Dear Ford Engineer(4.2L v6 Spark Plug Wire Route Designer):
Kiss my ass...
That is all.
Also kiss my ass for the lower intake manifold leaks they are prone to.
97 Tracer - Weapon R intake, CTA cold air elbow, Borla S/R muffler, OBX header, MSD Blaster coilpack, FocusSport wires, Tokico S/R struts, Progress springs, Ractive strut bar, Progress/ZXTuner 22mm rsb, Mazda Racer rear tiebar, euro clear headlights, ZXTuner silver faced guages, S/R leather steering wheel, MX3 Recaros, EGT fanblades
1998 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ - stock
1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs (Brilliant Black) - S5 Jspec Turbo engine, Aluminum TII Hood, Motoria 80mm downpipe, 3in Exhaust., R-tek v1.5 ECU, 4x 865cc Siemans Deka Injectors, AEM Wideband, Apex'i SAFC, Walbro 255
- Focus bumpers, suck ass, need a mile of extensions to reach the bolts going through the fenders.
- Taurus - had to replace the front wiring harness, everything was cake, except for the rig they had under the dash. Like a little midget was pushing your hand away from what you wanted to do.
- Any car where the bumper must come off to take a headlight out
- Taking focus door handles off can push buttons
I find, I NEED to take a break, walk away and then go back at it. I get more rage in me sometimes then a guy who shoots up roids all day long.
Oh, those damn shit handles in a focus, stupid retarded design to take them out.
F150, E150 & some 250's, Freestar, I think the retro T-bird had that motor option too?
Dear Ford Engineer ("let's put the tensioner pulley 6 inches from the radiator and in half way from the top AND bottom of the fucking engine bay" guy: )
Kiss MY ass, too!!!
That is all (for now).
Last edited by RADRaze2KX; 07-13-2008 at 07:55 PM.
holy chit, looks like i hit a nerve with alot of people.
I really think ford should hire mechanics and send them to school to be an engineer, maybe THEN they would design cars with more common sense when it comes to regularly scheduled maintenance.
It should NOT be 10x easier to replace my starter or altenator than it is for spark plug wires.
Everything listed here is why I like Honda. Even the spark plugs on a V6 minivan don't get your hands dirty and it only takes 15 minutes to do them. Though, the minivans did have huge transmission issues in the early years of the 3.5L V6. Honda will send out a team of engineers to work on any problem the dealer can't fix.
My uncle ended up with his minivan in limp mode once. Dealer thought it was bad gas. Nope, then they tried other things. It wasn't till a team of engineers came out and discovered that it was a bad coil that it was fixed. They updated their diagnosis database over it. But, it cost them a rental minivan for a month along with having to flatbed the fixed minivan 500 miles and trade it for the rental they paid for. Along with the team of engineers.
It's really something odd when you see a car company go through that much trouble for your vehicle to update their diagnosis database.
Crank walk was from the bearing manufacture sending Under Size Thrust bearings to Ford. The only way to make sure they are all in spec is to check every bearing . They spot check a few from each case in receiving inspection , if a bad one is found , then the whole shipment is rejected . There were less then 100 engines,some say less then 50 , who knows.
The 2001-2005 Acura MDX's are horrible for transmissions and A/C compressors. Everyday at work there are at least 2 transmissions getting replaced, most I've ordered in one day was 7 MDX transmissions. Not to mention all the latest recalls from Acura:
1. Acura CL 01-03 RSX-S 03-05 and TL 04-06 3rd gear set (poor teeth contact design)
2. All 2003-2007 Acura TL Wiper Motor recall (rusts and wont work)
3. All 2003-2007 Acura TL Power Steering Hose recall (catches on fire due to no heat protector on hose)
I liked it better at Ford, at least all the flaws in design weren't as expensive as a $5000 transmission or a $700 A/C Compressor. Or a common $1500 head rebuild on the RSX-S because the engineers didn't put in the correct springs to handle 7000rpms (a reason why they stopped making RSX's and to demote street racing and went with a 4 door TSX to replace it).
At least Ford's intake manifold gaskets are better then GM's 3800 series manifold gaskets which every engine made had to get it replaced at around every 40,000 miles.
2013 Toyota Tacoma V6 SR5 4X4 double cab long bed (daily driver and rescue vehicle for my racing team)
2000 ZX2 (The KLDE block/KLZE head hybrid V6)
1982 Suzuki GS1100L (when I want to be a badass)
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