Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hartford, WI USA
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If a dealer is willing to pull the PCM and take it apart to see the contacts, I would question them on why they were wasting time on it. The exhaust, HPX and Big Head should not affect the trans warranty. I suppose they could snivel and whine about it, but they are not significant mods. most probably wouldn't even notice the HPX! The dealer I go to has never questioned any of the mods. I think they realize people will not come to them if they nit pick.
I am not saying it is right or wrong but when this truck came in for warranty work, that tech was proudly telling us how he called into Ford to inform them that the truck was modified. Bigger exhaust and that it was chipped. All he did was look at the exhaust and deduced that there were mods. Then he went hunting. Doesn't take much to look at the J3 port to see that it was cleaned. Also he quizzed the PCM as to how many times the program was changed, just to be extra certain. His thesis was that because you put those items in, you are modifying the power levels. After all, what are you installing them for, if not to increase power? He was so happy when the 6.4 came out with the warning stickers. "This is the day we have been waiting for", he said. Is he alone? I don't think so. I have been to other shops where there was some nutball that was doing it. Why? I don't understand. It's not like Ford put a bounty on it. If he got a commission for turning someone in, I could understand his zeal.
01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U code front and A code Rear.