Geez I wish I had more time to look over the forums I takes forever to catch up!
I picked up my new XR8 yesterday and it seems a little ticky under acceleration, It quiets down when crusing but having just come out of a very quiet XR6 I'm not sure about the tick? so far about 300k's on the new one will this quiet down as it beds in.
Thanks in advance.
PS: I guess I'll have to change my usenamenow HE HE.
Any suggestions for initial mods, (apart from the K&N ) :CU:
Give it around 1500 to 2000k's to run the engine in...Just don't drive it hard for about 5000k & change the oil regularly....If it still ticks take it back to ford....The ticking could be the Roller Rockers or Roller Liffters (nothing serious) (Check to see that you don't have a leak in the extractors/exhaust because it makes the same noise)
Gee, another one. Trust me, this is normal for most engines of the 200 aND 220 outputs. I don't really know what it is. I've seen and tried new cams, lifters, roller rockers, rocker covers, pushrods and all have failed to shut the engine up.
Having said that, mine improved when I replaced the Tickford headers with Herrod items (the DiFilippo versions). I would suspect exhaust as being the prime candidate, although mine was definitely not leaking.
When you consider this further, the 200 and 220 engines share the same header design with the 220 having bigger cats.
Summary: a good excuse to strip the engine down, stroke it, and fit Herrod exhaust. The fun starts here!
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Originally posted by xf351gt ford had a customer based(only if the customer complains) recall on the cylinder heads, they found the valve guides wearing excessively and the fix was to replace the heads under warranty
Well if thats the case I'd say the original geometry was wrong!!
Anusual for guides to wear on r/rockers if geometry is right!!
Stud mount is the way to go, with hardened pushrods..
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