Originally Posted by mysticblu999
It sure is
yea..the dealer called me..since I got the gaskets for you, wanted to know what type of warranty I had on the gaskets since it was back in less then a month (I think is what he said) I said, um...really, there is no warranty. But I also asked him if they checked the heads..his reply was, oh yea..we checked
the heads, they are all good, very sure of his response ya know. I then said, so, you can provide me with a receipt where you sent the heads to a machine shop and had the vacuum tested, pressure tested, magnafluxed for cracks and checked for flatness, because that is checking
heads IMO. He then stumbles and says well, um, yea, um, I don't think we did that, I said then you didn't check the heads at all. If the heads are cracked can you always see that? NO!! If the heads are leaking, can you see that? NO!! If the heads are warped, can you see that? Sometimes, but most techs don't take the time to check them good enough IMHO. I also asked him if they visually inspected the block for scoring or cracks to which he responds, well...um, no, I don't think that was checked.
All of this kind of baffled me since its a ford dealership, they should know of these types of things prior to calling a parts supplier, IMO. But it doesn't matter what gaskets you use or what fasteners (ARP or H11) you use, if the platform is bad, IE, cracked heads, warped heads or cracked block or bad surface area on the block, the gaskets will blow, plain and simple.
I told them if they provided me with a receipt that showed that type testing was done, i would see what I could do, but I already know what the answer will be. Sorry you are having issues, but the issue isn't the headgasket.
If they supplied you with a SCT tuner and loaded the tunes, then blamed failure on the tunes now, they are grasping at straws on how not to take care of the problem.
How did you pay for the tuner? Did you get a receipt?