Cam phaser #3

ReconReggie19

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About to get Cam phaser job #3. I keep my vehicle maintained, I have fun with it but never abuse it, only use synthetic oil, motorcraft filter, change oil early, and never drive it like a pissed off teenager. It has 120k miles and have endurance warranty coverage up to 150k. Never had a problem with them until now. These A-holes wanted every receipt of oil changes starting from 90k miles, bet they were surprised when I had every last one of them :birgits_tiredcoffeeDealer tore it apart and found scarring on the cam and recommended long block replacement. So the sent pics to endurance and even stated engine looks well maintained. So these A-holes sent their power train adjuster to take a look and denied my claim because of a CAI:banghead::favorites68::flame:. Full job out of pocket is $12k....so now I have to do a cam phaser bandaid job until I get rid of it, because it's no way in hell I can afford $12k for that fix. Guess I screwed myself, didn't think a CAI was that big of a deal. Even though the dealer told them the CAI had nothing to do with the failure. :rage:
 

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Yikes!! That really sucks man. I've been debating about selling and getting a Gen2 but the cam phaser issues are troubling.
 

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Cam journal damage is not caused by phasers, but it can affect phaser operation.

What 3rd party warranty company is it? They’re simply trying to get out of paying; a cold air intake cannot cause cam journal scoring. Also, why can they not just replace the heads instead of installing a new engine?
 
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It's Endurance warranty, dealer didn't say anything about heads. They did mention there was metal in the oil. I'll bring it up to them
 

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Considering the Cam phasers have been replaced twice, Thats more folks than i would want opening up my motor. Not saying that they didnt clean or properly prep/clean/install the cams but who knows. What all aftermarket mods have you done other than intake?
 
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Considering the Cam phasers have been replaced twice, Thats more folks than i would want opening up my motor. Not saying that they didnt clean or properly prep/clean/install the cams but who knows. What all aftermarket mods have you done other than intake?
Just a 93 octane tune by gearhead
 
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