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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:58 am 
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My 260 has shat it self ,the rings are jambed in the pistons and i lost compression and it has scored my bore on 6 and 7 .the car has done 50,000 km and ford will not warranty it because i have a herrod exhaust.just wondering if any one had the same thing happen two theres or heird of this happening and had probs with ford warranty.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:28 am 
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wtf? i thought ford warrented teh herrod exhaust?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:40 am 
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so did i thats y i got it .they say that the engine failure was due to the exhaust .but that is a bull s**t

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:41 am 
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yer i would make more enquiries on it dude
the zirst can not make that much damage unless somethign else was wrong

I do remember that the herrod pipes where teh only ones ford would warrent, now not sure if they had to be fitted to the car before delivery or not either way i would be going to herrod and askign them
then calling another ford dealer or going above the dealers heads

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:53 am 
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go to a different ford dealer. i know where i work we have warented boss engines with heavier mods than that.
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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:47 pm 
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ford may have turfed herrod now that they do their own "john bowe" gear so they can control all the profit

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:47 pm 
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It was ford and fpv that said no , not the dealer they can't belive it either . I will be giving herrod a call ,trying to get as much ammo as possible cheers.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:10 pm 
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the last engine i did in a persuit had ss induction, throttle body and full pacey extractors and exhaust. dropped a timing chain tensioner and sent parts through the motor. took a while but fpv sent a new motor, all covered by extended warrenty. the short motor (block heads) came in at a nice $19000. i know fpv dont make the boss 290 motors any more, they basically have a stockpile left to see out the b series. getting an engine out of them was hard. i hope u get u'r engine replaced, but something doesn't seem right there.
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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:58 pm 
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WOW and mine is new car warranty .my problem is i need it on the road asap for my work

 

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is it a full exhaust system, extractors cats ect? or a cat back?. i will have to talk to some guys at work, but as far as i'm aware the warrenty claim gets sent from the dealership to ford, requesting an engine, with an explanation of the damage and why it happened. the motor from the persuit i did was pulled down and photo's were taken and sent away, showing the groves in the crank and big ends and mains. the dealership does the work and ford australia re-emburses them for labour ect. just unsure why u'rs has been denied. as i said i will talk to a few ppl and see if there is any advice i can give.
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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:06 pm 
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It is full exhaust all stainless .Ihave got photo's will try to post them ,may take a while i am still a novice at all this .cheers for the help.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:01 pm 
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the last engine i did in a persuit had ss induction, throttle body and full pacey extractors and exhaust. dropped a timing chain tensioner and sent parts through the motor. took a while but fpv sent a new motor, all covered by extended warrenty. the short motor (block heads) came in at a nice $19000. i know fpv dont make the boss 290 motors any more, they basically have a stockpile left to see out the b series. getting an engine out of them was hard. i hope u get u'r engine replaced, but something doesn't seem right there.
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why did they stop making this motor are they still making the boss 260
or are they going to a new design again?

 

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new design. the 5.4L boss motors have been dropped on the next series of falcons. the 5.4 was imported from the us as a 4.6 i think then stroked at fpv. all motors 260 and 290 are made in the same factory. not sure y they are changing again, maybe due to cost or engine quality?
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new design. the 5.4L boss motors have been dropped on the next series of falcons. the 5.4 was imported from the us as a 4.6 i think then stroked at fpv. all motors 260 and 290 are made in the same factory. not sure y they are changing again, maybe due to cost or engine quality?


Actually a 5.4 is a tall deck engine(10.07") so they are imported as 5.4's.
A 4.6 is a short deck engine(8.93") and cannot be turned into a 5.4.
They share the same bore size(like all modulars) of 3.552" but the 5.4 and 6.8 V10 have a 4.16" stroke instead of the 4.6' 3.54" stroke.
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i was always lead to believe the block was the same as the mustangs 4.6L but ran diff heads, crank, rods and pistons. well there ya go u learn something every day
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