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#1 (permalink) Old 06-30-2005, 02:09 PM
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Does any one know if adding an intake or even a chip will void the manufacture warranty on the car?
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I believe that only Dinan mods are allowed under BMW warrantee.
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Originally posted by Schaef623@Jun 30 2005, 09:00 PM
I believe that only Dinan mods are allowed under BMW warrantee.
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This is correct. And the mods have to be done by the dealership, iirc.

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no a intake wont void it, if it does, bmw has to find a reason why that one piece of equipment you installed affected something, such as you put in new pistons and they froze over, then it will.

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[on a beemer that is less than 3 years old, a different intake than is fitted by the manufacturer WILL void the 3 yr warrenty.

this is because it lets in more air than recommended and it is a different filter than is recommended

if you dont believe....then goto the dealer and ask them to fit a new intake system and filter,,,,and wait for their reply


unless it is dinan and fitted by them

u cant just fit a k&n cold air intake and expect them not to try and get out of a warrenty

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the law that covers this is rather specific (it has some other shit in it that is important too, it is called magnussen somebody act):

1. like someone said: the manufacturer has to PROVE that it was your mod that caused the damage.
2. for intakes etc: if you failed emissions, and the mod is there no matter if it caused it, but if it is related (i.e. this woudl not apply if you say used non bmw suspension, or brakes or some thing not emissions related), you lose. these laws are state specific though.
3. even if the mod did not cause any damage, and bmw refuses to honor warranty, you are screwed. what are u gonna do, sue them? good luck....

my solution (i have afe intake) was to use my mechanic to install the parts, and keep the stock intake in my basement. if something fails on the car that i think stealer or bmw may questiuon the intake, i will re-install original parts, give the car to bmw, and say nothing more.

remember: oil-foam filters occasionally fail (VERY rarely). therefore, if your (or mine) intake suffers damage, and destroys the engine by leting in dirt, the solution above would have been fraudulent, and i'd never do it.


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I sure don't want to void the manufacture warranty and I have a friend of mine who did the same thing, where he added an intake to his Mazda 6 and every time he took his car to the dealer he replaced it with the original equipment.

I guess I can do the same thing. Dinan Mod's are expensive at almost $500 especially that I do all the work myself.
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