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post #1 of 13 Old 11-12-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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headstuds under warranty?

Well just a few days ago i ran my truck hard, easily the hardest its ever been run with several goes up to 120mph+ and when i finally got back to my house i checked under my hood and saw that it had blown a little (maybe an ounce?) coolant out of the overflow . So the next day on my way back from work i hit the go pedal again and ran it till about 3rd gear and when i checked it again a single drop of coolant over flowed. So my question is are my headgasket starting to go or am i just being overly paranoid? Ive only got about 7k miles left on my warranty so if there's anyway i could maybe get headstuds done under warranty even though ive been running a tuner (SCT livewire w/innovative extreme tunes, extreme race is what was run in my examples) id like to go ahead and do it. I was planning to buy me a vehicle lift this winter and do the headstuds, egr delete, and an fs 2500 and do it myself (cheaper to buy a lift and do it myself then pay someone) but if i can get it done under warranty it sure would save me a lot of money (im only 19 so moneys kinda scarce lol) Any thoughts?

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You arn't puking verry much. Do you have the coolant at the minimum line?

Most shops are going to give you the run around the first time. Finding a good dealership is the key.

My truck is going in the shop in a week for gaskets and studs. My dealership agreed to install the studs if I buy them. I have a little over 9k left on the warranty.

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Im not quite sure were the coolant level was at the time but after refueling it its at the minimum line now. Some how my local dealership knows i have a tuner even though i had it set for stock when i took it to them. Im thinking about trying the other big ford dealer in the area and see what they can do for me.

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After you return to stock unhook your batteries with your headlights on. Let it sit for about 10 min. Reconnect the batteries. This will clear the KAM.

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why do you unhook your batteries?

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why do you unhook your batteries?
AAAAAAAAH Odessa! I had to go to Rogers Ford this summer for warranty work. Although they didn't say anything to me, I had a piece of paper in my truck noting that I have an after market exhaust on the truck, and that this COULD possibly void my warranty.

I checked the Oasis report, and there was nothing on it from them, except what was done to it. But I would not call them MOD friendly either!

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hmmm. well i put the exhaust on mine. so i can easily put mine bk to stock. same as intake and programmer. do you know if sewell is the same/ thats where i bought mine from

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Not been to Sewell. I was in Big Spring, TX and JackA$$'es at the Ford Dealer in Big Spring were HORRIBLE, so Ford Towed my truck FREE of charge to Rogers. Sorry I couldn't help

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unhooking tje bstteries with the lights on drains the KAM (keep alive memory) After that they cant tell with the computer if the truck had a tuner on it.

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unhooking tje bstteries with the lights on drains the KAM (keep alive memory) After that they cant tell with the computer if the truck had a tuner on it.
What kind of proof do you have to back this up??? I have never heard of this.

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