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Yes, there will always be "those techs" and dealers out there that will not do warranty work because of silly reasons like 4" exhaust and air intake.
Fact is Ford themselves rarely will come out and actually check the car for service part warranty (for most larger dealers, such as us, anyways. However, I cannot speak for every dealer) This is usually only in cases with Ford extended warrany, along with some isolated "bad" cases. The willing to work on the vehicle that has mods (in this case) has more to do with the dealer themsevles, not an inspector from Ford.
If you are worried, simply bring it back to the independednt shop that installed it. . When a warranty issue comes up, the shop makes a call to a 1-800 #, gets approval, and usually has no problem getting authorization to replace the tranny, and gets paid labor to do.
While I may not able to speak for every dealer, I can say we rarely have an issue with warranty being denied for an independent shop.
Yes, Ford has their disclaimers out there; I'm not going to deny that. Just putting out there my experiences from selling powertrain for the last 8 years or so.
Last edited by TousleyParts; 03-13-2010 at 04:07 PM.