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post #1 of 20 Old 05-08-2011, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Strangest thing you have been told by a shop or dealer.

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Ok had a 2006 Pon GrandPrix GXP 5.3 v8, every couple thousand miles the oil light would come on needing oil, so took back to dealer only had like 8k miles on it, It had a custom cold air kit, no resinators and 2 chamber flows, so it was at dealer for 2 days I got a call and they said well we found out why your using so much oil, Ok why?, Its because you have aftermarket muffers and your makeing so much more hp over stock that it has to burn the oil. guess we should keep our rides stock.

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I had a dealer tell me that an exhaust leak (very loud one) at the header is completely normal for a 2007 F150 with 60,000 highway miles on it.

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I had a dealer tell me that an exhaust leak (very loud one) at the header is completely normal for a 2007 F150 with 60,000 highway miles on it.
it's normal, but not right. Every 5.4l that I have owned ended up having cracked exhaust manifolds. Another bad design by ford


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I had the fuel pump die on my 2004 F-150 and I had it towed to the dealer, the service lady told me it was the K&N CAI causing it to stall cause it wasn't getting enough air!

Although a good diagnosis fuel pump was replaced and truck ran fine

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it's normal, but not right. Every 5.4l that I have owned ended up having cracked exhaust manifolds. Another bad design by ford

Yup. The old 460's were notorious for this. Back in 2000 my parents bought an OBS F350 to pull their 5th wheel but my mom refused to get a diesel claiming the exhaust 'makes her sick'... well yeah... that's why it goes out the back end of the truck.

Anyway, they would pull the camper 100 miles and come back with a ticking so bad it sounded like a bad valve but it was nothing more than an exhaust leak coming from the exhaust manifold as a result of the bolts snapping off from heat expansion.
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Yup. The old 460's were notorious for this. Back in 2000 my parents bought an OBS F350 to pull their 5th wheel but my mom refused to get a diesel claiming the exhaust 'makes her sick'... well yeah... that's why it goes out the back end of the truck.

Anyway, they would pull the camper 100 miles and come back with a ticking so bad it sounded like a bad valve but it was nothing more than an exhaust leak coming from the exhaust manifold as a result of the bolts snapping off from heat expansion.
Did you tell her that diesel fumes are far less toxic than gas fumes?
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I pulled into a gas station to put gas in my Mustang when I was a kid. It was a 68 fastback with a pretty heavily cammed 390, headers, etc. The mechanic walked over to let me know that he could fix "that miss".
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I pulled into a gas station to put gas in my Mustang when I was a kid. It was a 68 fastback with a pretty heavily cammed 390, headers, etc. The mechanic walked over to let me know that he could fix "that miss".
thats scary!!


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I had a shop tell me that standard green coolant is okay in a 2006 6.0L and that the local Ford dealer recommended it.

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I pulled into a gas station to put gas in my Mustang when I was a kid. It was a 68 fastback with a pretty heavily cammed 390, headers, etc. The mechanic walked over to let me know that he could fix "that miss".
That is great! Nothing sounds better than a cammed FE! My 64 Galaxie is a 390 (well 417) and she shakes. Many people look at it like something is crazy wrong with it! lol

Anyway, this is almost as good as when I pulled into the place I worked with an old 5.0 I had. She had an old school paxton that sounded like there was a full blown machine shop going on under the hood. The mechanic at the shop told me I probably need a new fan belt or have to adjust the slack because its slipping really bad!

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