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We have a 2010 F250 King Ranch which has 7000 smiling mile it.
When we picked it up at the dealer, the diesel mechanic made a point to tell us if we did anything to the truck, other than FORD approved parts, it would possibly void our warranty.
Well, as most of us, I didn't follow his advise and added some small mod's, just because I can't leave anything alone.
Banks Breather Kit, Banks exhaust (which has the coupler) and the Banks IQ programmer.
I would really like to continue taking the truck to the dealer, but don't want any crap from them regarding my mod's.
If anyone could offer some insight on this, it would be appreciated.

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I have an S&B intake on mine and otherwise it's stock but when I took it to the dealer last time the made a point to mention that it was not supposed to be on there and could void my warranty. However from what I understand the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act should protect you from minor upgrades I think. Read down on this page and it willl say your vehicle warranty is safe. http://www.sbfilters.com/Support/FAQ
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You should have never bought banks **** for that truck.


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Thank you for answering my specific questions about my warranty concerns, it's appreciated.


QUOTE=strokinpower;2382913]I have an S&B intake on mine and otherwise it's stock but when I took it to the dealer last time the made a point to mention that it was not supposed to be on there and could void my warranty. However from what I understand the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act should protect you from minor upgrades I think. Read down on this page and it willl say your vehicle warranty is safe. FAQ[/QUOTE]

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The problem with that Magnusson-Moss act(from what I've gathered from on here and reading through it) is that they can deny your warranty for the trans because of your intake. Then it is up to you to prove that your intake is not the cause of the trans being messed up. Something like the burden of proof is on you as the buyer not the manufacturer.

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Correct - you have to prove to them that your specific mod did not cause a failure or would not cause a failure. I have owned many modded cars and all of them tried to void my warranty with no luck. I have never had any failures on parts but when I would go in for a recall, they would always try to ***** about the mods.

BMW was the worst, all I had was intake and went in for a 15K service. They tried to void my warranty on the spot, when I was in for an oil change and service. I wasnt their complaining about anything on the car and it ran great!!!
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Listen to us... this is starting to sound like when the two lawyers go in the Judges Chambers and discuss court cases like in Law and Order.
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Your fine with the exhaust and the intake. When you pay a visit to the dealer, unlike the other tuners, the Banks will only take about 15 minutes to remove. No crawling under the vehicle and lifting a 90lb exhaust back into place.

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My buddy's shop does the work on my truck and most of his customers own diesels. I'll probably let him do all of the required service work on her and not bother with the BS of taking things off just to get a dealer oil change or filters.
If I had time, I would do it myself, but those days are long gone.

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I'd take it to a different dealer if there is one close.

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