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Old 05-07-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default 2012 V6 Engine looks scaley

I just received my new 2012 V6 Mustang. Love it. But one thing I noticed when I popped the hood was that the aluminum on the engine is very scaley with lots of tiny little cracks. I asked the dealer and all he said was it is a cast engine. Duhh.

Does anyone else have this look of the engine. It is in the front and the most exposed part of the engine from looking at the front of it.

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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I can't give you a good answer, but just have to ask, whats it like going from a 2010 gt500 to a 2012 v6.
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Well fortunately I still have the GT500. I needed a putt putt car. What I do like is that the V6 has the same basic feel but gets good gas mileage and I don't have to worry so much about the rain, door dings, etc. It is very smooth with a hell of less power. Kinda makes me wish I got the 5.0 but then I really needed the economy type car. Hey what's better than 300 hp and 30 mpg.
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Well fortunately I still have the GT500. I needed a putt putt car. What I do like is that the V6 has the same basic feel but gets good gas mileage and I don't have to worry so much about the rain, door dings, etc. It is very smooth with a hell of less power. Kinda makes me wish I got the 5.0 but then I really needed the economy type car. Hey what's better than 300 hp and 30 mpg.
Keep us posted of your impressions of the differences. ...Most of us use our for the daily drivers as well.
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can you post some pictures of the block?
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Well fortunately I still have the GT500. I needed a putt putt car. What I do like is that the V6 has the same basic feel but gets good gas mileage and I don't have to worry so much about the rain, door dings, etc. It is very smooth with a hell of less power. Kinda makes me wish I got the 5.0 but then I really needed the economy type car. Hey what's better than 300 hp and 30 mpg.

Maybe 412 hp and 29 mpg?
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if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
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if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
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not only are you not drivin it correctly your also prolly not using all 412hp anyways
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Yeah sorry didn't do it earlier, but here are some pictures of the block.
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I just checked mine - it looks quite similar, even though not as bad
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:50 PM   #12
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Wow looks like you have a gater under the hood! I've never seen one that bad. Is it some type of coating that has cracked? It kind of reminds me of that crap that MAC coats their exhaust with.
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if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
So we expect that is my average mpg combining hwy and road performance driving

Or is it just a joke ?

As our friend with the 300 hp and 30 mpg ......that road racing mpg right? from the digs n all.30 mpg

So if he does the fill up count miles ,top off ,measure milage vs gas and drives like a banshee?

I thought I just said 412 hp and 29 mpg which is on the window sticker.

Under ideal conditions 29 can be milked out of the car but why.

Yes i am factory tune so no not using my 412hp ,assumed.

But the not driving correctly is kinda the equal of callin mom a ho .

Sure honestly 19 20 mpg the way i like to drive .

i want to see the 30mpg "correctly driven" car.
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ummm your car is 18/25 or 17/26 depending on if its its auto or manual, thats why I was skeptical of how you are hypermiling to acheive 29mpg

I get 30 when I cruise at 70 on a flat road, generally I average 24 with a 70/30 split on city/hwy
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Man that looks bad! The salesman probably thought the same thing but was scared to say anything
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its "flash" left over from the casting process. its nothing to worry about.
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'ummm your car is 18/25 or 17/26 depending on if its its auto or manual'

so why put a window sticker claiming ot
herwise. those are not the numbers on the sticker.

And I agree ,I cant dream of how id get 29 mpg unless my wife was driving.

I was referering to nothing but the window sticker which listed every option i have
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'ummm your car is 18/25 or 17/26 depending on if its its auto or manual'

so why put a window sticker claiming ot
herwise. those are not the numbers on the sticker.

And I agree ,I cant dream of how id get 29 mpg unless my wife was driving.

I was referering to nothing but the window sticker which listed every option i have
2011 window stickers don't claim that the GT can get 29mpg highway...

Take a look: http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...dowSticker.jpg

Also as a correction from something you said before, the stock tune produces 412hp so you are indeed rocking 412hp even with a stock tune. If you had a modified tune you'd be looking at more like 450hp.

In any case, you can't realistically get 29 combined mpg in the 5.0. Yeah, the car is impressive and can get great mileage for what it has under the hood...but not 29mpg under anything but the most perfect conditions. I drive my 5.0 conservatively on the highway with a modified tune and I get 27mpg with cruise on at 63mph. That's pretty damn ideal and I don't even hit 29mpg.

Off topic though.

I wouldn't worry about the block unless you feel any other problems with it. After all, with the power-train warranty lasting a while you should be fine drive the car like it was meant to be driven!
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2011 window stickers don't claim that the GT can get 29mpg highway...

Take a look: http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...dowSticker.jpg

{{{{if I had the skills and patience id post a photo of my window sticker 29mpg}}}}}

Also as a correction from something you said before, the stock tune produces 412hp so you are indeed rocking 412hp even with a stock tune. If you had a modified tune you'd be looking at more like 450hp. {{{that would be very pleasing if I can do that without CAI}}}

In any case, you can't realistically get 29 combined mpg in the 5.0.{{{Yes agreed{{{ Yeah, the car is impressive and can get great mileage for what it has under the hood...but not 29mpg under anything but the most perfect conditions. I drive my 5.0 conservatively on the highway with a modified tune and I get 27mpg with cruise on at 63mph. That's pretty damn ideal and I don't even hit 29mpg. {{{ Id be happy with 27}}}

Off topic though.

I wouldn't worry about the block unless you feel any other problems with it. After all, with the power-train warranty lasting a while you should be fine drive th,e car like it was meant to be driven!
{{{{ this is one thing i can do , I learned 7k was the limit on stock tune and wouldnt let up till I saw my 143mph , so I thiink im driving it as it was meant to be driven .}}}

{{{excuse the off topic members.}}}

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{{{{ this is one thing i can do , I learned 7k was the limit on stock tune and wouldnt let up till I saw my 143mph , so I thiink im driving it as it was meant to be driven .}}}

{{{excuse the off topic members.}}}

thanks for the input forum memebers
Oh don't worry I don't really mean to sound critical. Sorry! I just finished up final exams for this semester so I'm still a little wired from all the stress. I haven't brought mine all the way up to it's maximum speed but do take it up to about 130-135 from time to time Always a good time. For me it's the city driving that kills me, because I'm the type that likes to fly away from every light, not burning rubber but pretty fast take offs. Lot of fun! But not so fun for the wallet lol.
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