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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:57 pm 
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My EF had an engine miss. It seemed to be random & would miss for weeks then dissapear for a wil and then come back.

Went to one mechanic and he replaced the coil pack. Seemed ok but started missing again. He drove it & said it was the gearbox. - Since it did it at idle and in neutral he was full of s**t.

So took the car to Ford on more that 4 occasions they replaced leads plugs and I cant remember what else.

This all happened over a period of about 18 months and cost me a little over $2000 (no typo) but still had miss.

So I started dissasembling engine my self and found the flange gasket in the middle of the split exhaust manifold needed replacing.

GUESS WHAT
Miss fixed for $2.70

Man am I p****d off & stupid for not doing it myself in the first place.

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:22 pm 
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OUCH......

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Bit dissapointing that so many different mechanics looked at it and missed that too.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:51 pm 
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mines doing the same sorta thing, but ive just left it......which part of exhaust we on about?....the part where manifold joins to pipe, or the bit in between the 3rd and 4th exhaust port?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:35 am 
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the bit in between the 3rd and 4th exhaust port

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:11 am 
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atleast its fixed now, good job.
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