DTS Forum Rules
To all DTS Members!
Thank you very much for participating on the DTS Forums. If you come here to read, or actively post you are always welcome but we do encourage you to participate. Please take a few minutes to read this announcement as it will help us give you a great experience in the Forums. We have a great community here in that these forums offer Ford dealer and corporate employees a place to communicate freely without corporate bias and moderation.
This community is restricted to the specific use of Ford, Lincoln Mercury, International dealer and corporate employees therefore membership is required. Membership eligibility is determined by, and enforced by, the owner of this web site. Additionally, some members representing the OEM support industry, fleets, the private repair industry, the U.S. government and the military have also been welcomed on an individual basis. Please welcome and respect these members. Otherwise, this is not a forum open to the general public.
While we enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere we need to be vigilant in maintaining a professional forum. Therefore, we ask that you help us all by following some simple rules when you make forum posts and politely request that you :
- Consider using Search before you start a new topic, just have a look to see if any other member has a related issue. The search link can be found at the very top of the Forum pages. This will help keep the forum organized and reduce the risk of your topic being overlooked or moved. Placing your search terms between parenthesis often helps when searching multiple words. (Example: "injector sleeve")
- Post your questions and discussions in the correct forum. If you can't find a forum that would categorize your post or topic, then please post in the nearest related forum. In the event that a post is entered in the wrong category the Moderators will move the posts as needed to the appropriate category.
- Be respectful of our legal responsibilities. If you post content from outside sources you MUST place that content in a quotation box and give credit to the originator. Also it is illegal to discuss pricing specifically related to labor costs or repair costs. It is important to maintain our own integrity by not infringing upon Copyrighted material or be accused of price fixing.
- Please include as much information in your post as possible when required. When discussing technical matters include vehicle model, year, engine, trans, axle, system, components, fuse numbers, Diagnostic Trouble Codes, Pinpoint Tests, symptoms, TSB/SSM/FSA/Broadcast message numbers and diagnostics or repairs already completed... as required.
- Please keep your posts and replies on topic. If your comments do not add to the topic they become distractive and may get lost in the topic. This is called hijacking. Consider starting a new topic.
- Please keep your posts constructive. We love to hear what you want to say, but post calmly and let us know what we can do to help.
- Please help others! If you feel you have been helped on the forum, perhaps you can look for someone else's post which you can answer. Help out the community.
Thank you for reading this announcement, it really will help our community continue to move forward.