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Old 08-30-2017, 12:31 AM   #1
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GT350 BASICS, WHAT'S NORMAL, DON'Ts, DELIVERY/ROUTINE 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.

Ground rules (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
High priority is defined as something to do to avoid a catastrophic failure. Suggested check interval = weekly.

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

Miscellaneous Info
  • Ford Performance- 1 (800) 367-3788‬
  • It’s got a 16 gallon gas tank.
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.
  • 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 shipping decal at http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/show...0&postcount=26
  • Bird droppings on your stripes can cause permanent damage. Ensure it can be cleaned off with no visible defects.
  • Then, bed them big-ass Brembos ASAP

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
  • 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."

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:
  • Engine oil level. See post #27 in this thread for how to do this.
  • Brake master cylinder to clutch master cylinder reservoir line fitment (less frequently than weekly if modified with clamp or similar)

Moderate Priority Checks:
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.

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
  • Hood Flutter - check under hood, esp. drivers side, bumpers for possible adjusting.
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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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