one thing to add to this is that ALL 4.6 2v's are X vin's, period. it DOES NOT mean any thing else (ie. windsor vs. romeo/etc/etc.). also there are no '02's with factory installed windsors, early '01 was the last of the windsors & they were '00 leftover stock to get the PI 4.6's out of the windsor (truck engine) plant when the romeo plant came back on line.never mind the guy that i bought the car off of said it was a romeo engine. i did some research and my car is one of the few that ford put the windsor engine in, in 2002. 8th vin is an X and i have 11 bolts on the valve cover
although windsor heads are more common to have this problem (ie. spark plug blow out) romeo's do it also. the big problem is the repair, I would guess, by your statement that you repaired it & it blew out again that you most likely used a heli-coil. while it's quite expensive a time-sert is the only thing I've had good luck with.ok thats settled. has anyone heard of this type of head doing this, this is my first mustang i dont know alot about them. all my other sport cars were camaros and i didnt have any luck with keeping them together.