Ford is still mute on the 2.7 engine issue. Disappointing to say the least. The ecoboost family of engines has had growing pains from inception. I believe the 2.7 is a solid design and good motor. The issue is going to be something related to the heads, either faulty manufacture, defective part, or inherent design flaw.
Ford needs to get ahead of the issue and let owners know. The overall percentage numbers are low, but high enough for a TSB that authorizes an engine or heads if caught early enough. Will this reach a level of recall? Who knows, if it happens to my truck I will be upset but what is there to do? Unless Ford shares the numbers affected all we have is word of mouth.
I’ve already been the victim of poor design from chrysler on a wrangler (head crack) and a 300C (trans case crack).
So far I’ve been impressed with my truck, both in overall design and the baby ecoboost engine. I am hopeful that I have a 300 thousand mile vehicle. (I’m serious, stop laughing) I’m also concerned that these issues now will affect resale later. Anyway, sorry for the issue you are having, the long block will be the best outcome for you. Let us know if your tech or service guy gives you a reason for the failure. Don’t ask them to speculate about all 2.7’s, get them to give you a definitive answer on your failure and let us know what they found.