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Old 11-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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Taking Cummins to a Ford dealer for service?

I work next door to a Ford dealership, the closest Dodge dealer is quite a ways away. I could leave my truck next door and go back to work while they service my truck.



Is there any reason why I would NOT do this?



Want to keep the warranty intact. Only going in for oil change and fuel filter replacement on 2018 Ram 2500.
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Your warranty will not be affected if you keep the detailed receipt, I'd go for it-if the Ford dealership agrees.
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The only issue I could see is that the Ford dealership probably won't have the right filter for a Dodge truck in stock. Then again, plenty of Dodges get traded in for Fords, so they might. (OMG Shots fired!!) As long as the Ford dealership is willing to do the work, let them. Or just do it yourself and save a ton of money.
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Your warranty will not be affected if you keep the detailed receipt, I'd go for it-if the Ford dealership agrees.

Cool! That would make my life much easier.
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You could probably save lots of money by taking it back to the RAM dealer for oil change.
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i would normally do all of this myself, but we are now full-time and I no longer have a garage or other workspace for doing service. We have a no-service policy in our RV park.
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No reason not to...personally I use Walmart, always with a mopar/Cummins filter. If thatís what you have local to you Iíd go for it and save recipes.
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When I recently took my Ford PU in for service at the ford dealer, I noticed a big banner hanging up say they "service all makes and models".
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Don't forget. Ford used Cummins in their F450/F550 in the early 2000's. So there is some tie in between ford and Cummins.
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You could probably save lots of money by taking it back to the RAM dealer for oil change.
And why is that,
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You want to make sure that the ford dealer uses a Fleetguard filter or at least a low cost Mopar filter. There are other filters in the aftermarket and they do not measure up to the Fleetguard filters.

Most aftermarket filters are sub-pare and not made to the quality that you would want as a filter on your Cummins. Such as they may not be using Bevel washer to hold the filter media in place on the bottom of the can. It could no device at all or a piece of plastic and or a stamp metal part. The openings in the top of the filter can may not have the same area in opening size to allow properly fluid flow.The filter media may not have the dirt capacity of the Fleetguard filter. All or some of these issue have been found in aftermarket filters.
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They will do the same crappy job any other dealer will do.
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They will do the same crappy job any other dealer will do.
40 some years as a dealer master tech and govt heavy equipment tech...I must agree!
We used to call em "lube rats" for a reason.
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You could take it to Jiffy Lube and it would NOT affect your warranty


During the warranty period we were FT and had service done ALL over the USA at all types of shops....receipts/folder.




Verify which Fuel Filter/Oil Filter and OIL Ford is going to use.




Since we came back off the road I have been using the Dodge Dealer for oil/filter services.
First 4 years they ran a 'special' lube/filter for $49.99
Last 2 years it bumped up to $59.99


Only issue is it's 18 miles one way......but so is shopping

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