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Old 25th February 2019, 14:02   #181
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Today a yellow one with KL reg has come up on olx for 45, its in Mumbai.
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Old 6th March 2019, 14:32   #182
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Thanks to Ashish Gupta for sending this in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

Sucks to see such a serious problem! That said, I appreciate that Ford has replaced the engine (instead of repairing it).

An email written to Ford India's MD:
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Anurag Mehrotra

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Sub: Ford Mustang GT No. HR 29A XXXX currently parked at Harpreet Ford, Gurgaon

I want to bring to your notice a very unfortunate, embarrassing and unexpected mess caused. This has so happened when I am probably the first person to book a Mustang GT & probably the first person to purchase your only premium segment sports car in North India.

The series of events that occurred are as follows:

I am a member of various sports car/ supercar clubs and was invited by one Cannonball club for a small event at Noida on 16th February.

I was on my way to Noida along with other supercars of my club, mates and friends. This was the first time I was driving the Mustang after quite a while. The engine suddenly started releasing thick smoke and broke down while I was on my way. The whole cavalcade had to halt there creating an unwanted & embarrassing situation for me. I then called upon the landline of Harpreet Ford there & then where I was informed by the concerned that GM is in a meeting and that he will talk in a while.

I would have never expected that a car would break down in such a manner when it has not even crossed 10K Kms.

I asked my staff to call a flatbed tow truck and send the car to Harpreet Ford the very same day. I received a call after a while from a service advisor that they would let me know the status of the car the next day. On 18th Feb, I received a call from a service advisor Mr. Surinder who raised a few queries and I replied to the same.

To my utter surprise, I was informed that the head gasket of the car has is damaged and taking into cognizance the segment, mileage & condition of the car, Harpreet Ford would raise the matter with Ford officials.

On 20th, the GM at Harpreet Ford called saying that the company will bear 75% of the total cost of repair viz Rs. 16 Lakhs. I then wrote to them to send the quotation via email, which I received on 21st Feb. The quotation revealed that approx 35 parts of the engine needed to be replaced, including the gasket. I was being assured by Mr. John that the faulted engine will be replaced by a brand new CBU packed engine only. I sent my consent to Harpreet Ford on the same day, specifically mentioning 4 conditions in the email reproduced as follows:

1. That the faulty engine/ parts shall not be repaired and reused in my vehicle.

2. The engine should be replaced by a brand new seal-packed CBU engine only.

3. The faulty engine/ parts shall not be dismantled/ shifted from your workshop until and unless I take the delivery of my car after repair, and unless I have been shown the parts so removed from my car for my satisfaction.

4. Also kindly intimate a tentative/ approximate time period required to do the replacement of engine and tentative date of delivery. As per the conversation, I have been intimated that the vehicle shall be delivered approx 14 days after my approval.

Following this, I received an email from Harpreet Ford through Mr. John on 22/2/19 reproduced as ”As discussed, we will not repair any items in your vehicle and will go with replacement as per the estimate shared. The engine will be supplied by FIL in a sealed box and you can check the packing once it is received at our end and also verify the replaced parts before taking delivery to your satisfaction. We have ordered the parts yesterday itself and ETA will be shared today.

Thanks & Regards

JOHN”

Yesterday i.e. 05/03/2019, I received information via a phone call from Harpreet Ford that the engine has already been replaced, ignoring the terms & conditions as mentioned while granting my consent for repair.

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Old 7th March 2019, 12:36   #183
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Thanks to Ashish Gupta for sending this in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

Sucks to see such a serious problem! That said, I appreciate that Ford has replaced the engine (instead of repairing it).

An email written to Ford India's MD:
Should such a issue not be covered in the engine warranty ? Why is the customer being asked to bear 25% of the cost?
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Thanks to Ashish Gupta for sending this in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

Sucks to see such a serious problem! That said, I appreciate that Ford has replaced the engine (instead of repairing it).

An email written to Ford India's MD:

Strange that they wanted him to pay 25% of the costs. A friends Mustang in Mumbai also had a similar issue, and Ford replaced his engine. In his car, which had done less than 5k kms, the coolant and engine oil were mixing.
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Should such a issue not be covered in the engine warranty ? Why is the customer being asked to bear 25% of the cost?
Probably due to the no of KM run - Replacement + depreciation.

I could be wrong
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Old 12th March 2020, 12:04   #186
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How is Ford handling this BS6 change? From what I understand the current Mustangs are BS4 only.
If they still have some BS4 stocks left over, they might be going for a steal of a deal!
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Ford Performance is offering a kit for the 20182020 Ford Mustang GT that boosts power and torque.

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT : Official Review-smartselect_20200506010122_chrome.jpg

It adds 19 horsepower and 18 lb-ft to the 5.0-liter V-8, bringing the totals to 479 hp and 448 lb-ft of torque.

It costs $1275 before installation and comes with a warranty if installed by a Ford dealership or certified technician.

The kit includes a cold air intake and the upgraded throttle body from the Mustang Bullitt, along with an adapter for that throttle body. It also comes with a software recalibration kit that plugs in to the OBD-II port and is said to improve throttle response and change the shift mapping for the 10-speed automatic transmission (the kit is available for both manual-transmission and automatic-transmission Mustang GTs).

Ford Performance cold air intake
87mm throttle body M-9926-M50B
Throttle Body Adapter M-9474-M5087
Pro Cal 4 calibration delivery tool M-12655-F

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Calibrations are for US and Canadian vehicles only.

https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-9603-M8B

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...rformance-kit/
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