700 mile update on 0098 - AJB Liquid Blue


Vince H

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Good for you Andy. Thanks for sharing with us.

Vince H
 

Triheart7

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Nice reporting Andy.
 

Sinovac

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CD ROM? I want a damn book!
 

06fordgt

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On May 3 2017 I rec'd from Ford my Owners Quick Reference Guide and then the full owners manual on Sept 12 2017. Both in digital format.
 

AJB

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Some observations on my new GT at 700 miles...

OIL / FILTER:
I had the oil / filter changed yesterday at Milliken by Joe and Ian... 600 Miles.

1. it is much simpler than our 2005-06 Ford GT's
2. only one belly pan needs removed
3. two (2) drain plugs to remove - 13.7 quarts of oil
3. both plugs have internal allen-wrench type drives
4. a very standard type screw-on canister oil filter
5. the two plugs and filter are all within 10 inches of each other and very visible
6. still pleased with the intricate surface machining and casting quality of the bottom of the engine.

BLUE PAINTERS TAPE:
Suds washed the car today in my driveway - (getting cold here in Michigan)
1. Removed all of the blue painters tape DBK and I installed weeks ago - 700 miles on the ODO
2. carefully spray-detail wiped the covered areas.
3. the protected areas , door undersides, wheel lips etc ALL PERFECT !!
4. No residue from the painters tape.
my body lowers and door bottoms are the Gloss black painted carbon fiber with no visible carbon weave- so I was concerned but now very relieved.

I did have gorilla tape in the front inner fender air inlets (installed by Bernardo at Delivery )and had installed the 'gravel catcher ' GT Guys screens .
Even then, both screens had quite a bit of gravel trapped --therefore , these screen are a ''must have'' accessory for our cars.

ajb (andy)
 

Cobrar

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Jun 24, 2006
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Not down for winter just yet - :biggrin
 

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ENZO BTR

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Agreed. These sneak peaks at ownership are appreciated!
 

Ed Sims

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Thanks for the report AJB! Keep us up to date when the spring driving season starts & you put more miles on it.

Ed
 

AJB

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Thanks Rex! Always nice to visit on Woodward. My "frost warning light icon" on the instrument cluster never turned off. So it was below 39 degree F the whole time. Car rode quite harsh and I avoided all potholes. Slow acceleration and deceleration due to reduced grip.
Such fun.!! Plan to put 100 miles on this weekend then suds bath tomorrow, dry , stabilize fuel and put to bed .
Andy (ajb)
 

Spirit

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Some observations on my new GT at 700 miles...

OIL / FILTER:
I had the oil / filter changed yesterday at Milliken by Joe and Ian... 600 Miles.

1. it is much simpler than our 2005-06 Ford GT's
2. only one belly pan needs removed
3. two (2) drain plugs to remove - 13.7 quarts of oil
3. both plugs have internal allen-wrench type drives
4. a very standard type screw-on canister oil filter
5. the two plugs and filter are all within 10 inches of each other and very visible
6. still pleased with the intricate surface machining and casting quality of the bottom of the engine.

BLUE PAINTERS TAPE:
Suds washed the car today in my driveway - (getting cold here in Michigan)
1. Removed all of the blue painters tape DBK and I installed weeks ago - 700 miles on the ODO
2. carefully spray-detail wiped the covered areas.
3. the protected areas , door undersides, wheel lips etc ALL PERFECT !!
4. No residue from the painters tape.
my body lowers and door bottoms are the Gloss black painted carbon fiber with no visible carbon weave- so I was concerned but now very relieved.

I did have gorilla tape in the front inner fender air inlets (installed by Bernardo at Delivery )and had installed the 'gravel catcher ' GT Guys screens .
Even then, both screens had quite a bit of gravel trapped --therefore , these screen are a ''must have'' accessory for our cars.

ajb (andy)
Good information Andy, thanks for the post.
 

AJB

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Jun 28, 2006
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A few more tidbits.
-a warning light comes on at 38 degrees F. On the instrument panel to warn you of potential tire traction issues.
-you can walk away from the vehicle with the engine running and actually walk back into your house and there is no "double-beep" of the horn to let you know .(like other Ford Products )
We loaded vehicle into the Milliken trailer today and delivered, with Ian driving, to Motor Cit Solutions for clear-wrap.
Ajb (andy)
 

STORMCAT

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On May 3 2017 I rec'd from Ford my Owners Quick Reference Guide and then the full owners manual on Sept 12 2017. Both in digital format.
The service manual is much different than the owner's manual. I don't believe the complete oil change procedure is in the owner's manual
 

AJB

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Brian... - you are correct .
Although there is good detail in the Owners Manual. (small book, 310 pages located in your front 'hatch") it does not go into detail like a shop manual would.
Maintenance, underhood review, engine oil , dipstick , checking sequence etc is shown on pp 150 -152)

andy (ajb)
 

STORMCAT

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I would like to add 3 very important details to the oil change procedure ..
First and most important is do not start and run the engine to warm the oil. The engine and oil need to be cold. The reason for this is the oil cooler and circulating line are thermostatically controlled and You do not want to drain the oil out of the lines or cooler, if this happens you have major, major task ahead to refill the cooler, lines and to get the air bleed out of the system.


There is a separate drain plug for the cooler lines and it's important not to take that one out when draining the other two.. they are all real close to each other.

You also need to Prefill the oil filter,,,
 
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Pro_GT_driver

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Jun 23, 2010
121
I had my first oil change done last year by my dealer, and would like to do the next one on my own.
I assume it should be done every year, is this correct?
Will new seals, if there are any, be required for both of the drain plugs?

Thanks
 

AJB

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Good questions and I will let some members who have done oil changes themselves comment.
I am up to 7800 miles on ODO and just had Joe at Milliken Ford do an oil change last month for me.

I know, 7800 miles is not much for a three year old NFGT but it spent some time in the service bay after that deer tried to hitch a ride on my hood to Petite Lemans last year.
Every mile is a big smile!
Andy (ajb)
 

texas mongrel

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May 3, 2009
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Houston Texas
Use search and you’ll find an extract from the manual on oil change procedure. No seals required. The process is much easier than on the 05/06 cars; a lot fewer belly pan screws plus an oil filter design that doesn’t puke oil everywhere when you remove it.
 
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JWZ

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Go to posts 67 & 72
 

xrayman396

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Dec 8, 2006
103
Bucks County Pa
Tyhis is what the sent me on the Oil Change
 

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