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Old 03-11-2007, 01:19 PM
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Voiding warranty

I was thinking of adding more power to her, put before I did so, I wanted to upgrade to the ARP head studs since this is a known problem. Come to find out, if I take it in for warranty work and Ford notices the studs, I will void the warranty. So, what mods will void your warranty? What about the intake elbow?
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:54 PM
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Basically it's any failure that Ford deems caused by the modification that you did. If you blow your motor and they find out you're tuned they won't fix your problem. If you're tuned and your windshield wipers stop working they can't not fix it because you're tuned because the two were unrelated.
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:13 PM
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headstuds are a VERY tough area. Basically if its done at a dealer that is willing to do it, everything above the heads would be covered maybe.......depending on the dealer and what causes a problem. The head gaskets and studs definately would not be covered anymore....and if the dealer wants to get real picky, they may be able to pass almost any motor problem off on the combo of the power adder and the studs....so its a tough spot to really give imput on...
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:13 PM
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Actually

Ford wont void your warrenty for head studs, its the stuff you have on there that you need to put the head studs in for.
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:14 PM
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Missed it.

You posted the same time I did.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:13 PM
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Well yea, I would put the programmer back to stock, but what if I upgraded the turbo? Changed out the blow off valve? Changed intercoolers? Intake elbow? Down pipe?

I dont mean the little things like exhaust, air filter etc...

Stroketechintraining, are you sure they wont? I was told I would void it.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:41 PM
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My dealership is putting studs in my truck right now. They said in the future they will not put stock bolts back in If I have problems. I dont see there being a problem.
Changing the turbo will most likely give them an excuse to deny any engine failures, I dont know how going with a bigger intercooler would cause any problem unless it was installed poorly. Intake Elbow...just put the stock one back on.

I would say talk to your dealership, my dealer has no problem with most mods, but if you come in there tuned, and have melted pistons....they are not going to put there neck on the line. Feel out your dealership.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:25 PM
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If you use studs you wont need to pull the heads again unless something really bad happens
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:57 PM
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Alan (Rodslinger) is running a lot on his 05 and hasn't had any problems yet. Seems like the 05+ trucks have a lot stronger head bolts.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:20 PM
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I dont know how true it is, but our local tech said the bolts are the same. The gaskets are better, and they now torque them in a different pattern and more than before. The head tech wasn't in that day, but I will see him this week. Maybe the young grasshopper doesn't know what he is talking about.
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