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2020 GT 350 not engaging line lock in launch control as a local Ford store manager just called me and asked what could be the problem is it because it only has 100 miles on it?
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How dumb do you have to be to be doing burnouts with a brand new engine that is not broken in yet? Just my opinion, I am allowed to have one even it doesn't agree with anyone elses.
 

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It might be locked out until a certain number of miles. Go out and enjoy your car first and get used to it before doing anything like burnouts and such...
 
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It might be locked out until a certain number of miles. Go out and enjoy your car first and get used to it before doing anything like burnouts and such...
Thanks guys ; I passed on your info/ opinions and he said that they figured it out . With 7400 miles on mine, I’ve never tried or needed/ wanted to try it . I didn’t buy it for that feature as track suspensions are not good at drag racing and drag racing suspensions aren’t good for track .
 

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Now we know why some of these new engines are blowing after a couple of hundred miles shortly after people buy them from clueless dealers.
 

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Now we know why some of these new engines are blowing after a couple of hundred miles shortly after people buy them from clueless dealers.
I wish that were the case.
 

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I wish that were the case.
And how do we know that it doesn't explain some of it? I was being facetious with my comment but this could easily be the explanation for some failures. There are a lot of clueless Ford dealerships out there who could easily be abusing these cars on their lots with only a couple of miles on them. Query the OPs question, it would be interesting to know if the dealership manager was asking on behalf of the dealership or a customer who had recently purchased? And in either case why was anyone experimenting with line lock on a vehicle with only a 100 miles on the odo?
 

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Ha. An engine breaking because it does a burn out while still new? Can you imagine building an engine so fragile in 21st century? Ford would literally go broke.

Y'all gotta catch up to modern engineering. These aren't the days of classic muscle cars.
 

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Ha. An engine breaking because it does a burn out while still new? Can you imagine building an engine so fragile in 21st century? Ford would literally go broke.

Y'all gotta catch up to modern engineering. These aren't the days of classic muscle cars.
Well aware of modern emgineering.

And if it were you doing the burnout on a new engine I wouldn't be worried as you know what you are doing. Some know nothing twit at the dealership "trying" to do a burnout on a brand new engine, I'd be worried.
 

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Well aware of modern emgineering.

And if it were you doing the burnout on a new engine I wouldn't be worried as you know what you are doing. Some know nothing twit at the dealership "trying" to do a burnout on a brand new engine, I'd be worried.
Not seeing any details on who is trying to do the burn out and why. Just that a car with 100 miles on the clock isn't able to do it. Could be an experienced owner. Who knows. Either way, line lock burn outs are fairly idiot proof on the GT350
 

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Hang on for that pending, "My engine exploded after just 126 miles" thread.

I predict it will go something like this. "Hi guys, I just started by car and was driving slowly down the street when it started to knock badly and the check engine light just came on. I was only going 19 mph while the engine screamed at 8200 RPM with the oil temp just under 100 degrees and it suddenly went into limp mode. Dealer says it broke, will warranty cover it?"
 

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Ha. An engine breaking because it does a burn out while still new? Can you imagine building an engine so fragile in 21st century? Ford would literally go broke.

Y'all gotta catch up to modern engineering. These aren't the days of classic muscle cars.
However, if they didn’t check the oil before said burnout....
 
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However, it they didn’t check the oil before said burnout....
Valid, but then that would be Ford's fault since they didn't fill it completely or it was burning excessively.

This point doesn't mean I wouldn't check it, but you shouldn't have to.
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