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@  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

@  tipmartinez : (05 December 2017 - 02:03 PM)

New member purchased a used 2016 GT350 in Aug. Loving it so far.

@  panhead201 : (27 November 2017 - 08:08 PM)

Anybody know if 66 350 H came in white with gold stripes? I always thought they only came in black with gold or white with blue. The one I've got is white with gold. I did a bare metal strip and repaint and if it was a repaint I can't tell.It's also got a Paxton on it. I freshened it up, forged pistons and rods, cam. shaft mounted Jesel roller rockers, etc. It's dynoing about 585, and I love driving it. It's gonna get me in trouble. Thanks, if anybody knows about the paint.

@  islandmon : (24 November 2017 - 10:12 AM)

SCCA Class

@  Dagon : (22 November 2017 - 02:06 PM)

challah bread!!

@  smokum : (22 November 2017 - 08:42 AM)

Hola back !!!

@  jimbo020 : (21 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

hola!

@  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)

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#1 OFFLINE   ShelbyRob

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:54 AM

My 2016 used (burned through tailpipe; no leaks) one quart for each of the first 3,000 miles and has continued to get worse with the last quart burning out in 480 miles.  At this rate I would need to put in 14 quarts between regular oil changes.

 

I have not tracked the car or driven it hard because I am worried Ford would then blame me.  I've had it since April and just surpassed 9,000 miles; its my DD.

 

I've been working with Ford (to continue monitoring usage) but I'm curious about everyone's experience here.  How much oil do each of you use on a normal basis?  And what about track usage?

 






#2 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:49 AM

Same issue here ....... i had my oil changed at 3000 miles and was a quart low. Since I work at a Ford store they are doing the same thing. 

 

Had the oil changed at 3000 and they marked the dip stick and will recheck at 4000 miles. I drive the car spiritedlyy but dont track it either

 

Keep us posted .... 

 

 

don


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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   JWW2081

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:41 PM

I'm currently dealing with an issue in my Shelby where I'm burning a quart every 200 - 500 miles. 

Third time in the shop, no warranty repair authorized from Factory. 
~5500 miles and document service department addition of about 8 quarts total / not to mention me topping it off prior to starting the documentation process. 

 

I'll keep you all posted. 



#4 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 02:29 PM

Pls keep us posted

 

 

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   smokum

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:09 PM

Had my first oil consumption check at 4100 miles just now.

 

 

The test was between 3000 and 4100 miles. I used 1/2 a quart, it was visible on the

dipstick and I enjoy the car so I will at times drive it hard but not stupid hard.

 

Will be monitering this and keep everyone in the loop

 

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


#6 OFFLINE   JWW2081

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

I'm currently dealing with an issue in my Shelby where I'm burning a quart every 200 - 500 miles. 

Third time in the shop, no warranty repair authorized from Factory. 
~5500 miles and document service department addition of about 8 quarts total / not to mention me topping it off prior to starting the documentation process. 

 

I'll keep you all posted. 

 

Factory authorized a new motor, under warranty. 


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#7 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:04 AM

Factory authorized a new motor, under warranty. 

 

 

Fantastic ...... congratulations ...... 

 

 

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


#8 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:48 AM

It sure would be interesting to know what Ford found and maybe fixed in later cars.  I wonder if we can pin it to build dates?  My '17 is a mid-September 2016 build and hasn't burned any oil in 1000 miles.  I check it every time I drive it having heard the issues some folks are having.  



#9 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:25 AM

Mine is a sept build date too .... but on 09/01/2016

 

we shall see

 

I can live with one quart every 3000 miles .... just dont want it to get progessively  worse like  ohers

 

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


#10 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

Had my car checked today and I was only a 1/2 quart down. So over 2000 miles it required 1 qt. total which is in the acceptable range of ford. I am still going to have the store I work at moniter this for another 3 to 4000 more miles before I stop checking.

The car is eating oil yes but not nearly the amounts like others

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


#11 OFFLINE   boss doc

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 03:05 PM

Checked mine and noted the level no the dipstick. Since cooler lines were just replaced, this will be the start of a new monitoring period as they had to drain and refill for that.

Will check weekly.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Had 1st oil change at 485 miles no oil loss noticeably. Sent a sample out to Blackstone Labs, only HIGH reading was Cooper. Now have 2365 on engine 1880 on oil, down about 1 1/4 quarts. Mainly easy driving, occasionally pulls up to 7500 but no Track. Will have oil changed again at 2500 about 2000 on oil. Don't like that I'm down that much oil on so few miles

 

8/15/17

Just a little update here. I misread the dip stick, thinking the difference between top hole and bottom hole was 2 quarts. Just found out from "smokum" that it is the normal 1 quart. Thought I was down over a quart but it was really more like 3/8 of a quart, sorry for the misinformation.  


Edited by VooDooYou, 15 August 2017 - 02:04 PM.


#13 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

Had 1st oil change at 485 miles no oil loss noticeably. Sent a sample out to Blackstone Labs, only HIGH reading was Cooper. Now have 2365 on engine 1880 on oil, down about 1 1/4 quarts. Mainly easy driving, occasionally pulls up to 7500 but no Track. Will have oil changed again at 2500 about 2000 on oil. Don't like that I'm down that much oil on so few miles

 

just keep a eye on this. Several motors are eating oil ...... and alot dont 

 

don


Current ride:

 

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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


#14 OFFLINE   boss doc

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

OK. 2 weeks since last check. No change in oil level. Sat for a week due to spring break trip.

#15 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

I posted a note in the News section where all Ford GT350 Owners in the next few mths is getting a owners supplement which will consist of a torque cap to fit the oil filter and a 

a oil filter for our cars ..... complimentary of Ford and a supplement guide to your owners manual.

 

What I find interesting is the supplement guide address "oil consumption in a big way"

 

Since I work for a dealership Im not going to go any further than just that

 

 

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


#16 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:43 PM

Today had the oil checked again between 5000 miles and 6600 miles. The car took 1 quart. So its not getting worse but not

getting better.

 

I guess I am using a little less than a 1/2 a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Is this acceptable in Fords flagship car ..... not sure.

 

 

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


#17 OFFLINE   rob-wl

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

I received my owners supplement in the mail today, which included a torque cap, oil filter and supplemental guide. It also suggests checking your oil level at every fill-up.

#18 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

Got my package today as well. I have 1,000 miles on my car and no oil loss but I haven't taken my car on the track yet. 



#19 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:07 PM

Ford knows they have a oil consumption problem with these motors. It isnt every motor but some motors eat oil and some motor devourer oil.

 

Several motors have already been replaced and I am one that has a slight oil problem issue about a quart every 1400 miles or so. ITs been constant and i have

been monitering this on serveral web sites.

 

Fords oil kit and addendum is just to make sure owners do there utmost best to make sure your not eating oil and reduce claims. Be pro active sorta/

 

don


Current ride:

 

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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


#20 OFFLINE   Zeus79

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:56 PM

Got my package today. 2017 I'm at 960 miles. Been checking my oil and so far so good.





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