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Ford Falcon 2009: Cylinder head

Asked by Ken Smith

In 2009 I purchased a BA Ford Falcon with only 149,000 km on the clock, and at the 75,000 km service it was diagnosed as having a misfire at idle which maybe caused by a burnt valve on number eight cylinder. The dealer's service advisor he advised me that there was a problem with the Boss 260 motor with imperfections in that cylinder head, and a modified head fixed the problem. I have not heard of this problem and am concerned that I should have had problems at such a low mileage. I am wondering if you know of any such problem and should Ford have dealt with this problem under warranty. As I am an older driver it has had a very gentle life with me.

Answered by CarsGuide

1 Mar 2012 Graham Smith

The BA is well out of warranty, so the issue of being fixed under warranty doesn't come up, and it's doubtful that Ford would have automatically changed the head on the basis of a maybe. The best thing to do now is to repair the head.

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