NEVER BUY FERREA INLET VALVES FOR A MR2 - THEY FAIL
2 simple reasons -
- The material in Ferrea inlet valves is too soft. They end up deforming and causing your valve clearance to decrease and eventually the valves will be held open by the cam and you will have no compression and will not be able to start your car.
- Their customer service is non-existent. They ignore all communication about the problem described above.
This is what the deformation looks like on the Comp+ inlet valves after only a few thousand Kms of use -
There are LOADS of other people reporting this exact same issue on other forums and when I picked up my head after having replacement Supertech valves fitted, my engine builder said he had just finished repairing a Supra head with exactly the same issue
. This is obviously not a one-off occurrence.
The faulty Ferrea valves I had were Comp+ which are supposedly free from this issue - most people report the issue with the Ferrea 6000 series valves.
The company I bought these from (ATS) have provided great customer service to me and are incredibly responsive to my emails about this. They have been chasing Ferrea about this too and Ferrea are ignoring them in the same way that they are ignoring me. I even sent the faulty valves back to ATS and they sent them to Ferrea for analysis. There has been no response from Ferrea to date. That was more than 2 months ago.
I rarely put down companies on the Internet though I have given Ferrea many many many chances to respond and they have failed to acknowledge their faulty product and in my eyes are thieves, as they can't even admit their fault.
The failure of the Ferrea valves has cost me well over $1000 in repair costs, and I do most of my work myself. This amount would be much more if I paid a mechanic to work on my car.
I was never after any compensation. All I wanted was an acceptance of fault from Ferrea and an apology.
Buyers beware - NEVER BUY FERREA PRODUCTS
post edited by Admin - 2014/11/23 17:36:01