GT350R Engine #3 and the problems continue!

Discussion in 'GT350 and S550 Technical Forum' started by FogCitySF, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Bill Pemberton

    Bill Pemberton TMO Addict

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    Crap,only two words used, yet I can read between the lines of this note from my Brighton Blue Boss Buddy. Frankly, two words, yet this is one of the funniest things you have said in months!!!!! I bow to you, oh Wordsmith of the Rockies.

    Can't ramble anymore , still laughing!
     
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  2. FogCitySF

    FogCitySF 2017 GT350R

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    Totally..there's a reason I only posted in this forum about my experience. Opinions on the other site are like you know what.... everybody has one! (and any suggestions offer nothing in the way of solutions). Kudos to keeping this site very well run and informative!
     
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    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Thanks! We do our best but it's the members that keep it running smoothly and have all of the valuable info.
     
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    Swine TMO Advanced

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    Ive always loved GT350's, the trans am esque look, the high revving ripping na motor with FPC sound, and much improved interior and demeanor over S197's. But i continue to arrive at the conclusion i need to stick with my Boss until some of the 350's woes can be better supported or dismissed over time and miles. I certainly couldnt afford to buy a 350 and replace an engine out of warranty. So thats that.
     
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  5. Kevin Guzniczak

    Kevin Guzniczak TMO Race

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    I understand that. As a GT350 owner I love the feel of the car on track and the sound of that screaming motor. I’m at 26k miles without issue so far. She is my warmer weather daily driver and track car. I run good oil (amsoil). I also don’t let her over rev. I shift typically 7500-8000 max on track. On the street it’s typically less for normal driving. No need to wring it’s neck every time


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  6. AustinGT350

    AustinGT350 TMO Intermediate

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    30% of the engines would be outrageous.

    If I remember correctly, the Ford/Navistar debacle with the 6.0 stated 20% of those engines had issues and that's regarded as one of the most problematic engines that I can remember.

    Also, these cars are bad ass. Sorry to hear about your car OP. Hopefully it's some stupid sensor.
     
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    VUDU V8 Steve TMO Beginner

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    Surging, hesitating, won't engage cruise control--Sounds like my 2016 GT350 TP last year...
    First 2 1/2 years trouble free: 20 track days, no oil consumption issues, punished hard.

    6/2018-12/2018 Bucking, surging engine not listening to my right foot at 2900-3100RPM, felt especially @ approx 30 mph in second gear, or 3rd gear same RPMs..Nearly six month nightmare of "trial and error" by two Ford dealers included new driveshaft position sensor, 8 new plugs, 8 new platinum tipped coils from mother Ford in Detroit, new TPS/Throttle body, new wiring harness sensor, etc, etc. Finally some sensor (forgot the name, which didn't appear on official service record ) got replaced after a regional Ford service engineer came to my town to drive the car- this worked.

    Lemon Law attorney, Ford is buying back my car...Discouraged? I guess not..Getting a new 2018 GT350, but I will miss Avalanche Grey color.
     
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    At least Ford is doing the engine swaps without hassling the owner. I have 2 friends w/ late model Dodge Vipers who have experienced challenges getting Dodge to honor warranty for motor failures. Motors were replaced eventually, but only after executive escalations.
     
  10. FogCitySF

    FogCitySF 2017 GT350R

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    Update: Ford gave me the option of a new 2019 R or all my money back and I took the latter. Even as I turned the car in, there were still some unresolved throttle hesitation issues.

    Agree with what many have said on here, kudos to Ford for standing behind its product through the no-questions-asked 2 engine replacements and the relatively no hassle buyback. While the whole ordeal was difficult, Ford did the right thing and I can't really complain about their actions.

    Will say though that my last track day on the 3rd engine was a blast; don't know if they updated the engines in 2019, but it definitely felt stronger than the first two as I was running some blistering laps. Definitely will miss the good parts of the Voodoo and the car. It is something special!
     
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    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Thanks for the update. What’s next?
     
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  12. FogCitySF

    FogCitySF 2017 GT350R

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    Thanks Rick... Porsche GT3!

    Thanks again for running such an awesome site and the FB sister site. Despite my problems, I got bitten by the Snake and will keep lurking for a while as I really want Ford to succeed! Enjoy in good health everyone!

    (NB will have a part out soon including a custom TC Design Roll/Harness Bar).
     
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    Excellent choice. I like Porsche's as well. ;)
     
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