Program for Oil Consumption Build 2015-2016

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  1. NoXiDe

    NoXiDe Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone read this?

    https://ford.oemdtc.com/2835/custom...nch-2015-2017-ford-mustang-shelby-gt350gt350r

    REASON FOR THIS PROGRAM

    In the affected vehicles, the engine is equipped with an oil filter assembly (Motorcraft part number FL2069-ST) engineered to be tightened to 16-18 lb.-ft. (22-24 Nm). If not torqued to the proper specification, over time, the oil filter assembly may loosen and result in an engine oil leak.

    In addition, you can drive high performance vehicles in such a way that may lead to higher oil consumption (this includes extended time at high engine speeds, high loads, engine braking, hard cornering maneuvers and track use). Under these conditions, oil consumption of approximately 1 quart per 500 miles (1 liter per 800 km) is possible. As a result, you need to check the engine oil level at every refueling and adjust to maintain proper levels to avoid engine damage.

    Ford is saying if the techs don't torque the build year 15-2016 that engine oil leak may occur. Additionally, oil consumption is normal for high performance vehicles like the GT350.

    This worries me a bit though regarding the oil filter assembly... how am I supposed to trust that their torquing it down to the proper specs. Not to open up wounds but I was just researching some history about warranty parts that were applied to my 350 and eyes started to wonder.
     
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    Those of us with the 2015-2016 cars have long grown used to the oil consumption warnings and torque specs for the filter. 59BF8771-3491-43D9-8D91-C7D6CFF95323.jpeg
     
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    And the early 17. I still have the oil filter wrench with vin number from the 17 I had as a memento.
     
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    You avoid worrying about your filter coming loose by two ways; change/torque it yourself, and this... 3DE0320A-DE49-48BC-91BC-64960FFB0A55.jpeg

    Yes, it’s overkill and not necessary, but hey, we’re all a bunch of dorks in one way or another, right?!?!
     
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    #5 TDC, Jun 14, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Simple insurance to keep the oil filter from backing off is a worm gear clamp snugged around the filter and the screw head resting against the filter housing. While in place the filter can’t back off since the screw head will resist rotation.

    I torque my filter properly but also use the worm gear clamp as extra insurance since my car is predominantly a track toy.
     
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    Do it yourself and mark the filter at the 6 o'clock position with a Sharpie. I peer through the driver's front wheel now and then to see that it has not moved.
     
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