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Old 11-09-2017, 04:03 PM   #1201
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https://jalopnik.com/why-so-many-for...ium=socialflow

BTW, there is a familiar car in that Jalopnik article.
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https://jalopnik.com/why-so-many-for...ium=socialflow

BTW, there is a familiar car in that Jalopnik article.
So there you have it. National coverage of the issue. Now, maybe Ford will admit that there is an issue.
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So there you have it. National coverage of the issue. Now, maybe Ford will admit that there is an issue.
If my car wasn't already broken I would totally bringing that Jalopnik article to the dealer. "Look! Here's my car, in a Jalopnik article, smoking like a chimney. Can you please fix it now?"
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If my car wasn't already broken I would totally bringing that Jalopnik article to the dealer. "Look! Here's my car, in a Jalopnik article, smoking like a chimney. Can you please fix it now?"
They probably would have said:"Jalopnik? What's that?".
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You'll be paying for anything related to parts for the clutch (Labor won't be charged as that is covered by R&R'ing the engine). Nothing failed from manufacturer defect and was operable when it came in. It is considered a normal wear item.
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You'll be paying for anything related to parts for the clutch (Labor won't be charged as that is covered by R&R'ing the engine). Nothing failed from manufacturer defect and was operable when it came in. It is considered a normal wear item.
I didn't mean that ford was going to pay for a new clutch.

Just that since the old clutch needs to be transferred to the new engine, I can cut all the labor charge out of it like that and just pay for the new clutch disc.

I need to speak to someone more mechanically inclined as he wasn't sure if the clutch had to come off during the engine replacement. I'm fairly positive Ford is not including new clutch assemblies on crate engines.
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I just had to say that. You'd be amazed at what people would try.
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I didn't mean that ford was going to pay for a new clutch.

Just that since the old clutch needs to be transferred to the new engine, I can cut all the labor charge out of it like that and just pay for the new clutch disc.

I need to speak to someone more mechanically inclined as he wasn't sure if the clutch had to come off during the engine replacement. I'm fairly positive Ford is not including new clutch assemblies on crate engines.
Cheap Ford is cheap. I'm assuming that the entire clutch and flywheel assembly will be transferred from the old engine, unless you told them you want a new clutch.

On a side note, this is absolutely crazy...sucks to hear. Hopefully you're getting the "updated" version of the head, gasket, block or whatever they fixed.
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Obviously this gasket, is much better than my gasket.

630whp RS. FWD dyne though, so maybe a tad under 600.

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Cheap Ford is cheap. I'm assuming that the entire clutch and flywheel assembly will be transferred from the old engine, unless you told them you want a new clutch.

On a side note, this is absolutely crazy...sucks to hear. Hopefully you're getting the "updated" version of the head, gasket, block or whatever they fixed.
My flywheel threw a dowel pin, which then ventilated the trans soaking the clutch in transmission fluid. Ford corporate said I had to pay for a new clutch, as its a wearable item. They wouldn't budge on that until I had my attorney send them a letter.

Even the dealer and tech working on the car said it was BS.
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Seems like the reasonable thing to do.
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God damn.

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God damn.

Did you blow up the new motor?
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Did you blow up the new motor?
If that happened I wouldn't be able to post about it because I'd be in Jail.
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Clearly Ford has a problem.
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Yes they circled the problem right in the Ford logo. Lol!!
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Yes they circled the problem right in the Ford logo. Lol!!
I should not be as amused by this Hitler Rant video as I am.

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And its official now.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...se-white-smoke

https://www.motoring.com.au/ford-con...cus-rs-110168
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