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Old 07-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #81
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how can i fix this??? does anyone live in socal that can help me fix my enigne
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:33 PM   #82
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Mine blew at 135,000 was running perfectly one second, turned it off, and it would start back up. Dropped the seat from the intake in #4, since it didn't restart it only ate up #4. I have only seen it through a scope, but it wasn't pretty. So I am receiving a junkyard engine tomorrow, which I will immediately pull the head off and replace it with a reman head with the new and improved seats.....hopefully all will be OK.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #83
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Valve seat syndrome!!!

Same problem here in Hawaii, twice. I love America and support American products as much as I can but this is ridiculous. Ford should put out a recall or at the very least come up with a new head design to keep this from happening a second time to everyone.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #84
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i have 101,800 miles on my spi and it has been going strong so far!! also mine is a 2003
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bought mine with it drop #4 piston at around 94,000 miles on it. Bought it off a guy for a 700$ and just fully rebuilt it after that.
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You would have think FORD, being a large motor company, that they would own up to this problems, and fix the couple hundred dollar mistake rather then costing their customers a thousand dollars or more to fix or replace their blown motor.

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #87
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You would have think FORD, being a large motor company, that they would own up to this problems, and fix the couple hundred dollar mistake rather then costing their customers a thousand dollars or more to fix or replace their blown motor.
That is a really good I completly agree.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #88
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Mine drop and I got my whole motor re built and it wasnt cheap. And two weeks later I got a job a ford and should of used my discount to get it all fixed would of been alot cheaper. Owell tho. Hah
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:13 AM   #89
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mine dropped number 4 cylinder valve seat. it took out number 4 piston and number 1 piston. bought rebuilt head on ebay as well as head bolts, gasket kit, pistons, rings, and wrist pins. finished assembling today but wont start. instrument clusters light up and wipers and headlights work. cant hear fuel pump prime up or starter engage any help would be greatly appreciated. thanx
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mine dropped number 4 cylinder valve seat. it took out number 4 piston and number 1 piston. bought rebuilt head on ebay as well as head bolts, gasket kit, pistons, rings, and wrist pins. finished assembling today but wont start. instrument clusters light up and wipers and headlights work. cant hear fuel pump prime up or starter engage any help would be greatly appreciated. thanx
Double check your grounds.There is a ground from the harness to battery that can be easy to miss.
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