Started by Rick Biarritz, May 05, 2009, 07:54:50 AM
Quote from: Mike Jones on May 08, 2009, 09:37:16 AM You know, this sort of bothers me. Every time anyone makes a post about any HT4100 equipped car, no matter the post, there are always the fear mongers that have to replay about the reliability issues of the engine. That no doubt scares the bejeebers out of the poor guy with the car.
QuoteDon't you suppose that there is maybe a more diplomatic way of making all aware of the special concerns and maintenance requirements of these engines? Y'all make it sound as if total and catastrophic failure is imminent with anyone that has one of these cars.
Quoteand the later ones have had a number of fixes already in place. But that does not, nor will ever make up for poor maintenance. On this or any engine. Granted, there are still some around that may have problems and we should be aware of them.
QuoteAnd I know I am leaving myself open for some lengthy diatribes about my remarks, but again I can make good on all my claims, as many here know I can. But I will choose not to.
QuoteIf any of you want to know the full scoop on this engine, just go to the HT4100 Exchange and read up. Mike
Quote from: Rick Biarritz on May 08, 2009, 08:44:48 PMDid ALL the Eldorados from 83-85 have the 4100?
Quote from: Glen on May 09, 2009, 03:56:38 AMIâ€™ve never had any experience with these engines but when all the shouting dies down I see an engine that had problems from the factory, but the rebuilt and crate engines seem to be much more reliable then the originals.
Quote from: homeonprunehill on May 09, 2009, 01:56:13 AMDidn't the FORD'S around the mid-30's have aluminum heads. I never heard of any problem with them. Jim
Quote from: ottoskorzeny on May 09, 2009, 09:02:39 AMIt's a shame such an engine was installed in what could have been a hugely popular collector car.Those Eldorados were some of the best looking cars of the era.
Quote from: Mike Jones on May 09, 2009, 12:23:52 PM The easiest way is to look at the rocker covers. The Goodwrench engines all came with cast aluminum covers, and all 1982-83 HT4100s came from the factory with chrome rocker covers. But if yours still has chrome covers, and want to check further, there are other clues. Second design intake manifold bolts utilised spring washers. That was included with all new engines, but could have been upgraded in the field with original engines.To tell for sure, look at the engine number plate. It's attached by rivets to the left side of the bell housing. An original engine will have the vehicle's VIN number as the last 6 digits, a replacement engine, as in a new Goodwrench, will not. Mike
Quote from: Glen on May 09, 2009, 03:56:38 AMThe anti HT4100 group comes on very strong when ever this engine is mentioned. A little quiet discussion on the subject would be much more appropriate.
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