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Old 11-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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search the forums, a few companies have tunes released. all of them have reported better performance, and they take advantage of the higher air flow and larger diameter exhaust.
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What does it do to your warranty?

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It nominally voids it on your engine and transmission should you have a problem with either component after tuning. If it can be determined to have been caused by an attempt to increase performance.


An example from the Ecoboost 3.5L V6 TSB 10-2-6

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Unauthorized calibration modifications may or may not be detectable using standard tools (Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS), Portable Diagnostic Software (PDS), NGS+ VCM). Changes can be made to the calibration and flashed to the PCM through the OBD port. Physical modifications to the hardware may or may not be present. If aftermarket power/torque-increasing modifications are suspected, care should be taken to record and store the following items: Permanent Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), Pending DTCs, Freeze Frame Data, Mode 6 and Mode 9 data. The data should be printed and attached to the repair order for later reference.

The DTCs, freeze frame data, Mode 6 and 9 data can be obtained by using the IDS, PDS or NGS+VCM under tool box selection. The Powertrain tab will provide the OBD Test Modes tab and Mode 6 and 9 data selection after the vehicle has been identified.

Attempting to increase the engine output via recalibrating the PCM may result in poor drivability, DTCs, or component failures. A partial list of calibration induced component failures is given below:

Piston damage.
Spark over-advanced (knock-induced damage).
Insufficient enrichment.
http://www.fordtechservice.dealercon...USA&tsb=10-2-6



That being said a tuner that knows what they are doing it's less likely that you would have long term durability concerns due to the tuning, but they don't spend the same amount on R&D as the vehicle manufacturer does.
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