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      04-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Does cold air intake void warranty?

Good day gents..ladies..i was just wondering if installing a cold air intake would be cause for the stealership to void my warranty..

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      04-10-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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      04-10-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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Search for posts by" Prowess Symphony"

That'll answer your question.
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Yes, it does on most occasions. Don't take in your car to the dealers with the intake.


Was that so hard people?
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These days, BMW seems to be looking for reasons not to service your car! Don't give them one...
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thanks to those that gave me a simple straight forward response....
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it's just the question has been asked millions of times already
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In addition, BMW doesn't give two craps if you bring it into the dealership with it on. Really, they don't give two craps about any modification you have for service related items.

When it comes time to do warranty work you will want to return the car to stock.
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In addition, BMW doesn't give two craps if you bring it into the dealership with it on. Really, they don't give two craps about any modification you have for service related items.

When it comes time to do warranty work you will want to return the car to stock.
Bad advice -- if you bring it in with obvious mods, tunes, etc, "just for service" it is likely to get noted in their records and...then...when you need waranty work, watch out!

These days, I don't think it's safe to show the service guys ANY mods whatsoever, no matter why you happen to be there.
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Yes, it does on most occasions. Don't take in your car to the dealers with the intake.


Was that so hard people?

No kidding. Can't people just help. A lot of newbies don't know about the search button.

People feel so powerful putting up the button.

Easy to hide behind a computer and act like a dick bag.
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Bad advice -- if you bring it in with obvious mods, tunes, etc, "just for service" it is likely to get noted in their records and...then...when you need waranty work, watch out!

These days, I don't think it's safe to show the service guys ANY mods whatsoever, no matter why you happen to be there.
Obviously it's better to return your car back to stock to take it to the dealership for *any* reason but what I said still holds true.

Show me one post where someone took their car to the dealership for non warranty related work and it was noted they had mods or the car lost the warranty then and there and I will take back what I said.
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No kidding. Can't people just help. A lot of newbies don't know about the search button.

People feel so powerful putting up the button.

Easy to hide behind a computer and act like a dick bag.
This man speaks the truth!
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Easy to hide behind a computer and act like a dick bag.
You know what they say about BMW owners...
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thanks to those that gave me a simple straight forward response....
You likely realize that a fair answer of your question depends somehow on the history of problems with warranty. For a time, cold air intake was tolerated - lately there have been problems. The thread on the Prowess Symphony warranty problem is the most recent and most informative.
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This man speaks the truth!


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You know what they say about BMW owners...
Nope. Care to enlighten us Mr. hyundai?
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Even having a K&N drop in filter might void your warranty... so based on that, Im sure that a CAI or DCI will void it as well...
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BMW is a job when it comes to things like this. If it was a Honda or Toyota there would be no question.

Ex. How could BMW say that a HPFP failure is caused by an intake especially when it is a known issue?
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You know what they say about BMW owners...
Wow. Not even a BMW owner.

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Nope. Care to enlighten us Mr. hyundai?
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Is it detectable if you return it back to stock? Let's say I've only changed the intake, will the computer actually tell the mechanics that ive modded it even if its back to stock
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Good day gents..ladies..i was just wondering if installing a cold air intake would be cause for the stealership to void my warranty..

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First of all, why would you ? How much are you going to gain? Secondly, You are calling the dealer the "Stealership" when it is clearly you that is looking to pull the wool over THEIR eyes.
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