My 2014 V6 Engine Failure at 220 Miles
So my first post, and it’s kind of interesting. I took delivery of my 2014 Mustang V6 Base, with PP and Recaros. I love the car to death, but with 220 miles on the car, it spun a rod bearing and actually siezed at one point on the highway, causing me to skid. Luckily, the motor unlocked itself, and I was able to drive it both on and off the tow truck, although it did sound like a Diesel. I was following all recommended break-in and, as you should do, was not babying the car like a complete grandma, because an engine needs to see it’s entire operating range (within reason) during the break-in (all of which is approved by the big 3 in our Dyno break-in tests). It simply failed getting on the highway with 1/2 throttle @ 4000rpm.
Good news, is it is getting an entirely new engine and FAST; Ford is doing a good job of making this right. I myself am an Engineer, and oversee test engines and failure investigations for a living at a large automotive supplier who makes parts for the 3.7. So, I do understand the sheer poor luck I had in receiving a bad engine. Sometimes, shi* just happens. However, I need some assurance that other people are also having good luck with their mustangs. I purchased this car to autocross with, and after the break-in period, I would like to have worry free driving and not have to baby this thing forever. I don’t abuse vehicles, but I also didn’t buy a mustang to go to the grocery store with, if you know what I mean.
Any road racers, auto-crossers, or drag racers out there with good luck stories you can pass along?