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Old 11-07-2010, 05:18 PM
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cheapest in long run, modify or keep warranty?

Guys, what is your opinion.... my goal here is to have a truck that tows descent(im happy as of now but a little more performance would be good)... and an engine that lasts forever....

I run a DP tuner custom tow tune all the time, my truck tows a heavy trailer 90% of its miles... my truck is an 06 with only 24k miles... I installed a coolant filter long time ago as dealer was ok with that... i want to do studs/175s/powermax all at once sometime in the future when i have $10Gs to drop, but that will be some time... my question now is to live out the last two years of my 5 yr warranty, or install the gogo egr delete stage 1 kit(which will have some performance increase) and an Oil filtration and CCV mod... the dealer says these will void my warranty but at this point my truck has not ever given me a spot of trouble and i doubt it will.... I dont fully understand how much damage if any the EGR system is doing to my truck, the concept of pumping sooty exhaust back into the engine cannot be good..... anyway..... what is going to save me the most money in the long run, keep the warranty next two years just in case something major goes? or just give it up and delete the egr and get oil filtration, and start keeping my engine way cleaner sooner?

thanks for advice...

ps, im already decided on the gogo stage 1 and the oil bypass system from previous research so the brands/kits are not variables in the quesiton.... thanks
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Also, my tune has the EGR "programmed off" for what that is worth, i dont know if that really keeps the sooty exhaust from being pumped back into engine or not?
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if the egr is turned off and or unpluged, there will be 0% exhaust flow to the intake.

Deleting or blocking the egr cooler is to remove the restriction in the exhaust flow to the turbo, and leaking water to the exhasut system.

You can also keep working your dealer to get them to put the arp studs under warranty.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:14 PM
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if programming the egr off keeps the sooty exhaust out of my engine, then that makes me happy...i have a good relation with my dealer as of now, they say they cant do studs when my truck has no issues, because they have to ship all parts off to ford to be tested so something has to go wrong with my truck.... but they said if something does go, they will put the studs in and maybe even aftermarket injectors for me under warranty..... but im not the type to go try to make something go wrong, love my truck too much for that... but as of now if something does go wrong i will work with them to get the studs...
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if programming the egr off keeps the sooty exhaust out of my engine, then that makes me happy...i have a good relation with my dealer as of now, they say they cant do studs when my truck has no issues, because they have to ship all parts off to ford to be tested so something has to go wrong with my truck.... but they said if something does go, they will put the studs in and maybe even aftermarket injectors for me under warranty.....

but im not the type to go try to make something go wrong, love my truck too much for that... I agree 100%

but as of now if something does go wrong i will work with them to get the studs...
I am seting up my oil bypass system so that I can easily take it off and on with out hassel just in case I need to go to the dealer. They are also fine with my coolant filter beeing there.
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Another option instead of an egr delete would be the bulletproof upgraded cooler (they wont be able to tell it was changed as easily) it should keep you warranty intact.
2 years is alot of warranty to give up, since murphy's law tends to follow me around alot if I let them void my warranty I would lose my HG the very next day.
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I would keep saving up for when warranty does run out. If for some reason in the future they decide to deny a claim or something then I would go the upgrades route. It's nice to know that if something major goes wrong that your truck is covered. I have an extended ESP plan on mine which is not anywhere as good as the original 100k warranty and it has already paid for itself between an alternator and a new turbo.
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thanks for the advice guys, if having the EGR programmed off is keeping the soot out of my engine, im happy with that, i will just save up and ride out the warranty, once its done, im mod'in this thing!
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