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Old 07-27-2007
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I am: Steve Morse
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Service "advisory" on 3.0L heads

Just got my truck ('05 3.0L Extended cab 2WD) back from the shop. It had been running fine, no problems at all. In fact, I just returned from an 800 mile trip. Monday morning the check engine light came on. I took it to the dealer and they checked it out. The came back and said the two of the exhaust valve seats in the heads were bad, one in each head. They also said there was a service "advisory" on these heads. The truck had just turned over 36K three days ago and figured I was in for a big bill. The service manager called Ford and they ordered new heads, replaced them and gave me a truck to drive until they got it done. They charged me a total of $350. Not bad considering the total bill was over $2K.

They said they had problems with the valve seats on this particular run of heads, and that the new ones are of a different design to help remedy the problem. We'll see.
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Old 07-27-2007
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It's good it's not costing you the full bill, but that just doesn't seem right to have to be putting that kind of money in such a new, low miles truck
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Old 07-29-2007
I am: Roarke Randall
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hm, hopefully if mine goes out its right before my warrenty is over.
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Old 07-29-2007
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Well i know ive had both my exhaust manafolds replaced and i need to take the damn truck in again to have another one replaed. Not being mechanicially inclined is that the same thing as your problem?

just more reasons why i hate my damn engine
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