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Old 04-18-2014, 12:59 AM   #11
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I think you'll find that a Turbo Kit is listed "for off road use only", and a Dealer isn't too likely to service anything associated with that.
Good point! Thanks a lot
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:20 AM   #12
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Not that you couldn't get other work done at a Dealer, but they won't have info. or parts for anything associated with the Turbo Kit.
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If you are trying to get warranty stuff done and covered by Ford, they can with in reason deny you. Like if something went wrong with your motor and you have a turbo slapped on to the exhaust manifold and you re-flashed the cpu, they could say those caused the problem and you wouldnt be covered.

I really dont anticipate a dealer saying they wont change or your oil or other fluids, stuff like that. They should still gladly work on your suspension other things too...they like your money
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If you are trying to get warranty stuff done and covered by Ford, they can with in reason deny you. Like if something went wrong with your motor and you have a turbo slapped on to the exhaust manifold and you re-flashed the cpu, they could say those caused the problem and you wouldnt be covered.

I really dont anticipate a dealer saying they wont change or your oil or other fluids, stuff like that. They should still gladly work on your suspension other things too...they like your money
Good advice, but I doubt warranty will be the primary concern on a 6 year old focus...

My question for the OP is why he insists on getting maintenance done at the stealership? Around here, dealer is 2-3 times more expensive on standard maintenance than local shops. I understand the model specific experience argument, but you really don't need that much experience to change the oil. any idiot with a wrench can do it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:44 PM   #15
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Good advice, but I doubt warranty will be the primary concern on a 6 year old focus...

My question for the OP is why he insists on getting maintenance done at the stealership? Around here, dealer is 2-3 times more expensive on standard maintenance than local shops. I understand the model specific experience argument, but you really don't need that much experience to change the oil. any idiot with a wrench can do it.
Its more than just oil changes. The fact of the matter is, I'm not concerned with saving the extra 12 dollars it takes to change my own oil. Besides, during my oil change I get an 30 point inspection of my vehicle, tires topped off and rotated with a car wash. All of that for $40 and under 40 minutes. Is it really worth bragging about that you can change your own oil? No.
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Update: I called and asked my main service center, along with a couple of others. I told them I have a CAI installed and a full exhaust system and they said it was not a problem. Several of the head service managers did not oppose to doing work because of those small modifications. Thanks for all your input everyone and hopefully this thread can answer someone elses questions in the future.
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Its more than just oil changes. The fact of the matter is, I'm not concerned with saving the extra 12 dollars it takes to change my own oil. Besides, during my oil change I get an 30 point inspection of my vehicle, tires topped off and rotated with a car wash. All of that for $40 and under 40 minutes. Is it really worth bragging about that you can change your own oil? No.
For many people, the important thing is that the work is done right.
The money part of the equation is secondary.
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Its more than just oil changes. The fact of the matter is, I'm not concerned with saving the extra 12 dollars it takes to change my own oil. Besides, during my oil change I get an 30 point inspection of my vehicle, tires topped off and rotated with a car wash. All of that for $40 and under 40 minutes. Is it really worth bragging about that you can change your own oil? No.
The reason a lot of people change their own oil is not normally cost savings, it is because they trust themselves more than a wrench monkey. I did my own oil changes for years, but don't anymore because of time and the inspection that you mentioned.

But I can get the same inspection, tire rotation, brake check, alignment if I want/need it (bought the lifetime alignment deal 10 years ago...) at my local service center for half the price. I don't get the car wash, but everything else is exactly the same or better.

Now, I won't tell you how to spend your money. If you want to spend twice as much on the same service because there is a ford emblem on the sign, be my guest. I just want everyone to know that dealership service is a rip off.
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