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The dealer replaced the starter and the engine won’t crank over. They told me they need to pull the valve covers to confirm what the issue is but I know what’s next. The way it shut off as I was stopping was a little rough and had the character of rotating mass not easing to a stop, it hit a wall meaning this thing is froze up.
I wonder how long it will take to get the engine swapped and back on the road?
Built date approximately 10/17/2021
Wow, thx update, I remember your post Friday afternoon. At least no accident - everyone okay.
As others mention here, if the engine is blown it'd be very helpful to know the engine build-date - see photos below and in OP. Maybe the service dept can take a look and provide it to you -
Replacement usually several weeks - check-out the repair threads** in OP -

engine ser# & build date 21308 c.jpg

engine ser# & build date 21160 c.jpg
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Finally got around to looking at my engine number. Damn. I'm a 21161.

Still running strong around 2400 miles, but that's worrisome.
 

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good info, but the most important data point is ENGINE build date - imbedded in its serial number
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Wow, thx update, I remember your post Friday afternoon. At least no accident - everyone okay.
As others mention here, if the engine is blown it'd be very helpful to know the engine build-date - see photos below and in OP. Maybe the service dept can take a look and provide it to you -
Replacement usually several weeks - check-out the repair threads** in OP -

engine ser# & build date 21308 c.jpg

engine ser# & build date 21160 c.jpg
 

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so....in the photo above, 21308 defines the build date for that engine...Nov 4, 2021. Or...the 308th day of calendar year 2021
 

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Wow, thx update, I remember your post Friday afternoon. At least no accident - everyone okay.
As others mention here, if the engine is blown it'd be very helpful to know the engine build-date - see photos below and in OP. Maybe the service dept can take a look and provide it to you -
Replacement usually several weeks - check-out the repair threads** in OP -

engine ser# & build date 21308 c.jpg

engine ser# & build date 21160 c.jpg
21224: My engine was built August 12th 2021
 

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Finally got around to looking at my engine number. Damn. I'm a 21161.

Still running strong around 2400 miles, but that's worrisome.
You’re a lucky nut so far. 😉
 

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The busted engine build dates go from April to November, so you got company !
so....basically any year in the 21st century ending in "21"?
 

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The #308 was just an example of what sticker to look for. Don't believe we've seen a Nov failure yet. Fingers crossed
Roger that, I must have read a date wrong.
 

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1) @mmcq - thread** - fail~July 21, 1146 mi
2) Jose Hernandez - posted - fail~Dec 2 ?
3) @jeremy.wilson237 - 1st post, further - fail Dec 10, 2012 mi
4) @ToddGinGA - 1st post - fail Dec 5, 1358 mi
5) @Bubbabow - 1st post, update - fail Nov 21, 4000 mi
6) @Nikole - 1st post - fail~Nov 1 ?, 2900 mi
7) @Hailey Jo - 1st post - fail Dec 4, 3581 mi
8) @Lance103222 - 1st post, update - fail Dec 23, 2024 mi
9) father of @Shinoko - 1st post, further - fail Nov 21
10) @estone28 - thread** - fail Oct 21, < 1000 mi
11) Steve Seale - posted - fail Oct 22, 0003 mi
12) @Broncoshrimp - thread** - fail Sept 10, 2400 mi, new 2.7L
13) fbf of @bytheway - 1st post - fail Oct ?
14) @yogi_stvl - 1st post, further - fail Sept ?
15) charr124 @BN - posted - fail Oct ?, 1524 mi
16) @roofone - posted - fail Sept ?
17) @69 Mach I - thread** - fail Nov 14, 2744 mi, new 2.7L**
18) @Broncitis - posted, further - fail~Nov 5, 2200 mi
19) @Broncitis - replacement also failed - Dec ?
20) @International_George - 1st post, thread - fail Dec 24, 1795 mi

** threads covering their repair experiences - (lines 17, 10, 12, & 1)

- so far the engine build-dates run 21160 - 21216 - see how to read Engine Ser#

- the frequency of failures seems less than last month
- in October a Ford employee (@Jay3630, deleted soon after) made five posts re 'bad batch of brittle valves' - 'April batch' - see posts #1, #2, #3, #4, #5
- if the failures are caused by 'bad valves', maybe that 'April batch' has been working its way thru the system - then the problems could subside

If Your Engine Fails - dealer service of course, also :
- good to call Ford Customer Svc
- good to send VIN & full name to @Ford Motor Company here in B6g
- and the engine ser# would be very helpful in B6g build-date tracking efforts

example Engine Ser# Labels -

engine ser# & build date 21160 c.jpg

View attachment 233158

- B6g trying determine if the failures are confined to a range of engine build-dates, see also 2.7 Failed Engine Tracking Thread
- for nine of the engine failures we have this build-date info

Engine Build-DateFail Date
21160 (09 June)​
10 Sept '21​
21161 (10 June)​
14 Nov '21​
21166 (15 June)​
~ 01 Nov '21​
21175 (24 June)​
24 Dec '21​
21207 (26 July)​
23 Dec '21​
21209 (28 July)​
21 Oct '21​
21209 (28 July)​
04 Dec '21​
21214 (02 Aug)​
10 Dec '21​
21216 (04 Aug)​
? Oct '21​
Damn, just seeing this, checking my engine right now. :unsure:
 
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