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Old 03-10-2011, 10:23 PM
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2008 build differences (late 2007 vs 2008)

I've heard there are head differences for different 2008 builds and that later is better. Search didn't seem to offer much and so I am trying to determine how important the build date is on a 2008 Expy.

Along these lines, as I'll be using it to haul a car trailer, is the factory tow package worth it, or is it better to get an aftermarket hitch and tranny cooler?

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:35 PM
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HD tow also includeds a larger engine coolant radiator and the full 7-pole wiring (including the electric brake connection) at the rear bumper.

Pulling my 5000 pound camper across the Alleghenies (river and mountains) the engine coolant is a flat line that doesn't exceed 200°F.

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:23 PM
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I found the engine build date when they changed the head design to the new spark plugs - wrote it down sometime in the past so I'm not sure which thread its in - the switch over date is 10/08/07 - again this is engine build date, not the vehicle build date, so you will need to find the engine build date which I think would be some where on the valve cover or top of the engine.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:59 PM
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...s-in-08-a.html

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:18 AM
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Perfect! Thanks. Umm ok, I'll buy an '09
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