Follow up; My broken GT500

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    #1 jwhite, May 18, 2020
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    Instead of adding to or burying this in my 1st thread of “my 500 broke” I’ll give a follow up to my repair.
    1st Coconut Point Ford of Bonita Springs/Fort Myers. Thank you! The tech, Cyle perfect job!

    Once home I took my 500 to my local Dealership to get an oil change and a full inspection of work performed by Coconut Point Ford, they found Cyle’s work to be perfect! The 500 has about 1500 miles on the new engine and all good. Again thank you Coconut point Ford!

    Now for Ford. You come to find out more about a company after bad things happen. Ford came through in a big way! A customer for life! Not that I drive much off brand than Ford anyway, lol

    In the middle of this virus and shut down, they found away to get me a new engine and a back ordered supercharger in what I would consider a reasonable time. They paid for a rental, and did a nice job of staying in touch with updates of said parts availability and work progress.

    I know some would be upset about a brand new car dropping an engine, now it’s not #’s matching,,,,,,,ext. Yes I’d like to have my original engine but in the grand scheme of things Ford pulled through for me! I’ve been a car guy my whole life and have an understanding that SH”T can happen. I am %100 satisfied with Ford and how they handled the situation, thank you Ford!

    Edit; the only way Ford could have done better, they could have made @kilobravo give up his car to me!! Lol you have my original order before the Golden Ticket thing came to light!! Lol

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    followed your original thread and yes it could have been much worse for sure. Glad it got sorted for you in a pretty quick time, circumstances were definitely ripe for a long wait but thankfully you got great service / results. Enjoy the car, you've got a cracker there:like:
     
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    Not going’s to lie, this had the make up of going very wrong. I was looking into the “buy back” plan.
    So happy I didn’t have to go there! This car is an incredible vehicle and I’m not sure when or how I’d get my hands on another.
     
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    it was all set to be a Greek tragedy! You will need to update your signature now :sunglasses:
     
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    What are the holes under the intake ports? Unused DI bores? Looks like only 3 from that angle.
     
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    A measure of a person or a company are how they respond in matters like this - Well done Ford and its dealer network. Glad you're back in business. JP
     
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    I wish I could answer that, but I didn’t look that close enough.
     
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    Nice recovery, glad Ford took care of you.
     
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    Seems lately that there are more angry men than gentlemen in this world. You have a great attitude considering what you went through. Congratulations and good luck with your new car.
     
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    So glad for you your car was repaired correctly and Ford stepped up.
     
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    Excellent...Ford didn't want to have to buy back a $100k car...looks like they did a nice job!!
     
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    That's awesome OP!!!
    Good for that dealership and Ford for stepping up and getting it done. Enjoy that beast!
     
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    Congratulations Brad. Maybe 1 out of 10 engine replacements go smoothly, even before the Corona happened. Two guys in my car club had their Voodoo blow up, but the real nightmare began after it was in the dealer's hands. Neither one of these guys will ever touch a Ford product again. So far, my Voodoo has been great in the 4 years I've had it. Good luck with your motor!
     
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    Super glad you get to enjoy your car again buddy especially in time for the summer months. :rockon:
     
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    So glad it went smoothly for you! Glad Ford stepped up to the plate, as it should be. Happy cruising my friend.
     
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