Replaced Voodoo Engine

Discussion in 'Shelby GT350 Mustang' started by S550VIN54, May 22, 2018.

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

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption

    43.9%
  2. Main Bearing

    12.1%
  3. OPG (Oil Pump Gear)

    4.5%
  4. Blown Block

    6.1%
  5. Valve Train Failure

    6.1%
  6. Other

    27.3%
  1. Droopy1592

    Droopy1592 Well-Known Member

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    tech took mine apart and found main bearing and ring was bad cylinder 4
     
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    what was it doing- consuming oil?
     
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    At 1500 miles it was a quart per 800-1000. At 20k it was down to 325 per quart. Right before they changed the motor it was a quart every fill up. I was expecting it to expire at any moment.
     
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    . I don't get this logic. Porsche did it, as I pointed out... And this wasn't because people were blowing engines.

    The gen2 is way too young for us to know, and yeah man I totally agree I hope it fixes the issues so I can buy a 2019 in a couple years. I love these cars.

    Regarding the rest... Yeah that's exactly what I said. I expect these types of engines to have issues. You're missing my point. I want to know what they are.

    M156s didn't and don't have worse issues than the voodoo by any means. You aren't spinning bearings or blowing holes in blocks. They had weak headbolts in the original design and blew some HGs (which MB addressed in a technical bulletin and didn't hide, I might add). All of them beat up intake cams because of the flat tappet design and the materials used, but that's prevalent in many flat tappet engines. This happens with miles and tons of wear, it's not necessarily an inherent issue like we are seeing with these Voodoos. Regardless, this won't result in a blown engine... Just new cams. Still a PITA. But not nearly what we are seeing with voodoos.

    Again... I'm not hating on these cars or this engine, I love it. I just don't understand how neither Ford nor the aftermarket has shed any light on what's going on.
     
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    Was it Grapevine Ford. That is where I bought mine. Mine was burning a qt per 500 miles
     
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    To get the level of performance and enjoyment from a Porsche you will spend a ton more money and still never be able to replicate the sound of the Voodoo. With brand new 18-19 GT350’s selling for $5-10K off MSRP just invest $2K or so in an extended 100k mike warranty if the reliability concerns you. Your still likely under $60K. What better options are there out there for under $60K??
     
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    Need some input from the group. I Have a 2017 GT350R. Was at the track and the engine made a terrible wacking sound, low oil pressure warning came on and the engine just died. Towed it to the dealer and will have them look at it after the weekend.
    I haven’t read this entire thread but was wondering if this is consistent with other failures and what the culprit is? Engine is stock and never been tuned.
     
  8. DCShelby

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    She’s dead Jim....get it towed to the dealer for a new engine.
     
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    Damn dude. Sorry to hear that.
     
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    My guess another dropped valve or oil starvation led to seized rotating parts. I wonder what the failure rate is for track-going Voodoos.
     
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    Seems pretty consistent. I doubt you will have an issue getting it replaced as long as you kept up with maintenance.
     
  12. Droopy1592

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    Don’t admit going to the track, lol
     
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    LOL! "My grandmother and I had just pulled out from the Senior Sunday Brunch at Shoney's when I heard an awful sound!" :giggle:
     
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    Car has never been driven above 2.5K RPM :)
     
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    That sound wasn't the car. It was either you or granny. It results from eating at Shoney's. Now they question is, are you going to take the hit or blame it on granny?
     
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