Problems with 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Absolutely!. The dealer shafted you, if he told you nothing was wrong. 80 psi leakage out of exhaust (valve,;;;where else?) is a dead give-away: You need a good old fashioned VALVE JOB. Your exhaust valve, see, is not seating properly, not sealing as it should. It leaks, bigtime in your case, so compression is low, unburned gas escapes out the exhaust (You smelled it!), no power from that cylinder so it idles like ****, and will try to die, and of course, mileage suffers. Sound familiar, Robin?
Now of course the dealer knew what it was. Apparently he didn't want this time-consuming job. All he wanted was his in the door and out money. From the shop mechanics point of view, a cylinder head job is a relatively low paying and time consuming job. But there's no excuse for somebody not telling you that you need a valve job. Take it somewhere else. It's gonna be expensive, no getting around it, cause the head has to come off, but at least it's a whole lot less than an engine overhaul. And just give those figures to your new mechanic-the diagnostics are all done. Good luck.
Jun 12, 2012 |
2005 Ford Five Hundred