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Old 01-09-2007, 08:34 AM   #15
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The part I didn't understand was "BUILT FORD TOUGH"
I guess even Fords have an Achilles' heel.
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I guess even Fords have an Achilles' heel.
The heel is the guy that designed the thing and would not stand behind it.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:45 AM   #17
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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.
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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.
They fixed problem in 2004, even though they say there never was a problem. "I had the only one it happened to". All the engines had the same problem from about 2000 - 2004. The head does not have enough threads to hold the plugs in. They also freeze in because there is such a long time to the first change.( another problem)
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