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Old 01-18-2008, 10:11 PM   #1  
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I took my 08 GT into the dealer earlier this week. It had a bad miss and has been knocking since it was new,,,,,they finally got around to me. Anyhoo, They put new lifters and new plugs in. Is it just me or would anyone else be concerned about cam lobes and valves since the original lifters were crap?




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Old 01-18-2008, 11:48 PM   #2  
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What mods you have done? Considering they (dealer) fixed the problem you had I doubt there will be any problems with your cams or valves on a stock or slightly modded stang. I have not read many concerns at all. Leave the stock cams until they come out with real "worth while" replacements and if any thing goes wrong the dealer will cover it (if any warranty is left) and there already was a known problem on file to know that the motor has been fixed once and looked into by the dealer.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #3  
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Its missin again,,,,,,,,,lol. I smell a lemon law again.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:40 PM   #4  
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I think what he is more getting at is the chance of damage to the cam from a spent lifter.

Personally, I think you'll be ok. Ford's not gonna half *** a warrenty repair, especially on something that can be directly attributed to a repair that was already done. I might be inclined, if you run regular oil and not synthetic, to put about 4 ounces of auto trans fluid in the oil, run it for about 30 or 45 minutes and then change the oil out. If you run synthetic, I might opt just for an oil change now.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #5  
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Our 3V's don't have lifters. They are called Lash Adjusters. They do not follow the camshaft as a traditional lifter does. They sit in a pocket in the cylinder head and keep the roller finger follower against the camshaft. The roller finger follower follows the lobe of the camshaft and actuates the valve. If they replaced the Lash Adjusters chances are they were not pumping up or were stuck. Either way it would be a bad situation. Remember we have over head cams. The cams sit on top of the valvetrain.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:18 AM   #6  
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Boss 919,is that a fairlane as your avatar? I almost bought one way back when but went mopar for my fun car. I've always liked the lines of those cars
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:52 AM   #7  
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Yes it is, 1966 model. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:53 AM   #8  
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:01 PM   #9  
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good luck with the car. i hope that everything turns out well for you. i wouldnt think that ford would do a half finished repair as they would have to replace more expensive things later down the line. of course the mechanics there do get paidby the job and we all know that the car market is soft right now so who knows.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #10  
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Why do you think it is missing? Noise, rpm flux what? Help us out a bit here with more info.
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