Calling Dealerships

>call Ford dealer
>need exhaust manifold for 2020 F-150 ecoboost (bolts literally popped off lmao)
>answered by a female receptionist in the most enthusiastic tone imaginable
>parts please
>One moment sir!
>get put on hold and after 2 minutes the same receptionist answers
>finally get to parts after 2 more minutes
>give the guy the VIN and tell him I need bolts
>takes 1 minute for his computer to load the info
>Sorry sir these bolts are backordered
>ask if nearby dealers have them
>Sorry sir I dont have access to their inventory
>end up spending 2 hours calling 15 dealers until one has them and have to arrange for FedEx to ship them for more than the parts actually cost ($5 each)

>call Mercedes dealer
>need muffler for a 2004 Kompressor
>part number is literally engraved on it as is the case with everything on the car
>tell them the part number
>takes him 10 seconds to find it
>Nein, we do not have any in stock here, let me check ze network
>puts me on hold for 20 seconds
>Ja, we have öne in Deutschland, warehouse 43, aisle 88, row 6, das price is $1,291.53 + $100 shipping, ETA 2 business days

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  1. 2 months ago

    Skill issue.
    I promise you some aftermarket company makes a better manifold bolt likely the same price vs dealer parts

    And do rebuild seal kits not exist for your junkyard blower?

    • 2 months ago

      definitely a skill issue. OP is just a nu-parts baby. go to a hardware store and find the bolts yourself instead of being a phone calling homosexual


  2. 2 months ago

    >buying parts from dealerships

    • 2 months ago

      Probably because the bolts are shit and nearly all break. Good time to install better hardware. Did you search for aftermarket parts? Those bolts and manifolds are famously shit as I just found out in one web search using

      "2020 f150 ecoboost exhaust manifold bolt prices" which is a good way to find shit for sale and WHY it's for sale.

      That's often a surprising bargain for little shit that's annoying to locate, and dealers can print the page from their parts listing if you want an exploded view

      t.been there done that since long before the internet which I fricking adore compared to dead tree catalogs and phone tag.

      Useful Ford info for any year lives here:

  3. 2 months ago

    >three years old
    >exhaust manifold needs to be replaced
    No one will ever convince me to buy a goddamned Ford product.

    • 2 months ago

      1990 was 10 years ago, Anon

  4. 2 months ago

    >das price
    it would be Der price (in German der Preis)

  5. 2 months ago

    >bolts literally popped off lmao
    A fricking 2020..holy shit
    Flange is too thin.
    The Heating-Cooling expansion cycle weakens the bolts on every cycle until failure.
    Thanks Ford
    >source: Dave's Auto

  6. 2 months ago

    why didnt you just get the specs for the bolts and go to the hardware store to get new ones

  7. 2 months ago

    >Sorry sir I dont have access to their inventory
    he was lying

  8. 2 months ago

    Had the same experience when rebuilding the engine on my old cobra. Mercedes always has new old stock. Not sure how they manage.

    • 2 months ago

      ive read/heard somewhere that mercedes still produces new parts for every car they made.

  9. 2 months ago

    >need a 50 cent clip or part
    >40 dollars shipping + 30 dollar tax from megazip
    3d print it is then.

    Also replaced my exhaust bolts for studs and use copper nuts.

  10. 2 months ago

    >ford STILL having exhaust manifold issues after 20 years
    I don't talk to dealers anyways, but JFC this has been an issue since the Mod motors.

    • 2 months ago

      real talk, i went to check out 4 used older F150s. all of them had failing manifolds and sounded like a tractor from the 50s. owner reeking of exhaust smell. "SHE DRIVES WELL" go frick yourself sir

      • 2 months ago

        One I sold at (2005 5.4)250k had a leak, but only at cold start.
        Good maintenaince and we live in a no rust zone. Sounded like that for at least the 50k miles I drove it(before was owned by the company).
        It's just a mod thing

  11. 2 months ago

    this is a you problem. you don't know how to find a part number and just fricking order them.

  12. 2 months ago

    >buying parts from dealerships
    >trannime gay
    You don't even own a car, busrider

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