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Old 09-15-2011, 11:00 AM
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Looking for a good wrench in the DC metro area

So, thanks to the forum, I bought that low mile 2008 F-250 and am really digging it.

I took it to the dealer to introduce myself, get an oil change and talk about the warranty and their views on tuners and what a freakin' disaster. They tried to charge me for a bunch of idiotic stuff but after getting the service manager involved it worked out. The service manager was a good guy and knows his diesels. He also said there would be no problem with a tuner. So far so good.

Well I get the truck back and there is a scratch across both the driver's and passenger doors. I open the door and there is grease all over the carpet and sill and a huge cut in my leather steering wheel. WTF! So I get the manager and he is going to make it all right again (hopefully) even if it takes repainting both doors. It goes back in next Tuesday.

The upshot is, I now need somewhere else to take the truck. Within the next month or so I will be doing a tune and DPF/EGR delete and want somebody reliable to do it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:54 PM
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Honestly if you have any skills at all you can delete and tune in your driveway in a couple hours. Seriously, its easy. Also you really should know how to do it in case it needs to go back to stock form. Never, ever, trust a dealer because if something does happen where the whole motor or whatever needs to be replaced they are going to tell you get lost and give you a $13,000 bill. Ford has been really anal about sending in house reps to see how the truck was damaged.
Anywho... congrats on the truck, I hope the dealer fixes it up for you.
Dom
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:33 AM
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Thanks, I probably will do it myself. After looking into it, it really is as simple as dropping the exhaust and installing a new one then hooking up some wires.

I hate dealerships and have never trusted them. This visit only reinforced that opinion.
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