Question is, what to do now? Ford has voided my engine warranty. Car runs and drives with a misfire and oil burning mainly when cold. Ford had them check cyl. 8 for compression, result was 40psi. Then Ford had them look with a bore scope, they said piston ring broken. Dealer quoted $8100 for engine replacement based on Ford's response. I can't afford that anytime soon. My main reason for posting is from after reading about this happening to other people who either won't tell the truth About what was on their car or disappear from the forums. I want to be honest to all of you so this hopefully won't happen to you. I am not going to speak negatively about any company or person either. Hopefully we can all come together on exactly why this is happening and prevent any more Mustang owners from going through what I am currently.
First,8100 for an engine replacement,so they can take your engine,put 500 bucks worth of parts in it and sell it to someone else is bordering on a scam. Take it to a good shop that can rebuild the engine if you dont have the skills to do it yourself. Chances are,you just need a new set of pistons and most of the cost will be due to labor. You might actually just need rings.
Whatever you do,do NOT drive it.
Mostly,this happens from people tuning their cars. If they voided your warranty,they probably found evidence of that. If they did not and just said that damage is ALLWAYS caused by a tune,thats BS. Its USUALLY caused by a tune. If it happened in any other cylinder you would not neccessarily assume that.
Of course,it DOES happen on rare occasions in any cylinder,usually caused by a bad sensor or injector or some such. SOMETHING made it happen.
The long and the short of it is,you should be able to get it fixed for less than that,and your warranty should STILL be restored if its done right,no matter who fixes it.
Sometimes, I see cops with their backs turned writing tickets. When I drive by I can see them stick their heads up,and sniff the air,catching a whiff of exhaust and burning rubber,the crimson smell of speed,telling them a Race Red Mustang is somewhere nearby!
2012 Race Red GT, Kenwood Navigation system with Metra dash kit,GT500 steering wheel,Steering wheel buttons INCLUDING BT enabled,Takeoff leather seats with seat heaters.