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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   gt1116

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:44 AM

Ok, if any of you are super OCD like me....and you happen to use an air tool to take your wheels off...you'll realize that the "typical" Ford lug nuts are as cheap as they come. My gun destroyed 3 the very first time I took the wheels off.  They are 14X1.5's (bigger than legacy mustang size) and made of the cheap pot metal covered by a "wanna be" chrome cover. When you go looking (like at Darman brand which is on most shelves) and then ask around at tire shops, you'll realize it's not super easy to find proper (big acorn 60 degree bulge seal) real chrome or real black chrome lug nuts to swap out the cheapos. I tried the normal (off the shelf) acorns and even at 150 ft lbs, they loosen over time. Luckily, I ended up finding Gorilla brand lugs at LMR.com ($50) that arrived yesterday and are top quality finish and a direct replacement. I had extra because of wheel locks so I put one thru some torture and it held up perfectly.  Whether you go chrome or black to match the wheels, they're good to go. Hope this saves someone the pain. Again, just IMHO. gt

 

PS: I do not own nor intend to buy Gorilla stock so there's no angle here...just loyalty. 

 

PSS: If you have your wheels off and take the time to apply some of the good one year wax stuff that's on many shelves (like I did to start this thread), you'll notice that the "brake dust issue" becomes much easier to deal with. I have yet to use anything but plain water to spray off brake dust. Doesn't stick like it did. I'll update on how long it lasts....  






#2 OFFLINE   Texas Voodu

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:57 PM

Great I of gt1116 I have the black to match my wheels no I was just looking today and thinking I need some locks for the wheels.
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#3 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:05 PM

I have a nice air tank and a shop quality impact gun. I have never use the impact gun for my lug nuts ..... always hand on and hand off using a torque

 

wrench on all the nuts in a star pattern

 

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


#4 OFFLINE   gt1116

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:54 AM

I have a nice air tank and a shop quality impact gun. I have never use the impact gun for my lug nuts ..... always hand on and hand off using a torque

 

wrench on all the nuts in a star pattern

 

don

I feel the same but that doesn't mean every shop will and eventually those expensive tires do wear out, LOL. The cheap factory lugs wont stand up to seasonal changes of tires that are required (if you do that cause you like "shelby sledding"). PS...Willing to bet anyone lacking full strength can't "hand" off a 150 ft lb lug nut, it was all I could do to break mine loose the first time until I grabbed the extension bar. I guess it's all in the approach. hahahaha 



#5 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

At 150 ft pds you may have a point ..... i do have a breaker bar but haven't tried to break them free

 

 

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   Texas Voodu

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

At 150 ft pds you may have a point ..... i do have a breaker bar but haven't tried to break them free
 
 
don


I use a breaker bar and install them with a torque wrench on all my vehicals. Had a mag wheel come off on my 65 Dodge Cornet at 75 mph back in my younger days.
2016 Mustang GT350 Triple Yellow
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#7 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

I take that back ...... I put a lock nut on and i on purpose loosened every bolt so that I could re-torque them in sequence properly

 

If you have a large enough breaker bar and a good torque wrench you should have no issues

 

I use both 1/2 inch for the breaker bar and I have a very expensive 1/2 snapon torque wrench

 

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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