Which warranties do I have to wait for to expire to do my full exhaust and intake?
5 yr power train warranty. 3 year is bumper to bumper.I already changed the muffler, the dealers are dicks so they said no CAI and headers or midpipe until warranties up. Now are they talking about the 3 year 36,000 mile warranty or the 5 year xx,xxx mile warranty?
i guess i'm the excpetion. the first thing i did (performance wise) was a tuner and steeda intake.I'm pretty sure the dealers don't care if you change the Exhaust and put on a CAI unless you have a real prick for a dealer. Most dealers don;t like you to do a tune. ( Only because it causes problems if you take the car in for service and they need to update the computer.) Just ask your service rep if they have a problem with what you want to do. If they voided a warranty because of changing the exhaust I don't think any Mustangs ever sold would have a warranty. It seems that's the first thing a Mustang owner does, CHANGE THE MUFFLERS
That may be the law, but when Ford tells you your warranty was voided, who do you think gonna pay that high priced lawyer to take Ford on.ronnie948 said:The first thing I did at less then 100 miles was my Magnaflow axleback mufflers & a K&N drop in air cleaner. If I wanted a tuner I sure would have put that on too. I could not stand how quiet the stock mufflers were. The pipe in a pipe also bothered me a lot when I looked at the back of my Mustang.
I do have the six year sixty thousand mile extended bumper to bumper warranty and if I ever do have a problem I'm sure it's not going to be caused by changing the mufflers and putting on a Cold Air Filter. (Airaid)
I would depend on my big old mouth plus this to get my car repaired.
My theory is if I wanted a pleasure car I would have bought a Lincoln or Fusion and not a Mustang (Performance car) I don't race anymore and I'm happy with the way my car feels and goes so I really don't need a tuner. But if I did want one it would get installed.
That would be my concern too. You may finally win, but at the expense of not having a running vehicle while you fight it in court. That could be months or even years.That may be the law, but when Ford tells you your warranty was voided, who do you think gonna pay that high priced lawyer to take Ford on.
Well my dealer today finally said I could go Catbacks with no problem. But could run into problems with CAI or K&N drop in.The best rule you can apply here is to talk to your local service advisor. Ronnie948 is correct by supplying links to read on, but when it comes down to it, Ford can be firm about a part causing damage and voiding a warranty. They most likely have some deaper pockets if it comes down to a civil case. You may win in the long run, but you could be out of a running car and finances for awhile during the case.
I did not modify anything until after the full 36K bumper to bumper. My logic was that if anything was going to fail, it would during this time period. I'm now on the 100K drivetrain warranty (my Mustang was a certified pre-owned, so it got this warranty too).
If you want to modify now, Just keep checking with a Ford dealer until you find one that works with you on the mods you want to install, and maintain the warranty. As some have stated, there are some dealers that do this.
True, other than not having to replace the air filter for a longer period....The drop in filter won't really help you anyways....
This dealer had no actual answer other than if not cleaned properly dirt particles might come lose. The oil thing was mentioned as a possibility. He just said they don't recommend it. Another dealer that actually sells Ford Racing products said that they had several cases of MAF sensor problems so again why take the chance. Now K&N also says any problems come from improper oiling by the customer so you know where that can lead regarding them backing your warranty. I could replace a lot of paper filters before I reach the cost of a K&N.True, other than not having to replace the air filter for a longer period....
Im curious though; what was their reasoning for the drop in K&N? It better not be for a MAF sensor failure. K&N claims a documented case from a dealer has never happened. Lots of myths out there that a oiled filter causes MAF failures. Simply not true when they are cleaned and oiled according to instructions.
You can, you'll gain like 15 hp, lose some low end torque, but the straight pipes would spun bad...Will removing the catalytic converter and running straight pipes to the muffler have any affect on performance? Living in Florida there is no annual state inspection so I am not concerned about that.