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Ok, I got some clarification on this WARRANTY issue today. I can quote this, so I will do my best to explain, GO AND READ YOUR BOOKS IN THE GLOVE BOX. The new warranty policy is no different from the old one. All our cars fall under the same policy and wording.
As for the warranty side, FPV have nothing to do with it, its FORD who decide on warranty as FPV manufacture under the FORD logo, so it is them who decide on the issues of warranty themselves.
The dealers have had a directive come through from FORD, saying that modifications are to be reported to them if a customer is trying to claim a warranty. Modifications are a seperate issue, dont think for one minute that, just because a REPUTABLE dealer or enhancement specialist has fitted a supercharger to your new GT, thats its covered under factory warranty.
For example there was a GT in QLD, it had nitro fitted to it, its engine blew up, it was taken off, climed some rubbish to FORD, they worked it out what had happened, VOIDED HIS WARRANTY.
So the dealers have been told, be honest, or it will be at your peril if you dont, basicly its like fraud.
There is another case in QLD at the moment, its got some sort of knock in the engine, they think, well it has a set of aftermarket extractors on it, FORD havnt VOIDED his warranty, but have told him to take the extractors off to prove that its not them causing the problem.
So it appears that FORD are heading down the path of letting us do some things, but anything to extremes are not going to be tolerated, SUPERCHARGING, NOS, and doing stuff like that. The ECU is another problem, this altering torque curves and rev limiters is being looked at now. I was told a chip does not necessarly void your warranty, bolt ons have to be seen to contribute to the cause of the problem that has occured, so a slight power gain mod is not likely to cause to much damage to the drive line.
There is going to be no data base kept on cars and there mods, as ive said previously they are looking at certain cars and people who have an unusualy high amount of warranty claims.
Me personaly, I dont think there is too much to worry about, and as I have said before, its up to you to establish a good relationship with your dealer and mechanic, then you both know where you stand.
 

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GT 522 said:
Modifications are a seperate issue, dont think for one minute that, just because a REPUTABLE dealer or enhancement specialist has fitted a supercharger to your new GT, thats its covered under factory warranty.
Thats what I said some time back on another thead.Weather or not the mod was done is the issue, not who did it. Like I said then, It all goes back to the old HDT/BROCK Polarisriser thing, and we all know what a shitfight that turned into dont we.........
 

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Ambrose_1 said:
What about mods Herrods does? dont ford recommend them?
No.............
 

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What about mods Herrods does? dont ford recommend them?
the Dealers do most will fit his stuff, or in Melbourne they arrange for the car to go to Herrod before the owner picks it up all mods are done 1st..
 

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the Dealers do most will fit his stuff, or in Melbourne they arrange for the car to go to Herrod before the owner picks it up all mods are done 1st..
Spon on Mark, when I was getting prices, some dealers recommended a Herrods exhaust and promised the ute would even be transported there and back (no extra kms).
 

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Ford is doing the right thing. For example if you were to chip your playstation to play all formats, your warranty would be dismissed.
 

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In that FPV don't make a convertible, I am going to cut off my roof and weld the rear doors shut. Less weight will give me a quicker 400m time and really that is ALL that there is to owning a car, everything else is of no consequence.
Also blueprint is such a common colour, I am going to paint it pink with a bright purple cobra stripe down the middle.
I think I should replace the rear wing too, it is too common. Are the 767s left over from the collapse of ansett still at Tulla? Ya reckon they would notice any missing bits?
Hey I bet I would be the first in Chappel St with ailerons and 40 degree flaps. (actually probably not)

Will this affect my warranty? After all FPV must have made a car that can be painted other colors and MUST want privateers to do chop-chop conversions otherwise they would have done it themselves.

But guys don't tell anyone at FPV will ya.

On a even more silly note. Ya reckon the "BOSSEDIT" will also be able to reset the odometer?
 

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flappist said:
On a even more silly note. Ya reckon the "BOSSEDIT" will also be able to reset the odometer?
hmmmmm, good question.
 

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flappist said:
On a even more silly note. Ya reckon the "BOSSEDIT" will also be able to reset the odometer?
"Yeah I KNOW it's a 2003 but I've only done 90kms in it, it's a bargain mate!!!"
 

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XRFPV8 said:
the Dealers do most will fit his stuff, or in Melbourne they arrange for the car to go to Herrod before the owner picks it up all mods are done 1st..
Yep but what haven't thought of is, that the dealers dont authorise the warrenty FORD do !!!As for the dealers recomending herrod exhaust, he is a herrod dealer and will make money from the sale where if you went to the local exhaust shop he would get nothing. Business is business' even you should have worked that one out.....
 

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Yep but what haven't thought of is, that the dealers dont authorise the warrenty FORD do !!!
hello my best buddy, i know of poeple that have had Warranty work done with a full zorst, cai,chip, 80mm tb, if the dealer dobs you in to Ford your gone:bash:, :nk:
but if the dealer dont tell Ford its sweet....:iwsun::hy::fluffy:
 

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I know my local dealer propably because I worked there.But let me give you all an example of how these service blokes think.If they do not know you and you do something e.g. mods etc they tell FORD as quick as they can e.g.
Last time I was there,they said to me check out this fool.They walked me over to this black xr6 turbo,on his windscreen was a WSID sticker with 5 passes ticked on it.
I asked what did you do,answer=reported it straight to FORD and the warranty on that car was void instantly.
I thouight you slack p-----.But they have a job to do I suppose.I am posting this so we are all aware,cover your asses when you do something and dont make it obvious.
 

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I went down to Knox Ford today to get the Herrod helix spacer ($280) and asked the guy there (Camron) why they (FPV) were takeing notes. He said to see what people are doing to there cars and what would be good for ford to do as there main line in there performance parts range. He also wanted to know the car rego and VIN !!!!
 

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I went down to Knox Ford today to get the Herrod helix spacer ($280) and asked the guy there (Camron) why they (FPV) were takeing notes. He said to see what people are doing to there cars and what would be good for ford to do as there main line in there performance parts range. He also wanted to know the car rego and VIN !!!!
lol....did he also ask what times and how many times you have ran on the quarter just for Fords curiousity?
 

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shane3 said:
I went down to Knox Ford today to get the Herrod helix spacer ($280) and asked the guy there (Camron) why they (FPV) were takeing notes. He said to see what people are doing to there cars and what would be good for ford to do as there main line in there performance parts range. He also wanted to know the car rego and VIN !!!!
Shane, watch them, there not on your side, the rules HAVE CHANGED, there is more to this than we are being told.
 

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Yes the rules have changed, and yes he had asked "how has it run " I asked him what he ment, he asked if i had run it at Calder. I told him "NO" as i haven't, and that its only done 2000km, I also told him that 1/4 mile time dont worry me as the roads arn't drag strips (NOT) !!!!!! Cant wait to get there and give it a go.
Throttle responce is better now, The helix gizmo only took me 20 min to put in, easy !
 
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