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I would like to designate this thread for issues you have on your Shelby.Not the issue that you don't have a Shelby though,sorry.

I keep my Shelby pretty clean.Every time I open the hood there seems to be brake fluid droplets on the top and side of the reservoir.Has anyone else noticed this on their Shelby or do I have a problem.There isn't a lot of fluid but enough that I can wipe it off.
 

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I would like to designate this thread for issues you have on your Shelby.Not the issue that you don't have a Shelby though,sorry.

I keep my Shelby pretty clean.Every time I open the hood there seems to be brake fluid droplets on the top and side of the reservoir.Has anyone else noticed this on their Shelby or do I have a problem.There isn't a lot of fluid but enough that I can wipe it off.
This is a known problem. I've read about it on a couple of boards. The seal on the fluid reservoir cap was poorly designed. You can probably find something at home depot or fabricate a new one to fix the problem. This is a very important fix because brake fluid is very corrosive.

Here's one fix I found:
Step 1. Purchase a Danco Tub Drain Gasket from Home Depot (98 cents)
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0056.jpg

Step 2. Remove Brake Reservoir Cover and place gasket on the outside of the container.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0054.jpg

Step 3. Replace Reservoir cover and tighten down.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0053.jpg

Woo Hoo! I contributed to the board in a non-whiney way! :D
 

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This is a known problem. I've read about it on a couple of boards. The seal on the fluid reservoir cap was poorly designed. You can probably find something at home depot or fabricate a new one to fix the problem. This is a very important fix because brake fluid is very corrosive.

Here's one fix I found:
Step 1. Purchase a Danco Tub Drain Gasket from Home Depot (98 cents)
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0056.jpg

Step 2. Remove Brake Reservoir Cover and place gasket on the outside of the container.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0054.jpg

Step 3. Replace Reservoir cover and tighten down.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0053.jpg

Woo Hoo! I contributed to the board in a non-whiney way! :D

Rpretzel,
Thanks you are great and fast.Do you have any more info that might help me?
 

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I would like to designate this thread for issues you have on your Shelby.Not the issue that you don't have a Shelby though,sorry.

I keep my Shelby pretty clean.Every time I open the hood there seems to be brake fluid droplets on the top and side of the reservoir.Has anyone else noticed this on their Shelby or do I have a problem.There isn't a lot of fluid but enough that I can wipe it off.
07,

Did not realize you created this thread. Please refer to my thread Warranty Issues. I will post that information on this thread and you can delete my thread. Sorry.
 

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Sitting at a desk of my Ford Deler and would like to inform all of my first, and hopefully only issue with my Shelby. Showing off the engine compartment when I noticed white stains all over my hand built motor.:mad: Check your hose clamps! After pressure testing, not one, but two leaks were discovered. Both on the top left manifold which houses the thermostat. One leak on the large bottom hose to the right (looking at the firewall), and other on one of the smaller hoses, of which there are two. Installed two stainless steel clamps, cleaned her up, courtesy of my dealer's lift, and now ready to go.:) Have to go , the salesman's desk I am at would like to sell a few cars.
 

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I would also like to note that while I was at my dealer he notified me that on the Ford Gt some folks were getting there coil covers chrome plated which caused the coils to over heat and burn out. These are the grey painted covers labeled Powered By SVT. Just a word of advice if anyone was considering that modification. I am under the impression chrome does not dissipate heat as well as the stock painted surface.
 

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I would like to designate this thread for issues you have on your Shelby.Not the issue that you don't have a Shelby though,sorry.

I keep my Shelby pretty clean.Every time I open the hood there seems to be brake fluid droplets on the top and side of the reservoir.Has anyone else noticed this on their Shelby or do I have a problem.There isn't a lot of fluid but enough that I can wipe it off.

Brake fluid is also a good paint remover.
Some people have said they stop the leak by just not filling the fluid to full, maybe for a temporary fix that might help.
 

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Sitting at a desk of my Ford Deler and would like to inform all of my first, and hopefully only issue with my Shelby. Showing off the engine compartment when I noticed white stains all over my hand built motor.:mad: Check your hose clamps! After pressure testing, not one, but two leaks were discovered. Both on the top left manifold which houses the thermostat. One leak on the large bottom hose to the right (looking at the firewall), and other on one of the smaller hoses, of which there are two. Installed two stainless steel clamps, cleaned her up, courtesy of my dealer's lift, and now ready to go.:) Have to go , the salesman's desk I am at would like to sell a few cars.
Yes, I too had a small leak from one of the large hoses at the front left side. The Tech at Ford says it is a known issue and he doesn't know why Ford uses those clamps. He replaced the clamps with stainless worm-gear clamps and all is well now.
 

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Yes, I too had a small leak from one of the large hoses at the front left side. The Tech at Ford says it is a known issue and he doesn't know why Ford uses those clamps. He replaced the clamps with stainless worm-gear clamps and all is well now.


The issue is the installation.The clamps are great.I like worm gear clamps they are old school.The problem is when the clamp is installed it is not released 90 degrees to the hose,so it is cocked.Squeeze the clamp and release and it will seal.Seen it over and over.......07....................
 

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The issue is the installation.The clamps are great.I like worm gear clamps they are old school.The problem is when the clamp is installed it is not released 90 degrees to the hose,so it is cocked.Squeeze the clamp and release and it will seal.Seen it over and over.......07....................
I looked for the same thing 07, but assure you that was not the case on these two clamps for which I had a problem. They simply did do their job. These clamps were clearly installed properly but just did not hold up under pressure for what ever reason, and installation definetely was not the issue. We attemted to do exactly that on the second clamp to no avail.
 

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Yep. Ditto here.
 

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This is a known problem. I've read about it on a couple of boards. The seal on the fluid reservoir cap was poorly designed. You can probably find something at home depot or fabricate a new one to fix the problem. This is a very important fix because brake fluid is very corrosive.

Here's one fix I found:
Step 1. Purchase a Danco Tub Drain Gasket from Home Depot (98 cents)
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0056.jpg

Step 2. Remove Brake Reservoir Cover and place gasket on the outside of the container.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0054.jpg

Step 3. Replace Reservoir cover and tighten down.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0053.jpg

Woo Hoo! I contributed to the board in a non-whiney way! :D
Excellent fix rpretzel. Thanks
 

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This is a known problem. I've read about it on a couple of boards. The seal on the fluid reservoir cap was poorly designed. You can probably find something at home depot or fabricate a new one to fix the problem. This is a very important fix because brake fluid is very corrosive.

Here's one fix I found:
Step 1. Purchase a Danco Tub Drain Gasket from Home Depot (98 cents)
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0056.jpg

Step 2. Remove Brake Reservoir Cover and place gasket on the outside of the container.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0054.jpg

Step 3. Replace Reservoir cover and tighten down.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0053.jpg

Woo Hoo! I contributed to the board in a non-whiney way! :D
Thanks rpretzel for the find! While I don't have a "leak" I did notice some dampness in the area and the cap fitting a little lose. So, I went to Home Depot and purchased the fix shown above. I did modify it a little as I trimmed the rubber gasket to the width of the cap. This way when the cap is on you don't notice the gasket sticking out the sides and being anything "aftermarket" so to speak. It's the same color and width as the cap which now fits more snug with no leakage.
 

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Thanks rpretzel for the find! While I don't have a "leak" I did notice some dampness in the area and the cap fitting a little lose. So, I went to Home Depot and purchased the fix shown above. I did modify it a little as I trimmed the rubber gasket to the width of the cap. This way when the cap is on you don't notice the gasket sticking out the sides and being anything "aftermarket" so to speak. It's the same color and width as the cap which now fits more snug with no leakage.
I also had the thought of trimming down the gasket! Now I don't have to guess that it will work! Good job 2008Shelby and Mr. Prez!
 

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One of a few minor complaints, if you consider it so, when throwing a hard shift from first to second the seat belt tensioners tend to react to the G forces causing one to have to disengage the seat belt to accomodate a comfortable ride. Fix: seat belt clips to prevent the belts from reacting to shifts which seem unavoidable with this beast.:) Anyone seen such an item please let us know for I know they were available for seating comfort in earlier production cars, or I guess just live with it.
 

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This is a known problem. I've read about it on a couple of boards. The seal on the fluid reservoir cap was poorly designed. You can probably find something at home depot or fabricate a new one to fix the problem. This is a very important fix because brake fluid is very corrosive.

Here's one fix I found:
Step 1. Purchase a Danco Tub Drain Gasket from Home Depot (98 cents)
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0056.jpg

Step 2. Remove Brake Reservoir Cover and place gasket on the outside of the container.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0054.jpg

Step 3. Replace Reservoir cover and tighten down.
http://mc.atotchat.org/Mustang-GT/IMG_0053.jpg

Woo Hoo! I contributed to the board in a non-whiney way! :D
Sorry Prez but this fix has, unfortunately, not worked for me. Initially it seemed fine but after about 300 miles checked under the engine compartment and noticed quite abit of fluid accumulating under the gasket.(between the gasket and the resevoir tank) The amount of fluid deposited was more than without the gasket. I believe the gasket is just a little too thick and is raising the cap above the top of the resevoir tank enabling more fluid to seep out. I am now going to try and reduce the level of fluid in the tank, as it seems to be quite high, and see how that does and also remove the gasket.
 

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Sorry Prez but this fix has, unfortunately, not worked for me. Initially it seemed fine but after about 300 miles checked under the engine compartment and noticed quite abit of fluid accumulating under the gasket.(between the gasket and the resevoir tank) The amount of fluid deposited was more than without the gasket. I believe the gasket is just a little too thick and is raising the cap above the top of the resevoir tank enabling more fluid to seep out. I am now going to try and reduce the level of fluid in the tank, as it seems to be quite high, and see how that does and also remove the gasket.
Sorry to hear that didn't work for you. When I get my Shelby, I'll have to play around with it to see if I can figure out a better fix. If I figure out something, I'll be sure to post it.
 

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Sorry to hear that didn't work for you. When I get my Shelby, I'll have to play around with it to see if I can figure out a better fix. If I figure out something, I'll be sure to post it.
rpretzel

Thanks and I will do the same. Pulling for you in your quest for a Vin.:) By the way after 700 miles clutch chatter is almost nonexistent.
 
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