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Old 11-13-2014, 07:08 PM
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Warranty issues if intake/exhaust mod?

All, I haven't seen anything on the topic for ecoboost engines in a long time.
Has anybody out there done intake / exhaust and or programming mods?
Anybody have info on whether or not this will effect warranty?
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Adding a tuner can definitely void the remaining of your warranty if a powertrain repair is needed and your PCM shows another program was run as it leaves evidence behind. As far as the exhaust modifications, I would ask your Ford service manager if he had any objections, keep in mind that if he sees no problem with changing to such as duel exhaust, but another dealer might not be so liberal.
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what 365hp and 420 lbft out of a v6 is not enough ?!?!

Agree - I suspect the black boxes now record all variants to the programming by now...

As far as exhaust changes, I really don't think it WILL impact anything, but you never know what the dealer will say (or ford), so at least make it reversible - bolt on kits and save the old exhaust....

I would not change the intakes as that is always a red flag if something goes wrong... IMHO
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The EcoBoost is no different from any other engine in this regard. The existence of modifications is NEVER enough to void a warranty because of Federal law. But any damage caused by the modifications will not be covered. Traditionally gains from tuners on gas engines are modest at best, and as a result it's rare to see an engine blown up from a tune. But these turbocharged DI engines are capable of some pretty serious power gains from a tune, and yes it's possible to break something.

I think when considering stuff like this you should ask yourself. "Am I okay with a $10,000 repair that's not covered under warranty?" If the answer is "no" then you shouldn't tune the truck. An exhaust is highly unlikely to cause issues, but an intake very well could if the air filtration isn't as good as the stock system. That's because dust particles can "dust" your turbo and cause all manner of mayhem.
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I was researching exhaust and Ford Racing makes an exhaust for the Ecoboost and it states it does not void the warranty. It sounds pretty good, bit $1200.00 Give me a break
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They make a canned tune from Roush for it. Stage 1 performance package, I think. Do/can dealerships perform custom tunes, to insure the warranty?
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They make a canned tune from Roush for it. Stage 1 performance package, I think. Do/can dealerships perform custom tunes, to insure the warranty?
Roush does offer a canned tune in addition to an intake mod, which involves a cold air intake and a tune 2012-2014 3.5L Ford F-150 EcoBoost Phase 1 Power Pack Roush states that they will warranty for three years or 36000 miles power train.
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My son has a 2012 eco we did the S&B intake, Banks exhaust. They don't void anything, Rouse Racing doesn't either. No tuner, avg mpg no interstate driving 18.2 that's not the lie ometer 3.73 gears CCSB stock tires no lift. He get's about the same as my 7.3 F350CC. Letting these truck's get air in and out both ends makes a world of a difference. After the warranty runs out we will tune it only for better mpg's, Rouse racing is only a 50HP which I will talk with them about mpg's. Like others have said, and me, if your not happy with the power this thing has I don't know what to tell ya!
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