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Old 04-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
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im suprised they will warranty it with the exhaust...
It's just a cat-back right now,shit if they tried to pull that giant load of bullshit about the exhaust me and two other mechanics were ready to go and put a stop to that
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #12
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Don't act shocked cause there's dealerships out there that do it every day. Someone on here has been denied warranty coverage on a suspension issue due to eibach lowering springs. I you not. It has to do with the front end clunking/chattering that many have noticed at low speeds. My whole thing is some1 be a man about it and say what the issue really is. Everyone feeds a bunch of bs and hides behind or throws everyone else under the bus like its not their fault.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #13
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You just have to know what to do with these dealerships,and on the springs note my clunking and grinding stopped when I put my springs on,there is no one to blame here really it was just a freak ass accident my car took a dump.
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im suprised they will warranty it with the exhaust...
Nope. This has been my friend's whole excuse for not having an exhaust put on his fiesta.

Unless they can PROVE your mods or driving style were the cause of the failure, they can't deny warranty coverage. Well, they can... but ultimately you would win.

I think a lot of people don't have the balls (or find it worth the effort) to request a detailed report on why their modification would have caused a failure to something that has been denied warranty coverage.
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Honestly it's damn there common sense just say this out loud "what does the exhaust do with the internals of the engine"
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a lack of an exhaust can damage the valves... but otherwise nothing really. perhaps if you did something weird with the o2 sensor. Even then though. They will have to get in there, find exactly what is wrong and determine if you were at fault.
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a lack of an exhaust can damage the valves... but otherwise nothing really. perhaps if you did something weird with the o2 sensor. Even then though. They will have to get in there, find exactly what is wrong and determine if you were at fault.
Well yes running straight header or no exhaust at all will yes ruin valves but I do have a nice exhaust in my opinion lol,let me put it this way they have nothing logically sound to void my warranty.
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If you open up intake and exhaust to flow better you cause a lean condition which can grenade a motor real fast. That's why we need a tune for the N/A focus, so we can re map the fuel curve to prevent a lean condition. So sorry about the motor, I know how you feel.
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If you open up intake and exhaust to flow better you cause a lean condition which can grenade a motor real fast. That's why we need a tune for the N/A focus, so we can re map the fuel curve to prevent a lean condition. So sorry about the motor, I know how you feel.
Technically that's not been the case with most of the aftermarket cat back exhaust systems, the car has still been able to compensate for this and is not running too lean at least according to the wideband results on the dyno, although most of these setups were actually tested before release, where as some of the custom set ups are a bit less of a known quantity.
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that is true, but there should be enough adjustment of the factory computer on its own to account for such a change. It wouldn't make the most of what you have like a tune does, but it will make sure you are running near stoich. obviously it cannot adjust for extreme changes.

Good proof that, say, an intake caused engine failure would be to determine the engine shows signs of being dusted on the side of the pistons and walls, or it exhibits an excessively dirty intake/throttle body etc.
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