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    I got asked this a lot, but my truck was out of warranty anyway. I would think if the Ford dealer wanted to play hardball they could screw with you, it's not like they have to prove any damage was caused by wvo, but how are all you new truck owners w/ V3 handling any warranty issues?, has there ever been any?
    Does Ford warranty damage caused from bad diesel? I would think not. The diesel mechanic @ Ford scoffed at me when I talked about WVO, but I think he was thinkin' of Biodiesel instead. He personally went thru 26 injectors before finally had his tank cleared of bad diesel (with water?), then he finally installed an inline racor filter.
    Also how's those 6.0's running, I might be looking for another greaser if my wife takes the X.
    Chad
    00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
    Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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    Originally posted by captgrady View Post
    I got asked this a lot, but my truck was out of warranty anyway. I would think if the Ford dealer wanted to play hardball they could screw with you, it's not like they have to prove any damage was caused by wvo, but how are all you new truck owners w/ V3 handling any warranty issues?, has there ever been any?
    Does Ford warranty damage caused from bad diesel? I would think not. The diesel mechanic @ Ford scoffed at me when I talked about WVO, but I think he was thinkin' of Biodiesel instead. He personally went thru 26 injectors before finally had his tank cleared of bad diesel (with water?), then he finally installed an inline racor filter.
    Also how's those 6.0's running, I might be looking for another greaser if my wife takes the X.
    Chad
    So far, mine is doing fine on a high cholesterol diet. I should have over 3K miles on it by the end of this week. That'll be about a month since I got the system up and running full time.

    Re: warranty issues - haven't had any yet. Truck rolled over 60K today, so I've got another 40K before the warranty runs out. I guess I'll just deal with that when the time comes. Depending on what the problem is, I might just try to fix it myself. I typically don't enjoy dealing with dealers...to many bad experiences in the past.
    Greasin & Grinin
    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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    • #3
      you and me marv ar ethe 2 low mileage 6.0's running around on veggie!

      I got just under 50k on the clock now...
      2005 6.0l X
      V3 running 8/6/08
      40gal frame mounted tank

      Live by the grease, die by the grease

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      • #4
        I have 62,000 miles on my 2004 6.0. No warranty issues since converting in May. I had head studs, egr block off and new oil cooler done under warranty about a month before I converted to vegi thanks to a very friendly dealer. My warranty expires July 2009 and I am hoping to not need to use it.

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        • #5
          that's awesome... wish I had a dealer like that near me :-)
          2005 6.0l X
          V3 running 8/6/08
          40gal frame mounted tank

          Live by the grease, die by the grease

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          • #6
            For what it's worth, my 6.0 has 66k on the clock and has been on wvo for one week. Hoping I don't have any warranty issues in the next year or so, but I imagine that the long term savings will pay for all but the most serious repairs.
            2006 F-250 Vegistroke

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            • #7
              It just seems that this the deal breaker for some people with new trucks, but I would think the only damage that could ever occur would be the same as using diesel with water or contaminents, i.e. bad wvo., But if there were a failure of something that was flawed or improperly manufactured, the dealer could blame it possibly, in certain situations on wvo, just like they bo with programmers or chips?
              If I were a ford salesman with all those trucks on the lot, I'd be sellin' those diesels as potential Vegistrokes! I've been wanting to drive thru the Ford dealer, wait for a salesman to come out, and ask him if they got any more of dem damn Vegistroke Fords for sale.
              00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
              Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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              • #8
                The 6.0's have a habit of dropping injectors on perfectly clean diesel. I know a few friends who've had a dozen injectors replaced between them. Ford paid for all of them. In at least one case, the tech scolded the owner for not changing his fuel filters 'regularly enough' ???

                I dunno if they'd have a fit about a VO conversion or not. It really depends on the service writer. If Ford is cracking down on warranty claims that week, you'll have more trouble. A friend who is parts mgr at a dodge dealer said Dodge is really cracking down on warranty stuff related to CHIPS. Seems the guy w/30k miles on his 3rd turbo and 5th set of injectors gets a red flag...

                capt, check out this video series and see if ya still want a '6 leaker'.
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH2Nm...eature=related

                I'd say if you are serious about doing a conversion and warranty is important - take your service writer to lunch and ask him what HE thinks.
                2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wilson View Post
                  you and me marv ar ethe 2 low mileage 6.0's running around on veggie!

                  I got just under 50k on the clock now...

                  Haha...you're probably right Wilson! Yet, I still can't believe I've already put 25K on the truck. The miles sure add up fast!
                  Greasin & Grinin
                  Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                  2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                  2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                  2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                    The 6.0's have a habit of dropping injectors on perfectly clean diesel. I know a few friends who've had a dozen injectors replaced between them. Ford paid for all of them. In at least one case, the tech scolded the owner for not changing his fuel filters 'regularly enough' ???

                    I dunno if they'd have a fit about a VO conversion or not. It really depends on the service writer. If Ford is cracking down on warranty claims that week, you'll have more trouble. A friend who is parts mgr at a dodge dealer said Dodge is really cracking down on warranty stuff related to CHIPS. Seems the guy w/30k miles on his 3rd turbo and 5th set of injectors gets a red flag...

                    capt, check out this video series and see if ya still want a '6 leaker'.
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH2Nm...eature=related

                    I'd say if you are serious about doing a conversion and warranty is important - take your service writer to lunch and ask him what HE thinks.
                    You make some good points Sky...

                    I guess I just figure I bought this truck to work and that's what I'm gonna do with it. If it breaks, it breaks...I'll fix it just like I've always done on my other cars. I stay on top of maintainence, so hopefully I can prevent some of the "common" issues of the 6.0.

                    If the dealer gives me flack, I'll just deal with it. I'd almost prefer to just pay out of pocket for the parts, do the work myself, and know for sure it's done right. That way I don't bring home more problems that what I took in. Which isn't uncommon with today's dealers.
                    Greasin & Grinin
                    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                    • #11
                      Fyi

                      Our kits are the only ones that don't throw internal codes,meaning when you go to the dealer their equipment reads signatures on the pcm.This is how they no that you "HAD" a chip,2 minutes or two years ago.I discovered this upon install,PCM diode wiring was wrong,it threw a code.I fixed it,my good friend (service Manager at a small upstart ford shop )could not even find a trace,it's a ghost program(stand alone).Grease in peace,the boys at the blue oval shops dig what we are doing.I even got them saving me oil and barrels.............grease out
                      2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marv View Post
                        That way I don't bring home more problems that what I took in. Which isn't uncommon with today's dealers.
                        I agree 100%

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by captgrady View Post
                          Does Ford warranty damage caused from bad diesel? I would think not. The diesel mechanic @ Ford scoffed at me when I talked about WVO, but I think he was thinkin' of Biodiesel instead. He personally went thru 26 injectors before finally had his tank cleared of bad diesel (with water?), then he finally installed an inline racor filter.
                          Chad
                          Somehow I don't think I would trust a mechanic that burned 26 injectors before he thought to check his tank for contamination. I just picture a surgeon saying "well my last 26 patients died on the operating table but I think I have this heart thing figured out now."

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                          • #14
                            I was leary of his skills when they tried to charge me 2 hours labor to trouble shoot a bad starter relay, after I told them this was probably the problem, I just didn't know where the relay was located. He tried to justify himself by saying he had a bad connection, when he was actually testing the input not the output of the relay. Got them at least to give me fleet prices on parts and some other labor at N/C.
                            00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
                            Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tacit_k View Post
                              Somehow I don't think I would trust a mechanic that burned 26 injectors before he thought to check his tank for contamination. I just picture a surgeon saying "well my last 26 patients died on the operating table but I think I have this heart thing figured out now."

                              Haha...that's a heck of an analogy!!
                              Greasin & Grinin
                              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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