16 Camaro A8 2SS for A10 GT now worried about all these engine failures.

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  1. revinto7

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    I just Traded my 16 A8 2SS with 1362 miles last week for a 5-1-18 build 2018 Royal crimson 301A GT with PP active exhaust 3:55 gears ..I am starting to see quite a bit of engine failures here .I am wondering if this is just a handful or a new engine design fault .. I had all intention of modding this car and purchased it because of the mod friendly nature of coyotes with out the fuel system limitations and short block limitations of the LT1 not to mention the cost of modding of them , is there a chance these new gen 3 coyotes are not as reliable or its just a few ..has me a bit paranoid now ..can some one start a poll on failures and build dates maybe we can get a bit of Data atleast ..also how many 18s built over all vs how many failures .it just seems like i hear about 2 more every day .even have friends texting me about failures .I feel like maybe i should have waited but I had coyotes in the past they were always reliable .any input would be great thanks .
     
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    Look at the warranty issues subsection. As of now, we don't know what is happening. Known issues so far:

    -rattle (piston slap?)
    -clutch grind/noise
    -BBQ tick

    Build dates with issues vary from November 17 to May 18. Honestly no one knows how many are faulty, how many are blown, how many are going to blow.
     
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    Relax and enjoy the car. Congrats on your 18 by the way.
     
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    Keep in mind that internet forums are an incredibly unscientific sample. What are the true numbers? Ford probably knows, but they are not going to tell you. If you go to the TSB/Warranty forum for pretty much any car you will see whole line up of issues (even Toyota). You already bought the car, not much point in worrying about a maybe.

    https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461923
     
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    This happens on every car forum. Fear bait. Get off the forums and enjoy your car.
     
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    Why does someone else need to start a poll? Why don't you start one?
     
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    Honestly, there have only been a handful of catastrophic failures at best. These forums make it seem like you have a 20% chance of having your motor blow up. But in reality its like a .01% chance or maybe lower.
     
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    Almost 10K on my Dec 19, 2017 built GT engine and Dec 21, 2017 built car. Car spent the holidays at the factory storage yard in subzero temps waiting for its turn to ship. Broken in gently for 1K miles and then tested and autocrossed MANY times and rev'd many times to between 7K and 7.5K (rev limiter). No issues.
     
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    Mine was built on the same day :headbang: no issues as well.
     
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    i dont know how too!
     
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    thankyou guys for all your input and info .
     
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    Life is all about memories. If my brand new V8 Mustang blew up it's motor I would be happy. It's under warranty and I don't need the car, but what a story. The only thorn in the ointment is that the engine is made in Canada by women. So not quite as spectacular as blowing up one of the USA's best engines for the pub talk, but close.
     
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    8k miles on my 11/17 build 18, zero issues, runs strooong!
     
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    I suspect every car has some noise from 2200 - 3000 rpm, but it's just not as noticeable with some vehicles. I just noticed mine. It would be interesting to know exactly what it was.
     
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    I have an "11" F150 SuperCrew with a 5.0 at 105k miles, no issues. Does that help? :shrug: I don't even have a car yet to worry about breaking so your way ahead of me. I wouldn't worry about it. Probably just Friday engines :lol:
     
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    Keep in mind that the people with problems are the ones coming to forums to discuss it. The people WITHOUT problems aren't here starting threads about it. As someone else said, forums aren't a good scientific study sample.
     
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    Its the same thing with the issues section and the polls there. Quite a few people take the numbers from a poll and say "this % of all people have the issue" (the Dodge trolls used to spam it all the time). Car forums are a biased sample already as it is.
     
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    I would normally agree, but the noise seem to be there on every car. It isn't clear if it is a real failure issue, or just something weird with the new engine. I was one of the naysayers, claiming that my car was perfect and didn't have it. However, now that I know what to listen for, I can hear it all the time. If you didn't know to look for it, you probably wouldn't notice it. Guys with exhaust mods really wouldn't hear it.
    There are some guys who have test driven multiple cars at a dealership, and all had a rattle.
     
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    And Camaro engines never fail.

    Forum fear based paranoia.
     
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    Lets guess a wildly high number and say 1500 US GT S550's have exploded and left pistons all over the road.

    Fact is, 350,000 Mustangs have been sold in the US since 2015: http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-data/ford/ford-mustang/

    Now lets be very conservative and say only a measly 125,000 of those are Coyote powered. That's 1.2 percent of Coyote powered GT Mustangs leaving pistons on the road. Now if you got 98.8 percent on your high school algebra exam, you'd be pretty gahdamned happy I'd suggest.

    Hang on Jimmy....it's only the 2018 Mustangs with the issue, you say!! Ok then, lets do the numbers again:

    There are about 88,000 2018 Mustangs on US roads. Using the same 35% estimate of total production being V8's (and pretending not a single 2015-2017 Coyote has ever failed), with our 1500 exploding engines we get 4.77% of 2018 V8 Mustangs leaving dinosaur juice stains on the tarmac. Better than a 95% pass mark. Still got an A.

    Chillax.
     
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