Well I had the same problem, on a cross country trip, and I blew a spark plug in the middle of nowhere Tennessee. I took it to a for dealer and the suggested a new head, explained to them money was short and time was shorter and they found out that Ford make a repair kit for this, but it comes with no warranty. I opted for that repair ( $800 ) and a year later it still running like a champ. so you might want to fid out if you could have this done. Let me know your outcome. at DRMC911@aol.com
From what you're saying (Tennessee), it sounds like the spark plug didn't just foul that time, but that it must have been blown clear out of the engine. If a spark plug has stripped out the threads in the cylinder head, a new plug cannot simply be put in. You can have the whole head removed and worked on, and that is apparently what the dealer suggested.
This is the recommended fix, but a lot of work is involved. Once the head is removed, a threaded insert can be installed, and that's what will hold the new spark plug.
The other option is that the threaded insert can be inserted into the head right where it is. This is a much cheaper fix and much quicker too. But here's the problem: A lot of times, putting in the insert causes chips and little pieces of metal shavings to fall into the combustion chamber. When you turn the key and start the engine, either one of two things will happen: either (1) those chips will fly harmlessly out the exhaust valve and your engine will run like a champ again, or (2) the chips will bounce up and down in the cylinder, causing serious internal damage.
Some mechanics will tell you, OK we can do it the cheap way if you want, but you're taking the chance on your engine. That is why they would say there is no warranty. I do not know exactly what was done to your Expedition in Tennessee. If you can post the kit number or description of the repair that was written on the work order, that may say exactly that they did.
No. You can warp the heads making your repair costs triple. You can not only warp the heads you can totally destroy the engine. Coolant mixes with the oil when a head gasket is blown. This causes serious engine wear in a short period of time. Never run an engine with a blown head gasket.
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No it is not safe, it expands and would feel weird.
theres such thing as safe? its poison so i would say there is no such thing as safe poison.
If you mean the small stone chip repair, yes. If it's more than that, I wouldn't trust it. A good guideline is -- if the repair is legal, than it should be safe enough.
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Yes it's safe, but I have doubts about how effective it will be.
My husband has done it. It was perfect.
I guess it depends how desperate you are. I wouldn't.
If on steady OK to drive to repair shop If flashing shut off immediately and have towed to repair shop.
If you know how to do it properly it can be quite safe. If you do it improperly you can cause electrical fires or even electrocution.
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yes if its faulty its like going into safe mode your engine will not fire drive safe
If the inflatable was blown up recently, it would be a good idea to clean the valve before you blow it up, but if it was blown up longer than a year ago, it should be safe to blow up. But if you are ever unsure, just give it clean to make sure it is safe to blow up.
If your gasket has blown and overheating occured then skimming will almost certainly be needed. Send it for testing and skimming better to be safe than sorry.
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Do to the weight of the door itself repair should probably be left to a qualified technician. If the repair can be done with the door down it maybe ok to attempt, but otherwise play it safe.