Ford dropped off my radar when my E-350’s 5.4 liter “engine” launched its first plug. I never gave it a chance to launch a second.
Earlier in the year, at my local machine shop, the owner pointed out the issue with the design in a customer’s cylinder head. The good news is that it’s an aluminum head. The bad news is that it has only about 4 plug threads. My granddaughter could have designed a better head.
I called Ford corporate to complain, you can guess the response.
No more Fords for me! And this after my family’s loyalty to the brand starting with Model A’s, flathead V-8’s, ‘49 Lincoln Cosmopolitan, ‘57 Fairlane 500’s, ‘62 Econoline, ‘65 Mustang, ‘67 Cougar, ‘92 Thunderbird, ‘96 T’bird, and 2001 Focus ZX2.
I will hang onto my ‘65 Shelby CSX FIA 289 however, as I know there will be no plug launching there.
Otherwise, no more Ford products for this consumer.