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Technically speaking, still don't have possession of my new addition. I did, but that was for only 24 hours before I discovered oil on my garage floor and she had to go back to the dealership to fix oil "seeping" from the timing chain cover. Due to Supply chain issues, it took almost a week to get a new gasket and the tech that works on their specialized cars is out first part of next week so I should get her back next weekend (ish). Frustrating becuase I have the patience of an 8 year old the night before Xmas, but the dealership is being pretty cool and we both just want this done right.
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Technically speaking, still don't have possession of my new addition. I did, but that was for only 24 hours before I discovered oil on my garage floor and she had to go back to the dealership to fix oil "seeping" from the timing chain cover. Due to Supply chain issues, it took almost a week to get a new gasket and the tech that works on their specialized cars is out first part of next week so I should get her back next weekend (ish). Frustrating becuase I have the patience of an 8 year old the night before Xmas, but the dealership is being pretty cool and we both just want this done right. View attachment 261202
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Welcome Aboard sorry to hear about the issue on day 1. Very frustrating but once you have it back it’s all sunshine and burnouts from there!

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Welcome to the forum, congrats on your new GT500, sorry to hear about your issues, like Chris said above you'll enjoy it its all smiles for miles, enjoy those WOT Pulls 🙏
 

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Welcome Aboard sorry to hear about the issue on day 1. Very frustrating but once you have it back it’s all sunshine and burnouts from there!

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Will do. Still figuring all this out (Its Josh)
 

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Technically speaking, still don't have possession of my new addition. I did, but that was for only 24 hours before I discovered oil on my garage floor and she had to go back to the dealership to fix oil "seeping" from the timing chain cover. Due to Supply chain issues, it took almost a week to get a new gasket and the tech that works on their specialized cars is out first part of next week so I should get her back next weekend (ish). Frustrating becuase I have the patience of an 8 year old the night before Xmas, but the dealership is being pretty cool and we both just want this done right. View attachment 261202
Brand new car leaking or did it have lots of miles on it?
 

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@JBarbee Nice ride, welcome! FYI: At least five 2022s on this forum have had oil leaks out of the cam covers, including me. I obviously don’t know the background behind this oil leak but I’d bet it’s the cam cover. There are several threads on the forum about it. Any more info you can share on how the dealer determined it was the timing chain cover? The cam covers sit on top of the head and the timing chain cover.

Either way, good luck on getting it taken care of. You’ll love the car.
 

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@JBarbee Nice ride, welcome! FYI: At least five 2022s on this forum have had oil leaks out of the cam covers, including me. I obviously don’t know the background behind this oil leak but I’d bet it’s the cam cover. There are several threads on the forum about it. Any more info you can share on how the dealer determined it was the timing chain cover? The cam covers sit on top of the head and the timing chain cover.

Either way, good luck on getting it taken care of. You’ll love the car.
Thanks Cole. To this point I'm relying 100% on what the dealer is telling me (all I saw was oil on my garage floor and driveway). They said its the timing chain cover so thats what I have to go with.

Thanks for the well wishes. Simply looking forward to drive it like I should be allowed to!
 

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Thanks Cole. To this point I'm relying 100% on what the dealer is telling me (all I saw was oil on my garage floor and driveway). They said its the timing chain cover so thats what I have to go with.

Thanks for the well wishes. Simply looking forward to drive it like I should be allowed to!
Gotcha. Just wanted to give a different perspective as the timing chain cover isn’t a simple fix nor something that I’ve seen discussed on the forum.

Several of us are pretty gunshy about letting dealers work on these cars but if you are comfortable with yours you should be just fine.
 

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Gotcha. Just wanted to give a different perspective as the timing chain cover isn’t a simple fix nor something that I’ve seen discussed on the forum.

Several of us are pretty gunshy about letting dealers work on these cars but if you are comfortable with yours you should be just fine.
Well............ its not about being comfortable at this point. Its about the Odometer reading 62 miles (per my FordPass app). So quietly I'm very much with you but trying to leverage the bumper-to-bumper before I have to even think about taking care of stuff myself.
 

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Well............ its not about being comfortable at this point. Its about the Odometer reading 62 miles (per my FordPass app). So quietly I'm very much with you but trying to leverage the bumper-to-bumper before I have to even think about taking care of stuff myself.
Completely get it. Tough spot to be in but it’ll be worth it. Such a fun car to drive. Get it out on the track when you get an opportunity!
 

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Welcome Josh and congratulations on the Shelby, looks awesome! Sucks on the repair and hopefully it will be fixed in short order so you can enjoy it!
 
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