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Old 02-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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where did you buy it from? a dealer? isnt the a law that protects you from this? even if it was sold as is no warranty blah blah blah whatever crap they do/say to trick us?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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I might PM him. He's in North Carolina I think which ain't too far from Maryland. Closer than New Jersey I know that!!

I dunno if they're any laws since it was a private dealer and between two states (me, buyer Maryland and seller in New Jersey)

Am thinking maybe a bad water pump is why the car is running hot.
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I might PM him. He's in North Carolina I think which ain't too far from Maryland. Closer than New Jersey I know that!!

I dunno if they're any laws since it was a private dealer and between two states (me, buyer Maryland and seller in New Jersey)

Am thinking maybe a bad water pump is why the car is running hot.
There are 2 great places in NC which could do a rebuild. Tom's around here in Belmont iirc and there's Top speed performance (where I'm getting my car tuned) around the outer banks somewhere. Both are on this site and fairly active so if you PM them, they should get back pretty soon after. Sorry this happened, kinda happened to me too but without the overheating, just burning oil, but good luck with your car and any future plans with it!
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #14
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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I might PM him. He's in North Carolina I think which ain't too far from Maryland. Closer than New Jersey I know that!!

I dunno if they're any laws since it was a private dealer and between two states (me, buyer Maryland and seller in New Jersey)

Am thinking maybe a bad water pump is why the car is running hot.
could be water pump could be a blown head gasket... ( a bitch to change )
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #16
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #17
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Thanks, I did find some blocks on there as well!!

Hope it's not the head gasket!

I'm (wishful) thinking it's the water pump, thermostat and o2 sensors causing all the problems. Radiator flush (which I think I can DIY), new water pump (DIY) and new thermostat (DIY?) and of course the o2 sensors can be done DIY. Wishful thinking, i gotta talk to the shop tonight. $1800 for warrantied block looks prety good though and I still have all these SVT parts from my conversion to sell for extra $$$
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Does anyone even know what's wrong with the engine? Hell, for all you know the cat could be clogged and shut down the engine..................
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Does anyone even know what's wrong with the engine? Hell, for all you know the cat could be clogged and shut down the engine..................
It's the shop we always go to in my hometown. Good people, but I doubt they've seen many SVT Foci in that tiny country town. I'm going with my dad at 3:45, doesn't look good from what old man says.
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I hate reading this stuff. My son wants an SVT really bad. There are 3-4 within 45 miles of me. They're a mix of dealers and private owners. I guess anyone will screw you if they can. One dealer has a decent price, but he's had it for a while. Must be a reason.
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