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This is going no where. They covered there butt. It clearly states in the manual that if you intend to track your car you need the track pack. Ford will fight it and laugh while winning. It is a shame they did not put the track pack on all as the 2017 and this will decrease value on the 2016 tech. pkg. cars but you knew when you got the teck. pkg. or if not you should have researched before buying it.
 

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The supplemental manual recommends adding transmission and differential coolers to base/tech pack cars for track use. Would be fantastic if there was actually a warranty-compliant way to do that.
 

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Anyone have any idea how much it would cost to bring the car to the dealer and have them add the coolers? Are there better after-market options?
 

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The kits are available from Ford for over $3,500 That does not include how much they would charge to do the install. The reason for such a high cost is that the transmission has to be replaced as it incorporates a pump to supply the cooler. You may be able to explore getting just the cooler and mounting hardware from Ford and us an externally mounted pump which would save a ton of money..
Or design your own and mount it behind the front fascia using some creative work to make your own mounts.
Don't just look at the trans cooler--you have to address the rear differential cooler as well. Just driving to work this morning (35 miles) the trans was 27 degrees cooler that the differential. but then again, I have coolers in both spots. I am currently putting a cooler for both the trans and differential on my track car (2009 GT 500) but then again, it is my primary track car and I can mount things where ever they fit. Good luck
 

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Was at the dealer today and checked on some prices--you can buy the factory cooler and bracket for $337. Part number FR3Z 7A095 and FR3Z 7D388--then mount an external pump (Tilton--good for continuous usage), get some Russel or AeroQuip stainless hoses and AN fittings and you have your own cooler for the track. Put the pump on a switch (thermostatic or toggle switch in the car) and run it on the track. The idea of changing the entire trans is too much. But you could sell the old trans and cut your costs

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Mike
 

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My sons first new car was a SVT Focus. He loved that car. That is until the slave failed at 7000 miles. Dealer claimed he was racing it and denied warranty coverage. they also told him the car was flagged so he could not take it to another dealer. We finally picked up the car and had it fixed for a fraction of the cost the dealer wanted. Between our families we've bought dozens of cars since then. None of them Fords. Prior to that we were exclusively Ford families. My Gt350 is my first new Ford since then. I was hoping the customer service (which I found out back then was contracted out) had improved but apparently it has not. Currently, I have a non warrantied track pack transmission sitting in my living room waiting for my unwarrantied and back ordered cooler kit. My GT350 is an awesome car. It's too bad Ford still sucks. By the way, the owners manual implies that coolers can be easily added. Not so.
 

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I would really just be happy if Ford stepped up and covered 50% of the equipment costs and the labor. Clearly there is an issue however I would be willing to front some of the costs to get it to the track pack status.
 

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Has anyone heard any updates on this class action lawsuit? I know the wheels of justice turn really slow, but nothing posted.
 

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Definitely a legitimate pain point that I’m seeing as well. I am totally interested in pursuing a class action. I’ve been reading up and it seems like it’s possible we could have a legitimate claim. These suits are brought on behalf of a large number of people joined together as a class, rather than just on behalf of an individual plaintiff. They also allow for recovery for smaller per person damages that would otherwise be impractical to sue for due to the cost of litigation. In the end we could end up with a significant amount of money – source: https://www.cooper-firm.com/class-actions.html
 
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