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Old 08-30-2017, 12:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs up GT350 BASICS, WHAT'S NORMAL, TSBs, PART #s, DON'Ts, THINGS TO CHECKS & OTHER STUFF

This thread has been developed for the Mustang6g community on the 2015 and up GT350 manufactured by Ford at the Flat Rock Assembly Line, Flat Rock, MI. You are encouraged to take a look and participate with your first-hand experiences.

How this'll work(feel free to suggest others):
  • Issues generating debates will be added when 5 or more members report experiencing the issue.
  • Use & follow the links to get more information for any issues.
  • Owners Manual and Shelby Supplemental Manual- read thoroughly and as needed during ownership:
    > Need a copy of your Owner’s Manual, Supplemental Manual, Warranty....
  • You are responsible for anything you do to your vehicle.
  • Mustang6G forum rules, just in case you missed them


Miscellaneous Info
  • Ford Performance- 1 (800) 367-3788‬
  • Looking to search new GT350 inventory, go to the first post here or try the Shop Ford site here
  • Want to track your order or have questions about COTUS? Search for "COTUS"
  • Have questions about your Window Sticker or want to know how to get a copy? Search for "Window Sticker"
  • Changing your oil, see this thread started by @kairojya . This is the link for the spin-on filter but the first post includes a link to the cartridge/canister filter.
  • It’s got a 16 gallon gas tank.
  • Want to know more about the differences in the 2016 GT350s? Go to this post
  • Confused by the different models and changes between MYs of the GT350? See this excellent breakdown by @Zombo here.
  • Got a pre-2017 Base or Tech & want to learn about adding a transmission cooler? Search for "Trans Cooler"
  • Want to know about swapping a non-cooled transmission, see @Hack ‘s install
  • Want to get some more diff cooler info on the pre-2017s Base and Techs? See thread started by @kgschrader
  • Original GT350 purchasers will have the opportunity to attend the GT350 Track Attack run by Ford Performance Racing School in Tooele Utah. Travel and lodging are not included. See sticky by @bmailpb
  • Original GT350 purchasers will get a Supplemental package, consisting of a minature flatplane crank and some other goodies, weeks to months after the purchase. See thread by @Glhshelby
  • Want to know about swapping out the 4" screen? See post by @Epiphany
  • Consider keeping your nannies on at a Cars and Coffee or similar event (see thread by @96cobra for more information.)
  • Want to know the latest and greatest about SYNC, see thread started by @HizliBullet .
  • Want to know more about spare tire options and off the shelf solution? See thread by @JohnVallo here
  • Wiring diagrams not opening up from your Helm CD? Try the fix here. No guarantees, I hope it works for you.

TSBs This is an incomplete list & representative of TSBs that have had threads in the GT350 forum. If there are other threads covering TSBs for all '15+ Mustangs in Mustang6G that should be here, please PM me.


At Delivery, check for the following:
  • Front and rear suspension spring spacers are removed. If they are not and you find them still installed when you get home, you might need to have the magneride reset if you’re getting error codes. See dealer for fix, search 'magneride' for more info.
  • Splitter is installed correctly if you allowed the dealer install it. (Hint, many choose to do it themselves.) See sticky by @Steve16 for more info.
  • Edge of hood by driver’s side wiper- improperly lifted driver’s side wiper can scrape the paint off the leading edge of the hood. See discussion between @Tomster and @PP0001 for futher info.
  • Rear bumper gap- measure to get baseline at delivery then again when you notice it growing (if applicable)
  • Panel fitment in general
  • Look for any signs of damage due to improper transport- misaligned/miscolored panels, front undercarriage damage. If possible, can you be there when the truck arrives? All GT350s are supposed to be loaded on the bottom deck , facing backwards and no deeper than the third position from the rear. See post.
  • Bird droppings on your stripes can cause permanent damage. Ensure it can be cleaned off with no visible defects.
  • Check the fasteners along the underside of the side skirts along the rocker panels. Some have reported loose or incomplete installation. Thanks @Destro
  • Then, bed them big-ass Brembos ASAP Here's a link to the Tire Rack page on bedding brakes. If anyone wants to write up a thread in this forum, I'll link it here.

What's Considered Normal (Thanks to @montreal ponies for this catagory)
  • Piston slap, also known as "flapping" to a particular Canadian
  • Brakes squealing
  • Tramlining
  • Brake dust, lotsa brake dust
  • Expect to have to fill 'er up everytime you drive the car
  • Sub par panel fitment and quality & questionable paint quality in some circumstances
  • According to the March 2017 Shelby Supplement pg. 48, oil consumption of "approximately 1 quart per 500 miles" while "driving high performance vehicles in such a way that might lead to higher oil consumption (this includes extended time at high engine speeds, high loads, engine braking, hard cornering maneuvers and track use."
  • Some have reported a ticking noise from the front rotors particularly in a slow turn.
  • Expect your windows to get hung up on your weather stripping if you quickly open them with the windows all the way up. From @Zombo - “Unlatch the door while keeping the door closed using your thumb on the fixed part of the door handle. Once unlatch, open the door slightly until the window drops down, then open all the way. Using this process, the window can not get hung up on the door seal.”

Don't
  • Allow your GT350 to be towed with a slingbelt or wheel lift equipment
  • Lift driver's side wiper quickly
  • Use pneumatic wrench to set the torque on your lug nuts
  • Go to redline until engine oil temp reaches 190 F degrees. On a cold day, this might not happen or could take a while.
  • Let bird excrement stay on your stripes
  • Take to an automatic car wash - parts may be blown off the car.

High Priority Checks: High priority defined as something to do to avoid a catastrophic failure. Suggested check interval = every gas fill up.
  • Engine oil level. See post in this thread for how to do this. For a video, check this post by @xXANCHORMONXx
  • Brake master cylinder to clutch master cylinder reservoir line fitment (less frequently than weekly if modified with clamp or similar)

Moderate Priority Checks:Moderate priority defined as everything else. Suggested check interval = at owner's comfort level.

Drive train and related
  • Torque on oil filter - first gen, spin on filters.
  • Engine to Oil Cooler lines for leaks
  • "C" Ring on Oil Filter Adapter- property seated (at least once after delivery)
  • Lug nut torque
  • If you've installed them, check and empty catch cans as needed
  • Check fuse box for loose fuses and loose battery cables
  • Bottom edge of radiator for weeping coolant. Members report coolant can accumulate on the topside of the under belly pan so detecting this might not be so easy unless you drop the pan.
  • Check the underside of your hood directly above the air intake seal for paint damage from the seal. See post by @Zombo . Check the underside of your hood by the battery cover seal too. Thanks @fpa1974

Chassis, body...
  • Side vent trim piece pulling away from body
  • Rear bumper gap- this may continue to expand.
  • Splitter installed correctly- anytime someone other than owner removes and reinstalls it.

Where To Start When Things Go Wrong
  • If you get a "P0128 Engine Light- Low Coolant Temp", check for a stuck thermostat. Not a unique situation- see thread started by @BoomBoy for more info.
  • Hood Flutter - check under hood bumpers, esp. drivers side, for possible adjusting.
  • Air Conditioner issues - check thread started by @eric n for more info
  • Suddenly rough running engine, check for:
    > An improperly seated dipstick. See thread started by @Houston Kid

    > Broken pin connectors. See threads by ....
  • Rear emblem fall off and it's not covered by Ford, check out fix by @DrumReaper
Part Numbers and Fluid Standards/Capacities (per '15/'16 Supplement) If someone wants to give me the '17/'18/'19..I'll put it here
  • 5.2 OIL DRAIN PLUG, BC3Z-6730-A or FT4Z-6730-A
  • Air filter: Ford Part #: FA-1922
  • Fuel filter: Ford Part #:FG- 1083
  • Spark plugs: Ford Part #:SP-519 / CYFS-12Y
  • Battery: Ford Part #: 67R-390
  • Oil Filter: Motorcraft FL-2069-ST (Ford Part # GR3Z 6731 A)- first gen spin on takes a 74mm 14 flute oil filter wrench. If someone wants to give me the cartridge number, I'll put it here.
  • Engine Oil: 5W/50 -10 quarts Ford Standard WSS-M2C931-C
  • Transmission Fluid: Motorcraft Mercon LV Ford Part # XT-10-QLVC), Ford standard: WSS-M2C938-A, 2.5 quarts
  • Engine Coolant: Motorcraft Orange Antifreeze/Coolant(Ford Part # VC-3DIL-B) (Ford standard: WSS-M97B44-D2)
  • Rear Differential Fluid: Motorcraft SAE Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant Non-cooler 3.2 pints (1.5L) with cooler 4.1 pints(1.9L) (Ford Part # XY-75W85QL) (Ford Standard: WSS-M2C942-A)
  • Rear Axle Friction Modifier: Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier, Non-cooler 3.25 oz, with cooler 4.25 fl oz (Ford Part #: XL-3) (Ford Standard: EST-M2C118-A)
  • Brake fluid: Capacity- Between MAX and MIN on reservoir, Motorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid (Ford Part #: PM-20), (Ford Standard: WSS-M6C65-A2 & ISO 4925 Class 6)
  • Track package diff cover (Ford part #: FR3Z-4033-B)
  • Differential Cooler Pump Harness Pigtail (Ford part # 9U2Z-14S411-NA)
  • Differential cover temp sensor (track pack) (Ford part # 9L8Z-6G004-E)
  • TPMS Sensor part number: FR3Z1A189-A (TPMS39) (315 MHz)
  • M-7000-M8S internal pump transmission
  • M-7095-M8S transmission cooler kit
  • USB hub upgrade part # HU5Z-19A387-A (to get the INSYNC upgrade) See thread above by @HizliBullet for more info.

DTCs from the '16 Helm:
  • P0300 - Random Misfire Detected

    Description: This DTC sets when the misfire detection monitor detects an engine misfire in multiple cylinders or the PCM cannot identify which cylinder is misfiring.

    Possible Causes:
    Damaged camshaft position (CMP) sensor
    Low fuel (less than 1/8 tank)
    Stuck open exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve
    Restricted EGR passages
    Misfire monitor neutral profile correction has not been relearned since the last mechanical repair

    Diagnostic Aids: One or more EGR passages may be restricted.
  • P030X - Cylinder X Misfire Detected (where X=cylinder 1-8)

    Description: This DTC sets when the misfire detection monitor detects an engine misfire in cylinder 6.

    Possible Causes:
    Ignition system
    Fuel injector number X
    Running out of fuel
    EVAP purge valve
    Fuel pressure
    Evaporative emission system
    Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system
    Base engine
    Misfire monitor neutral profile correction has not been relearned since the last mechanical repair

    Diagnostic Aids: Misfire is defined as lack of combustion in a cylinder due to absence of spark, incorrect fuel metering, low compression, or any other cause.

    The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) blinks once per second when a misfire severe enough to cause catalyst damage is detected. If the MIL is on steady state due to a misfire, this indicates the threshold for emissions was exceeded and caused the vehicle to fail an inspection and maintenance tailpipe test.

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Old 08-30-2017, 12:39 AM   #2
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Sounds like a sticky to me
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If you have catch cans installed, empty out passenger side catch can every X amount of miles depending on your vehicle.
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Check line from brake master cylinder reservoir to clutch master cylinder. The connection at brake master cylinder reservoir can be loose.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:40 AM   #5
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Low priority...
Check fuse box for loose fuses and loose battery cables maybe once every 6 months.
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Low priority...
Check fuse box for loose fuses and loose battery cables maybe once every 6 months.
Hey Chris,
When it comes to the GT350, there is no 'low priority'
That's a new one to me. Do you know of any threads discussing this issue?
Thanks for the suggestion
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- Radiator for light weeping of fluid along the bottom edges
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Check for front and rear spacers upon delivery of the car.
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Oh and NEVER pull the driver side wiper arm up quickly :/
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Oh and NEVER pull the driver side wiper arm up quickly :/
I hear that brother...lol
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MY CAR HAS A SCAR FROM ME PULLING UP THE WIPER.
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- Radiator for light weeping of fluid along the bottom edges
Hey @TDC ,

That's a new one to me, has this been discussed anywhere?

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Oh and NEVER pull the driver side wiper arm up quickly :/
Im glad someone posted about this, as I was able to use this info before I received my car last year.

Also having a regular issue where I have to fill up every day I drive the car
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I'd be cool to add a " normal caractheristic of the car " thread

Piston flapping
Brakes squealing
Tramlining
Brake dust
are the ones i'm tinking right now.

Nice initiative Jim, thx.
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Bed in your brakes with hard braking immediately.

Throw out the "1000 miles' of testicle fondling the throttle bullshit and just give it the beans.
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