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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Yes, the dealer knows of the mods. They installed the studs when they did the HG. The tech even recommended the EGR block off. The intake/exhaust is no biggie. And I've been up front with them about the SCT.
The Ford warranty is great, so there is no concern of lame 3rd party warranty. I was just hoping to find a better price. I believe there is even no $100 deductable like there is with the original 100k mile warranty.
As for the $10,000+ in repairs... not less than 11 separate dealer visits. Bed plate seal, antifreeze/oil cooler, Unison ring & center section for turbo, head gaskets, 3 leaking oil pressure senders (and two tows), oil feed line to turbo, and as of last week new FICM. I think the only thing I still need to check off is an EGR cooler then I'll have BINGO. Adult owned, never raced, and I'm super careful to watch my guages when towing. I think part of the problem may be that I was so easy on it for the first 4 years and in the fifth year bought a heavy toy hauler and started towing often.
Its quite a list. A few months ago I was ready to kick it to the curb, but I'm over it now. I've put some good towing miles on it and it seems to be reliable again and tows like a champ. Then again, its not like I have a choice. It would cost me a lot more than $2500 to switch to a newer truck.... so for a $2500 warranty I'll stick it out another two years in this truck, which only has 80k miles and looks almost showroom new.
2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM
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