: https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/ (I haven't tested it yet)
  2. FL Guy

    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    Ah, that's good info, thanks! Any suggestions where I can find the build date for a given vehicle (VIN)?
  3. FL Guy

    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    Let me try asking the question a different way... Is it possible to determine whether a particular model year of vehicle, or a particular VIN was build with a short block engine (which I understand should have the updated relief design)?
  4. FL Guy

    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    In the course of visiting the dealership, I've started considering the possibility of an upgrade. Of course, what I wouldn't want is to discover that the new vehicle has the same issue, and in the worst case, it is potentially only discovered after the warranty expires... Is there any way to determine for any particular vehicle whether it was built with the newer engine type with the modified relief design, or the older style engine? Perhaps based on the VIN# of the vehicle in question?
  5. FL Guy

    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    That's good news - thanks for the info!
  6. FL Guy

    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    Looks like I'm late to the discussion, so I'm not sure if anyone is still monitoring this thread... This is excellent information, just what I needed. Thank you @YT90SCfor posting it. My low mileage 2017 Fusion (1.5L engine) is currently in the shop to replace the engine due to the 'coolant intrusion' issue. The service advisor states that a 2017 short block, DS7Z*6009*G will be the replacement engine. I'm not completely clear whether all short block 1.5L engines would have the the cross drilled reliefs? (I wasn't clear whether 'when production moved to those' meant new car production, or new engine production - sorry if I'm being dense.) Can anyone confirm (or tell me how I can confirm) whether a 2017 1.5L engine with the part number above should have the improved (cross drilled) reliefs?
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