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#767469 - 08/22/05 06:38 PM www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Trouper Offline


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Registered: 12/03/00
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Well, we got our lawsuit letters in the mail just like several other members, but was wondering exactly what to do. I repalced mine a few months back due to a crack, but I have no receipt. Guess I have to do the Dealership Inspection thing, but do I need to do it now, or after the court date in October? Also, anyone know how hard it is going to be to get the re-imbursement, and how much it will be? Damn I feel so helpless, but if I can get some of my $$$ back for the repair, I am all for it. Anyone work for Ford, and have anymore information?

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John "Trouper" Troup
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#767470 - 08/23/05 09:46 AM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Chevyguy Offline

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I got the letter too,

http://www.fordmanifoldsettlement.com/

My analysis of this

Nothing will happen till after October 7 or when the fairness hearing takes place......


However one big issue is.....

Quote:

To be eligible for reimbursement, you must seek reimbursement from a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealer within 90 days after the Settlement becomes final.

To find out if the Proposed Settlement is approved and when the Proposed Settlement becomes final, please return to this website for more information after October 7, 2005.





IF you have not had your intake fail BEFORE Oct 7 or when the settlement takes place then you ONLY have the 7 year unlimited mileage warranty which will ONLY be honored by performing the repairs at a FORD dealer. This means you have to bring your car to them with a crack and leak.

Obviously any cars with a Warranty inception (intial delivery) date earlier than Oct 7 1998 and have not cracked or leaked will be SOL The only way to get any money for a car delivered before Oct 7 1998 is to have a "pre dated" repair reciept for the intake repair

One way out of this for cars currently under the 7 year warranty is to replace the intake yourself (or have it done) then bring to the dealer for inspection and go through this procedure

Quote:

If you paid to replace your intake manifold, but you do not have your original paid receipt and your vehicle was sold less than seven years ago, you may take your vehicle to a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealer for inspection. You must bring this Notice to the dealer within 90 days after the Proposed Settlement becomes final, signed below under penalty of perjury, stating that you paid to replace an intake manifold that had cracked at the coolant crossover passage, resulting in a coolant leak. The dealer also will inspect your vehicle to confirm that the original manifold was replaced. In that event, you will be entitled to receive reimbursement of a pre-set amount for the estimated costs of replacing your manifold.





According to an earlier post this "pre set" amount is reported to be $735
Quote:

Ford will reimburse customers with receipts for the intake repair.
Ford will pay $735.00 to those without receipts, provided that they can verify with a dealership that a repair was made.





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Of course you have to deal with the fact you have to sign an legally binding document that your intake was in fact leaking under penalty of perjury

People who had previously replaced intakes with reciepts are in teh best position, and should get the full reimbursement


That's my 0.02


Edited by Chevyguy (08/23/05 09:59 AM)
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#767471 - 08/23/05 11:58 AM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Yeah, but I bought my new intake from Ford, but installed it myself... And I don't think I still have reciept, so it looks like I'm gonna be SOL - OH, and mine is a 96, the first year of the infamous plastic intake. I have two coworkers that also have 96s and they had their intakes replaced...
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#767472 - 08/23/05 12:28 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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How can you tell if it has been replaced in the past .. Mine is a 1999 , but was a former FHP car..Can I tell by looking tat the intake itself,seeing if it is plastic or aluminum, or is the plastic piece an internal item that can't be seen..?
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#767473 - 08/23/05 12:30 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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#767474 - 08/23/05 12:38 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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AAhhh... ok , So I assume all the Interceptor intakes already had the aluminum piece, that is on the intake on the right ...

Plus it's easy to check if mine has it or not ... Excellent , thank you..!
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#767475 - 08/23/05 01:36 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Not all Interceptors have aluminum, unless the dept. you got it from took REALLY good care of thier cars.

Mine is the original plastic. I think the MPD is on the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" plan.

135k and hasn't cracked.

Yet.
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#767476 - 08/23/05 01:39 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Yup . I just checked mine & I too have the plastic ... now weahter or not it has been replaced .. That i do not know .. I'm at 97k
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#767477 - 08/23/05 01:45 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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You're probably under warranty.

I am out. By ONE MONTH.
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#767478 - 08/23/05 01:47 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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IIRC, the P71s (and P72s?) got the revised intake under a 'silent recall' (TSB) from Ford, but the civvy vics did not. That is pretty much admitting that the design was flawed for heavy-duty usage. My 96 CVLX HPP has the same gearing, belts, etc as a P71, but whytheheck was it not included in the recall...

My original plastic intake blew as I was passing someone on a 55mph two-lane, so yeah, my RPMs were up a bit when she blew. I thought I drove into a cannoli as I couldn't see a dang thing. I drove it the two miles to the house and found that the intake had split right behind the alternator.

While I had the front of the motor torn off to swap the intake, I replaced the water pump at the same time (along with all the hoses and belts). My car only had 62k on it at the time, but was already seven years old...
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#767479 - 08/23/05 02:03 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Ford only gives 2 schitts about the High Speed Low Drag Interceptors and not much so for the average joe sixpack customer. The company that actually takes a second to consider the customer will be rewarded monetarily.
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#767480 - 08/23/05 02:05 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Quote:

Yup . I just checked mine & I too have the plastic ... now weahter or not it has been replaced .. That i do not know .. I'm at 97k




The Settelment language specifies ALL plastic intakes.

Many intakes were replaced prior to 2002 with "improved" plastic versions. You would still be entitled to a replacment with an aluminum crossover version providing your car is new enough and the plastic intake leaked.
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2004 Crown Vic LX SOLD!!

New Daily 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Road and track, purchase with 16K now 23K after 3 months. 5.7 Hemi, 8 speed ZF trans 3.06 open rear 13.98 @ 99.2 mph 4740 lbs with driver!!

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#767481 - 08/23/05 02:08 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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LOL .. great , I have 4 months left ... Unless they consider the Month as well ,,, In that case I have up until Sept. 06 ... How long do the plastic intakes usually last before cracking?
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#767482 - 08/23/05 02:20 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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LOL .. great , I have 4 months left ... Unless they consider the Month as well ,,, In that case I have up until Sept. 06 ... How long do the plastic intakes usually last before cracking?



that's one thing you don't wanna find out when you are on a road trip somewhere.
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#767483 - 08/23/05 02:26 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Quote:

Quote:

LOL .. great , I have 4 months left ... Unless they consider the Month as well ,,, In that case I have up until Sept. 06 ... How long do the plastic intakes usually last before cracking?



that's one thing you don't wanna find out when you are on a road trip somewhere.




Well mine has lasted all 135k of it's life.... but I better start knocking on wood or it'll be the next damn thing to go on my car
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