More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:25 pm

Piston in the oven, wrist pin in the freezer?
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:55 pm

SMITTY wrote:has no circlips -


All to save Three cents? That's crazy. Makes ya wanna scream!

I guess now I know what happened to my daughter '00 Focus. It lived well until it suddenly tossed a rod.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:01 pm

Rob R. wrote:Piston in the oven, wrist pin in the freezer?

Maybe ... but after the $53 it cost me before, I'm done trying.

Freddy wrote:
....... I guess now I know what happened to my daughter '00 Focus. It lived well until it suddenly tossed a rod.

Yeah gotta love it. Can guarantee it was the same deal, only it sounds like in her case the RPM's were a bit higher, completely destroying the piston & wrist pin & sending both to the oil pan. :shock:




Machine shop assembled the assembly. ;) Best $15 ever spent.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:12 pm

Welp, the assembled assembly is making CO once again! WAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOO!!! Thank God this one is over with!! :punk: :band: :up: :cheers: :beer:
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:10 pm

MMMM Ford piston destruction

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2008 F-350 6.4

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And no you don't have to take the cab off

It's not mine its my inlaws... I'll keep my 7.3 till the truck rust away. Which it almost has :lol:
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:34 pm

Which engine was that?
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:44 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Which engine was that?


It's the 6.4.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:59 pm

WTF!!?? AN '08??? :eek2: What the hell is going on with the auto industry these days??? :confused: :(

Looks like outsourcing jobs to china is commonplace in every single industry in America now. Sign of the times, I guess. :sick:

So ... how the hell did that happen? Just a piston failure ... or did inferior head assembly practices cause this one just like the Focus?



In other news, the Focus has ............ wait for it ........................... a check engine light on. Like I didn't expect that one! .......

So in order to sell this thing, I've got to somehow drive it, (with no registration) without getting tossed in jail, enough to run these damn stupid assed OBD-II monitors. Code is for the o2 sensor heater circuit. REALLY???? A *censored* 02 heater and you fail in MA. Boy I'll *censored*' tell ya ........

Best part is .... the EVAP and CAT monitors haven't run yet ... so could have 2 more codes to spend money I don't have on. *censored* YOU MASSACHUSETTS AND YOUR *censored* EMISSIONS TESTS!!! :mad3: Hope all you sons of bitches in Boston taking my hard earned money CHOKE ON IT & *censored* DIE!!!!!!!!!
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:23 pm

How do you really feel about the 'wonderful folks' that make and administer the laws.....they all drive rigs under warranty, so no big deal to them....the rest of us suck pond water....... :shock: :mad2: :woot:

No comment on Ford products....BUT I do know lots of 7.3, 6.0 and 6.4 owners, and I am NOT one of them! 7.3 guys feel lucky, the rest is a crap shoot..some good, some like the steaming piles a dawg leaves behind. :!: :mad:
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:28 pm

It has 79000 and is still under warrenty. Ford motor company denied the claim for lack of maint. records. Not 100% sure on cause. I think fuel pump is the cause.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:46 pm

cArNaGe wrote:It has 79000 and is still under warrenty. Ford motor company denied the claim for lack of maint. records. Not 100% sure on cause. I think fuel pump is the cause.


Looks like the injector spray pattern was out of whack to me...could have over-fueled that cylinder.

Is that the #8 cylinder? I was reading on one of the powerstroke sites about piston failures being common in that cylinder...it doesn't take much fuel in the oil to get the oil level too high, and then it gets sucked into the intake...must be #8 is the most likely to drink it.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:14 pm

SMITTY wrote:WTF!!?? AN '08??? :eek2: What the hell is going on with the auto industry these days??? :confused: :(

Looks like outsourcing jobs to china is commonplace in every single industry in America now. Sign of the times, I guess. :sick:

So ... how the hell did that happen? Just a piston failure ... or did inferior head assembly practices cause this one just like the Focus?



In other news, the Focus has ............ wait for it ........................... a check engine light on. Like I didn't expect that one! .......

So in order to sell this thing, I've got to somehow drive it, (with no registration) without getting tossed in jail, enough to run these damn stupid assed OBD-II monitors. Code is for the o2 sensor heater circuit. REALLY???? A *censored* 02 heater and you fail in MA. Boy I'll *censored*' tell ya ........

Best part is .... the EVAP and CAT monitors haven't run yet ... so could have 2 more codes to spend money I don't have on. *censored* YOU MASSACHUSETTS AND YOUR *censored* EMISSIONS TESTS!!! :mad3: Hope all you sons of bitches in Boston taking my hard earned money CHOKE ON IT & *censored* DIE!!!!!!!!!


My company-issued Escape just hit 140K with no major problems...
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:38 pm

Why would you think a dealership has a full machine shop?

They aren't going to put one piston in because you aren't going to pay them to do it. If it gets to that point, they do the whole engine. It's cheaper in the long run because you are only paying for a remove and replace. Not knocking the whole thing apart and machining and reassembling the whole engine.

Every manufacturer has service replacement engines. I've never heard of one that had an entire machine shop. I don't even think the Tasca performance garage has a full shop.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:04 am

I didn't expect them to have a machine shop - I expected them to be able to handle the simple task (with the correct tools) of pressing the wrist pin into the connecting rod. It's the dealer - aren't they supposed to have the ability to work on the cars they sell? I don't think that's too much to ask!

They weren't going to "put in" anything - I don't go do dealers - I do the work myself. I just brought the piston, connecting rod, & wrist pin with me - not the whole car. That would be the day! I could imagine the bill for that! :shock:


Wood'nCoal wrote:My company-issued Escape just hit 140K with no major problems...

I guess that's one of the models they decided should live .... or, probably more to the truth .... decided NOT to cheap out on & cut corners. Seems the Focus was the only model that spit valve seats.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:37 pm

SMITTY wrote:WTF!!?? AN '08??? :eek2: What the hell is going on with the auto industry these days??? :confused: :(

Looks like outsourcing jobs to china is commonplace in every single industry in America now. Sign of the times, I guess. :sick:

So ... how the hell did that happen? Just a piston failure ... or did inferior head assembly practices cause this one just like the Focus?



In other news, the Focus has ............ wait for it ........................... a check engine light on. Like I didn't expect that one! .......

So in order to sell this thing, I've got to somehow drive it, (with no registration) without getting tossed in jail, enough to run these damn stupid assed OBD-II monitors. Code is for the o2 sensor heater circuit. REALLY???? A *censored* 02 heater and you fail in MA. Boy I'll *censored*' tell ya ........

Best part is .... the EVAP and CAT monitors haven't run yet ... so could have 2 more codes to spend money I don't have on. *censored* YOU MASSACHUSETTS AND YOUR *censored* EMISSIONS TESTS!!! :mad3: Hope all you sons of bitches in Boston taking my hard earned money CHOKE ON IT & *censored* DIE!!!!!!!!!


This post made me smile. You sound exactly like me.
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