Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > GT S197 General Discussion > 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


5.0L V8 Technical Discussions Any questions about the 'Coyote' engine, transmission, exhaust, tuners/CAI, or gearing can be asked here!

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-21-2011, 06:51 AM   #21
DarkCandy08GT
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Mustang GT
Location: NY
Posts: 125
Default

Another #8. Blaming Lund tune

http://www.s197forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65741
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
DarkCandy08GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #22
Bmr4life
5th Gear Member
 
Bmr4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 2011, Ford, Mustang
Location: ATL
Posts: 2,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkCandy08GT View Post
Tough call. OP says they ran a canned tune for one day, then a BBR for a while, then the Lund tune. Car started smoking after running Lund for one month. Could it have been previous damage? Sure. Could it be from the Lund tune? Maybe. Do we still not know what causes #8 to go boom? Definitely.
__________________
Gone->05 GT JCT II CAI, Pypes Long Tube Headers, Pypes H, Pypes m80s, Mac Axle Backs, Detroit Rockers, 4.10's, Omega Godspeed 20s.

Gone->11 Red Candy Metallic Mustang GT/CS Auto 13.284 @ 107.44 (DA Corrected 12.809 @ 111.502)
Bmr4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #23
JIM5.0
5th Gear Member
 
JIM5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 2011 GT 5.0 Coyote
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,380
None, Facebook is the Devil! None, Twitter is for Twits! None, I hate it when my boss snoops the net about me
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by parchisi View Post
But did you post about 1 issue, and only 1 issue? This guy has been everywhere trying to start some kind of anti-Ford MT82 posse, including on blogs and on blog posts that have nothing to do with the 5.0 transmission.
I remember his threads. And yeah, he disappeared without a trace or any more updates to his car issues. Funny how even specifically said to me his initial problems were not even due to the Chinese tranny, he wait it was all clutch and flywheel. But then his story started changing more and he began to sound like he was blaming the Chinese made tranny again.

Reading the story of the guy who is making a tremendous deal about his #8 cylinder does share some similar actions like jmatero's.
And though I am a serious propent for consumer protection and strongly agains summary denial of warranty work, I am damn curious why that guy did not also try to attack the aftermarket guys fur his ****ed up car?
As I always say, if the mod or improper installation of the mod did indeed ruin the car then yes you should be denied warranty work. And on the side of consumer protection, the hack aftermarket guy should be forced to pay up. Now if the owner screws up installing it, then of course no one, Ford or the aftermarket guys, should be blamed. The costs should therefore go to the owner because he screwed up his own car when the car or the mods would not have otherwise caused any problems.
__________________

Squirrel of Death!
Do not **** off the SoD!!!!
JIM5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #24
stealth_GT
6th Gear Member
 
stealth_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Charger RT AWD
Location: North Pole
Posts: 6,481
Default

any updates on # 8 piston ordeal??
__________________

13.3@102, stalled/tuned, 4685lbs.
stealth_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 01:48 PM   #25
Warrio17
2nd Gear Member
 
Warrio17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 2013 FORD MUSTANG GT CALIFORNIA SPECIAL
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 181
Default

I read that it was worked out on late 2012 production models. I too am curious if this is still an ongoing issue.
Warrio17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #26
scottmach
2nd Gear Member
 
scottmach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 2011 Mustang GT
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 429
Default

Has nothing to do with the year of the car it's just by 2012 tuners figured out to stop turning off the knock sensors (Bama) cough cough.
__________________
2011 Mustang GT Automatic 401A Premium
Boss Intake, Circle D 4C converter, American Racing 1 7/8 Longtubes and off road x-pipe, Kooks catback, BMR lowering springs, BMR lower control arms, BMR control arm relocation brackets, BMR adjustable panhard bar, Self Tuned

2003 Mach1 718 rwhp 735 rwtq @ 25 lbs. SOLD
2.3 polished Whipple and every other mod possible
scottmach is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #27
Mishri
Mish-ogynist
 
Mishri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Vehicle: 2012 5.0 premuim
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 3,701
Default

I have a very early 2012 model, I got it in may of 2011. I put a CAI and tune on it within a week of buying it. I still haven't had any problems with it. I had an SCT tune, a BBR tune and a Steeda tune... still using the steeda tune and liking it.

There are a lot of suggestions that are plausible for what caused the damage. Some say it happens after extended high MPH runs (like over 140mph) some from using low octane gas. some blame the tunes themselves, (knock sensors).

I don't think we'll ever know, but I haven't heard a report of an issue in quite awhile.

As far as the OP goes, as others said, it isn't a spark plug issue, that is certain.
__________________

Automatic, Steeda CAI, 4.10 gears, Boss Intake, BBR O/R X, Steeda Tune, M&H Drag Radials.
12.6@112mph (DA corrected 11.7@119mph)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImpOnFire View Post
mishri created the universe
Mishri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #28
JIM5.0
5th Gear Member
 
JIM5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 2011 GT 5.0 Coyote
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,380
None, Facebook is the Devil! None, Twitter is for Twits! None, I hate it when my boss snoops the net about me
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stealth_GT View Post
any updates on # 8 piston ordeal??
All I know of so far is only one case of #8 cylinder failure, and that one was covered by Bama's #8 cylinder warranty when you buy their tunes.

Bama stepped up and stood up for what they warrantied for, a complete positive mark in my books.

Other than this case, I have not heard of any others anywhere.
__________________

Squirrel of Death!
Do not **** off the SoD!!!!
JIM5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 06:36 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2012, 50, 8, build, cylinder, date, fail, failure, fords, gt, mustang, number, piston, problems, stock

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup