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k98dave

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Just seeing videos on You Tube recently about GT350 engine fails? Whats up with that?

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Think of it this way: Ford's made somewhere between 25,000 and 30,000 Voodoo engines and some of them have failed. If it was any other engine in any other car, it wouldn't warrant a mention on YouTube, but the Voodoo is a great draw for views and likes and that drives revenue for content creators, so every one that these guys can find gets showcased.
 

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I have two friends with gt350's and both had motors replaced, one was bought back. Neither of them are on Youtube, forums or track driven. That makes Fords small little pool of failures really big in my pond. I'd still buy one though. lol
 

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Think of it this way: Ford's made somewhere between 25,000 and 30,000 Voodoo engines and some of them have failed. If it was any other engine in any other car, it wouldn't warrant a mention on YouTube, but the Voodoo is a great draw for views and likes and that drives revenue for content creators, so every one that these guys can find gets showcased.
I understood that only 3500 GT350's and 500 "R's" were being made per Yr so that makes approx 16000 to date. Just seems like its become a topic of discussion and something worth following up on. The link I posted was just one of quite a few mainly talking about Ford not wanting to cover. Don't recall a lot of 2012/13 Boss engine issues being reported.
 

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A small number in 2015 plus five years of full production 2016, 17, 18, 19, and 20. I was guessing 5,000 to 6,000 per year. Even if it's only 4,000 a year, it's still a lot.

Ford's been exceptional about replacing Voodoo engines when they can establish that they haven't been modified. If they find evidence of engine mods or a tune, then you're on your own.

My main point, though, was that YouTube is about small business operators making money by getting people to click on their content. The Voodoo, the first American-made FPC engine in a sports car, attracts a lot of eyeballs if you can put up a headline with the word "VOODOO" paired with the word "FAILURE" in all caps, so broken Voodoo's get disproportionate attention. A Corvette or a Viper with a blown engine is a nothing burger by comparison.
 

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My main point, though, was that YouTube is about small business operators making money by getting people to click on their content. The Voodoo, the first American-made FPC engine in a sports car, attracts a lot of eyeballs if you can put up a headline with the word "VOODOO" paired with the word "FAILURE" in all caps, so broken Voodoo's get disproportionate attention. A Corvette or a Viper with a blown engine is a nothing burger by comparison.[/QUOTE]

Actually early vipers and Zo6's had major engine issues with oil starvation and it was talked about within various owner groups of two to makes. Both GM and Dodge were always trying claiming owners fault. These issues were quietly resolved. My point is these cars were meant to be driven and not garage queens and Ford like others need to address any issues. Oh BTW even high $$ cars have issues that go un resolved...look up 911 IMS bearing failures and design issues with that went on for several years at customer expense. I am a loyal Ford guy but that doesn't mean I always side with them.
 

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