Which exhaust to buy & not to void warranty

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  • #58304

    rsdom
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    Ultimately the dealer does not make the decision regarding warranty they are only the middle man reporting back to Ford

    Any warranty claim will obviously have to be justified by the dealer to Ford but they will ask for lots and lots of info including photo’s and possibly send one of there chaps down, this is what my dealer mechanic told me

    Friendly/helpful dealers will say that you can remove all upgrades etc to try and mask any evidence of non warranty approved mods but who know what info the ECU logs? clear sight a new exhaust has been fitted Marks & cuts), and what if the car broke down and had to be relayed to the dealer are they going to be helpful in letting you take all the mods off in there workshop and put all OEM stuff back on?

    My view is if you want to keep the warranty without fear of knock backs from Ford then stick to approved upgrades, if you are not worried and are happy to take the risk then go for it and enjoy lots of FRS owners doing both.

    Only my humble opinion of course ;o)

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    ipwnswiss
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    I agree with rsdom! You have to decide on your own or ask your dealer for any modification you think about.

    For myself I asked my dealer about warranty for following changes and he agreed on all that for warranty :

    – Milltek exhaust

    – Milltek downpipe

    – Airfilter changes to K&N or other airboxes

    – lowering springs to stock dampers

     

    I know the dealer very good and it is a friend of my friends so if I ever would have anything bad with the car I will bring it to him.

    And if there is a problem, I would just change the parts back to stock before any big spy’s from Ford will check the car. I also have the Dreamscience Ultima map on the car since over 3000km and will just load it back before turn in to dealer. I think and that is my own opinion and hope, that when my engine breaks (June 2016 car) they will just change engine and dont search a lot because they already had to much engine failures.

    but this is also my opinion so feel free to agree or not 😀



    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 /

    #58374

    Rob S
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    Hi Yes,but you cart put standard exhaust back as it as the but cut off to change ,if you get a engine  problem your warranty would be void according to my Ford dealer,  What does your Ford dealer say on that??

    #58376

    ipwnswiss
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    I know that the original exhaust was cutted but it was all done by a workshop which my dealer sent the car. So I am absolutely not worried about any warranty issues. My wife just ordered her own FRS at same dealer and I am pretty sure we are in really good hands. But yes you can never know what will be when it is the time for. I hope the best, and the best is = No warranty. hope the car runs as now until i sell it in 4-5 years maybe 😀



    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 /

    #58394

    Rob S
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    Your dealer is more accommodating then mine, I might wait till mountune bring out a cat back exhaust then get robbed buying it .£34,000 is a lot of dosh to risk with no warranty !!!

    #58395

    rsdom
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    My thoughts Rob would be that Mountune have only produced the Axle back as full system would not give any more power than standard pipe, from what I understand the axle back does not produce anymore power either just more noise lol

    I fancy one but over a grand seems a lot for just a bit more noise

    #58396

    laffey
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    mountune already sell a cat back in America

    #58406

    Rob S
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    If there are no issues with the RS I probably keep it, so  stainless  steel exhaust for durability is a must plus a bit more noise is good in my book after waiting  30 years £34000 later I think I’m entitled to make a bit of noise about it. I promise  you any engine problems with this RS and it will be gone overnight and I will get myself a new shape Type R from  Hondas!!!

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