Replaced Voodoo Engine

unknown internal failure, oil consumption, blown block, damaged valve train etc.


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where exactly is that tab?
 

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I know the feeling man. Don't want any other car, don't want to swap, just want my car exactly the way it is, but in working condition, lol. It's gotten to the point to where I haven't even watched any GT500 videos. My excitement and passion for mustangs have just been completely shattered due to this situation. Never thought I'd be saying that, but here we are.
reading that honestly makes me sad
 

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Ford approved my engine replacement but won't even consider looking at the exhaust system. Also, no additional warranty on the drive train, so I'm bummed about that.
 

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It really sucks hearing about all of these engine issues. There is no way I would do any mod related to the engine. I just added 1 quart at 2700 miles and that was my first time adding oil. I don't have a problem adding oil occasionally. I hope it doesn't get worse. If anything we have 5 years to decide how the motor will hold up. I would like us to keep the car for a long time.
 

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They finally approved my motor replacement and it’s on order. Wonder why they aren’t giving owners extended warranties anymore. What’s the best way to get one?
 

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What should you check after a replacement. So far my AC doesn't work and my intake is loose. I feel like the exhaust note is different.
 

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They finally approved my motor replacement and it’s on order. Wonder why they aren’t giving owners extended warranties anymore. What’s the best way to get one?
Nice man!! Extremely happy to hear this for you. Hoping I hear an update sooner than later for mine. :(

As far as all of these extended warranties, is it usually up to the company providing the warranty to deny claim or is it the Ford inspector? I'm a little confused by the process because some people are getting their engines replaced even without a Ford inspector ever showing up on-site.
 

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Nice man!! Extremely happy to hear this for you. Hoping I hear an update sooner than later for mine. :(

As far as all of these extended warranties, is it usually up to the company providing the warranty to deny claim or is it the Ford inspector? I'm a little confused by the process because some people are getting their engines replaced even without a Ford inspector ever showing up on-site.
I think it depends on the failure. A hole in the block is cut and dry. Excessive oil, noises, etc are more gray. My dealer is incredibly incompetent so I can see why they inspect.

I also assume sometimes the dealer says they are waiting for approval when Ford is actually waiting for information from the dealer.
 

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I think it depends on the failure. A hole in the block is cut and dry. Excessive oil, noises, etc are more gray. My dealer is incredibly incompetent so I can see why they inspect.

I also assume sometimes the dealer says they are waiting for approval when Ford is actually waiting for information from the dealer.
Gotcha! Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification and I agree!
 

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Man I am finding some nice deals on low mileage 17-18 GT350’s. The 19-20’s are a lot more new but reading through these polls and threads and YouTube videos has me rattled.

I test drove a Camaro ZL1 and loved the way the car handles but being honest I like the looks of the Mustang GT350 way more, the sound way more, and the car is more liveable with better visibility, etc.

Ugh...
 

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Without opening up a poop fest, if you really want one...go for the 19 that has the improved motor, that so far does not have the oil usage problem the older ones have. My 19 replacement motor in my 2018 car has 12k miles on it and uses about 1 quart per 3k miles. My 2018 had problems at 4K and was replaced at 6k when it was at 1 quart per 125 miles usage.
 

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Can't make stuff like this up.
My nightmare started almost 4 weeks ago while doing my 1st oil change. The car is a 2018 bought NEW in March of his year. It has 1659 miles on it. I followed the break-in schedule and have never tracked or raced the car. I had planned to change the oil at 1500 miles but, did a little road trip and ended up at 1659. I proceeded with the oil change and discovered the stem broke in the filter housing. The actual broke piece was lodged in the stem check valve. I went to my local dealer to get a replacement housing. The housing can not be ordered because of apparent redesign. The entire aluminum apparatus that the housing screws in to, must be replaced.
Had the car towed in. The initial part sent was wrong. The sending unit lead wouldn't reach. The second part sent wouldn't work because of something with the sending unit. I was told they were in contact with Ford about a remedy. I called Ford Friday in order to get a case opened and to also voice my concern for parts not being available. Yesterday I got a call telling me that there was a rattle in the engine and it wouldn't be covered under warranty. After I got over the initial shock, I got furious. I assured them the car ran fine when parked for the oil change. I'm taking an oil sample to them this morning.
This design is a problem.
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Not to ask a stupid question..... - this would be on a 350 that uses a cartridge type filter not a spin on filter?
 
 
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