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

    47.7%
  2. Main Bearing

    13.6%
  3. OPG (Oil Pump Gear)

    2.3%
  4. Blown Block

    9.1%
  5. Valve Train Failure

    6.8%
  6. Other

    20.5%
  1. GT350-H6088

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    1 quart per 1000 miles is expected, especially if the car is driven hard and lives at high RPM's alot. also down shifting consumes more oil than normal. with the high compression and high oil pressures oil consumtion is a normal with any engine with simular characteristics. come back when you are using 1 quart every 250 or less miles, then you have reason to be worried.
     
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    Are you talking about the Phosphorus (P), Zinc (Zn)? These are anti-wear/anti-oxidant additives which acts as a film to surround metal parts, helping to keep them separated.
    Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Barium (Ba) - A detergent-type additive which provides some alkalinity to help neutralize acids formed by fuel combustion.
    so the elevated numbers are good.
     
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    And the Silicone?
     
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    that explained in the comments

    Remember this is my first oil change and test on the New Engine.
     
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    I haven't checked in in awhile, nice to see nothing has really changed on the discussion. :crazy:

    Different names, same problems/back and forth on the subject. :frown:
     
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    I've officially stopped my search for a 350; yeah I know... i've heard all the arguments about this being an isolated problem and it's under warranty but I don't have the time or energy to go through this process (dealing with my local Ford dealership, oil consumption tests, etc) if I roll the dice and get snake eyes. I am in no hurry; at this point I am going to sit back and see what type of results we get from the 2019-2020 models... will Ford actually do something to improve the reliability percentages and some of the oil consumption issues? Will they ever address the issue publicly and at least tell us what they are finding when they take these engines back and examine them? I see guys on here with 2018's consuming oil and getting new engines... that's 3 years into the production of these vehicles.. ..is it simply a quality control problem with parts, labor?.... they are supposedly hand building these engines. Don't get me wrong, I still think it's a GREAT car, but it's a complicated marriage when you buy one to say the least.
    It's a track focused car.. I really wish Ford would have made a street version of this car (tech pkg doesn't count) for those that just want to canyon carve, cruise etc.. maybe that means producing one with a different engine that doesn't require the coolers. I love the looks, design, handling over the regular GT. so the PP2 is out for me. I know the Voodoo is special, but it does come with some baggage.
     
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    All cars come with baggage. The so-called “baggage” the GT350 has regarding its engine is way over the blown. You’ll be missing out.
     
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    Just did long trip of 800 miles and ran the piss out of it, and new motor is not using any oil. Total new engine mileage is almost 4k
     
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    Can't fault a guy for assessing the risk of spending $60k (ish) on getting a headache to deal with. Everyone's threshold is different....
     
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    4K MILES ALREADY?! Man! Drive that thing! ;-)
     
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    On a side note, using sport mode in the rain can be quite interesting when you floor it to pass somebody and the back end gets wiggly. But it’s fun and I just kept on the gas. Hats off to my MSC instructor and race instructor from long ago who told me when in doubt, don’t lift.
     
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    So glad to hear that! therein lies the rub... if this "new" engine is bullet proof and you end up not burning any oil.. then what is the common denominator for the problems? Why can't Ford be honest about it and tell us what the difference is between the old engine that used oil or blew up and the new one?
     
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    3 of 21 drivers at this weeks gt350 track attack had motors replaced...
     
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    Those were 2018s? Too late for 2017 owners to be at track attack.
     
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    I’d argue that’s no more fundamental than any other discussion on this topic. For example, my full class back in September and oil consumption and replaced engines never came up!
     
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    Mine is a 2017, other 2 were 18s I think. It goes by sale date not model year.

    Just providing data, but to constantly ignore data points is not smart.
     
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    Well I am about to go to war with Ford now...because the dealership had my car for two weeks without doing anything, then calls me this morning and says "you have headers, that cause the engine to blow." WTF ? He said there is a hole in the side of the block. Um....really ? So headers caused that...ok. I cannot seriously believe they are trying to pull this after all the business I have done there.
     
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    Wow, thinking about selling mine now. Haven't been driving it much because of this.
     
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    Hurry up. It might even blow up in your garage. Good luck selling it. No one’s going to buy a car with an engine that’s about to detonate.
     
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