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@  panzer69 : (22 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

anyone else has difficulty signing in with thier phone?

@  dlaufman : (17 January 2018 - 09:45 PM)

GTv500

@  smokum : (16 January 2018 - 12:21 PM)

You probably not going to get alot of help on that car .... this site is mostly about the 15-18 GT350 models .... you need to go to site that specializes in those years of cars

@  Grl5252 : (16 January 2018 - 06:33 AM)

Just purchased 68 GT 350 looking for replacement parts,mostly interior

@  smokum : (15 January 2018 - 05:47 PM)

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@  skhilton53 : (05 January 2018 - 07:13 PM)

I have 1800 miles on 2017 GT350. When I was tracking it the dipstick kept coming out of the filler tube and enough oil to make a sizable cloud of smoke. Ford can't find anything wrong. Any ideas?

@  Fantiniastic : (31 December 2017 - 01:10 PM)

@Hell on Wheels I have just over 1000 miles on mine and I experience the same thing - don't think it's abnormal. I've read its an expected behavior of this engin

@  smokum : (30 December 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Try calling the hot line at FRPP .....

@  Hell on Wheels : (28 December 2017 - 09:58 PM)

My 2017 GT350 has 4000 miles on it. At about 2600 it started ticking upon acceleration and deceleration. There is a sweet spot in between. I've been told this is piston slap. Problem is it doesn't do it only when cold and doesn't go away when warmed up. This sound makes me cringe every time I drive the car. This sound can't be normal but Ford can't diagnose it. Help?

@  amorriso5044 : (27 December 2017 - 07:54 AM)

recaro

@  amorriso5044 : (27 December 2017 - 07:53 AM)

New to the group but i am looking to swap heated and cooled GT350 seats for GT350 track pack Recaro racing seats.. i know a lot of people don't like the feel of them but i personally love them my stupidity not getting them with the car when i bought the car. If anyone hears of anyone wanting to swap please let me known thanks

@  FLgt350 : (27 December 2017 - 06:56 AM)

Splitter letters

@  nfs1000f : (26 December 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Anyone want to sell me their factory car cover?

@  Fantiniastic : (24 December 2017 - 11:18 AM)

I've been driving around for the first 2 weeks of owning this car in normal mode with the exhaust, steering and shocks in sport. Had no idea how aggressive the ECU mapping was in SPORT. Holy cow!

@  smokum : (20 December 2017 - 01:00 PM)

mine isnt that bad .... no where near it ..... but once i reved to high and didnt have the clutch fully engage and got that smell .... it was my fault .. it did go away after a day ... i know better .. anyway go to your Ford store .... the clutch is covered for 12 mths or 12000 miles for defects ..... you might get lucky and get it replaced under warranty

@  Hitman1 : (19 December 2017 - 03:15 PM)

My 2017 GT 350 with just over 3000 miles has a burnt clutch/ burnt rubber smell coming from motor area and when A/C is turned on the cockpit is filled with the burnt smell. Regardless if I've been driving it or just sitting in the garage. Horrible smell emanating from engine bay... Any ideas? FYI - The clutch seems fine, no issues and has been driven correctly and easy in the first 3000 miles.

@  smokum : (14 December 2017 - 02:35 PM)

Rprout, my car consumes a quart about every 1200 miles give or take. I drive it aggresively on the streets using lots of high RPMS ... according to ford this is within normal limits of the design

@  Rprout : (13 December 2017 - 07:39 PM)

My 2017 GT 350 consumed 1qt in 920 miles - spirited street driving only - I see at least one person here with oil consumption issues. Anyone else? Remedies?

@  Foon : (08 December 2017 - 01:46 PM)

I changed dead battery in 2008 Shelby, now my instrument cluster is not working correctly. No fuel indication , no oil pressure indication,no blinkers or 4 ways(indication). All lights work but don't indicate. Did I blow a fuse, does the computer need reset??

@  smokum : (07 December 2017 - 03:30 PM)

Congrats tipmartinez ..... incredible car isnt it


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#1 OFFLINE   KenPShelbyGT350

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:41 PM

Hi, I purchased a 2016 GT350 with the Tech Package and waiting for it to be delivered.  I plan on driving it on the track a few times but for commuting and weekend fun.  As such, I'm looking into upgrades and one that I would like to make is adding the different Coolers (differential, etc) that are found on the Trak Package. 

 

Is anyone familiar with whether something has been produced or if the OEM coolers are available to purchase?  I'm assuming I should hold out and wait for new aftermarket coolers to be produced or go with OEM?

 






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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:39 AM

I am not positive, but I believe the cost to add the factory coolers to the car now is very costly and not really something worth the cost, because of other pieces that have to be bought and changed out that are not really meant to be changed. I do know that Shelby (Shelby American) is working on making a kit to add coolers to the car, and they said they would be better than the factory ones, now when they're going to be available or if they are better than factory, I guess only time will tell. I am sure others may also make something soon, but I'm waiting of SA to have theirs available.


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#3 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:08 AM

If you do a search, a few guys with the tech package cars are having overheating issues with the transmission overheating while driving on a track. When this occurs, the cars have been going in to "limp mode." Ford Racing has no fix for this issue at this time.  You can not retrofit the tranny cooler from the track pack cars to the tech car's transmission since there are internal differences between the two transmissions.  I believe the pump used in the cooling process for the track pack cars is internal and can not be made to fit in the tech cars - at least not without considerable expense. 

 

Personally, I believe the catalytic converters might be responsible for some of the over-heating issues since there is a catalytic converter on both sides of the transmission.  (see pic below)

 

Here is one thread discussing the transmission overheating issue on a tech car.  http://www.mustang6g...ead.php?t=44808

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#4 OFFLINE   KenPShelbyGT350

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:42 AM

Thank you both so much for the insight. I'll wait to see what gets produced aftermarket. Hopefully Shelby America's kit will be as good as they expect it to be.

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:31 PM

Ford Racing has announced they are working on a transmission cooler for the tech pack cars.

 

It would be nice to see the administrators here add some threads every now-and-then on what's going on out there with these cars!  I, as well as others find the cooling issue fairly substantial and important.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:31 PM

Good to know both Shelby Am and Ford Racing are coming up with something as I'm getting the tech pack as well!!

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 01:36 PM

I'll second the comment by BlueAvngr, as I have a tech pack 350 going to build in a couple weeks and will be looking for upgraded coolers as well.

 

Cheers!



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:09 PM

AT LEAST THE TECH PKG CARS HAVE OIL COOLERS. Differential coolers are relatively feasible. However, track pkg. cars have sensors and software? that makes the function automatic. Add on cooling systems will likely require a flip of a switch. Not a big deal as I would flip the switch on the track after warmup.Waiting for options.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:26 AM

I had this issue at a track event last weekend after about 15 minutes on the track.  Ford says this is "normal" as the Tech pack cars were not intended for Track use.  I think this is a BS answer.  If this were the case, why does the car have 530 horsepower, huge 6 piston front brakes, spoilers, strut tower brace, Track Apps in the menu system including lap timers, etc.  This car was marketed as the most capable track cars Ford has ever built.

 

Ford knows they made a mistake here and they are correcting it for MY17.  If anyone from Ford is reading this forum I have a request...  When you do come out with a cooler kit for the trans and differential, please offer it to those of us who spent money on the MY15 and MY16 cars without huge Ford + Dealer markup.  Current owners are your best ambassadors for the car and for the brand and it would be a shame to have Ford put the burden of fixing these cars on the owners.

 

Had I known my car wouldn't be able to finish a lapping session, I wouldn't have bought it.

 

You can all imagine the conversations around the track when the brand new GT350 couldn't finish 25 minutes on the track.  Embarrassing.

 

On the positive side, before the car went into limp mode, it was a BEAST!


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:10 PM

I agree 100 percent with everything you stated and if Ford stands behind the "not meant for track use" BS, then I think that they should really take a dive in sales and profits for the '17 year, and I really hate to say something like that because I have been a Ford person forever and I love Ford, but right is right and this should have been addressed before the first gt350 was  put together as a production car.

 

I hope they have the cooler kits available soon and would like it even more (but it probably won't happen) if they would actually take the time to pull the names of every base and Teck Pckg car sold and send them letters a week or so before the kit is available and let us know that it is coming out and give us our special price for the kit. They could do this easily if they wanted to, and this would show that they really cared for their customers, and this would show that, more than anything else that they normally do and then say this is their appreciation. I mean they send out the supplement packages, so they already have every owners name and address and the options on the car, so it would not be that hard to contact them and make this kit available to them before hand and at a reduced price, this move would produce a marketing effect that even their high paid marketers could not add, as it would hit forums and I would not be surprised if it even made it into an article or two.

 

Anyway, I can dream if I want to, it's up to you, FORD, to make my dream a reality. 

 

Again 2016voodoo, I hope Ford is reading this, because I want my dream, which I believe may also be a dream of yours, to become real, because I believe this is the dream of many owners and because I still believe in Ford.


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:23 PM

In my owner's supplement package, one of the pamphlets was tips for track driving. It included tire pressure, camber, toe in and that tech equipped '15-'16 cars should be modified with diff and trans coolers. Appears that they plan to offer them as aftermarket by that statement.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:57 PM

It is only a matter of time before legal action is filed against Ford regarding the non functionality  of the Tech cars when tracked and not performing as advertised and marketed as the most capable track car ever.  This is so "slam dunk"  that I'm surprised a class action suit hasn't already been made against Ford.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:59 AM

Has anyone heard any more on this from Ford SVT?  I was at Road America again this weekend as a spectator at a track day and every GT350 without Track package went into Limp Mode.  Owners were PISSED OFF.

 

I hope Ford is listening and will consider a reasonable fix to a condition that should never be occurring on a car with Track Apps and Lap Timers built into the electronics!



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:24 PM

I had the same problem.  Did a track day at Thunder Hill 5 mile.  First session no problem because I didn't yet know the track.  Second session 70 degree ambient and went into limp mode after about 12 minutes in.  Took it to dealer, had them read the codes and they confirmed transmission overheat.  Got same story ... need a track pack.  By-the-way, I was never told this when I bought the car and they certainly didn't give me the manual until after the sale.  I reported to Ford Customer Service (Spoke with regional Customer Service Manager for San Francisco Region) and they acted as if they hadn't heard about it.  I sent them a link to this post and some others and they claim that it wasn't being reported to them and that they couldn't respond to blog posts.  I recommend that everyone who has experienced this shout really loud to Ford or they are not going to respond.  I am sure they know about it but it might not be a priority for such a low volume car.  I Couldn't get a confirmation out of them that they were working on anything but I think they probably are.

 

The final outcome was she recommended that I continue working with my local dealer so that they can assist once a fix does come out.  Will continue to wait for a while.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:51 PM

Ford is very well aware of this issue.  I know this without question.  Maybe the person you talked to wasn't aware, but trust me SVT is very aware, which is why they are working on a solution.  My request to Ford has been that they provide this kit to 2016 owners at a VERY reasonable cost.

 

Time will tell.

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:57 AM

If a dealer fix does not come soon, I've heard early rumbelings from others about a possible "class action lawsuit". Why advertise and price it as a track car and you can't take it on the track? Hope it does not come to this!

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 08:23 AM

Good morning all, I have received information from 3 reliable sources that a kit has been developed and we the owners will get a letter within the month telling us about it, I am also told it will be available for purchase and installation about the same time we get the letter. I could not get any more details other than what Ford Customer Service, Shelby, and local service manager told me, and this is after months of being told that it was being evaluated but nothing beyond that. This latest info is very different than what we all heard before. So watch your mail! This is also very different then being told might need to change out the tranny.
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Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:40 AM

Good morning all, I have received information from 3 reliable sources that a kit has been developed and we the owners will get a letter within the month telling us about it, I am also told it will be available for purchase and installation about the same time we get the letter. I could not get any more details other than what Ford Customer Service, Shelby, and local service manager told me, and this is after months of being told that it was being evaluated but nothing beyond that. This latest info is very different than what we all heard before. So watch your mail! This is also very different then being told might need to change out the tranny.

 

Hope they release it soon. Going to Las Vegas later this month and will stop by Shelby American to see the museum and will ask them about their plans Re: coolers.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 04:25 PM

OK. Talked to rep at Shelby American face to face yesterday. He confirms they are putting together a cooling package for tech optioned cars. Hopefully in 2-3 months. No details as to the setup, but aiming at making the car trackable. That's all I got. See what I find out from GT350 trackattack next weekend.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:03 PM

You going to Salt Lake next week?

Im there Wed-Fri. (July 27-29).




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