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      02-05-2006, 08:09 PM   #15
larryn
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Drives: '97 332ti, '10 E92 M3
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Originally Posted by RGRAY
Would this void the warranty?


In order to void the warranty, wouldn't the dealer have to conclude that it's the cause of the problem?

Obviously, it won't hurt anything.
That charcoal element's sole purpose is to not allow vapors to escape out of the intake, after you turn off the engine. I'm choosing to let ithem escape. I doubt that letting them escape will harm any piece of my car. They'd have a fun time trying to say that, if I did have catastrophic engine failure.

If anything, make sure you have a clean surface after removing the charcaol filter element, and don't leave any fuzzy plastic edges that could get sucked into the motor.. That would cause warranty problems.