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Originally posted by eglove


Guess I should expand. By no issues I meant that I never had an issue with the dealership when something went wrong. Couple ignition coils went on the focus ST. Had no problems getting them replaced while tuned and the car being heavily modified.

Rad fan wasn't kicking on on the fiesta and it was running hot / almost overheated one day. Car is heavily modified and they had no issues warrantying the faulty part.



That's surprising and awesome. I guess what worries me is how much is left to dealer discretion. Which I also completely understand as a business owner.

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I'd be carful with the chip... I have a friend who was a mechanic at Ford for a number of years and he told me about the guys who would blow up their engines using tuners/chips (mostly diesels and Eco-boost engines) and then try to warranty them without luck. Apparently even if you were to set the vehicle back to stock settings before bringing it in they could often tell that it had been modified.



Yup,

Power tuners, chips, all the likes are a big no, no, and any dealer tech worth their salt can tell right away if an engine was blown from modded ecu.

There are ways to virgin flash Ford ECUs, but you need to be a Ford tech to access all the information. Even then though, your left with a newly programmed ECU with no cell history, a big red flag when a car is brought in for a blown engine.

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People are just stupid sometimes when it comes to modding. guys buy "cool" chips that run their turbos way outside of the efficiency range creating high amounts of unnecessary heat requiring 94 to avoid detonation.

Then there is the typical kid that runs a SRM or CAI with an over oiled filter nets 0hp and wonders why their MAF keeps failing.

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Originally posted by Rocket1k78





On a side note did inrich really post this?!?!



Yup he sure did

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People are just stupid sometimes when it comes to modding. guys buy "cool" chips that run their turbos way outside of the efficiency range creating high amounts of unnecessary heat requiring 94 to avoid detonation.

Then there is the typical kid that runs a SRM or CAI with an over oiled filter nets 0hp and wonders why their MAF keeps failing.



Or the elusive "chip" on non OBD1 car that adds 100 hp.

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Yup he sure did

At least we knew what he really thought. Even if his opinions were racist as hell

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As mentioned though, if it's a dealer backed part, then mod away!



Great advice in this whole post, but i trimmed it to one sentence that caught my attention.

What do you mean by dealer backed part? IE. if i went to a tuner shop who warranties their work/parts?

Or do dealerships (ford, gm, honda...) have aftermarket parts that they "back" as well? Have never seen this advertised at the Ford parts desk, but might be worth some digging if that is the case.

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Great advice in this whole post, but i trimmed it to one sentence that caught my attention.

What do you mean by dealer backed part? IE. if i went to a tuner shop who warranties their work/parts?

Or do dealerships (ford, gm, honda...) have aftermarket parts that they "back" as well? Have never seen this advertised at the Ford parts desk, but might be worth some digging if that is the case.



Yes, almost every manufacture has their own performance cataloge for performance parts, here are a few from the big three

https://performanceparts.ford.com/

https://www.gmperformancemotor.com/

https://www.mopar.com/en-us/store/parts.html

The parts they offer here have their own warranty, and some are labled "Competition Use Only" but you can head into a dealer that is certified in the sale and service of the performance brands to get warranty work, or installs done, that will keep your warranty intact.

Most dealerships don't ever mention it because to them its a head ache, and most manufactuers require the dealer to have a specialty trained technician to allow them the ability to work on in house performance parts modified cars.

Its more common place in the US then it is here.

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I wonder what the Ford racing parts are like quality wise overall. I've only ever bought one tiny Ford racing part which was a dipstick to fit around my long tubes and it was utter garbage. Was way too big for the hole in the block as it was chromed and the genius designer didn't account for the extra mm or two the chroming added so it would no longer press into the block. Ground it down to the proper diameter and then found that the silly guys had chromed the dipstick as well and this chrome would flake off every time you pulled it in and out. Ended up going with a $100 lokar which is waaay nicer.

Granted for a part like a dipstick they probably have them mass produced in some rundown factory in Korea, but hopefully their bigger stuff is better manufactured....

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