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@  icemetal02 : (22 May 2017 - 11:48 AM)

oil filter leak

@  icemetal02 : (22 May 2017 - 11:48 AM)

oil filter leak

@  MyPoorBrain : (22 May 2017 - 09:47 AM)

.......owners manual says NO octane booster. (MMT) content.

@  MyPoorBrain : (22 May 2017 - 09:37 AM)

octane booster

@  Prowordsmith : (18 May 2017 - 12:58 PM)

builders plate

@  dearbornboy : (17 May 2017 - 04:07 PM)

Could anyone give me the best launch RPM to use in drag mode for the best ET"s

@  smokum : (02 May 2017 - 10:38 AM)

congratulations fastergt350 ... the wait is almost over !!!!!

@  fastergt350 : (29 April 2017 - 11:37 AM)

Ordered my GT350 in August, build week is 5/8/17. The Long wait is almost over,I can't wait.

@  0017GT350 : (28 April 2017 - 09:26 AM)

valve train noise

@  smokum : (25 April 2017 - 01:04 PM)

the GT350 should be around 4.3 and the R version should be about .04 less

@  smokum : (24 April 2017 - 09:47 AM)

congrats ...... wish i could have kept my 07 gt500 but traded it on my GT350

@  Drjanuszewski : (23 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

Hi guys. Does anyone have "official" GT350/R 0-60mph times? I hear anything from less than 3.5 to 5's

@  smokum : (21 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

why would you want to replace the drive shaft ..... just curious ?

@  wltrmtty : (17 April 2017 - 02:16 PM)

speed dawg

@  mspenc45 : (17 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Is anyone replacing their stock drive shaft on the 2015-17 GTR350? Is it a two piece like the GT?

@  mspenc45 : (16 April 2017 - 09:44 PM)

Picked up my 2017 GT350 last week. My first muscle car since my 69 GTO and LOVE IT!

@  fotoron17 : (12 April 2017 - 05:25 PM)

recall

@  85254GT350R : (12 April 2017 - 12:54 PM)

Hi Guys and Girls. I specd and ordered a 2017 GT350R nearly 11 months ago and its arriving tonight. so excited!

@  dstang88 : (11 April 2017 - 07:54 PM)

Awesome Roadglider!! Congrats and welcome!! :clap:

@  Roadglider : (10 April 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Roadglider here and i just joined.I ordered a 2017 350r 2 weeks ago and am still giddy!


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Selecting a Dealer Shop for GT350 Service


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#1 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 01:26 PM

I've been very pleased with my selling dealer.  Of course, that doesn't mean anything about their service capability.  Our cars aren't exactly common and I expect most technicians have never seen a GT350, let alone worked on one.  I'd rather they didn't get their first experiences with my car.

 

So how does one go about selecting a dealer shop experienced with Ford performance vehicles?

 

FWIW, I'm in the Puget Sound area.

 

-- Krogen






#2 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:31 AM

Tough question and your right, most techs havent seen this car.

 

You just have to be proactive.

 

In what little research I have done on this car even a oil change is different. I have never heard using a torque wrench

on a oil filter but these cars require it.

 

Another quirk on this car are the lug nuts have to be torqued to about 150ft pds which is way over what most shops do.

 

So its little things like this that are important to know so that you can advise the service manager the quirks of the car.

 

Let them know how low to the ground it is so they dont mess up your front air dam ..... things like that and even ask them to

have a sr tech work on the car ...... not a grunt

 

There is lots of information here, on you tube and the net in general on these cars and I just recommend you do your homework in

advance

 

 

don


Edited by smokum, 25 November 2016 - 10:38 AM.

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Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#3 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:53 PM

Good advice; thanks Don.  I think I'll go visit a few dealers and "interview" the service manager.  I can usually tell if someone is genuine or if they're giving me a line.  Asking some open-ended questions could be enlightening.  As you suggest, it's best to do my homework, be proactive and get a good shop lined up before I need them.  

 

--Krogen



#4 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:48 AM

Keep us posted regarding your first dealer visit for service

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#5 OFFLINE   dearbornboy

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

Bickford Ford in Snohomish ask for Buff, he takes care of all the high end stuff there. My car had the entire engine replaced by him as per FoMoCo. I guess it was making an awful noise when it came off the transport. I could not tell that a single bolt had ever had a wrench on it. This guy is a pro.



#6 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

Bickford Ford in Snohomish ask for Buff, he takes care of all the high end stuff there. My car had the entire engine replaced by him as per FoMoCo. I guess it was making an awful noise when it came off the transport. I could not tell that a single bolt had ever had a wrench on it. This guy is a pro.

 

Thanks for the tip!  Since I initially posted, I've "interviewed" a few dealershops by email.  Bickford came out light years ahead of the others.  I had quite a good exchange with their service manager.  It seems they're enthusiasts and know Ford's specialty cars.  It's great to have your confirmation.

 

Krogen



#7 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:15 AM

Thanks for the tip!  Since I initially posted, I've "interviewed" a few dealershops by email.  Bickford came out light years ahead of the others.  I had quite a good exchange with their service manager.  It seems they're enthusiasts and know Ford's specialty cars.  It's great to have your confirmation.

 

Krogen

 

 

Great news and happy you found a home. Not all dealerships are capable of dealing with this car.

 

don


Current ride:

 

2017 GT350 with convience package

 

Previous Rides

 

2015 Taurus SHO leased 11/03/2015

2007 GT500 664rwhp purchased 04/14/2014

2013 Boss 302 purchased 06/30/2013

1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006





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