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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   smokum

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on us last Saturday am, I had planned to hunker down and stay with the house at all cost. I had spent all day Friday and most of Saturday am getting the house totally secured. Anything and everything that could be considered flying debris was moved into the garage or tied down.  I had planned to wear my Kayak life preserver and wear my bike helmet and hunker down in a interior room with my beagle strapped to me as well.  So everything shuttered and lock downed. All garage doors secured and tripled secured and than I turned the news on. The eye was headed almost right towards us with the eastern side of the storm facing us and the eye close or in the gulf. The worst case scenario. The heavier wind would hit us and the storm surge would be off the chart. So I decided at the last second to save at least me and the beagle and take my F350 dually and fifth wheel and I headed east than north.

 

I 95 was a ghost town at 4pm Saturday.  As I traveled North bound on I 95 the next challenge began to sink in, FUEL. Once I got to a half way on my tank, the stops at exits began. Continuous stopping hunting for diesel fuel. Each exit I go to no fuel.  Everything was shut down or those who were open were out. Luckily I was able to find the fuel I needed. Finally I got the the Ga/SC rest area turned on my in house generator opened my slides and got some much needed rest. Sunday I woke up found a spot that was still open at a KOA campground in Lumberton NC, so still at the rest area I locked it and secured the reservation. (First available place I found after calling multiple other campgrounds and finding out they were booked solid).

 

I got to the KOA site at 4 pm unhooked but finding fuel once again was a huge burden. Having my wife on the phone ( she was in Orlando) she found some huge truck stops that had diesel and that helped a lot to get the fuel I needed and when and now at the camp site I began to relax.

Monday, at the camp site,  I knew headed back was going to be worse. Definitely no Fuel, debris from Irma and a few million Florida residents returning to Florida to there homes. Irma was coming up the state towards Ga and I might have to confront Irma in my return to Florida.

So my number one job on Monday was to fine extra diesel in 5 gallon jugs or a external tank large enough to get me back to Florida.

 

At tractor supply found a 100 gallon tank that fit perfectly and gave me the total range i needed without having to hunt for fuel.

And sure enough on my way back south from NC, traffic was stand still .... mostly 5 -15 mph no fuel ..... or very little. The last 26 exits of SC had no fuel at all. Almost all of the exits in GA were blocked off and you couldn't get off  unless you lived their.  Florida was hit and miss.

I used Waze to bypass some of the really jams but it took me an extra 7 hours to get home over and beyond what it should have taken, The good news I had plenty of fuel thanks to finding this tank that was a perfect fit. Glad to be home .... with power and virtual no damage to the house. With the storm changing direction at the last second and headed inland, no storm surge and lower winds than expected ( but on Saturday a different story ). The GT350 was un-molested though I did take both set of keys.

Having gone through Charlie and seeing Irma as a storm three times more menacing leaving was something I wouldn't do but at the last second common sense kicked in and I did evacuate. If the storm had tracked on its previous course things would have been different but because Irma tracked more easterly at the last moment it saved lots of Charlotte County.

Exhausted and tired in Port Charlotte

 

don

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Edited by smokum, 13 September 2017 - 11:00 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





#2 OFFLINE   WAGT350

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

wow! Just glad you and your family is safe! Hope the other folks get help soon! Too many people without people. Our company has sent a lot of our construction Project Managers and contact officers to Texas and Florida this week! Lot's of repairs...

 

Tom



#3 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:19 PM

...... and we appreciate all the help we can get Tom

 

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   Texas Voodu

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:14 PM

Glad to hear y'all are safe too. Hope we won't have any more weather issues for a while.
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#5 OFFLINE   Krogen

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

Glad you're OK, Smokum.  I can't fathom what you guys have been through.  My best to you.

 

Krogen



#6 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

thanks Krogen ...... The storm actually for where I live was anti-climatic .... not real bad but the forecasts on saturday were scary and thats why i made a last minute decision to leave

 

 

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


#7 OFFLINE   smokum

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

me too Voodoo !!  Thank you

 

 

don


Edited by smokum, 14 September 2017 - 08:17 AM.

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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