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@  Dagon : (20 November 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Used Gt350 for sale in virginia area, will ship.

@  sigsauerguy68 : (19 November 2017 - 09:53 PM)

spoiler

@  smokum : (17 November 2017 - 01:29 PM)

pm sent PSU Alumm2

@  PSU Alumm2 : (17 November 2017 - 11:55 AM)

I placed an order and paid for the License plate holder that is listed on this site on the 15th & to date I have not gotten any shipping info. Also sent an email with no response. Any suggestions? It is through registry market place.
They refunded my money, but I really wanted the license plate holder. I will look elsewhere I guess.

@  smokum : (15 November 2017 - 12:54 PM)

welcome gss716 ...... enjoy the car !!!

@  gss716 : (13 November 2017 - 02:08 PM)

gss716 just joined 2017 gt350 white blue stripes 100 miles and counting

@  smokum : (07 November 2017 - 08:46 AM)

ROAD READY ... I hope your ok .... sounds like the car has had better days ... really sorry to hear .... hope you had track insurance on the car

@  cohibaguerrero : (06 November 2017 - 01:17 PM)

lowering seat

@  roadready : (05 November 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Hey new to forum have 2017 gt 350 beware of oil filter coming loose.I was at watkins glenn for track day oil filter came loose and 10 quarts of oil leaked out in nothing flat nailed wall wiped car. Please check filter torque every 500 miles this happened at 625 miles since I checked filter torque. Do not want to see anyone hurt. Be safe.

@  JLRX : (30 October 2017 - 07:43 PM)

Registry Marketplace - any issues/complaints?

@  JLRX : (30 October 2017 - 07:40 PM)

Registry Marketplace

@  smokum : (27 October 2017 - 11:17 AM)

Unless you already have, I would post this under racing ..... but I think you will be fine. I am sure your not the first GT350 to run that track.

@  G3012 : (26 October 2017 - 06:54 PM)

I have had my Metallic GT350 for a little over a year now, and love to drive it. The mountains of Northern CA (Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties) are a drivers dream. I also went to Utah for the 2 day school that was way too much fun. I now am planning on some track days out here in the west, but must meet their sound limits. Sonoma and Thunderhill have a max of 103db, while Laguna Seca are as low as 94 some days. How loud is this monster? Has anyone had any issues on track days for noise? Has anyone been to Sonoma or Thunderhill with their GT350 and had any issues? Thanks for the help,

@  smokum : (24 October 2017 - 03:24 PM)

Any current production car its hard to tell if it will be a collectible or not. I honestly don't see that with the GT350. I dont think it will affect value since it was a warrantied item. Its unfortunate that this is happening but you are getting a new engine which is the right thing to do with Ford. I don't think Ford will replace the car. I suggest if you want a better sample of opinion to start a thread in the appropriate section

@  tedstefaniw : (24 October 2017 - 10:17 AM)

Hey members, would like some Opinions. I purchased my 2016 GT350 late march this year from Levittown Ford NY. I was getting some serious engine knocking noise when starting the car. Had it in the dealer three times, first in July to get it checked, they couldn't diagnose. after keeping the car for days. 2 weeks ago car lost almost all the oil, due to the Oil filter backing out! Most likely due to the excessive engine vibration(rods/lifters?). Destroyed my driveway and my Jobs parking lot. Finally this last time they told me I need a new long block! No problem thay will order new engine. My gripe is I want a new car, I didn't pay over sticker for the best Mustang ever built to get a engine replacement after 6 months. Not to mention , if I ever want to sell the car what this would do to it's resell value. Opinions please?

@  vaf2314 : (23 October 2017 - 01:38 AM)

warmup

@  smokum : (22 September 2017 - 07:47 AM)

all sales request need to be directed at the bottom of the site under SALES

@  mpow1968 : (15 September 2017 - 11:09 AM)

2017 Shelby Gt 350 at sticker price, Contact me at mpowers@driveprime.com

@  smokum : (29 August 2017 - 08:53 AM)

CHECK THIS OUT http://www.lethalper...-tuner-kit.html

@  jlbost13 : (25 August 2017 - 01:44 PM)

Ordered Pro Charger / Injectors and Borla Exhaust for my GT350! Has anyone done these stle mods and had good results?


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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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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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