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Old 08-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Spark plug blew out

Driving to airport # 5 spark plug blew out. Had Ford Dealer do repair to threads.Now car is misfiring on that cylinder and has low compression. also now have ticking noise on that head.Car has no power and runs rough/stalls . What are my best options next? Engine has about 95 k on it now. All ideas appreciated.
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Burn ford dealer to ground. No but take it back they messed up.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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How low is the compression on that cylinder? Did you do a wet compression test to determine if it was the rings or valves causing the low compression?
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Take it back to them. If anything you could swap a motor.
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The plug is probably leaking causing the misfire. Very common with heli coils. Do you know what they did to the car? Timesert? I am in the process of buying new heads because of this same issue. In the mean time I used jbweld high heat to keep the plug from backing out.
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I had one blow and the shop i took it too fixed it and i still have a misfire but not sure if its from that
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Thanks everyone . I did take it back. But was told , that they could not guaranty that the repair would work.stated ford recommended replacing the head, instead of doing repair to the thread. I guess i will start to look for another engine.
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Thanks everyone . I did take it back. But was told , that they could not guaranty that the repair would work.stated ford recommended replacing the head, instead of doing repair to the thread. I guess i will start to look for another engine.
Did they tell you that before they did the repair?

Did you sign anything acknowledging that they told you that?

If not, then what you have is a very good small claims court case--they should not have done something they were not confident would work. If this was an actual Ford dealer then you are in even better shape because you had a legitimate expectation that they were competent to perform the repair they offered...
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Did they tell you that before they did the repair?

Did you sign anything acknowledging that they told you that?

If not, then what you have is a very good small claims court case--they should not have done something they were not confident would work. If this was an actual Ford dealer then you are in even better shape because you had a legitimate expectation that they were competent to perform the repair they offered...
+1! I know we would've lost our *** on this deal
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+1! I know we would've lost our *** on this deal
thanks for the info everyone. Yes, i thought about small claim court. Here it will cost me about $180 to file a claim. If i win, i can only get what i was charged to do the repair $300. Which means after, i pay filing fee,Sheriff fee, i end up with only getting a net $120 and the process is slow to get to court 4-6 weeks. then it can be continue several times after that. . I am just going to take the loss and replace the engine.
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How low is the compression on that cylinder? Did you do a wet compression test to determine if it was the rings or valves causing the low compression?
Hi, yes, and it was the valves causing the low compression. Just going to buy another engine. thanks for all the help and info.
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If you have to replace the head it would be a good time to upgrade heads if that was an option for you
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If your shortblock is good just upgrade yourself to a new set of Romeo 8 thread heads. No need to do a whole new engine if yours was running fine before the plug blowout.
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thanks for the info everyone. Yes, i thought about small claim court. Here it will cost me about $180 to file a claim. If i win, i can only get what i was charged to do the repair $300. Which means after, i pay filing fee,Sheriff fee, i end up with only getting a net $120 and the process is slow to get to court 4-6 weeks. then it can be continue several times after that. . I am just going to take the loss and replace the engine.
In small claims court, you recoup all damages + expenses + interest.
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If your shortblock is good just upgrade yourself to a new set of Romeo 8 thread heads. No need to do a whole new engine if yours was running fine before the plug blowout.
ok, what years was the 8 thread Romeo heads? and about how much is the labor cost for the type of job? i don't have the mechanical skills or space to do the work myself. so everything will be done by a shop. around here the average shop labor is $80/ hr.
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All new PI heads are the 8 thread castings. They are 2004 and up tho if you are looking used. Going to be some asspain on the install price if you aren't doing it yourself.... get quotes on the heads and also on dropping in a good running used engine and see what is cheaper honestly.
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