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see also Less Recent Changes III          Jan 02 - Dec 02
see also Less Recent Changes Part II    July 01 - Dec 01
see also Less Recent Changes Part I     Mar 01 - June 01
see also First Most Recent Changes A  2000 - 4/01


6/2003
Jason Aves - Cam Failures # 267 & 268 new 6/2/03
Ode to Ford updated 6/2/03
John Daly - Cam Failure #269 new 6/3/03
Bama Cam Weld new 6/6/03
Folks Who Will Weld Your Cams updated 6/6/03
Primary V8SHO Known Issues new 6/6/03 - submissions encouraged
V8SHO Polo Shirts updated  6/6/03
Autozone has V8SHO Heads, Maybe new 6/6/03
Thomas Johnson - Cam Failure #270 new June 7, 2003 - details pending verification
Mike Gabriel - Cam Failure # 271 new 6/8/03
Contact Information updated 6/8/03
Welcome to Larry Eck new 6/8/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 6/8/03
Mike Miller - Cam Failure updated 6/8/03
Denver Cam Welder new 6/8/03
Swinford Engineering - Cam Weld Experience updated 3/9/03
Autozone has V8SHO Heads, Maybe updated 6/9/03
V8SHO T-shirt updated 6/9/03
Advanced Auto Parts Has Engines new 6/9/03
Get Rid of a Cigarette Smell new 6/10/03
Ernie Roberts - Loctited - Cam Failure #272 new 6/10/03 - Loctite bites the dust
Colorado Springs Cam Pinning new 6/11/03
V8SHO T-shirt updated 6/12/03
SHO Clear Headlight Protectors new 6/12/03
SHOCLUB Quarterly new 6/12/03
New Struts and Sex new 6/13/03
Gerald Fisher Cam Failure#273 new 6/17/03
Keyless Entry Code new 6/19/03
Carbotech Bobcat Pads for BlackHawk updated 6/20/03
Scott L. - Cam Failure #274  & 275 new 6/21/03
Cam Weld in Florida new 6/25/03
High Mile Club updated 6/25/03
Cell Phone Providers new 6/25/03
Paranoid Cam Update new 6/27/03
Autometer Gage Pods for SHOs new 6/27/03
V8SHO T-shirt updated 6/29/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 6/30/03
Mouse Nest new 6/30/03
Ryan Valli - Cam Failure #276 new 6/30/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory Add 13, change 3, remove 0 
BODY COUNT 9  new failures this month, that we know of, total ~ 275 that we can document
5/2003
2003 Ford Taurus SHO Performance new 5/1/03
Rickety Cam Weld Experience updated 5/02/03
Steve Counts - Cam Failure # 250 new 5/03/03
Don Whitfield - Cam Failure #251 new 5/6/03
Carbotech Bobcat Pads for BlackHawk new 5/6/03
Replacement Exhaust Tips new 5/6/03
Dale Sanders - Cam Failure #252 new 5/9/03
Dan Djuric - Cam Failure #253 new 5/9/03
Hood Mushroom for Alarm new 5/9/03
Dimitri Survives Coil on Plug Hell new 5/09/03
Vendors and Organizations Add Ford Parts Pro to Vendors - 5/10/03
Locker Digest - 11th May 03 new 5/11/03
Janel Miller - Cam Failure #254 new 5/12/03
Burned Rear Main Wiring Harness new 5/13/03
Mortality Tables new 5/13/03
Tie Rod End Replacement Procedure new 5/13/03
Brandon Edmonds - Cam Failure #255 new 5/13/03
Travis Randolph - Cam Failure #256 new 5/14/03
DOA on Ebay - Cam Failure #257 new 5/15/03
Headlight Replacement new 5/15/03
Speaker Upgrade new 5/15/03
Pre-Production V8 Intake new 5/15/03
Robert Lookhoff - Cam Failure #258 new 5/16/03
Still skeptical about Cam Welding new 5/17/03, 5/18/03
V8SHO T-shirt new 5/18/03
Roger Hornsby - Cam Failure #259 new 5/13/03
Eric's Blown V8SHO new 5/19/03
Roland Rich Ford - Cam Failure #260 new 5/20/03
Michael P. Rzeppa - Cam Failure #261 new 5/20/03
Replacement Exhaust Tips new 5/6/03, updated 5/20/03
V8SHO T-shirt new 5/18/03, updated 5/21/03
Eric's Blown V8SHO new 5/19/03, updated 5/21/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory added one owner from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Welcome Carlos
Ron Hogan - Cam Failure #262 new 5/22/03
Arkansas Attorney General new 5/23/03 - give 'em hell Carter
Clifford Newman - Cam Failure #263 new 5/23/03
Bryan DiBartolomeo - Cam Failure # 264 new 5/25/03 - excerpt - Just wanted to add a note that Pepboys is selling rebuilt motors for $5000.00 I have my car sitting in my driveway, paying $400.00 per month for the loan. The place I bought the car from went out of business before I received my extended warranty. So I'm going to be paying for a car to sit in my driveway for the next four years. I bought the car because I have two newborns and needed a bigger car.
Pepboys has Engines for $5000? new 5/25/03, updated 5/26/03
James L. Morris - Cam Failure # 265 new 5/26/03
Ford Makes House Calls This Weekend new 5/27/03
High Mile Club updated 5/27/03
Cobra Brakes for SHOs new 5/27/03
V8SHO Polo Shirts new 5/27/03
Billy Hart - Cam Failure #266 new 5/28/03
Hammy Needs Help new 5/29/03
Ray's Auto Repair - Cam Weld Experience updated 5/30/03
V8SHO Polo Shirts updated  5/27/03
Patrick's Letter to Ford new 5/31/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory Add 24, change 2, remove 2 
BODY COUNT 17  new failures this month, that we know of, total ~ 266 that we can document
4/2003
William Wallace TSB 04-01-03 new 04/01/03
SHO-fa new 4/01/03
Gregory Brown - Engine Failure new 4/01/03
Ford Has a Better Idea new 4/1/03
Rickety Cam Weld Experience updated 4/1/03, 4/03/03
Larry & Linda Jessee - Cam Failure #239 new 4/03/03
Steam Engines and Cat Killers new 4/03/03
Worthless Warranty & Disturbing Trends updated 4/03/03
Mark's Diagnosis - Cam Failure #234 & 240 updated 4/03/03
George Stephenson - Cam Failure #241 new 4/03/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 4/4/03 excerpt - "BTW, for those SHO owners delaying the weld, please consider this. The sprocket on my back exhaust was loose and had moved about 1/8 inch. Absolutely no noise yet. I'm a very lucky guy and I truly do appreciate that fact. "
oil preference updated 4/05/03
Mike Miller - Cam Failure updated 4/05/03
Ray's Auto Repair - Cam Weld Experience updated 4/05/03
Locker Digest - period Ending 4-9-03 new 4/9/03
New Cheaper Cams new 4/09/03, updated 4/9/03
AOL & V8SHO Issues new 4/09/03
Cam Plan new 4/09/03
Brian Rinehart - Cam Failure #242 new 4/09/03
Ronald Shabaiash - Cam Failure # 243 new 4/09/03
Locker Digest - Week Ending 3-27-03 new 4/10/03 - the lost digest is found!
TSB 99-12-7 Long Crank-Slow Start new 4/10/03
TSB 98-23-10 Mass Air Flow Contamination new 4/10/03
TSB 98-20-10 Exhaust System Noise new 4/10/03
TSB 98-13-12 Transaxle Flushing new 4/10/03
TSB 98-8-4 High RPM Misfire new 4/10/03
TSB 98-6-5 AX4N Converter new 4/10/03
TSB 98-3-7 AX4N Intermittent Neutral new 4/10/03
TSB 98-2-7 Musty AC new 4/10/03
TSB 97-26-3 Door Panel Service new 4/10/03
TSB 97-25-5 Blower Fan Noise new 4/10/03
TSB 97-23-1 Suspension Noise new 4/10/03
TSB 97-6-7 Low Speed Stall new 4/10/03
TSB 97-6-1 Remote Keyless Entry new 4/10/03
TSB 97-2-5 Suspension Clunk new 4/10/03
TSB 97-2-3 Subframe Clunk new 4/10/03
TSB 01-23-6 Coolant new 4/10/03
TSB 01-15-7 ATF Usage Chart new 4/10/03
TSB 01-9-7 HO2S Service Tips new 4/10/03
TSB 01-06-2 PATS new 4/10/03
Karl Widas III - Cam Failure #244 new 4/10/03
Peter Kolonelos - Cam Failure #245 new 4/11/03
Cam Plan new 4/09/03, update 4/14/03
Boneyard V8SHO Motors From Car-Part.com new 4/14/03
Lemon Aid 2004 Used Car Guide new 4/14/03
Alldata 1996 SHO TSB & Recall Summery new 5/16/03
Alldata 1997 SHO TSB & Recall Summery new 5/16/03
Alldata 1998 SHO TSB & Recall Summery new 5/16/03
Alldata 1999 SHO TSB & Recall Summery new 5/16/03
Performance Plus Cam Weld Experience updated 4/16/03
Locker Digest - Victory in Baghdad Edition new 4/17/03
TCE Brake Upgrade new 4/17/03
Cam Plan updated 4/18/03
Power Antenna Replacement new 4/19/03
Off Site SHO Suspension Links new 4/19/03
Replacement Ford Brake Pads new 4/23/03
Keven Hetherington -Cam Failure #246 new 4/24/03
John Spangler - Cam Failure #247 new 4/25/03
Robert Boake - Cam Failure #248 new 4/26/03
Joseph Hall - Cam Failure #249 new 4/28/03
Federal Mogul V8 Valves new 4/30/03
Black Antennae for SHO new 4/30/03
Replacement Radiators new 4/30/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory Add 15, change 6, remove 0 
BODY COUNT 11  new failures this month, that we know of, total ~ 249 that we can document
3/2003
oil preference updated 3/1/03
Replacement Coils new 3/1/03
True Dual Exhaust new 3/1/03
Ford Has a Better Idea new 4/1/03
oil preference updated 3/2/03, 3/3/03, 3/4/03
Mobil 1 0W-40 new 3/2/03, updated 3/5/03
Northern California Cam Weld Experience updated 3/2/03
Ann the SHO Girl - Cam Failure #228 updated 3/4/03
Rob Vachalek - Cam Failure #229 new 2/28/03
Trent & Lisa Bowen - Cam Failure #230 & 231 new 3/4/03
Tye Keppler - Cam Failure # 232 new 3/5/03
Mobil 1 0W-40 new 3/5/03
IL Camfest  updated 3/5/03
Power Steering Flush Reminder new 3/5/03
Statistical Look Number 4 new 3/6/03
Claire Bersee - Cam Failure # 226 updated 3/6/03
Jasper Update & Other Important Stuff updated 3/7/03 - Ford using Jasper Rebuilds for Warranty Work
IL Camfest  updated 3/8/03
oil preference updated 3/8/03
Worthless Warranty & Disturbing Trends updated 3/9/03
IL Camfest  updated 3/11/03
Michael Rzeppa - Cam Failure updated 3/11/03
V8 SHO Engine teardown Part 1 updated 3/12/03
V8 SHO Engine Teardown - Part 2 new 3/12/03
Tensioner Removal Process new 3/12/03
When Do Sharks Quit Eating? new 3/12/03, updated 3/14/03
Rational & Quantitative Method for my Next Summer Tire Buying Decision new 3/12/03
I'm Relieved We Made a Good Impression new 3/13/03 - The Original Sarah Locker Digest
Magnetic V8SHO Business Cards new 3/14/03
Chris Ward - Cam Failure #233 new 3/14/03
Big Bore Butterflies Dyno Results new 3/14/03
Man-Speak new 3/14/03
Reconciliation note: Ann the SHO Girl # 228 is Ann Lammi # 213. Case # 228 reassigned to next failure. Feb totals corrected.
Chris Lutzweler - Cam Failure #228 new 3/15/03
Mark's Diagnosis - Cam Failure #234 new 3/15/03
ATX Fluid Change updated 3/15/03
One Odd Failure   updated 3/17/03
Good Dealership - Riess Ford in Marissa IL new 3/19/03
oil preference updated 3/20/03, 3/21/03
Locker Digest - Week Ending - 3-20-03 new 3/20/03
UK SHO Pics new 3/21/03, updated 3/21/03 -12 more pics
Crude V8SHO Head Cross Section updated 3/23/03
Gillespie Ford Experience new 3/24/03, updated 3/24/03
Kerri Ehrengren - Cam Failure #235 new 3/24/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 3/25/03
Swinford Engineering - Cam Weld Experience new 3/26/03
Joseph Hans - Cam Failure # 236 new 3/27/03
Locker Digest - Week Ending 3-27-03 new 4/10/03 - the lost digest is found!
Consensus Recommendation new 3/28/03
Crank No-Start Condition new 3/28/03
Bernice Pratt - Cam Failure # 237, 238 new 3/28/03
IL Camfest  updated 3/28/03
Mechanical Check List new 3/30/03
TSB 00-20-3 Instrument Panel Separation new 3/30/03 - thanks Paul Nimz
ESP Thing new 3/30/03
One Odd Failure updated 3/31/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory Add 19, change 5, remove 0 
BODY COUNT 10  new failures this month, that we know of, total ~ 238 that we can document
2/2003
Lynda Mayes, Cam Failure #204, 205, 206 new 2/2/03
Reid Hensley - Cam Failure update 2/2/03
Cam Weld To-Do List new 2/3/03
Wade Musgrave - Cam Failure #207 new 2/3/03
Alternator Replacement & More Loctite new 2/3/03
Pa Consumer Fraud new 2/4/03
Ben Morrill - Cam Failure #198 update 2/4/03
Ray's Auto Repair - Cam Weld Experience update 2/4/03
Pollen Air Filter update 2/4/03
SHO Shop - Cam Pinning Experience new 2/7/03
New Guy or Recent Cam Failure new 2/7/03
Roy Hunter - Cam Failure #208 new 2/7/03
SHO Owners Have Class new 2/8/03 - a must read
Knute G Axelson - Cam Failure #209 new 2/08/03
Bill Leibfritz - Cam Failure #210 new 2/09/03
Gen 3 SHO Census - Part 2 new 2/10/03
Good Use for Bad Language new 2/11/03
Malainne Costa - Cam Failure #211 new 2/11/03
SHOlando - Cam Failure # 212 new 2/12/03
Answer to Mysterious ATX Ill new 2/12/03
Ann Lammi - Cam Failure #213 new 2/12/03
Tony Thompson - Cam Failure #214 new 2/12/03
IMRC Repair new 2/12/03
Missfires and Coil Tests new 2/12/03
VW Coil Pack new 2/12/03
Rear Main Wiring Harness Issue new 2/13/03
Amy Kistler - Cam Failure #190 major update 2/13/03, thanks Amy
Glenn Ryan Guther - Cam Failure #215 new 2/13/03
Scott Matthew Learned - Cam Failure #216 new 2/13/03
The No-Ford Trend new 2/15/03
General Accounting new 2/15/03
Head Games new 2/15/03
Reverse Rotation Camshaft new 2/15/03
OK Camfest News Bulletins new 2/15/03, updated 2/20/03
Lance & Bernie Puett - Cam Failure #217 new 2/16/03
Perry Reed - Cam Failure #218 new 2/16/03
Jeffrey Glovier - Cam Failure #219 new 2/16/03
Eugene Martin - Cam Failures #220 new 2/16/03
Stealth Automotive Cam Weld Experience new 2/16/03
A Closer Look at the Method of Cam Sprocket Failure new 2/17/03
99 SHO- $92,100 new 2/17/03
Misfires and DTCs? new 2/17/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated  2/17/03
Scott Hansen - Cam Failure #221 updated  2/17/03, updated 2/19/03
Folks Who Will Weld Your Cams updated  2/18/03
Rickety Cam Weld Experience updated  2/18/03
Gene Martin - Cam Failure #222 new 2/18/03
NHTSA & Ford Help Update new 2/19/03
Loyd Smith - Cam Failure #223 new 2/19/03
New Cam Price new 2/19/03
Folks Who Will Weld Your Cams updated  2/21/03
OK Camfest News Bulletins new 2/15/03, updated 2/20/03, 2/21/03
Kirk - Cam Weld Experience updated 2/21/03
James Morris - Cam Failure #224 new 2/21/03
Larry Wipperfurth - Cam Failure #225 new 2/21/03
All SHO and No Go new 2/21/03
Claire Bersee - Cam Failure # 226 new 2/22/03
PA Attorney General on Our Side new 2/22/03, updated 2/26/03
Motor Trend Online Pre-Owned Buyer's Guide new 2/22/03
Three Complete RHD V8 Crate Motors updated 2/24/03
OK Camfest News Bulletins updated 2/24/03
Paul Nimz & VAK new 2/25/03
OK Camfest News Bulletins updated 2/25/03
New Cam Prices ? new 2/25/03, updated 2/26/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 2/26/03
Amy Kistler - Cam Failure #190 updated 2/26/03 - happy ending!
PA Attorney General on Our Side updated 2/26/03
IL Camfest  new 2/26/03, updated 2/27/03
Brandon Gray - Cam Failure #227 new 2/27/03
Ann the SHO Girl - Cam Failure #228 2/27/03
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 2/27/03
New Cam Prices ? new 2/25/03, updated 2/27/03
#229 taken
FPS Cam Weld Experience updated 2/28/03
Interesting Trend new 2/28/03
Convention Update new 2/28/03
rear sway bar updated 3/26/03
Locker Up Digest - 3-27-03 Edition new 3/27/03
Performance Plus Cam Weld Experience updated  4/15/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory Add 37, change 6, remove 2 
BODY COUNT 25  new failures this month, that we know of, total ~ 228 that we can document
1/2003
Buddy & Gloria Hewitt - Cam Failure # 171 new 1/1/3
Cam Failure Links major reorganization, no longer chronological but topical, I hope it is well received. 
Friends of V8 SHO updated 1/2/02
Jackie - Cam Failure # 172 new 1/2/3
Worthless Warranty & Disturbing Trends updated with helpful graphic. 1/3/02
Multifunction Switch Replacement updated 1/4/03
Cam Position Sensor Photos new 1/5/03
Kirk - Cam Weld Experience new 1/5/03
Cam Welding Technique new 1/5/03
Mark Hymer - Cam Failure # 173 new 1/5/03
Kirk Doucette Midwest Camfest new 1/7/03
Replacement Engine Options updated 1/7/03
SHOClub Convention 11 Update new 1/7/03
Richard Wildman - Cam Failure # 174 new 1/7/03
Jonathan Case - Cam Failures #169& & # 170 updated 1/7/03
Michael Moses - Cam Failure # 175 new 1/7/03
Be All You Can Be, 
Be A Hemorrhoid To Ford
new 1/7/03, updated 1/8/03
Nannette Dixon - Cam Failure # 176 new 1/8/03
Rickety Cam Weld Experience new 1/8/03
Replacement CD Changer new 1/9/03
Folks Who Will Weld Your Cams updated 1/11/03
Ruby Anderson - Cam Failure #177 new 1/12/03
Statistical Look Number 2 new 1/13/03
Judy Tate - Cam Failure # 178 new 1/13/03
96 NADA  updated 1/13/03
97 NADA updated 1/13/03
98 NADA  updated 1/13/03
99 NADA updated 1/13/03
Brad DeGroft - Not a Quitter new 1/13/03
WA State Cam Fest new 1/13/03
FuD ~ LSoS new 1/13/03
David McLean - Cam Failure # 179 new 1/15/03
Jami Carter - Cam Failure #180 new 1/15/03
oil preference updated 1/16/03
Statistical Look Number 2 updated 1/16/03
Should I Buy A Used V8SHO updated 1/16/03
Chad E Neidiffer - Cam Failure #181 updated 1/16/03
Deb Kudma - Cam Failure # 182, 183, 184 new 1/17/03 - first triple failure
Tammy Patterson - Cam Failure #185 new 1/17/03 
Ray's Auto Repair - Cam Weld Experience new 1/17/03 
Jim Miller - Cam Failure #186, 187, 188 new 1/18/03 - 2nd triple failure
Statistical Look Number 3 new 1/18/03
George Stephenson - Cam Failure #189 new 1/18/03
1998 SHO Owners Manual in PDF Format new 1/19/03
Amy Kistler - Cam Failure #190 new 1/19/03
Richard Leonard - Cam Failure #191 new 1/19/03
Three Complete RHD V8 Crate Motors new 1/20/03
Chad Neidiffer - Cam Failure # 192 & 193 new 1/21/03
Aaron Waldron - Cam Failure #194 new 1/22/03
Andrew Sanderson - Second Failure #195 new 1/23/03
Oil Analysis updated for 80k, 1/24/03
Denise Porter - Cam Failure #196 new 1/24/03
Bad HD Cam Decision new 1/27/03
1998 SHO Owners Manual in PDF Format updated 1/27/03
Maintenance Warning new 1/27/03
Mark Morrison - Cam Failure #197 new 1/29/03
Ben Morrill - Cam Failure #198 new 1/29/03
Kirk - Cam Weld Experience updated 1/29/03
Al Cockerill - Cam Failure #199 new 1/29/03
1996 SHO The Ultimate Taurus 
Sales Brochure
new 1/30/03
1996 Taurus SHO Brochure new 1/30/03
1997 Taurus Brochure - SHO Extract new 1/30/03
1998 Taurus Sales Brochure - SHO Extract new 1/30/03
1999 Taurus Sales Brochure - SHO Extract new 1/30/03
Brochure Trends new 1/30/03
Crude V8SHO Head Cross Section new 1/30/03
DFW Cam Weld Services new 1/30/03
Barbara Walters - Cam Failure #200 new 1/30/03
Robert Goodloe - Cam Failure #201 new 1/30/03
Patricia Dennis - Cam Failure #202 new 1/30/03
Statistical Look Number 3 updated 1/31/03
Kirk & Buford on Pinning new 1/31/02
Failures by Month new 1/31/03
Jessie Sawyer - Cam Failure #203 new 1/31/03
Ray's Auto Repair - Cam Weld Experience update 1/31/03
DC Kirk Cam Fest? new 1/31/03
Performance Plus Cam Weld Experience updated 1/31/03
Dave Shoaff - Cam Failure updated 1/31/03
Protech Cam Weld Experience updated 1/31/03
V8SHO.com Owner's Directory Add 32, change 4, remove 3, add one owner in NZ,
Is that ever a drive from Atlanta!
BODY COUNT 33  new failures this month, that we know of, total ~ 203 that we can document

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