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Old 01-11-2004, 18:28   #1 (permalink)
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Factory Warranty - H.M.S.

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Just put my BA XR8 in for its first 3000km service today. I have been looking at either extractors, air filter & herrod induction kit for some time & i asked the warranty boss at my local dealer how this would affect warranty.

Basically after a bit of a discussion what it comes down to, apart from extractors. Any mods to the air-intake even a air-filter will void the warranty if they can relate it to the induction. In other words he was saying that if there is a problem such as any faults with pistons etc, there going to blame it on the induction kit! Which i thought was a load of !

But i guess there isnt much we can do about this! Only if Herrod Motorsport was recognised as a Ford Dealer we could have a win in this situation! The good old blue oval strikes a blow again!

The other interesting point I heard was that a few of the Holden dealers now offer induction, unichip & full exhaust with in the warranty to most customers. Maybe Ford should recognize the money & effort Herrod Motorsport put into the development of their products! At least D.J.R. has!

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Old 01-11-2004, 23:04   #2 (permalink)
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It would be a great move for Ford fans if someone like DJR was allow to set up like HSV. If you want extra mods say from body kits to chip, exhaust and intake ect, you could order it from new.
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But i guess there isnt much we can do about this! Only if Herrod Motorsport was recognised as a Ford Dealer we could have a win in this situation! The good old blue oval strikes a blow again!
Some dealers do authorise aftermarket parts. Depending on your state of residence you can get from your dealer and receive full warranty support of:

Unichip/TSI Module
Extractors
cat-back exhaust systems
induction work
suspension work
turbo upgrades (more PSI in the XR6T) to something like 295kW (so not covering bolt ons).

Most of this equipment is either HMS made and installed at the dealers or of equivelent (Unichip dyno tuning).

If your dealer won't, find one that does - or get your dealer to speak to others that will to work out something similar.
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From what the dealer was saying today, yes it 'may' void your warranty. An example he gave me was that the k&n lets more water etc, through the filter which could inturn lead to motor damage.

Interesting hey...!

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Can someone lead me in the right direction to a dealer that allows mods such as, herrord air-intake & air-injection unit & BMC Filters!

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