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Old 01-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Warranty Question

Ok so im really not sure what section this should be under and apologize if this is the wrong section. But i have a question. I want to put a cold air intake on my 2005 focus zx-4 se. the car has 50,000 miles on the clock. My question is I was told that the car had a sealed air filter and there is no way of replacing it. My first thought was to just replace the air filter with a K&N direct replacement but was told about the sealed filter. So I am looking to get a cold air intake. One shop says it will void my warranty and another says it wont. I dont want to do this myself so i will take it somewhere. Is this going to void my warranty if i do add a Cold air intake? Also will i notice an mpg increase? Again I apologize if this is the wrong section. Thanks in advance.


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Old 01-11-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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you can do it yourself, but if you hydrolcok the engine ford isnt gonna cover it under warranty, if your valve cover melts or whatnot then they have to replace it, they have to prove your cai caused the damage, if not then itll still be covered
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To marry off of what Klondike said, you can DIY, but you can purchase a bypass valve that will greatly reduce the risk of hydrolocking. Don't let the warranty scare you. A CAI is worth it, you just have to take certain messures to ensure that it wouldn't be the cause of a major malfunction with your car.
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I was definitely going to get a bypass since i live in Washington and well Its always raining. Its funny how i can call one dealership for a quote and they give me one with no problems and then I call another and the guy gives me the third degree and in the end says he wont even touch my car. Then another guy says that since i have an automatic transmission that it really wont make a difference since the RPM's don't stay up to high. I know that i want to take it somewhere and have it done I'm just not comfortable doing it myself. Ill definetely take it to the guy who gave me the quote without the third degree.
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