Engine knocking - tick continues 2012
Do not be confused by Ford dancing on this - these engines have very consistent problems documented. The TSB's, magic oil... Normal characteristic, they typically result in either engine replacement - lemon law buy back, replacement, or Ford's continual guessing at how or what to replace. ford is now on its 3rd attempt at replacing engine parts in my 2012 5.0. I wish these threads were better documented before I purchased mine. Ford recently came out voiding warranties for even the slightest MOD's - something they rarely did in years past. My vehicle is and has always been stock and well maintained. Engine began knocking after 2nd oil change. It is not faint - the service dept seemed surprised at how bad it was and refused to let me take it off their hands to a different dealer after refusing to provide a loaner car. Ford rep in the area is now involved and took care of a loaner after being in the shop for over 2 wks. I always planned on rebuilding the engine some day - certainly not at 10k miles. I have decided I am going to do everything in my power to document these issues while ford throws parts at my vehicle. For anyone on the Fence camaro vs mustang - the mustang will kick your butt the first few Thousand miles it is out of the shop after that - you can eat their lunch in the loaner cars or busses they will be in while Ford figures this out.