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Cindy Stewart - Cam Failure #296

new 8/25/03

Hi Larry,

 I have been trying to "subscribe" but can't seem to get through. Help! I, too, experienced the camshaft failure at almost exactly 75,000 miles (extended warranty ended at 75,000) and I had the engine replaced by Ford. I do have concerns and still have some problems so I would like to stay in the SHO Loop and get more info on the class action suit. I now have appx 25,000 miles on the replaced engine. Hopefully the new engine was corrected, but somehow I question that. My engine "supposedly" was shipped directly from Japan after waiting over 6 weeks and being in a rental car. I wish I would have known about this site earlier. It was last year that my engine died and I would have loved to have been armed with this information when fighting with Ford. Anyway, glad to know about the site and many thanks to whoever the kind person was that put the note on my car to enlighten me. 

Cindy, SHOgirl in Austin, Tx

First, welcome. Second, and this is very important for you to understand. Despite the fact that you may have a new "crate" engine, you still have the same defective cam shafts. They must be welded in order to protect your investment. Ford has done nothing to address the problem except to ignore us in the hopes we would go away. I won't go away. That's why I filed suit last December against them. Go to V8SHO.COM and look for the link those who will weld your cams, find the nearest person and make arrangements to have this done. Once done, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that your car will probably out last you! (joke) Other than that pay particular attention to changing your fluids, especially power steering on a regular basis. These are great cars and can give you many years of enjoyment once the one real problem is addressed. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to call upon me or Tim, or anybody on the list.

 Larry E

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