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

    45.6%
  2. Main Bearing

    12.3%
  3. OPG (Oil Pump Gear)

    5.3%
  4. Blown Block

    7.0%
  5. Valve Train Failure

    7.0%
  6. Other

    22.8%
  1. Minn19

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    Agreed for the most part. But, I don't blame some past owners that were down for months waiting for an engine replacement in the early days when Ford wasn't used to doing them (I and others waited upwards of two months or more). Nor the ones it has left stranded on the side of the road when it ate itself or drained all of its oil on the ground etc.
     
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    Might of considered the GT50 if it had an auto. GT500 for me!!
     
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    Wow, that's a shitty situation to be in. Good luck dealing with the dealership man.

    I'm giving up on my search for an R as well.

    There are way too many dead motors without an explanation for me to take the risk on having to deal with a replacement engine and the associated time and effort that comes with that.

    i'll keep an eye on the 2019, 2020 models to see if there rates of failures drop since there are supposed to have been changes made to the motor.

    I'd be nervous if I owned one and the warranty was about to expire.
     
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    That is my fear, the reputation of this model is now suspect. Nobody wants to buy a problem.
     
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    You can give your R to me since no one will buy it. Send me a PM and I'll come get it.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about that - most people that buy Mustangs have never been on this site or youtube. I was like that once and came here drunk in the absolute love for my Mustang wanting to partake in the group sharing of this euphoric feeling/phenomenon only to be stepped on/shattered by members of this forum.

    I now understand this is normal for every Mustang. I still god damn love that Mustang.
     
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    The s197 body is way better hahaha. Hahaha hahaha hahaha funny.
     
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    ^ stop responding to the fake GT350 "past owner" troll. He'll eventually go away.
     
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    I have 44,100 miles on my car. It requires 1 qt every 1,250 miles if I drive it in city/spirited and 1 qt every 3,000 miles for pure highway driving. No failures, no issues. I daily drive it. The only two things breaking on this car was A/C and rear diff pinion seal. Mine has been bullet proof still original clutch that holds like day 1.
     
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    There is a 2017 GT350 on eBay with 50,000 miles on it.
     
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    Clearly you don't know anything about Mustangs, because everyone knows that the Mustang II had the best chassis of all time.
     
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    Mine has been sitting in the garage. Driving my AMG so no complaints. Thinking I'll probably trade it in on something in 2020 as the engine seems like Ford is treating it like a one and done. Not really building on the concept, this thread is apparent as to why that may be.
     
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    Dude, don't let this stupid thread and a fear of nothing run you off from thoroughly enjoying a great machine!
     
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    OMG!!! ALmost 50% of the poll is for oil consumption LOL

    88 pages, 1742 posts of absolute overstated and exaggerated madness. 14.5K miles on my R half track half street. don't get me wrong, I understand disappointment when an engine fails. It happened to me with my first GT350. And then I got my R. This thread is the perfect example of the grapevine effect.
     
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    Gotta love irony.
     
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    This should have been an informative thread. Now so many useless comments the good information gets lost. The vast majority will enjoy their GT350s anyway.
    The main impact this kind of information will have is putting extra money in Ford's account through more extended warranties.
     
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    Also, it would have been good info to know the model year and maybe even the block year for the failed and replacement engines. I believe that when my 17 engine failed, I got a '19 block that has different characteristics. The oil pressure has a different profile on idle and on highway driving. Knowing the year of block might give us a better indication on where the majority of the problems lie and if Ford has implemented a fix that has effectively solved the problem.
     
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    What you mean by the "one and done" comment? We're heading into year 5 production of the Voodoo engine. In comparison, the Trinity was a 2 year run, the Road Runner was a 2 year run and the Terminator was a 2 year run.
     
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    Yes and still selling as many as they build. Laughable fake owner trolls notwithstanding...
     
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    I wonder how many engine Ferrari replaces on their cars? Oh!!! and then there's the ruthless maintenance intervals LOL. The Voodoo has no more in depth maintenance interval than a Fiesta. Albeit you are right. Ford will never make an engine like this again but not for the reason you suggest. This was no risk at all.Ford has no problem selling these cars and no problem replacing engines (stock). All this is hilarious.
    Almost 300 registered owners on this forum and of that 35 have had engine issues, mainly oil consumption, of which most where bought back rather than replaced.
    Whats' my point? simple. More than 20,000 GT350's sold thus far, how many engines replaced for actual mechanical failures like my first GT350???? No one knows, right? But lets say you use a failure rate of 1%. That's 200 cars or so. Honda sold 300K+ cars in 2012 U.S. and had an engine failure rate of 1%, approximately 3000 engines replaced on one of the most reliable platforms in the world.
    Using a forum of 200+ or so owners as an example of failure rate is preposterous.
     
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