Gt350 in the shop again....

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  1. ameapm2000

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    Something is wrong with the engine. Just lemon it and get a GT500 :rockon:
     
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    Are you still inside the Ford power train warranty? Do you have an extended warranty of any kind ?

    Your oil consumption alone would put you in the same arena as dozens of other owners that have received new engines.

    Not sure why your local dealership is giving you the runaround, after all, they get to bill Ford for the warranty work. It's money in their pocket. Maybe they just don't want to deal with it?

    Can you get the car to a larger, more aggressive dealership that wants the warranty work money?

    Get that Regional Service Rep involved and make them earn their pay!
     
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    as @RJay said, the oil consumption alone qualifies you for a new long block, as long as you’re still under the 5yr/60k powertrain warranty. worst case scenario is they will mark the dipstick, top her off, and make you drive 1000 miles.

    I’d push the ticking issue and you’ll be back on the road, with a car that don’t have aids, even sooner.
     
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    Yes I am still in warranty car only has 6k miles
     
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    Keep your Ford Regional Rep updated daily. You contact him!! Dealer is dragging their heels on this. If he starts oil consumption test and documents 1qt. in 300-350mi. usage as you state, Ford will quickly approve replacement engine.
    Loud clicking, spun bearing(s), bent rod(s),
    far above acceptable oil consumption....
    Dealer should get needed documented testing procedures then approval for engine replacement NOW!
     
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    I’d run the piss out of it till it shoots a rod through the hood.
     
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    I agree with Xanchromo, drive the car while going through the dealer’s process. I wouldn’t worry one bit about 100 miles on the car/engine. It’s not an exotic, its just a tarted up mustang rental. Albeit with a special drivetrain. Though yours is extra special.

    The bottom line is you can bang your head against a problem you cant resolve, making everyone involved miserable or you can sit back and relax and go through the process with them. The engine will either let go, be replaced, or be fixed. Don’t worry about the car depreciating, its going to do that because its a mustang.
     
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    Totally agree! These cars weren't designed or built to be Garage Queens! MILES = SMILES!
    I overlooked this post - 6K miles on a car four model years old? Maybe there are dust bunnies in the engine? :wink:
     
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    lmao it's possible, I've only owned the car for about a year, I bought the car used with like 2k miles on it.
     
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    Who is "they"? Are you doing an oil consumption test with a dealer? If so, should only take a few weeks to confirm it's going through too much and get approval for a new motor
     
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    no oil consumption test that I know of, I just don't think I should have to do that test with the problems I'm already having and the sounds coming from the engine.

    Edit: "They" is the dealer i am currently working with
     
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    not necessarily caring about the miles on the car, just don't want the dealer ragging the hell out of it.
     
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    You shouldn't. That's why I think your dealer is avoiding the diagnosis for some reason. Either take the car to a different dealer or ask the Regional Service Manager to meet you there for a test drive. Not sure why they wouldn't want a warranty repair on a Shelby - unless they've never done one before and aren't sure they have someone onsite who can handle it.
    The engine is about to blow so I'm not sure what you're worried about. I don't think they really wanted to put 100 miles on your car with dealership personnel. They're not making any money while that's going on. Most folks who have been asked to do an oil consumption test have put the miles on themselves after the dealer topped off the oil and marked the dipstick. Ford has replaced a bunch of 2016 engines for a variety of reasons - just jump through the hoops and you'll have a brand new 2019 GT350R motor with a GT500 block. Get to a dealer who wants that business! :like:
     
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    sounds like a plan to me, i am going to go drive the 100 miles with them in the car on like a highway drive as someone mentioned I should do. Hopefully, after that we will be all good for a new motor.
     
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    You need to have them do an official oil consumption test. They cant refuse to do that. Its a process, and for me it too two 500 mile stints.....but I did it and got a new motor. If its burning 1 quart per 100 miles, that's pretty obvious. Mine was at 1 quart per 125 miles. Its a sort of a pain in the ass to do the two 500 mile drives, but in each case I did it in one weekend to get it over with. Pick a local loop where you will be within cell coverage in case the motor pukes out a rod, which it probably will given that nasty sound it makes.
     
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    Did you WOT the whole time? I’m thinking about doing exactly what you said, calling the dealer later today to arrange it
     
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    No, regular driving on city, urban, and twisty backroads......I was monitoring the oil consumption on my own.....and had receipts of oil I bought at the dealer. But as others said, it takes an official dealer consumption test to get a new motor. Go to them, request it.....they top off the oil.....mark the dipstick.....and you go drive, show back up to the dealer at 500 miles....use the trip odometer to keep track......don't open the hood or even check the oil level yourself while you do the test. Don't touch it. Once its confirmed to be above the 1 quart per 500 miles.....they send a report to Ford corporate and they determine to replace the motor.....NOT the dealer. Then you wait a week or so for the motor to get there.....then about two or three days for the install.
     
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    They told me the noise was completely normal, and I am doing an oil consumption test now.
     
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    Mine is going in the shop for cam phasers replacement. Mine has that noise on startup only... might be a similar issue.
     
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    Find a new dealer. Whatever dealer doesn't know the sound of rod knock wouldn't ever hear from me again (or any of my friends, neighbors, coworkers, or anyone I could get to listen).

    Edit: hard to tell with the video moving, but might be a loose timing chain. Is it coming from the front of the engine or the bottom of the engine?
     
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