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Once this plays out it will pretty much answer how factory approaches incidents like this. Curious myself as they also offer a tune and certify other “improvements” to their offerings. The data will speak for itself. If mechanical then that changes the outcome
I am curious how this plays out as well. Ford spent millions to take back LeMans and show that it was a case of how great their EcoBoost technology was. They never came right out and said that we could monkey with all EcoBoosts but, as this and many other forums show, multiple people have inferred they could (myself included).





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Did I miss the memo that said this is "start an argument" day here on Ranger5g?

The context is the same regardless; warranty and blown motors which is the topic of the thread. I understand what Doc wrote when he said "their warranty is ridiculous" and I also understood his opinion when he said "blow your motor it's on you". I isolated the part I did not understand. let's try to stay on topic here less this turns into a damper thread.
I'm sorry you did not get what @Doc meant by his prefix to his warranty statement. It doesn't matter who's tune it is. The purpose of a tune is to get more performance out of an engine. You use that performance at your own risk. Pretty obvious if you look at the whole sentence.
 

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i was wondering if a damper install would void my transmission warranty. thats why i have been avoiding getting one.
Only if you get the one with added hp/tq otherwise you're just going to have girly arms and loss of upper body muscle. 😜
 

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I have my ranger and I have an eco mustang. Honestly, this might be the first I've heard of a popped ranger motor. Mustang motors? I hear of those everyday. I will say that most of those I hear about (forums, facebook) with tunes have a hard time with their ford warranty covering it. There are some that do get help though. My advice is to be honest, cordial, and find a dealer that it willing to fight for you. You may luck out. Hopefully if you don't, then 5 star will have your back. I didn't know they offered warranties, but that's good to hear as long as they honor it as needed.

The mustang crowd cracks me up. It's usually some young guy beating the crap out of his car, sharing drag racing or burnout videos on facebook. A week later " I don't know why my car blew up". I'm not accusing you of that, I think it's mainly a twist of bad luck. Hopefully it all works out in your favor.
 

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It doesn't matter who's tune it is. The purpose of a tune is to get more performance out of an engine. You use that performance at your own risk.
That's the very idea I asked Levittown to clarify. Their statement would help determine if "a tune is a tune" or not. Everything else is conjecture and open to interpretation. I asked Doc what his interpretation was, but thanks for chiming in 👍
 

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OK, really wondering where this statement is coming from? Are you speaking from some type of personal experience? Sounds like a lot of anger from some place.
None what so ever other than the anecdotal stories I've read on other forums over the years. Since we are all playing psychologists today its curious how many posters have seemingly taken the general statement personal when it was never directed at anyone.

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I'm not always the best at social filters, so let me try now: Beware what you post online, right, wrong, or indifferent.

I'm not advocating ripping off a company, I'm also not going to advocate giving a company more ammo to fight you with then what they can muster up on their own. The source has not even been diagnosed in the OPs case - however I wouldn't give them any extra nails to hammer me to the wall with. Is anyone here going to argue a majority of dealerships won't find any legal reason, loop hole, or play on words to an ignorant customer to deny warranty work and parts? Come on...
 
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Only if you get the one with added hp/tq otherwise you're just going to have girly arms and loss of upper body muscle. 😜
SHIT! You mean to tell me those things have different HP ratings?
 

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SHIT! You mean to tell me those things have different HP ratings?
Yes they do. Take your pick. 😁

Some will give you this. :rockon:

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While others will give you this. 😆

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None what so ever other than the anecdotal stories I've read on other forums over the years. Since we are all playing psychologists today its curious how many posters have seemingly taken the general statement personal when it was never directed at anyone.

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I'm not always the best at social filters, so let me try now: Beware what you post online, right, wrong, or indifferent.

I'm not advocating ripping off a company, I'm also not going to advocate giving a company more ammo to fight you with then what they can muster up on their own. The source has not even been diagnosed in the OPs case - however I wouldn't give them any extra nails to hammer me to the wall with. Is anyone here going to argue a majority of dealerships won't find any legal reason, loop hole, or play on words to an ignorant customer to deny warranty work and parts? Come on...
I for one did not take any personal offense with your statement. In fact I tend to agree with the first part of your statement. The second part just seemed to be a rant out of anger. It did not seam to fit with the current discussion.

On thar point, any assumptions we come up with here are just that, assumptions. Until such time as the actual initial cause of the failure is determined along with the operating conditions at the time of failure. Nothing will be settled here. I hope for the OPs sake this happens soon, as repairs Can't happen until then. I hope it goes well for him and either Ford or 5 Star ponies up for the cost.
 

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As soon as somebody starts talking about "resetting to factory tune before taking it to the dealer" I'm thinking their ethics are in question, at a minimum.
Yep, this was me that made that comment but as this thread is showing, shit spirals on accusations. I asked a question, not offering advise; how dare you accuse me of moral turpitude. You have no idea how I would react if this had happened to me so to question my ethics??? :mad:
 

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