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Can I get some background info?
Did the mechanic give you a specific maintenance schedule to follow after replacing the engine?
Did the shop he or the shop he got the engine from provide any warranty requirement information?
What was the cause of the engine failure?
Do you have any records of oil maintenance on the engine?
The place where the engine was purchased can impose a more strict service interval requirement if they desire. If the mechanic that installed it didn't make that service requirement clear then he could be considered negligent.
The whole argument hinges on why the engine failed. If it failed because of lack of oil, then I would say that more frequent maintenance would have prevented it. If it sprang a coolant leak and overheated then I don't know what kind of warranty they should offer, unless they claimed to have replaced whatever part began leaking and their warranty included that part.
When you are checking for Ford's service requirement make sure you are following the "severe service" recommendation. It will always be argued that the vehicle is used under severe service conditions any time there is stop and go driving, dust, short trips, idling, and/or temperature changes (just about everyone in the US falls under this category).
Who has the vehicle now, and can a cause of failure be narrowed down to lack of lubricant?
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