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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-25-03, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ba 6cyl Dropping Cyinder

Hi Every one any one out there who has picked up there brand new BA 6 cyl and had to take it back cause it was running like a peice of shit well boys and girls let me tell you something mine had the head pulled off it 200kms old due to a broken vavle spring NOT HAPPY FORD how long have ford been making vavle spring or getting them from somebody BAD move on frod part what a top car but sad to see the head come off after short period the dealer was great gave me car and i sort of got the hint there were a few lying around with heads off them too the guy didnt lead too much on but.
NOT HAPPY UNCLE GEOFF youve designed a great car why try to take short cuts or it may be just a suppliers problem any way its going now

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there is NO way possible to put all of these millions of pieces of parts together without something ocassionally slipping up, the most important thing is though is how they deal with it - which sounded perfectly!

i too would be pissed having to take my brand new car back but hey, nothing is ever perfect and you were treated well....

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lt cant be as bad as the holden oil problem
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lt cant be as bad as the holden oil problem
exactly - that one comes down to poor design in the first place, this one was just something that happened to slip through the checks...and thats if it could have been spotted anyway?

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Good to see a dealer handling it right.. Hopefully this is just one of those minor batch problems and it will be quickly rectified and never appear again.
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as has alread been mentioned at least you were looked after.
Unfortunatly I think you'll find nearly all of Fords parts are not made at Ford at all and here in lies the problem.
If your exhaust stuffs up do you cry "stupid Walkers" or "stupid Ford"
Don't bag Ford unless you know it is there fault quit often it's not.

Breathe! It's only the internet....
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as has alread been mentioned at least you were looked after.
Unfortunatly I think you'll find nearly all of Fords parts are not made at Ford at all and here in lies the problem.
If your exhaust stuffs up do you cry "stupid Walkers" or "stupid Ford"
Don't bag Ford unless you know it is there fault quit often it's not.
But hang on.... The car is made by FORD! I couldnt give a rats fat clacker if the part is supplied by Walker or Motorcraft or BTR. Ford built the car, they signed off on the quality of it, they sold it to me, its their problem.

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I agree
i think ford are being tight asses and trying to get the parts from a cheaper supplier
i dont care i hope it dont break again
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The last thing Ford want is their customers having a problem with their car. If a supplier has changed specification of a component or the product is not up to the quality expected & it fails it's not Ford's fault. S**t happens and everyone sympathises with you, I don't think Ford are being tight asses & you should only gripe about Ford if they refuse to fix it, which is unlikely.
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I agree
i think ford are being tight asses and trying to get the parts from a cheaper supplier
i dont care i hope it dont break again

I think the term you are looking for is "competitive component pricing" - not tight asses.

One of the realities of manufacturing in the modern era is that a number of component suppliers are used to improve economies of scale. In very plain terms that means that if you buy from someone who makes a greater quantity of a particular item then the cost is reduced.

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