ENGINE - MACHINING OF ALUMINUM CYLINDER
HEADS OR BLOCKS - WARRANTY INFORMATION
1992-2002 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS
1997-2002 E SERIES, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150
1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
1992-2002 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR
1992-2002 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
Effective immediately, labor for the machining of head gasket surfaces on any engine fitted with aluminum heads will no longer be reimbursable under the provisions of the Warranty and Policy Manual (page 345 of the Oct. 2001 edition) of the Warranty and Policy Manual.
Engineering has determined that the surface finish quality standard cannot be met to specification by field-sourced machine shop facilities. Cylinder head assemblies/short and longblock assemblies are available through your facing FAD (Ford Authorized Distributor). The 2002 Warranty and Policy Manual and Service literature used to perform service has been updated to reflect this change. This message covers all engines with aluminum heads and blocks except for 3.8L engines built prior to model year 1997 using composite head gaskets. Refer to the appropriate Workshop Manual for detailed servicing procedures.
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS: INFORMATION ONLY
OASIS CODES: 401000, 402000, 497000, 499000