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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2011
Redlyr
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94-98's are notorious for blowing HGs. It was something to do with the iron block and aluminum heads (different rates of expansion under heat) combined with a weakly designed gasket. Ford recalled and repaired many of these, but a lot slipped through. By the New Edge years 99-04, they had the problem fixed.

Edit: As for the point of Cobra's being more reliable, they are hand built by SVT. I believe that has a lot to do with the perceived reliability.
 
 
 
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