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Old 02-04-2018, 03:55 PM   #11
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Two different gaskets for a fwd vs rwd...
Two different gaskets one for the RS and possibly the ranger's higher output version of the 2.3 and one for the MKC/Explorer/Mustang et al base engine variant, not fwd vs rwd based
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Two different gaskets one for the RS and possibly the ranger's higher output version of the 2.3 and one for the MKC/Explorer/Mustang et al base engine variant, not fwd vs rwd based
I was just looking at the two pic's which happened to be the RS & Mustang 23's....Always going to have cooling issues w/ east to west motors vs north/south.
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Ford's time estimate for repair completion is a bit off. We have an RS at the shop that has been sitting for 2 weeks already just waiting on parts....
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Ford's time estimate for repair completion is a bit off. We have an RS at the shop that has been sitting for 2 weeks already just waiting on parts....
You do realize the repair estimates are based on the actual labor time involved, not the wait for parts right?

If everyone bum rushed the dealerships the minute the recall was announced to schedule and expected not to drive the cars until they were fixed of course it would take longer to get the parts, after all even if the gaskets were in stock if it failed the pressure test by enough you'd have to wait for a cylinder head to be made as they only had a limited seed stock of the cylinder heads at that time.
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You do realize the repair estimates are based on the actual labor time involved, not the wait for parts right?

If everyone bum rushed the dealerships the minute the recall was announced to schedule and expected not to drive the cars until they were fixed of course it would take longer to get the parts, after all even if the gaskets were in stock if it failed the pressure test by enough you'd have to wait for a cylinder head to be made as they only had a limited seed stock of the cylinder heads at that time.
Let me see if I can explain this where you'll understand...

When I say we've had an RS sitting at the shop for 2 weeks waiting on parts, I mean at the Ford Dealership that I work at.

Ford is only covering rentals for up to 4 days. We've had a customer in a rental for 14 days and counting, because his RS needs a cylinder head. There have been reports from other dealers that have received cylinder head kits that parts have been missing from the kits, resulting in even longer delays for repairs.
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Well why did he drop off the car if the part was not in stock/on backorder. Order the part in and let the customer know when it arrives so he can come in and get it fixed.

Unless he brought it in because his is actually damaged. Then that sucks.
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We have 1 sitting with coolant in a cylinder and 1 is a stock unit that can't be sold until "repairs" are done.
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RS Head Gasket

About the head gaskets, do all of the 2016 & 2017 models have to be replaced at some point? When I look at CARFAX reports on used RSís for sale, some show the head gasket replacement was completed, but many donít show itís been done nor does it show any active recall for the head gaskets. Iím just a little confused as to if it eventually needs to be done? Would any of you buy a used 2016-2017 RS that hasnít had the head gaskets replaced yet?


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[QUOTE=Pokerrun388;11335279]About the head gaskets, do all of the 2016 & 2017 models have to be replaced at some point? When I look at CARFAX reports on used RSís for sale, some show the head gasket replacement was completed, but many donít show itís been done nor does it show any active recall for the head gaskets. Iím just a little confused as to if it eventually needs to be done? Would any of you buy a used 2016-2017 RS that hasnít had the head gaskets replaced yet? I wouldn't....I'm not sure if they're getting replaced on as needed basis or not.....I don't really care for the open block design.
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About the head gaskets, do all of the 2016 & 2017 models have to be replaced at some point? When I look at CARFAX reports on used RS’s for sale, some show the head gasket replacement was completed, but many don’t show it’s been done nor does it show any active recall for the head gaskets. I’m just a little confused as to if it eventually needs to be done? Would any of you buy a used 2016-2017 RS that hasn’t had the head gaskets replaced yet?


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Just look up the VIN here:
https://owner.ford.com/tools/account...e/recalls.html

Here is an example of the head gasket not being replaced: WF0DP3TH3G4115837

If it doesnt need it done, it will show as no outstanding recalls/services. It's always a good idea to check for recalls when shopping for cars. I would still buy one if it had an outstanding recall, as long as it wasnt showing any symptons/smoke for the tailpipe. Ford is still obligated to do the recall work. I had three recalls done on my 2013 after i bought because they werent done yet. No issues for me.
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