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I'm not seeing the picture(s) which I suspect you're referring to, but will guess they are showing scars from the timing chain on the valve cover.
Honestly, most dealers won't give a care about pics. Their goal is to be reimbursed by MUSA for doing the work. Best bet is to ask the Tampa area folks for a friendly dealer and then stop by and speak with the service manager. Let em know up front that you've got mods, and that you intend to leave em on the car.
Remember, your original warranty has timed out already, this extension is based on known faulty parts. It's not a matter of if you're mods caused the issue, they have admitted the parts are an issue already, both the TC and the VVT individually. The dealer just needs to verify the parts, either or both, have failed to the point defined by Mazda.
I've been told by different dealers that the quantifier for TC stretch is how far the tensioner has extended, not if you have marks on the VC. Yeah, I bitched too, but there you have it.
So, find the good dealer, talk to the SM in person, be reasonable not bitchy, make your appointment & drop the car off the night before, and be willing to cough up the $150 to have them take it apart & inspect if needed, as more often than not they'll just replace everything once they're in there. But, if they decide it's really not bad enough they will charge you the $150, so you need to be prepared.
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