Originally Posted by Shacksman
The heel is the guy that designed the thing and would not stand behind it.
I don't think my wife's Expedition has the spark plug spitting engine (I think hers is a 4.7L or what ever the smallest V-8 available at the time, that's why it isn't our tow vehicle) but I told her not to ever let anyone change the spark plugs when it gets a tune-up unless it is a Ford dealer and they are 100% sure it isn't the spitting kind.
I think the important thing is knowledge. Knowing that this is a potential issue allows those of us that have not experienced this engine flaw to take measures to avoid it.
For those for whom it is too late, I really feel sorry for you. This is not the kind of thing you are supposed to be hit with when you buy something as expensive and supposedly durable as a 1/2 ton truck or SUV.