UHG!!!!! I just had my first gauge failure, I think


BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,412
SF Bay Area in California
Luke would say a 1K lithium battery :lol
 

RALPHIE

GT Owner
Mar 1, 2007
7,279
I normally would comment, but this topic and axle bolts are BY far the "deadest horses" on this forum. Almost as old as jokes that "pockets" never drove his car.

:dead:
and "oil" and "tires."
 

junior

GT Owner
Mar 9, 2007
1,117
So Cal
Have you looked at Odyssey?

Probably not an exact size match, but great quality.
Yes and 0 luck- From Odyssey's website::

No Matches

Year: 2006
Make: Ford
Model: GT
Engine: 5.4 Liters 5409 CC 330 CID V8
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,210
Great Falls, VA
Don't replace it. If it holds 12.7 volts, that's the maximum for a lead-acid chemistry battery. If you have any doubts, take it to Sears auto center and have it load tested. If it passes, don't replace it. You ain't havin' battery probs. You probably didn't wait for the gauges to initialize (these ain't old style analog "steam gauges"--damn I miss those...)
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
210
Calgary, Alberta
I did a load test and it failed. I always wait for gauges to initialize.

CCA came back at 405
 
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Blue/white 06'
Mark II Lifetime
Yes and 0 luck- From Odyssey's website::

No Matches

Year: 2006
Make: Ford
Model: GT
Engine: 5.4 Liters 5409 CC 330 CID V8
It was the same story for the Z8. An Odyssey with more CCA's was less than half the size and weight of the OEM battery. Had a local machine shop make me a Delron cradle that secured it to the OEM mount. 10 years of superior service.


It is more sensitive to inactivity draw down so a "real" smart charger is necessary. C-Tek or Accumate, not the cheap crap battery tender.
 

Semperfi3069

Active member
Sep 26, 2008
34
Hendersonville, NC
Are you all aware that AutoMeter is releasing the small, internally upgraded gauges to the GT owners and they are a fraction of the price. FYI
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
210
Calgary, Alberta
Are you all aware that AutoMeter is releasing the small, internally upgraded gauges to the GT owners and they are a fraction of the price. FYI
Thank you,

Yes, I was just hoping not to have to change the gauge. Picking up my new battery this afternoon, so should know before weekend if I am Calling Autometer.
 

Xcentric

GT Owner
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Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
Amazon says this Odyssey fits GTs. http://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-25-PC1400T-Automotive-LTV-Battery/dp/B00249CS5U/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1427816086&vehicle=2006-54-2485-20--7-6-7-8002-2125-1-1-2683--2-0&sr=1-2&ymm=2006:ford:gt However, the height is listed as a bit more than 1" taller than the Optima. 1" taller will not fit. There is essentially zero clearance between the top of the Optima and the trunk tub.

Buy the Optima from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Optima-Batteries-8025-160-Starting-Battery/dp/B000MSBU9U/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1427816086&vehicle=2006-54-2485-20--7-6-7-8002-2125-1-1-2683--2-0&sr=1-1&ymm=2006:ford:gt and get a three year warranty. For warranty claim, you just email Amazon and they ship you a new battery. No charge, no pro rata, free shipping. You dispose of your old battery.

I know this because I had an Odyssey AGM fail in one year. :lol
 

DBK

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Staff member
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,781
Metro Detroit
Are you all aware that AutoMeter is releasing the small, internally upgraded gauges to the GT owners and they are a fraction of the price. FYI
Really? Tell us more.

:lol
 

Specracer

GT Owner
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Nov 28, 2005
6,325
MA
Where is the popcorn Icon thingy....
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
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Feb 14, 2006
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North Carolina
Where is the popcorn Icon thingy....


best I could find....smilely popcorn.gif


who is going to say "use the search function" ?

 

junior

GT Owner
Mar 9, 2007
1,117
So Cal
Boy, tough crowd :rofl
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
210
Calgary, Alberta
I just had my first gauge failure, I think.

I just started up my GT from winter slumber to move it into my lift area to do the fluid changes and my boost gauge was dead. When I started the car a second time the gauge worked.

My question is , is this a precursor to a permanent failure or just an intermittent issue??

Any help from the wise men of the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,222
Las Vegas, NV
Check your battery and especially the ground connections if the battery is "known good".
 

TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 4, 2007
1,346
Niceville FL
Yup, lots and lots of old threads about a low battery causing this temporary gauge failure condition. Keep your battery charged while in storage.
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
210
Calgary, Alberta
Yup, lots and lots of old threads about a low battery causing this temporary gauge failure condition. Keep your battery charged while in storage.
Battery always on Maintainer, but I checked my voltage (12.7 volts)and I feel it is a bit low so changing out the battery.
 
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FENZO

GT Owner
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Jul 7, 2008
1,516
Lafayette, CO
I had a fuel gauge misbehave before a battery change.

Don't look directly at the gauge. Pretend nothing ever happened. Touch blue to make it true. Check ground, change battery. Delete this post.
 

GTdrummer

GT Owner
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Mar 13, 2010
2,049
Richmond Virginia
Had same issue. Immediately got Sears Platinum , put on tender and came back -- 2 years ago but fingers always crossed.
 

Specracer

GT Owner
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Nov 28, 2005
6,325
MA
I normally would comment, but this topic and axle bolts are BY far the "deadest horses" on this forum. Almost as old as jokes that "pockets" never drove his car.

:dead:
 
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