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Old 04-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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good luck dude... its your lawsuit to lose.

Sucks, but its called research guys... with the internet available there is no excuse. The DOHC version is fine.

seriously look up ford 2.0 sohc or spi in google....
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #12
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i had mine blow and had to zetec swap... its a known problem should have researched it more.. its not fords fault.. they didnt know it was going to happen. it just did..
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #13
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good luck dude... its your lawsuit to lose.

Sucks, but its called research guys... with the internet available there is no excuse. The DOHC version is fine.

seriously look up ford 2.0 sohc or spi in google....
How does internet research work again? Can you show me how to google? How does one google?
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:43 AM   #14
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what SHOULD be done by future buyers.

click on this link: www.google.com

look at results 3 and 5 at the very least.

my apologies OP, I didn't realize you had purchased it NEW and owned it for 8 years. You've had the car for awhile and it is out of warranty. Tough luck. The same happened to me as well so... welcome to the club!
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #15
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What a couple of you are saying is I should have "googled" this back in 04' before purchasing this car to begin with. Yes, I agree, but I didn't. However, I don't believe the company should still be selling these cars on the lot when they know the car is defective in the first place.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Well they havent made them since 04 so dont worry lol. Every car manufacturer has something to hide ford just like to make it public unlike the competition. My neighbor works for nissan he said the would do tsb stuff under the customers nose if they came for an oil change keeping it hush hush. So it wont go public while ford bluntly calls for a recall. Its all bull in the end. Most people that join here either swapped or sold there spi. Looks like joining 8years too late for the insight
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Chevy Volt's catch fire randomly. Is there a recall? Yeah cause GM got caught. Does that mean every single one needs taken of the road? Hell yeah its GM junk. Does that mean its gonna happen? Pppppssssshhhhhfffffff
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:44 PM   #18
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i feel your pain man. my brothers SE did the same thing. cost us $900+ to get it fixed.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #19
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hey bro, where in Orlando do you live. i live like 45 min from Orlando, Kissimmee area
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #20
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It will eventually happen.

And you may have some success with the lawsuit.

I have a 2001 Dodge 2500 with the Cummins diesel. There was a known issue from 98.5-02 where if you had a "53 block" (you can google it) you would likely end up with a cracked block. The casting on 53 blocks was incorrect (Cummins outsourced to Brazil I beleive). People had failure after failure after failure for many years. Finally, enough folks banded together and sued. I received a class action settlement notice in the mail. I didn't buy the truck NEW, so I didn't qualify, but it was still sent a notice sent to me about the settlement.

If you are serious about starting a class action - then get serious about it. Actually contact a law firm. Most likely, the first thing they will tell you is the same as the first rule of fight club.. If you're going to sue someone, you don't freaking talk about it. Especially on the internet. Wait until they open a call for other owners to JOIN the lawsuit. Honestly, since you are an original owner... you probably have a better shot than most.
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