Purchased a 2017 S550 Mustang GT350 5.2L VooDoo

Discussion in '2015+ S550 Mustang Chit Chat' started by 2k05gt, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. 2k05gt

    2k05gt Senior Member S197 Team Member

    Actually the manual states the 1000 miles is normal, 500 is not, and Ford considers that to be guarded and to continue to watch. They have not approved many engine replacment at 1 qt / 500, they should because some have popped around there at the track. once I noticed the oil issue I did not track the car.
  2. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    Drive it like you stole it which is how I would! Always been told to break in a car like you are going to drive it normally.
    At Road America last year there was a gentleman there running a GT350 that still had the transfer tag in the window.
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  3. 2k05gt

    2k05gt Senior Member S197 Team Member

    thats how I am doing it this time, just not going to redline till after 500 mi, and an oil change.
  4. ChewyR

    ChewyR forum member

    FWIW I have 17 GT350 as well. I bought used. It's at 12500 miles. I am not seeing oil consumption issues. I think the combination of hard plated cylinders (no sleeves) with forged pistons, and unknowing dealers/buyers not following the break in procedure, and/or not letting the engine warm up a little causes ring sealing issues.
  5. eighty6gt

    eighty6gt forum member

    when I rebuilt my engine I treated it to some BOOST to the REV LIMITER on the first drive. That will get those parts bedded in right proper!
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  6. 95CobraR

    95CobraR Vintage Racer

    I waited until 1000 miles before going over 4500 Rpm (8200 is the red-line). It pulls hard to 8000 Rpm. No oil use but bought some just in case I need to top it off. Voodoo3a.JPG
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