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      08-31-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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extended warranty as a third owner

i bought a e90 335i as a third owner at 46k miles. i'm about to purchase the extended platinum warranty since my vehicle has a navi. however, the car seems to have had a history of modifications. it's got an a/f springs, signs of welded exhaust tip and a radar detector/jammer currently. who knows what other things were done to the car like tuning, codings, anything that could void the warranty.. so my question is does bmw keep a record of what aftermarket mods the car has had and if so, will it affect me later along the lines by voiding things out after i extend it...

to keep it short...will the $3XXX be justified without knowing what was done to the car previously?
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      08-31-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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Yes, perhaps, and probably not, respectively.
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      08-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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I would scan all modules with a BT tool to look for any faults then take it in for an inspection and ask for a list of non factory mods, ask your SA if the tec could find any work that would void your warranty.
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i am clueless what it means to scan all modules with a BT tool for faults.. any help? haha
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I would scan all modules with a BT tool to look for any faults then take it in for an inspection and ask for a list of non factory mods, ask your SA if the tec could find any work that would void your warranty.
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      08-31-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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im guessing youre NOT purchasing from a dealer? dont remember correctly, but if it extends your warranty along with maintenance... i would say get it. you might be in for some warranty work
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purchased from a chevorlet dealer. maintenance costs $2000 and i personally would like to learn all the work myself so if anything, i'll just be getting the warranty. so if i just go to the dealer and ask what faults i currently have and what part of warranty would be voided, are they required to be honest with me? or would be say nothing is voided until i've paid them out?
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im guessing youre NOT purchasing from a dealer? dont remember correctly, but if it extends your warranty along with maintenance... i would say get it. you might be in for some warranty work
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BT tool:

http://www.bavariantechnic.com/

You can check your car for faults, reset service reminders once you change fluids/parts, reset adaptations, etc.
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