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About Losch09Shelby

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  • Birthday July 24

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  1. Mine wore out on my '09 GT500 after about 21K miles. The local Ford dealership was not going to replace it originally because they said it was normal wear and tear. After I talked to the Service Manager and Master Tech, they contacted the Ford Hotline and got the go-ahead from Ford to honor the TSB. They had my car in-and-out in less then 48 hours. All new 2010 parts, and I'm completely happy with the new clutch. I suggest trying another dealership.
  2. Thanks, guys, for the info. I'm going to try to make some of the cruises with the Hermann club, but we're being reassigned back to North Carolina in April. So, I don't know if we'll be able to make any events. Is March 11th the next cruise or is it March 20th?
  3. I feel like a moron for asking this, but is there a "trick" to getting the old bulbs out? I was able to easily remove the black connectors, but I couldn't get either bulb out....
  4. Sorry this took so long, but I've attached the email coorespondense between the dealership and the Ford Hotline. Also in the file is the 2-page invoice from the dealership after they completed the TSB. I hope this will help...TSB_Doc.pdf TSB_Doc.pdf
  5. UPDATE: So, I took my '09 GT500 (26K miles) in to the local Ford dealership this week (Monday) because I was experiencing clutch drag, lack of acceleration, difficulty engaging in 1st and reverse, etc. After the tech (the Senior Master tech) "drove" the car and took apart the clutch, they tell me it's normal wear and tear (worn friction material), didn't qualify for the TSB, and wouldn't be covered by warranty or the TSB. I talked to the Service Manager, who echoed the tech. I explained that this is my 5th manual transmission vehicle (4 of which have been Mustangs) and that I've never had a clutch issue with any other vehicle. So, they contacted the Ford Tech Service Hotline for guidance and, long story short, were told to honor the TSB and execute. I picked up my car this afternoon and WOW, what a difference! It's like driving a brand new car! They even printed me a copy of the email traffic between them and the Hotline. In an effort to assist everyone else who might have to fight with their service department, below is what the Hotline told the service department: "Tech's question: per service manager, want to ask if any other vehicle in which this bulletin applies has been noted with excess friction material wear or any other abnormal clutch wear? Hotline response: There have been reports of worn clutch discs being caused by excessive clutch drag which the bulletin is made to resolve. Suggest performing the TSB at this point to resolve the concern. Replace all the clutch related components as per the message and re-evaluate." Once I'm able to scan the actual print-out onto my computer, I will post the full email traffic. If anyone wants a copy, feel free to contact me via email: back2back00@yahoo.com
  6. Thank you, President Bush. And thank you to everyone for your kind words for all of us serving this great Nation - the Land of the Free because of the Brave! Chris US Army
  7. Well I'm a whiskey drinker, but I ain't drinking that crap! I'll stick with Jack Daniel's brand...
  8. Somewhat true. There's a good parking garage just 2 blocks from The Rendezvous ("Parking Can be Fun" at Union Ave and S. Center Ln). I'm pretty sure it's only $2 to park and it's in the heart of downtown near The Peabody and Autozone Park. The dry ribs at The Rendezvous are the best, but you won't go wrong with Corky's either. Enjoy!
  9. Wow! Thank you! I've known a few fellow Soldiers who were the "passengers" on an Angel Flight. All gave some, Some gave all.
  10. I'm an Active Duty Captain in the Army. I love the military. I've deployed twice ('07-'08 and '09-'10) and I don't know how accurate the statements made by "07-2937" are. Then again, the Marines and Army are different than the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. As far as the current administration goes, I'll keep my opinions to myself. I WILL say that the president's recommendation to Congress for our 2011 pay raise is the lowest pay raise since 1973 - the year the draft ended.... All in all, the military is whatever you make it to be. If you want to be a high-speed, Ranger/Special Forces officer, then do it. If you want to run logistics and have a support function, then do that. But if you DO choose to join, give it your all - 100%. People's lives are at stake and, as an officer, you're responsible for every success and every failure. My last job was as a company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division. I didn't lose any Paratroopers while deployed, but I lost one back home my last weekend in command due to a motorcycle accident. Although I could not have prevented my Soldier's death, it will stay with me and impact me personally for the rest of my life. Any military service is commendable and honorable, regardless of branch. Send me a message if you'd like to talk more. Chris
  11. I recommend stopping in Memphis for some BBQ (either The Rendezvous or Corky's), downtown sightseeing, and maybe Graceland. Continuing east, Nashville has some great architecture. As you get to East TN/West NC, the scenary is amazing with tons of places to take-in the beautiful Appalachin MNTs. If you have time for a short detour, I recommend going to Deals Gap, NC to run The Tail of the Dragon- 318 curves in 11 miles! (Directions from Nashville, TN / Knoxville, TN). The Biltmore will blow you away. I went with my wife last year and we can't wait to go back. Hope this helps!
  12. Thanks for that incredible post! As a two-time combat veteran of Afghanistan, it means more than most will ever know to have such support from family, friends, and, especially, strangers.
  13. Losch09Shelby

    09 GT500

    Just some pics of my car.
  14. Jonathan is a great guy! I hope y'all will update us on his status over there. While I was deployed to Afghanistan from '09-'10, I ordered some parts for my Shelby and sent an email to SPP for confirmation. As fate would have it, Jonathan was the one who received the email. He and I conversed back and forth for a while via email. He provided me with excellent customer service, and it was comforting to have a fellow Service Member on the other end of my emails. Good luck to you, brother. Be safe and return home! Chris Loschiavo Captain, US Army
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