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The frpp tune is really mild & you'll need to use whats in the kit.....
27psi is mildly high [nutkick][idea]

I have the kit just didn't install it yet I'm too scared [limp][neener]
 

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The one good thing about about having the motor out and partially apart is that you can customize the parts in it and create a powerhouse motor with strong internal parts. It won't be cheap, but if you're looking for maximum power and long life this is the way to go. If cheap is what you want, then get a used motor...but keep in mind that on a ST or any high performance vehicle, the engine probably has been subject to a lot of abuse., I've rebuilt my motors to my type of driving if I was keeping the car long term, the only exception was my 2.0 liter soch Focus and Escort...both dropped valve seats and I just repaired the head, honed out the cylinder and even put used pistons in with new ring set.....and both motors another 60+k miles....
 

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Some SOHC you get lucky and can do that but others no, the luck of the draw there. Once the skirt is scarred like that pic on the first page of thread the scratches in the bore will generally be deep enough to affect the ring seal and the hone will not pick all of the depth of them up either.
 

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He may have the same problem but at least it would be covered under warranty
If the engine was still under warranty, Ford would possibly replace it either way, depending on the dealership doing the work. A friend of mine did an engine in an ST that we knew had a tune. When he contacted Ford and informed them of the tune and the damage, they asked if he could prove with any degree of certainty that the tune caused the damage. When he said no, they said replace the engine under warranty. That was about 5 months ago now.

Warranties getting voided doesn't happen as often as people think, nor as easily as people think. The burden of proof is high enough that more often than not, Ford will simply cover the repair because it's cheaper than legal expenses for refusing the repair. In 11 years at a Ford dealer, I've only seen a handful of cases where a warranty was voided and all cases had such severe signs of abuse or neglect that it was undeniable. It all comes down to what can actually be proven beyond any reasonable doubt or with any degree of certainty.
 

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Warranties getting voided doesn't happen as often as people think, nor as easily as people think. The burden of proof is high enough that more often than not, Ford will simply cover the repair because it's cheaper than legal expenses for refusing the repair. In 11 years at a Ford dealer, I've only seen a handful of cases where a warranty was voided and all cases had such severe signs of abuse or neglect that it was undeniable. It all comes down to what can actually be proven beyond any reasonable doubt or with any degree of certainty.
Thats been the case at a Ford dealer where I used to work at, also for 11 yrs ......But this was dealing w/ the 6.0/6.4 'strokes......Basically repairing as those motors are stout, compared to most gas motors....
 
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