Hi I want to put a stainless exhaust on my mk3 RS, Ford’s where I bought it are telling me if I don’t want to void my warranty only Mountune can be fitted which is over a grand just for the back box section which is a ripoff.but another person at ford said it was discretionary depending on the dealer if I change the exhaust to another make, any similar issues ??
Had a conversation with my dealer on Friday whilst having my FPM375 fitted about the whole warranty thing
they had a FRS in with coolant literally passing straight out the exhaust, when they approached ford to replace the engine they requested numerous photos he said 100 but that seems excessive however he did say that ultimately the decision is with ford and never the dealer and anything that has a whiff of after market will be knocked back and when a dealer says they can cover up after market add ons they cant as the dealership franchise will always come first which i get
he also said that ford only send a new block for engine failure all other existing parts are bolted back on, however and again I don’t know how true this is but ford will/would honor an engine/block replacement even if the car was out of warranty as its a known fault
Naturally the above is a chat with a ford mechanic and not in black and white from Ford themselves lol ?
Thanks for replays so I am now the wiser looks like I will leave it standard for the Mo just in case, what is the sort of mileage done when these engine issues happen I read is around five thousand any thoughts on that. My RS in 2017 model and a second generation a and not likely to have this issue how true is this ,that’s what Trustford told me when I expressed my concerns???
When I ordered my Focus RS at Ford dealer I asked them if they can send to my friends workshop.
So they agreed and finished the car, delivery to my friends workshop for Milltek exhaust and then I was able to pick it up.
Then the Dealer called me again if I can make a visit at his store on a day he had customers there. So I drive in and he asked me to rev the car to show what difference the sound / noise is. Customer there was very happy and I think that I am in good hands with my Ford dealer. And I love my Milltek exhaust and the flap delete mod. bang bang baby!
Ford Focus RS / frozen white / fifteen52 tarmac / lowering springs kw / milltek exhaust / exhaust valve deleter / K&N airfilter / Maxton rear upper spoiler / Mishimoto oil cooler / Auto specialist 40% short shifter /