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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Should I deinstall?

I just got done putting the full Spartan package on my truck and low and behold a recall letter comes in the mail for injectors
Question is= Should I remove the stuff I just installed? CA, exhaust before I take it in?
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Just hope that your dealer's computer doesn't flag the Spartan. I have no experience in this but a good friend of mine who happens to be a Ford dealer General Mgr. told me that any alteration to the Ford computer is easily detected in two different ways even after your truck's computer has been "put back to OE condition". You may seek out a sympathetic dealer before taking the truck anywhere. Maybe someone can answer why the aftermarket programmer manufacturers aren't up front about warranty problems. Good luck.
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There are really 2 ways to looking at it...
1. If you are worried about them hooking up diagnostics to your truck, then you can put the dpf back on, reprogram back to stock & drive around until you regen once and then take it in. Although for a recall you really shouldn't have to wait for a regen to bring it in, but I would for warranty work.
2. It's not warranty work, it's a recall, the injectors are bad and could not have been caused by the tuner. For a recall they shouldn't have to hook up the diagnostics, they should just replace the injectors no questions asked. So... some might say since it's a recall, regardless of what has been done to the truck, they are obligated to fix it. It is a fault from the factory, so they should just fix it regardless if it is tuned or not , no questions asked.

So why worry about it? The dealer may make a "note" of you removing the dpf and keep it on record for future problems that might be caused by the tuner. With that said, I would be safe and go with option #1.
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To the best of my knowledge, Spartan has been undetectable by Ford. It throws a p1000 code which is the same as the battery being disconnected. I too, if able, I would drive around and let it regen so it looks good. But like I said, as far as I know, Spartan has not been detected as long as the truck is back to stock
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it's a recall and they aren't gonna be looking to screw you, they'll just try to get you in then out ASAP

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Not speaking for Spartan, but...

I believe Spartan recommends returning your truck to a completely stock condition before having any work done at the dealership.

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Any part that you make that is expressly designed to remove a functioning emission component is illegal.
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what is the production date of your truck? I am curious

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what is the production date of your truck? I am curious
I am pretty sure the Job 1 trucks are not part of this. For once, first production doesn't have all the problems: Call your dealer and ask them to run your VIN. If they are a good dealer, they will do it with you on the phone
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