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      07-30-2018, 01:51 PM   #89
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My current S2000 and previous Cayman GT4 honestly have way more of that connection to the car than my E92 M3 or GT350 ever did. I really love my GT350, but it honestly just feels way too big and heavy to be enjoyed as a dedicated track car. But that's probably because I have an S2000 that's set up so well and is a freaking complete joy to drive on a race track. Lighter/smaller cars are just way more fun in the corners. I really enjoy my GT350 on the street though.



Here's my GT350 on track last week...1 session before my oil filter backed out and dumped oil on the track for half a mile. I had my break-in oil change done at the dealership because it was free, but either they didn't torque the filter down to spec (they said they did), or its a design problem (ford also changed the filter design to a cartridge style a few months after my car was built). My car seems to run fine, but it ran with low oil pressure as I was slowing the car down. I'm trying to get Ford to give me an extended warranty on the motor because of this mishap. Car is less than a year old and only has 5k miles on it.

Holy Shit!! I am so glad you didn't get hurt bro. I remember you from the E46 M3 days on Roadfly...
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Holy Shit!! I am so glad you didn't get hurt bro. I remember you from the E46 M3 days on Roadfly...
Never had an E46 though there's still a chance in the future. I was pretty active here with my E92 though.
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Never had an E46 though there's still a chance in the future. I was pretty active here with my E92 though.
So sorry man, I thought for sure you were on the Roadfly days. Must have confused you with someone else. Yes I have seen you on here for quite sometime.

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Correct, they also fixed this for the 2017 cars as all cars now get the tranny and diffy coolers. Should have came like this from the get go..

However, I don't like where this is going for Ford. Its not just the Mustang. Ford lost money on every Focus RS it sold in the US. There is a huge recall going on for the head gaskets, the warranty issues on these cars has been enormous. Most of the reasoning is not fully baked engineering on these cars. This isn't just affecting the Focus RS, it involves almost all of Fords performance cars. The Fusion Sport, the Ecoboost Mustang they all are having issues with engines letting go. I keep seeing people tune these cars and I think they are nuts. Ford is being hyper-sensitive to aftermarket tuning unless its a Ford Racing tune.

I have a 2017 Ford Escape now for 2 years and it has been flawless, I hope I just didn't jinx myself.

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A brand new appliance-level vehicle not failing is pretty much the bare minimum. Ford had me at hello with the and the GT350 and now here we are a few years later and they're 2000's GM-ing all over themselves. Guys I...I I think I'm a GM guy now.
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A brand new appliance-level vehicle not failing is pretty much the bare minimum. Ford had me at hello with the and the GT350 and now here we are a few years later and they're 2000's GM-ing all over themselves. Guys I...I I think I'm a GM guy now.
Are you kidding?
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Hypersensitivity to aftermarket tunes is one of the biggest (negative!) indicators of quality right there... remember when BMW became sensitive to 335 tunes? It was due to poor quality on the Conti fuel pumps and fuel injectors that were failing on stock cars.
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Hypersensitivity to aftermarket tunes is one of the biggest (negative!) indicators of quality right there... remember when BMW became sensitive to 335 tunes? It was due to poor quality on the Conti fuel pumps and fuel injectors that were failing on stock cars.
They are sensitive on the new school F series M car tunes as well. You can extract so much more power out of a turbo car with just a tune that there is a much larger chance of things breaking due to it.
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