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I went to pick up my truck today at the dealership. Had it in for a limp mode problem last week (see liar, liar...part 2). I found out something really interesting from the dealer. Apparently they are very mod friendly. While I was waiting for the paperwork to finish, I asked the service manager (off the record, of course) about deleting the DPF/CAT, EGR, and tuning the truck. His reply..."Oh yes. In fact I recommend it." He said they would even do it there and introduced me to their mechanic who does that for them. My jaw about hit the floor. I asked about voiding the warranty. His "official" answer was yes, it could cause Ford to get in a twist, but his "unofficial" answer was that they would still honor the warranty, especially if the problem was not directly related to deleting or tuning. Did I luck out with this dealer or what?

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mine told me the SAME thing and then turned around and screwed me on a warranty claim... tread lightly
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Some will tell you that, especially if they are willing to do the delete, they are in the business of making money.

But like you said, off the record. He will never admit to telling you that when the chips fall.

Its all up to Ford, in most cases depending on how severe the engine damage is Ford will send out a rep from the Head Office to inspect the truck, the inspector will have the final word.

I just dont have the ba*** to do it mainly because these motors are so danged expensive to repair.

JMHO.

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I purchased a 3 year bumper to bumper warranty when I purchased my truck. To make a long story short when I found out I had a head gasket leak and claimed it under warranty they denied me due to oversized tires. Didnt say anything about the engine mods. They will find a way to wiggle out of a costly repair. This was not a Ford warranty though

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You guys all make good points, and I agree. He did suggest waiting until the warranty was out, just to avoid any potential disputes. I was just shocked to hear him say they would do it. I didn't expect that from a dealer. I imagine I'll go to an independent shop somewhere and if I have other problems, just deal with them on my own.

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My service manager told me basically the same thing. In fact I did talk to one of the mechanics and he confirmed what the service manager said. They even suggested a diesel shop (I asked) that would do the work since I broke my neck a few months ago and cannot do it myself. As you can see from my signature I had the work done. A few days after the work was completed my upper radiator hose broke and I took the truck in under warranty. The service manager was glad I had decided to have the crap removed. The repair (replacement) of the hose was done under warranty with no hassle. There are truly some good guys out there.

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My service manager told me basically the same thing. In fact I did talk to one of the mechanics and he confirmed what the service manager said. They even suggested a diesel shop (I asked) that would do the work since I broke my neck a few months ago and cannot do it myself. As you can see from my signature I had the work done. A few days after the work was completed my upper radiator hose broke and I took the truck in under warranty. The service manager was glad I had decided to have the crap removed. The repair (replacement) of the hose was done under warranty with no hassle. There are truly some good guys out there.
Yeah, my guy was kind of hinting at the same thing. We went back and talked to their mechanic who does the work for them (if I used them for it) and he said I'd definitely be pleased with the results. That's when I really pressed him (the service manager) on the warranty concerns. He did say it would probably be better to wait until the warranty was out to do it, but most likely they'd still honor warranty if I did it now. That's where the rub comes in. I REALLY want to go ahead and delete everything now, but I also don't want to run the risk of voiding my warranty. I have a lot left and I don't want to just throw it out the window. So, do I take my chances that they will honor the warranty and go ahead and delete, or do I just wait wait until after the warranty when it's no longer an issue? Decisions, decisions.

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I went to pick up my truck today at the dealership. Had it in for a limp mode problem last week (see liar, liar...part 2). I found out something really interesting from the dealer. Apparently they are very mod friendly. While I was waiting for the paperwork to finish, I asked the service manager (off the record, of course) about deleting the DPF/CAT, EGR, and tuning the truck. His reply..."Oh yes. In fact I recommend it." He said they would even do it there and introduced me to their mechanic who does that for them. My jaw about hit the floor. I asked about voiding the warranty. His "official" answer was yes, it could cause Ford to get in a twist, but his "unofficial" answer was that they would still honor the warranty, especially if the problem was not directly related to deleting or tuning. Did I luck out with this dealer or what?
My dealer is a total toolbox. Where is your dealer. Dallas is not that far from me.

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My dealer is a total toolbox. Where is your dealer. Dallas is not that far from me.
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