Well...It happened! Oil Filter let go

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  1. Kevin Guzniczak

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    If it’s torqued on properly you shouldn’t experience an issue. I am the only one to touch my car. Never had a filter give out on the track.


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    When you work on your own stuff, you tend to be a little more vigilant............;)
     
  3. Kevin Guzniczak

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    Yep


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    That really sucks, glad you are ok. Seems your screen name is somewhat prophetic.
     
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    good to know you're okay
     
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    Damn. Sorry to hear that. I hope Ford and/or the dealer will cover the damages etc.
     
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    The hose clamp is a great idea.
     
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    Cheap insurance!
     
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    Used to safety wire my motorcycle for the track


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    I think it's required on Bikes correct?
    We had to safety wire almost every thing and screwed on in my Dad's Airplane
    can't tell you haw many times I checked those wires before we took off. FAA Requirement
    sure would hate to loose an oil filter at 8000 ft

    If your worried about the hose clamp loosening you can do it this way
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  13. Kevin Guzniczak

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    It was required with groups I tracked with. Wired the filter, drain plug, brake lines. Basically anything carrying critical fluids do nothing spilled on track.


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    If you move the hose clamp to the base of the filter (which is also stronger) and reverse and rotate it, you can skip the safety wire as there is a nub on the filter mount which will eliminate rotation as the bottom of the screw will contact it, with 5-10* of rotation.
     
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    Fantastic Idea, Awesome.. Many Many Kudos..
     
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    All...Just wanted to update on the situation. After several months of back and forth with Ford, getting my finance statements and all purchase information to Ford....they purchased my GT350 back from me for the full amount including all interest. They never really pushed back at any point along the way and the process was actually very smooth. Just took awhile.
    Now, for the even better news...the dealer that I was working with on my wrecked GT350 was awesome. They secured me a new GT350 from their inbound inventory. And while I was awaiting the arrival of that car, they had a GT350R that was supposed to be sold. Well, the deal fell through and the GM who had been informed of my situation and felt sorry for me, gave the sales manager the ok to sell me the GT350R for just about sticker. As bad as everything started out...it sure ended up stellar! The “R” is amazing! Drives way different than the GT350. On track...sticks like glue. And BTW did I mention Leadfoot Gray?
     
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    How can we let Ford and the Stealership get away with this??
    Oh wait, they both took care of you. Never mind, move along, nothing to see here.
    Great to hear.
     
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    Bhaahhhh!!!!
     
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    That's great news, I'm glad it worked out for you.
     
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    Not all Dealers are Stealers.You just have to be one of the lucky ones to find a reputable place. Most are in business to make money and not worry about you, sad to say.
     

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