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I seem to recall an old post about this, but I did a search and couldn't find anything on it...I have an 08 SGT with the billet pins that say both SHELBY and GT on them which I don't want to loose, but the lanyards appear to be rusting and part that connects the lanyard to the ring also appears to be rusting inside the little plastic cover. I'd love to have SHELBY replace the entire hood pin kit but I don't want to loose the billet part that says both SHELBY and GT on it as the only ones I've seen in the catalogue only say SHELBY on them...The reason I'd like to have the billet part replaced as well, is that it is obvious that before I got the car, someone opened the hood without removing the pins first, and it looks like it might have happened more than once...

 

Anyway, went to the dealer today, and service guy has not a clue who to call or what number to call at SAI for warranty, so I told him I'd try to find the number and give him a call...anyone happen to have this number handy???

 

Any help would be appreciated!

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Carl, PM sent.

 

Your dealer can look up your VIN in there "oasis" system and the Ford Racing warranty information is right there. The line should be highlighted in yellow. It includes the number to call.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Roger

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Carl, PM sent.

 

Your dealer can look up your VIN in there "oasis" system and the Ford Racing warranty information is right there. The line should be highlighted in yellow. It includes the number to call.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Roger

 

 

Thanks Roger! Amazing that we still have these issues...just in case they need to call 1-800-367-3788.

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Just curious, is this happening in more humid or salt-air conditions, or when cars are exposed to the elements more? Or is it just a sporadic occurance? I was wondering if I should expect mine to start rusting at some point....

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I thought it was just the first batch wasn't the best - but I could be wrong.

 

 

Ditto!

 

I did see two 07 GTHs with badly rusted lanyards at the Volo museum last weekend. Mine are fine so far so I'm not sure what the connection is or what is cvausing this. It should covered under warranty though so I would work that route before a call to SPP.

 

Hope all is well Adam!

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Just curious, is this happening in more humid or salt-air conditions, or when cars are exposed to the elements more? Or is it just a sporadic occurance? I was wondering if I should expect mine to start rusting at some point....

 

I live in weather and alot of parking on or a few blocks from saltwater. I have not seen any corrosion yet.

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Just curious, is this happening in more humid or salt-air conditions, or when cars are exposed to the elements more? Or is it just a sporadic occurance? I was wondering if I should expect mine to start rusting at some point....

 

Well, we don't have salt water or humidity out here in West Texas, so I'm not shure why mine are looking rusty now, but they are...From what I have been able to tell so far, the Grabber Orange cars were the first 200 built then they started on the Vista Blue and mine is #235, so somewhere in there they may have got another bad batch for the 08's...Who knows...I'm sure they'll take care of it...the little pieces that connect the lanyard to the rings were the first thing to show signs of what appears to be rust then it looks like it's going down the lanyards from that...I haven't sprayed anything in them, don't know if the dealer did or not before I got the car, so don't know if that has anything to do with it or not either.

 

Thanks Ross and Jeff for your replies too.

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Then they are likely 300 series stainless which can rust a little. 400 series doesn't rust at all.

 

Absolutley, stainless does rust and different metals in contact cause galvanic corrosion. There are many books written on this, its that complicated. But basically two dissimilar metals corrode each other when touching each other. Leave a penny on an aluminum gas tank, add salt water and you get a hole real quick like. I spend and have spent lots of time around powerboats and can tell you glavanic corrosion is enemy numero uno, next to sinking and alot of sinkings are a result of this.

 

There is a product called corrosion x that makes wd-40 look like milk. You can get it at west marine stores. Its good stuff.

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Well crud!!! Now it seems that my ignition key doesn't want to turn when I go to start the car! What next? I just noticed it the last day or so, and I thought I'd check it with my wife's key to the car and hers won't even turn without an awful lot of jiggling the key in the ignition...mine just acts like it catches at first then finally goes ahead and turns...but hers takes an act of congress to turn it and it wasn't like this when we first got the car...guess I'll have the dealer look at that when I have them check on the rusting lanyard issue...I just hate the thought of some grease monkey getting in my car and jacking with it! ARRRRGGGHHH :banghead:

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Silly question Carl.............do you have an alarm on the car? Why would you have a problem now? Someone try to JACK the car? Maybe it's just the ignition swtich itself or the tumbler? :shrug:

 

Oh buy the way I had a chance to look at CSM 08SGT1008 today. It has been sitting on a new car lot for awhile. The lanyards are in rough shape. Must be a QC issue with the supplier. Warranty should take care of it.

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Well crud!!! Now it seems that my ignition key doesn't want to turn when I go to start the car! What next? I just noticed it the last day or so, and I thought I'd check it with my wife's key to the car and hers won't even turn without an awful lot of jiggling the key in the ignition...mine just acts like it catches at first then finally goes ahead and turns...but hers takes an act of congress to turn it and it wasn't like this when we first got the car...guess I'll have the dealer look at that when I have them check on the rusting lanyard issue...I just hate the thought of some grease monkey getting in my car and jacking with it! ARRRRGGGHHH :banghead:

 

Dude I used to drive a tow rig.... turn wheel against steering lock and try key..bet ignition key works like butter...grease monkey is like calling a Dr. a hack BTW. And trust me cooks will spit in yer food.

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Silly question Carl.............do you have an alarm on the car? Why would you have a problem now? Someone try to JACK the car? Maybe it's just the ignition swtich itself or the tumbler? :shrug:

 

Oh buy the way I had a chance to look at CSM 08SGT1008 today. It has been sitting on a new car lot for awhile. The lanyards are in rough shape. Must be a QC issue with the supplier. Warranty should take care of it.

 

No, no alarm other than the factory system, and noone else has been in the car trying to steal it...there'd be a dead body associated with that scenario...I think it's just a hanging tumbler in the ignition swith the way it acts...turning the steering wheel does not do anything while trying to turn the key...I don't think that these cars actually lock the steering wheel anyway...I've always been able to turn the wheel with the key in the off position since I bought it...

 

Oh, and thanks for the info on the lanyards on #1008 too!!!

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Dude I used to drive a tow rig.... turn wheel against steering lock and try key..bet ignition key works like butter...grease monkey is like calling a Dr. a hack BTW. And trust me cooks will spit in yer food.

 

My dad was a "Mechanic" for many years...he could actually take a part off of a car and "re-build" it instead of just "replace" it like they do now... unfortunately, out here in West Texas, anyone with any skills at all as far as being a "parts replacement specialist" is working in the Oil Field trying to get rich quick, so what they've hired to replace these people actually DO fall into the "grease monkey" catagory, because they are unskilled and don't give a damn about their job or what damage they do to your car in the process. I tell ya, it's pitiful out here right now, because even in restaurants, they can't get any decent help because everyone wants to go to work in the oil fields to make more money!

 

Turning the steering wheel does not do anything while trying to turn the key...I don't think that these cars actually lock the steering wheel anyway...I've always been able to turn the wheel with the key in the off position since I bought it...As I said, I tried my wife's key, and it would not even turn like mine will, so I'm thinking it's got to be a tumbler issue in the ignition switch or something like that, but I'm not going to shoot any graphite in there myself to try to fix it...That would probably do the trick, but it's a temporary fix too if there is an ignition switch problem, so I'll just let them take a look at it and see if they can fix it...bad as I hate to...

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Guys, the dealer should cal ford warrenty, they then contact us. I have not seen this yet and they are supposed to be stainless steel so there shouldn't be rust, must be another issue.

 

Go to you dealer we will make sure SPP sends a new set

 

 

Amy

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Guys, the dealer should cal ford warrenty, they then contact us. I have not seen this yet and they are supposed to be stainless steel so there shouldn't be rust, must be another issue.

 

Go to you dealer we will make sure SPP sends a new set

 

 

Amy

 

Thanks Amy, I called my dealer this morning, he wasn't aware of who to contact, so I told him to pull up the Oasis report and check the yellow highlighted line and he would find the number to call...He said he saw it and would call, but didn't know if he could get the parts without the car being there...I really don't want my car sitting at the dealer waiting for this...I'd rather have it in my own garage where I know it's safe and sound waiting for the parts...I'm sure you know what I mean, but we've been having some horible storms out here in West Texas lately and I definately don't want hail dings in it because they don't have some place to put the car...

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Thanks Amy, I called my dealer this morning, he wasn't aware of who to contact, so I told him to pull up the Oasis report and check the yellow highlighted line and he would find the number to call...He said he saw it and would call, but didn't know if he could get the parts without the car being there...I really don't want my car sitting at the dealer waiting for this...I'd rather have it in my own garage where I know it's safe and sound waiting for the parts...I'm sure you know what I mean, but we've been having some horible storms out here in West Texas lately and I definately don't want hail dings in it because they don't have some place to put the car...

 

 

You need to seriously find another dealer. Your car does not need to be there for Hood Pins! The service manager, if I can call him that, will need to take pictures of the damage or issue and send them to Ford. There is no reason your car needs to sit there waiting for them. Ugh....

 

BTW: I had mine replaced for a different reason and just took them home from the dealer and installed them myself. Not saying you should do that but just to give you some perspective on them.

 

Good luck!

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You need to seriously find another dealer. Your car does not need to be there for Hood Pins! The service manager, if I can call him that, will need to take pictures of the damage or issue and send them to Ford. There is no reason your car needs to sit there waiting for them. Ugh....

 

BTW: I had mine replaced for a different reason and just took them home from the dealer and installed them myself. Not saying you should do that but just to give you some perspective on them.

 

Good luck!

 

well, unfortunately, there aren't a lot of choices out here in West Texas on where to get my car done at....but I'm not opposed to taking the new lanyards home and doing them myself eithier...they are going to have to look at the ignitioni switch to see why it's binding up, I'm just not thrilled about someone working on my car where I can't watch them and see what's going on...

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well, unfortunately, there aren't a lot of choices out here in West Texas on where to get my car done at....but I'm not opposed to taking the new lanyards home and doing them myself eithier...they are going to have to look at the ignitioni switch to see why it's binding up, I'm just not thrilled about someone working on my car where I can't watch them and see what's going on...

 

Totally understand!

 

Good luck and don't let it sit there any longer than it has to!

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Well, we don't have salt water or humidity out here in West Texas, so I'm not shure why mine are looking rusty now, but they are...From what I have been able to tell so far, the Grabber Orange cars were the first 200 built then they started on the Vista Blue and mine is #235, so somewhere in there they may have got another bad batch for the 08's...Who knows...I'm sure they'll take care of it...the little pieces that connect the lanyard to the rings were the first thing to show signs of what appears to be rust then it looks like it's going down the lanyards from that...I haven't sprayed anything in them, don't know if the dealer did or not before I got the car, so don't know if that has anything to do with it or not either.

 

Thanks Ross and Jeff for your replies too.

 

 

#1449 here and I just checked mine and they have rust under the plastic piece on the lanyard too. I am waiting for all of this to just add up and hit the dealership with it all at once now, since my last drama with the dealerships. Car saw a rain shower one time and sits in the garage 90% of its life the past 4 mos. I have only washed it four times so who knows what the issue is.

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I just took a closer look at mine and confirmed, no rust or other issues so far. I'm going to keep a close eye out for it.

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#1449 here and I just checked mine and they have rust under the plastic piece on the lanyard too. I am waiting for all of this to just add up and hit the dealership with it all at once now, since my last drama with the dealerships. Car saw a rain shower one time and sits in the garage 90% of its life the past 4 mos. I have only washed it four times so who knows what the issue is.

 

 

08SGT1036 My pin lanyards are rusted as well... under the plastic. Probably a QC issue with one of the suppliers. The one on the driver side actually fell off last night too! I've only had the car a week and a half with less than 200 miles on it. I pulled it out of the garage to show my neighbor the car, pulled the pins, popped the hood, walked around the front to raise the hood and there was the pin and lanyard from the driver's side laying in my driveway! There's a crimp-type connector that's riveted in near the radiator and it doesn't appear it was crimped correctly because it just let the lanyard go.

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Thanks Amy, I called my dealer this morning, he wasn't aware of who to contact, so I told him to pull up the Oasis report and check the yellow highlighted line and he would find the number to call...He said he saw it and would call, but didn't know if he could get the parts without the car being there...I really don't want my car sitting at the dealer waiting for this...I'd rather have it in my own garage where I know it's safe and sound waiting for the parts...I'm sure you know what I mean, but we've been having some horible storms out here in West Texas lately and I definately don't want hail dings in it because they don't have some place to put the car...

 

Well, just talked to my wife on the phone while I'm on the road working, and the Dealer called to let me know that SAI wants digital photos of the rusting lanyards....I won't be able to try to take some pictures until I get back home Saturday and I have to head out again on Sunday and try to get some decent pictures good enough for SAI to see what I'm talking about...going to be hard to do with a digital camera as I'm not sure the flash won't wipe out anything that looks like rust...but I guess I'll try...I just wish I could get the entire set replaced, with the billet pieces and hood pins as the billet parts were scratched some when I bought the car from the hood being released with the hood pins still in place on the dealership floor...They had removed the big red warning tag from the hood release, and I know I saw a couple of people release the hood with the pins still in while I was in there looking at other cars...I'll probably have to pay for those to get the set that has both SHELBY and GT on them though to replace the original ones on the 2008 SGT...Oh well...maybe look into an older style set without the lanyards and see what happens...

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Hi Guys,

I will replace anyones lanyards if the need be. Please don't see this as an opportunity to recieve back-ups for the ones you currently have that may be fine but an offer of replacement for those that have bad ones. You can email me kcriswell@shelbyperformanceparts.com or call (email is better if you have it). Just give me your name, ship-to address and CSM number and I'll send them out free of charge USPS. It will include the lanyards, snap rings and pins. Thanks!

-Keith

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Wow, great Keith. I have a theroy about the rust. I was told by a boat guy that contaminents in the manufacturing shop, metal will cause rust near or on the stainless. I had rust marks on my bow rail stanchions, so I'd bet there was metal in the lanyard manufacturers area.

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Hi Guys,

I will replace anyones lanyards if the need be. Please don't see this as an opportunity to recieve back-ups for the ones you currently have that may be fine but an offer of replacement for those that have bad ones. You can email me kcriswell@shelbyperformanceparts.com or call (email is better if you have it). Just give me your name, ship-to address and CSM number and I'll send them out free of charge USPS. It will include the lanyards, snap rings and pins. Thanks!

-Keith

 

E-mail sent...Thanks Keith!

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