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Old 12-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #36
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No I'm not clueless you just think you're Henry Ford. And I'm not insinuating that at all, this forum is about " what you can get away with warranty" not bash people with their opinions and success.
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You're clueless and it has nothing to do with you being a girl. So what you're saying is you have found a loop hole in the system? So all we have to do is have a dealer install any ones tune and it will be covered under warranty?
That's what I don't get. So just because the dealer pushed the select button and turned the key on, off and back on and the tune loaded doesn't automatically make it covered by Ford.

They would literally have to tear the tune apart and certify every bit of it before saying your still under warranty.

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No I'm not clueless you just think you're Henry Ford. And I'm not insinuating that at all, this forum is about " what you can get away with warranty" not bash people with their opinions and success.
I didn't know this forum was about how to rip off ford and keep a warranty you shouldn't technically have.

Your trying to give the OP advice that you are under warranty after doing all this work just because your dealer installed it.

The OP may not live in an area where the dealers are that way. You also never stated it as your opinion but as true fact.

Please go troll somewhere else. Thanks
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No I didn't say they tuned it I said installed my parts. Don't get my words twisted. And I have researched months before I bought the intake to insure I wouldn't have that problem in the future. Everyone around my area I was saying with the same mods and tuned still have warranty

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And note I said I think you'd be ok not do it.
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Ford can technically use your mods as a reason to void "service" on your power train. They can't void your warranty just because you have mods, but if your engine blows up, ford wont cover it if they feel it was the tunes fault. This has happened to a lot people actually. I understand you fiancé is a ford mechanic, but I can tell you 100 percent, there is a very good chance they will deny major engine work under warranty because of your tune, unless its painfully obvious the tune didn't cause it. The dealership might not care too much, but an engine replacement requires approval from ford, not the dealership, and ford will want to see the PCM before approving the engine replacement. And I doubt the dealership is gonna pay 10k out of their pocket if ford doesn't approve your warranty claim.

Unfortunately you're super wrong on this subject, but you'll be able to squeeze minor warranty work out of the dealership, but serious engine issues are out the door if ford gets involved.
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No I didn't say they tuned it I said installed my parts. Don't get my words twisted. And I have researched months before I bought the intake to insure I wouldn't have that problem in the future. Everyone around my area I was saying with the same mods and tuned still have warranty
So what you are saying then...is ford installed the intake and AB and they agreed to keep your warranty. Then you went and tuned the car, thus voiding the warranty?

What you don't get...and I don't see how this is hard...is they are going to dealerships agreeing to keep them under warranty. The dealerships don't have too. They could literally tomorrow change management and decide not to do that anymore and you are SOL.
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No because you obviously need a tune to have the intake on the car. I didn't come in here to start an argument I was saying my opinion and don't mean to talk down like I know everything I'm saying my scenario on things and how my stuff panned out for me.
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No because you obviously need a tune to have the intake on the car. I didn't come in here to start an argument I was saying my opinion and don't mean to talk down like I know everything I'm saying my scenario on things and how my stuff panned out for me.
No...you didn't...you stated because your fiance worked at ford you were right and we were wrong.

You never once, until it became obvious you realized you don't know what you are talking about, stated that you were stating an opinion.

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No because you obviously need a tune to have the intake on the car. I didn't come in here to start an argument I was saying my opinion and don't mean to talk down like I know everything I'm saying my scenario on things and how my stuff panned out for me.
So have you had warranty work yet on your drive train?
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No I haven't had that issue yet
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So what you are saying then...is ford installed the intake and AB and they agreed to keep your warranty. Then you went and tuned the car, thus voiding the warranty?

What you don't get...and I don't see how this is hard...is they are going to dealerships agreeing to keep them under warranty. The dealerships don't have too. They could literally tomorrow change management and decide not to do that anymore and you are SOL.
Yea that's right. The dealer installed the CAI and then she ran home and installed the tune .


It's pretty simple and I don't mean to be mean about this. She hasn't a clue as to what's she's talking about.
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And I wasn't stating anyone was wrong I was being firm on my opinion and adding in detail what's worked for me I wasn't telling anyone to go do it
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And I wasn't stating anyone was wrong I was being firm on my opinion and adding in detail what's worked for me I wasn't telling anyone to go do it
Yeah you did...do I really need to go back and quote where you said we were wrong because your fiance and people you know must be right and they disagree with us?
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No I haven't had that issue yet
Ok, just be real careful when you take it in for stuff like that. I would take the tune and intake off when taking it in just to be safe. Your fiancé can do that for you I'm sure.

It's kinda of tricky with mods, and you might not ever have issues, but you never know.
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I said things that have been successful for me and what my ford dealer has said and done. Not saying it works at every dealer I understand that.
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I think its as simple as mod if you feel lucky, or don't care about the warranty on the drivetrain, or do other mods that wont affect your drivetrain warranty. After so many years the warranty stops being in effect, so go nuts then.
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The JLT intake requires a tune. So you better be running a tune or maybe you're leaving out some missing information.
If Ford does the tune, it will be covered.
If I throw on a ford racing intake manifold, no warranty. If ford does it and tunes my car, warranty
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There are tunes that clearly state they will void your warranty or they will keep your warranty. Me and my cousin went thru this when I was gonna get a 13 and a tune. And we found several that, dealer installed, kept the warranty
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If Ford does the tune, it will be covered.
If I throw on a ford racing intake manifold, no warranty. If ford does it and tunes my car, warranty
If Ford does the Pro Cal then yes. And even then the warranty is from Ford Racing, not Ford. Two separate companies. No way they are going to throw a Bama tune on a car and warranty it.
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I'm just going to do the cat back and visual mods for now, around the end of next year I'll start going for HP jumps that way I can enjoy my warranty for a while
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My $0.02, for what it's worth.

Ask your service advisor, if they don't know, ask your service manager/director to get your answer, and get their answer in writing. If they give it to you in writing then they will back it up. On the flip side, I'd they aren't willing to write it down, then chances are it wouldn't be covered. I think we can all agree that mods are cool and beneficial, but some of them do have their downsides (i.e. the question at hand). Btw, There's no point in arguing who knows more about what.

One last thing, I'm not sure if Ford does this, but GM dealerships have the ability to offer 'goodwill' warranty. This is usually reserved for good/loyal customers or perhaps employees. One of my former employers 'goodwill' warranted a complete engine for one of their other technicians; the trucks warranty had expired and he wasn't the original owner either. I'd be remiss if Ford didn't have something similar in place.

My point is, I agree that it may depend on the specific dealer because there are a lot of decisions left up to the dealership. They can choose to warranty something if they see fit to do so, even if warranty parameters (i.e. date, mileage, modifications) have been exceeded.

Read the fine print, and get it in writing from the mods manufacturer and from Ford. If you look for it, there's usually an over abundance of fine print disclaimers.

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And Bama tunes can be cleared. I flashed mine back to stock drove 100 miles and ford dealer ( my friend works their ) he checked the Ecu and it was stock . So you can beat anything lol and who honestly cares
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And Bama tunes can be cleared. I flashed mine back to stock drove 100 miles and ford dealer ( my friend works their ) he checked the Ecu and it was stock . So you can beat anything lol and who honestly cares
Not true for the 2011 and up. This has been discussed many times already. With a 05-10....yes you can flash the tune to stock drive for 100 miles and you are good. The 2011 and up will show everything so there is no way around it.
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Every dealer is different all you guys getting your panties in a bind get over it she has a hook up that's her +1 quit being jealous and tryin to tell her technically ford blah blah blah. Dude up there made the perfect comment FORD can do what THEY want! And her ford will, your wont stop crying. My ford won't whoopty do. Your best bet it to go talk to your ford make friends if you can and find out what they will and won't do ( cause every dealership is different) and live with it! And in the end all you guys act like your some what grown and not so immature.
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Every dealer is different all you guys getting your panties in a bind get over it she has a hook up that's her +1 quit being jealous and tryin to tell her technically ford blah blah blah. Dude up there made the perfect comment FORD can do what THEY want! And her ford will, your wont stop crying. My ford won't whoopty do. Your best bet it to go talk to your ford make friends if you can and find out what they will and won't do ( cause every dealership is different) and live with it! And in the end all you guys act like your some what grown and not so immature.
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