resurface cylinder heads

Have you ever wondered why Ford says don’t resurface these cylinder heads? Thickness of the cylinder head could be one reason, surface finish can be another and lastly, maybe they just want to sell more OE Ford cylinder heads. I don’t think they say it to sell more Ford cylinder heads at all. That leaves…

ford rocker boxes

We have always known you cannot use 18MM rocker boxes on 20MM cylinder heads and vice versa. Some shops, we have been told, will change the cylinder heads and rocker boxes as assembly from an early engine to a late engine (18MM to 20MM) and vice versa using stepped dowels. Don’t know if it works…

ford valve seat coming out

1997-2005 Ford 2.0 SOHC, VIN Code P, Escort, Focus and Tracer Obviously Ford sold a whole bunch of these cars. Of all the cylinder heads off these models we have done, about 75% are from a valve seat coming out. Sometimes it will damage more than one cylinder from shrapnel circulating through the still running engine…

It’s A Well Known Problem There are 3 engine families that have a well-known problem: the intake seats fall out which naturally causes internal engine damage. Unfortunately for the Chrysler/Dodge owners, Chrysler Corp. has 2 of them:  3.7 and 4.7 SOHC engines as well as the 5.7 and 6.1 Hemi engines. In addition (according to…

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