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@  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

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

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


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#1 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

My car was built March 2nd and there was no word on the car and here we are on March 31. I called the SVT hotline and they said my car hasn't shipped yet and there's no information as to why. They thought it was odd so they recommended I contact my dealer and ask him to contact the regional rep to find out what the hold up is. So I did.

The regional rep told my dealer that there was something wrong with a door and they're "doing a repair." That's all my dealer was told by the regional rep. I was like "what does that mean?" And my dealer said he didn't know, could be paint work or could be a piece of interior trim.

Here's my car concern-if the door was dented, scraped, dinged up at the factory and they're repairing it I won't know the extent of the damage but if I ever sell the car the prospective buyer will find evidence of damage repair during a PPI and think I was in an accident! How do I find out what they're repairing? If it's interior trim I don't care. But if they're doing paint work I do care. What would you do if you found out the repair involves paint work?




#2 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:58 PM

How do any of us find out if repairs were done to our cars, while sitting around waiting to be shipped, or for whatever reason?   Sounds like a non issue to me.



#3 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

Umm, how do any of us find out if repairs were done to our cars? Well, in my case they told me they're repairing the car. That's how I found out. For $60K I'd like to not have a car that's in need of damage repair. Moreover, I'd like to know what exactly they're repairing.

#4 ONLINE   johnny1

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

That's the sad thing of how they do it. When I ordered my 2005 GTO new I knew it would take 6 months to arrive from Australia. When it did you could see in direct sun light where they had spot painted and clear coated over a couple imperfections on the rear fascia. Also you could feel over spray on the quarter panels and taillights. GM would never disclose that it had a repair. Just said they were sorry. They cleaned off the over spray and replaced the tail lights. Ain't even right!!



#5 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:05 PM

I believe the plant will advise the selling dealer what damage occured and how it happened.

 

There are several protocals on what a dealer has to disclose and based on the type of damage and what was replaced and the total dollar amount.

 

Its a tricky situation but under a certain theshold the dealer doesnt need to disclose everything.

 

 

don


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#6 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

Thanks. This is very odd to me. How could there not be full disclosure from the dealer? If the factory tells the dealer everything about what happened, how it was repaired, and what it cost...how could it be allowed for the dealer to keep that information from me? Or better yet, why would that be allowed?

I know the car was damaged (they said so, that's why it hasn't been delivered). I know they're repairing it. Ok, the jig is up. They surely know I will not be satisfied with anything less than full disclosure.

Is there any way to work through all the middle men and find out what happened?

#7 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

I just received my car. Well, I'm happy to report if they did anything to a door I can't find it. My dealer says it probably was something to do with a panel, something small. I fine tooth combed the hell out of it and I can't find anything! Haha. So I'm happy. Car is great. Dealer was great too.

#8 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

if your really concerned it about, go to a paint shop and see if they have a paint meter ..... this indicates the thickness of the paint and can show irregularities

of the paint and thickness

 

Most dealers when you trade a car in will put a paint meter on it to see if its been repainted

 

don


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2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006


#9 OFFLINE   LightningBlueLightning

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

I was thinking about that...but actually the front splitter is my main concern. Don't want that bugger flying off. I nothing but love the car. Ford may have created the closest mechanical object to having a living soul that's possible. I would tell anyone--you need one of these. Period.

#10 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

review the splitter install by ford and and have another ford inspect the splitter for all bolts and more importantly the snap tabs are fully engaged into the bumper

 

Get comfortable with the install so you know inside and out than get the inspection and ask to be present when on the lift

 

 

don


Edited by smokum, 25 April 2017 - 12:57 PM.

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#11 OFFLINE   Peaven

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Thanks to this forum, I was able to ask the dealer about this before picking it up last Saturday and also get down on all 4's to inspect it...happily they did it right.  I looked at an Oxford White model at a different dealer that was not done correctly, and told them so.  Hopefully they'll correct it (they said they were going to check out the video) so the new owner doesn't have it shred at 100+.  Anyway Don, thanks for posting this.



#12 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

Thanks to this forum, I was able to ask the dealer about this before picking it up last Saturday and also get down on all 4's to inspect it...happily they did it right.  I looked at an Oxford White model at a different dealer that was not done correctly, and told them so.  Hopefully they'll correct it (they said they were going to check out the video) so the new owner doesn't have it shred at 100+.  Anyway Don, thanks for posting this.

 

Having had my splitter come off at speed .... no problem.

 

The screws .... attaching them wasnt that big of a deal on the second splitter, but getting the lock tabs on your splitter to fully engage into the bumper was the tricky part

 

Glad it helped

 

don


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1990 Taurus SHO purchased 07/09/2010

2007 GT500 553 rwhp purchased 12/08/2006





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