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Old 09-09-2003, 14:59   #1 (permalink)
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BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

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Im currently looking at purchasing at BA XR8 Ute. Given that ford has just introduced the new BOSS 5.4L V8, just inquiring if there has been any problems with this motor so far.

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Old 09-09-2003, 15:17   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

My brother is a fleet manager and has noticed a couple of noticable problems with his fleet:

1. Water pump failure
2. Radiator failure (cracking due to heat stresses)
3. Window failure.

This applies to the earlier BAs and it is to my understanding that they were all warranty jobs anyway. I know that the coolant system cracking due to temperature stresses has been resolved.
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

have had mine 4 months no problems just let the glory days continue cant get enough of this...
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

have had mine since march, have driven it pretty hard and it puts out around 330 kw and it hasn't missed a beat to date, touch wood!!!
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

zexr8, please excuse my ignorance, as i am a new member, what mods have you done to achieve 330kw?
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

whats a porblem?
Is it some new ignition device designed by Peter Brock?
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

lol @ noel

yeah it may be....
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i have heard that VERY few have oil problems

but nothing like the Gen 3
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Re: BOSS 5.4L V8 Porblems.

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i have heard that VERY few have oil problems

but nothing like the Gen 3
All motor's especially handbuilt one's will use a little oil durring the running in process, which is what we have heard about,it's just unfourtunate the media has got wind of it and tried to make it into something it isn't.
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