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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeFiST View Post
    I’d keep the FiST. Just my opinion but the RS looks like a catfish. Have the engine failures been addressed? I’ve heard of issues with the cylinder heads and the gaskets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nan3LURIq3k&t=127s

    (Sorry if I’ve repeated anything already in this thread. I didn’t want to go thru all 4 pages.)
    All 4 pages? Haha there are threads with literally hundreds of pages on this forum. For the builds that are affected, Ford has issued an "FSA", which means they are correcting the issue at no cost to the owner. This affects most builds for the 16 and 17 Model Year (MY), but does not affect later builds in 2017 or 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quasar View Post
    All 4 pages? Haha there are threads with literally hundreds of pages on this forum. For the builds that are affected, Ford has issued an "FSA", which means they are correcting the issue at no cost to the owner. This affects most builds for the 16 and 17 Model Year (MY), but does not affect later builds in 2017 or 2018.
    uh heh , you’re right. There is a 260 page thread on an RS forum on this subject. The video I saw was posted last december and the no cost fix is a redesigned head gasket.
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    I enjoy my fist as it is in stock form (save for the motor mount and lowering springs later). I’m not convinced adding more torque and horsepower to the front wheels makes the car more enjoyable to drive in twisty mountain roads. If I wanted more power I would start with a more powerful car that was rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Unless u like to wrench (or spend money on labor) and make a hobby out of your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeFiST View Post
    uh heh , you’re right. There is a 260 page thread on an RS forum on this subject. The video I saw was posted last december and the no cost fix is a redesigned head gasket.
    The "Fix" is the correct stock gasket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quisp View Post
    The "Fix" is the correct stock gasket.
    Yes, it was a delivery chain/stocking the wrong part problem, NOT a design/engineering flaw with the engine itself.
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