2018 GT MT-82 TSB issue?

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    I'm not expecting perfection. Not having to have the transmission serviced or rebuilt in the first few years is just what's expected. Glad to hear other having no issues as well. I'm still shopping.
     
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    If the HP fuel pump was the source, placing a stethoscope on the pump should be able to verify that pretty easily.
     
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    I don't think this may be so simple. I can't find an engine layout diagram, but I believe this HP pump is driven off the cam and resides under the valve cover.
     
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    It’s on the passenger side, and it is cam driven. It’s hard to miss it.
     
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    Every car I've owned had threads like this. This is usually why I avoid forums altogether. Just get what you really want and enjoy it. No one is going to admit to user error when they break their car.
     
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    Every car company sells enough volume that if even a tiny percent have issues (and a *lot* of Mustangs are sold) there are enough complaints to fill a forum. You have enough cars and experience to know this. Get what you want, but do not pretend that Mustang transmissions have a special weakness.

    And Mustang owners mod their cars so anything goes and you can't take somebody's word for how they babied their new Mustang and it just broke, unless you are trying to be dishonest in this conversation.
     
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    After much consideration of what was/is happening with the MT-82 ( and a few other issues) in the 2018 GT I went to the other side and got a new C7 Corvette. The way it is optioned (2LT.Mag ride etc) was not that much more money than a loaded up GT. I never got to spend enough time in either car before I wrote a check so I really cannot compare the two but this version of the Corvette is just an incredible sports car. Every thing that has been said about it is true. There are very good deals on 2018's/new 2017's leftover and new 2019's with discounts. If you really shop hard you can find a very nice Z51 or 2LT package with some goodies for 52k. New. Just saying.

    I think Mustang GT is an awesome car and I hope no one else gets the gear box failure.
     
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    Seeya maaate.
     
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    You paid over $10k more than I did, so not even in the same range. Congrats on the purchase, but a Vette is something you would cross shop when looking at a GT350 price-wise. Also, I don’t know why you would fear the gear box. The issue is known and has a fix. I would be more worried about the engine in a GT.
     
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    So, if you don't have a mustang, and didn't buy one, why are you in this forum?
     
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    Who says you have to own a Mustang to be on this forum? I am on several forums from BMW, Porsche and this one. Doesnt mean you cant be interested in them.
     
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    Doesn't really seem like you are interested in doing anything but talking about the reasons why you wouldn't buy one. To me that's not really a great reason to be on a mustang forum, especially when you've made it obvious that you don't want one.
     
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    I'm not the OP, just making an observation to your post. Sounds like the OP was interested at one point and maybe not now after these issues with the car
     
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    Who says you have to "load up" anyway? I paid $33k for my GT and got two rear seats. The C7 starts at $55k. So $20k more for the Vette? I don't think the Vette and the Mustang GT are ever cross shopped anyway, even with deals. The GT350 is the same price as the Vette, starting at $55k, and has the Tremec.

    Sooo, I think you just want to bitch.
     
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    Has A Tremec, not the same as in the Vette or previous GT500. The 3160 in the GT350 is much lighter duty compared to the 6060 or 6070.
     
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    The GT's I was looking at were in the 38-45k range. The C7 I got was 52k ( new 2017 2LT w Mag Ride) so yes it was more money and yes it is a different class of car on many levels. Didn't come here to "bitch". Came here to learn and what I saw and heard from other owners having major issues with their brand new cars sent me the other way. It's all good. Saw a GT coming down the road yesterday. Awesome looking car and maybe all these issues will resolve themselves and be very isolated. I hope so. Those that are comfortable with them because they are under warranty is the mystery to me. It's not just a money issue. It's a time issue. Who wants to have to dick around with a major warranty issue and a dealership on a new car?
     
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    While I am not happy about the engine rattle, my car is still running like a rocket. I haven’t heard from anyone who has the rattle in regards to any actual engine failure. Some have even reported it going away with enough aggressive driving. Not making excuses, but that could help relieve some stress about the engine.
     
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    while i understand where you are coming from. I hope you dont think that C7 will be trouble free lol, its not like GM built a bulletproof car. go to the big C7 forum and youll see way more then a shift fork issue.. Also my GT msrp at 50k, i still only paid 39 for it.. My local chevy dealer doesnt have a c7 under 60k, but thats not to say what they would sell one for. its possible the 61k vette could be had for 50 idk.. Good luck with your vette. I hope its trouble free for you.
     
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    The whining was about the MT-82. The GT350 does not have it.

    And you can't just go by the transmission numbers. The internals vary by application. Nothing about the 3160 is light duty. Plus it's beefed up for the hp/tq/rpm of the Voodoo. There's articles about this. The 6070 in a Stingray is built for a 460 hp base Vette. You can't just say one is stronger or more reliable than the other without data.

    I guess time will tell if people break transmissions more in a GT350 than in a Stingray. I doubt they will.
     
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    I am now seeing fully optioned coupes (not convertibles) going for 61,000 Canadian and the base Stingray is 64,000. Both have issues but I’d go with the Vette. The funniest part of all in this reliability tale is that the V6 Herts Mustang has to be the most reliable S550 and that was the one they killed. Just some irony there...
     
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