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Friday, November 11, 2011

answers to your questions

Good morning.
It's been a cold, cloudy, rainy, snowy, week. That's right, I said snow. Yuk!
At least, it was just a few flurries that didn't stick. But I had to scrap the frozen rain off my car before I came home last night.
And in response to a number of questions from my last post.....
Linda....."Does this mean repairs or a new engine?" 
A new engine would cost way more than $2000.00. No, just repairs. 2 new manifolds.
Garret... "What's on the asparagus?"
Butter and Parmesan Cheese. It was yummy!
Mark..... "How many miles on the engine? It's a Ford V-10 right?"
We've got just over 40,000 miles. And yes, it's a Ford V-10. I've been reading the forums too, and apparently cracked manifolds are a fairly common issue. I'll talk to the tech about that.
Dean left a voice mail about possibly using an after market product.
I had already authorized the repairs. But now that I think about it. I probably should have just put the Banks system on it and not only solved the manifold issue, but also possibly increased the mpg and performance. I just don't think fast enough sometimes.  :-)
I've got a long day today. Working later than usual. And a busy day Saturday.
So time to go......  :-)


  1. But if the manifold thing is a common issue, then remember this Banks System for next time. With all your trips, it won't take long for you to get to the next 40,000 miles.
    But hopefully with this fix, your engine will last longer.
    Happy Friday!

  2. Anonymous11:09 AM

    My brother put a Banks system on his diesel motorhome. I would be a little apprehensive to add more stress on an engine. Also, you will have another gauge to read and there is also another apparatus that has a dial or something for adjustments. I feel like there is enough going on without looking at another gauge, etc.

    On my brother's unit, it doesn't get better mileage just more HP. He went from 300 hp to 375 hp (he says). And it wasn't cheap, $2,000+. Also, more horses means more heat.

    There might be something that can be done to move the heat around from the back of the engine. Your mechanic may know how to re-route something to help it. Good luck!