A sad, sad day in the history of my SHO.....

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by bpd1151, May 17, 2019.

  1. bpd1151

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    Well, it's with much dismay I find myself writing this. However, as a good friend told me recently, time to rip the proverbial Band-Aid off of/from the wound.

    Late last Friday afternoon, with only a mere few hours remaining until I was supposed to retrieve my SHO, I received a completely unexpected call.

    My SHO would not be completed.

    Keeping this brief, because I don't have any specifics at this time, I was told my built motor suffered an unknown internal component failure that occurred on the dyno during the tune revision process.

    The motor has to be dropped, torn down, and diagnosed.

    An incredibly unfortunate development. The timing of which couldn't be worse.

    Since learning this information, I have had to drop out from the Ford National's. Which is problematic as I was slated to be one of twelve "featured vehicles" at this year's invitational. The staff there was NOT happy about this last minute notification.

    I likely won't ever get that opportunity again.

    I don't care for this thread to turn into a $h!t show, but thought an explanation was warranted as obviously questions will be asked as to why I was a "no show" as well as to why no updates have been provided since I dropped my SHO off at LMS on April 9th, 2019.

    I'm in no position at this time to provide details, or entertain rumors, speculation, etc. as financially this couldn't of come at a worse time given a new house, and a 3rd child entering college this Fall. Least not to mention an understandably upset wife who is questioning how I was able to drive my SHO 4.5hrs away w/o any problems whatsoever, only to be given the aforementioned news I was given.

    I have no answers for her, or any of you at this time.

    To date, I arranged for a flat bed to remove my vehicle and bring her home. She'll sit for a while until I can figure out how to proceed.

    Simply put, that's it. In a nutshell.

    I will have to live vicariously through all of your experiences in the short and mid terms.

    Thank you all for your time in reading this.

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  2. mrhighcaliber

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    Very sad to hear this. My heart was racing reading it. I feel like a horrible person because my feelings are as though a person was injured. People say pets are like a family member, well our vehicles are as well. I'm hoping you will at some point soon find peace of mind with all of this.

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    This definitely sucks to hear, but sometime this is just how the modified car game goes. Seeing your previous posts and the love you have for your car and this game, I'm sure you'll be back on top soon.

    Best wishes! Take some time, clear your head and come back better than ever.
     
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    Very sorry to hear this brother. I hope for the best as I truly enjoy the amazing things you’ve done to your sho. Keep your head as it will get better
     
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    that really sucks.

    I am looking forward to learning the details as they are forthcoming.
     
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    That is horrible. Sorry to hear that man.
     
  7. Hebes10

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    As LMS's premier customer and pretty much brand ambassador for EcoBoost mods, I would really hope they would take care of you. Good luck with all of this and please keep us updated when you are ready.
     
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    Very sorry to hear this. Hopefully things fall into place for you to bring her back better then ever.


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    This is most unfortunate to say the least! Yes, you have been on the forefront of development for this platform and have helped move the needle for everyone.

    Let alone the help you have provided to a lot of SHO owners that isn’t made public since you take the time to respond to people’s messages.

    I have no doubt you will be back up and running along smashing down some new records sooner rather than later.

    Or... perhaps you will have to play catch-up to yours truly ;-)
     
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    Damn rough gut punch Mikey but you will come through.
     
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    Well that is indeed news that nobody likes to hear about their ride. As mentioned earlier, maybe LMS will step up and give you a break on a long block of theirs. Wishing you the best and hope you work it out soon.
     
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    News that made my heart sink. Sorry to hear.
     
  13. Jeff2017

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    Sorry to hear that. I guess it can happen to anyone at any time. Somehow I think you will get her back on the road sooner rather than later.
     
  14. krewat

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    Jeez... hope all turns out well in the long-run... I guess it wasn't an LMS built motor?
     
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    Oh no..... it absolutely was/is a motor built exclusively by LMS.

    I'm on the front end of a fact finding mission.

    Gathering facts.

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    A Lil Mike on Mike action
    That sounded horrible...I'll see myself out

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    Sorry to hear about this, but it does sound like their liability. Let's hope it works out for everyone. This could be a great opportunity for LMS to get some kudos for sticking up for their work and products. Doesn't make it any easier for you though. Being that you were excited about getting it back in time for the Nationals.

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    I bet the emotion you got from that phone call went from so excited to hear from them thinking your car is done. To them tell you your car is umm well done.
     
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    I know as I watch lms, wanting to tune my SHO. If they don’t do right by you on this, I won’t be looking for them to work on my car.. hope this works out! If nothing else maybe we can all pitch in some to ease the cost.. keep us posted
     
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    A Lil Mike on Mike action

    That sounded horrible...I'll see myself out

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    anyone got Pictures ........ Brian is going to be jealous.......
     
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