Update on my disaster... I received a call back today from the Ford customer claims in regards to my buy back request. It was denied at this time, which didn't surprise me any. She said their technical service would be contacting the dealership with instructions for repairing my truck. This is where things when from bad to worse! I called the service manager shortly after for an update. He was told by Ford to install the new valve and check compression, if compression checks out good and no codes are thrown the recall is considered successfully complete??????? He also said they will assume the screw made it through the exhaust valves???? Keep in mid the engine was knocking something terrible when I brought it in, the mechanic that pulled it in the shop also confirmed it was knocking. The service manager said it sounded good today after they installed the new valve. They plan to drive the truck for the next few days to observe any abnormal behaviors before retuning it to me. WOW, I can not even believe they would release the truck without knowing where the missing screw was. Where do I go from here... Ask for a lifetime motor warranty?
How far is your truck torn apart? Is the cab off like the other members? If they were able to repair the valve with minimal disassembly of the rest of the truck, I would be more inclined to accept the repair after a complete and thorough inspection. If they torn the entire cab off and the motor is completely out of the truck, I am sorry, but there is no way the truck is getting put back together like it was intended leaving the factory line. That is where I would draw the line and not be too happy about the situation.
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