Originally Posted by fordtrix
What warranty do you want to keep? Toss an h&s on and your engine and your engine/drivetrain warranty will be voided by "most" ford dealerships anyways. You might as well do all the deletes anyways if you're going to do a tuner.
My dealer is "Tuner Friendly" because he knows that I don't abuse my truck. This isn't the case with some of his customers that only use their trucks to go from point A to Point B in the least possible amount of time.
However, my dealer will not work on or warranty any diesel vehicle that has had the EGR and/or DPF removed. This is a Federal Crime. Think that the EPA isn't going to enforce this, well think again. This dealer is just one store in a Corporation that owns dozens of car & truck dealerships from Coast to Coast. One of their other stores has been fined twice by the EPA for working
on trucks without the DPF. The dealer wasn't performing the delete, simply working on vehicles that the owner's had deleted. My dealer was told that one of the truck owner's received a slap on the wrist and the other was fined $1,500.00.
I had plans to do a full delete of all the EPA mandated stuff, but given my dealer's position on this matter and the fact that our government doesn't have anything better to do with their time and resources (our tax dollars), I plan to stay LEGAL.
I'm sure their are dealers out there who are willing to buck the EPA and figure they won't ever come after them. This is all well and good for the consumer who is willing to Delete and has a dealer that will look the other way, at least until you have a problem with your truck and you're out on the road, 300 miles from that dealer. You may be looking at the expense of towing your deleted truck back to your "friendly" dealer.