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Old 01-02-2014, 11:49 AM   #51
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Very good information. But what I read elsewhere is that just having a tune automatically voids all warranties. I'm confused as I thought a tune actually enhances the engine overall. What in a tune would actually cause damage that wouldn't have happened with no tune?

P.S. Chase thanks for the fittings and braded hoses for the catch can, I ordered a couple of months back, they look great.
A tune should make your engine operate better but it can also turn your engine into a time bomb. I wrote another article specific to the tuning issue. Give it a look. Glad you love the catch can! Thank you for your order.

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:27 PM   #52
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Thanks again. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:08 AM   #53
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Thanks again. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #54
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This really sets my mind at ease, thanks for the explanation Chase! Are there any lists of mod friendly dealers on this site, or do you know where I might find that info?
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:46 AM   #55
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This really sets my mind at ease, thanks for the explanation Chase! Are there any lists of mod friendly dealers on this site, or do you know where I might find that info?
I do not think there is a list but you can check the regional sub forum for your area and ask there. I am sure you will have no problem getting a few recommendations.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:01 PM   #56
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I installed a catch can at about 700 miles and saw a lot of oil accumulating, like a cans worth in 1200 miles. It also seemed like I was using too much oil for a new car, 1 quart in 1200 miles. I removed the catch can before seeing the dealer as I did not want them to try to use the catch can as an excuse for the excessive oil consumption. They changed the oil and filter and will monitor the level several times during the next 3000 miles. My question is could this have been related? So far, at about 700 miles I have not seen any drop on the dip stick so it's not clear if I have a problem or not. I am tempted to re-install the catch can to see if I still get a lot oil collecting or just a trace.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:45 AM   #57
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I installed a catch can at about 700 miles and saw a lot of oil accumulating, like a cans worth in 1200 miles. It also seemed like I was using too much oil for a new car, 1 quart in 1200 miles. I removed the catch can before seeing the dealer as I did not want them to try to use the catch can as an excuse for the excessive oil consumption. They changed the oil and filter and will monitor the level several times during the next 3000 miles. My question is could this have been related? So far, at about 700 miles I have not seen any drop on the dip stick so it's not clear if I have a problem or not. I am tempted to re-install the catch can to see if I still get a lot oil collecting or just a trace.
No, as long as the catch can was properly installed they are not related. The catch can does not pull oil out of circulation. It only collects oil that would is blown by the piston rings and lost anyway. That oil does not/can not make it's way back into circulation. It ends up coating your intake tract.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:13 PM   #58
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Reggie, got a question: I just bought a 2014 SS. I also got a GMPP to 75,000 miles. I want to install 2 MODs; CAI and performance Axleback exhaust. The mods themselves won't impact my warranty correct? Unless it's proved that the MODS caused the issue, correct?
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:48 PM   #59
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Thanks for the help it explained it very well
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:53 PM   #60
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Thanks for the help it explained it very well
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:24 PM   #61
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While I really like the essence of the protection this Act/Law is supposed to provide, I found out first hand it is esentially left to "dealer interpretation" of what they will and will not cover under warranty on a modified vehicle.
I had a 1998 Chevrolet that had nothing more than a K&N drop in air filter and a magnaflow muffler. Not a cat back or axle back, JUST the muffler.
I was cruising up I-35 from Austin back to Killeen one afternoon and the power just nosed over, started bucking and shuddering at anything over VERY light throttle and was idling roughly.
Got it home, took it to the local Chevy dealer and they told me it was the fuel pump and it had been caused by the added fuel demands of the modified intake and exhaust feeding more air into the engine. SERIOUSLY, I wanted to rip the Service Managers throat out.
I went round and round with the dealer and GM customer Service over the next month and got no where.
I got the funds and parts together to start swapping parts until i found the issue and discovered two things. First, the dealer was full of crap and hadn't even touched my car while they had it. The fault had NOTHING to do with the fuel system.
Ended up being the coil tower had gone bad and had shorted across two of the cylinders, essentially killing off spark to both AND shorting out the coil that fed both cylinders.
Also, with fuel still dumping into 2 cylinders and not being combusted, it dumped into the exhasut where it was burned off by the other cylinders and and melted the entire core of the catalytic converter.
$100 cat con, $45 coil tower, $28 coil later and I was back on the road.
All because the dealer didn't want to honor the warranty that was remaining on the car because I had added a better air filter and a louder muffler.

This was also the same dealer that tried to tell me the shudder under normal braking from warped rotors was just "normal cycling of the ABS pump". I took the Service Manager for a ride so he could feel what i was talking about and I proved him worng when I told him there was no possible way it could be the ABS pump because i had pulled the fuse for it prior to the test ride.

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Old 10-19-2014, 11:21 AM   #62
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While I really like the essence of the protection this Act/Law is supposed to provide, I found out first hand it is esentially left to "dealer interpretation" of what they will and will not cover under warranty on a modified vehicle.
I had a 1998 Chevrolet that had nothing more than a K&N drop in air filter and a magnaflow muffler. Not a cat back or axle back, JUST the muffler.
I was cruising up I-35 from Austin back to Killeen one afternoon and the power just nosed over, started bucking and shuddering at anything over VERY light throttle and was idling roughly.
Got it home, took it to the local Chevy dealer and they told me it was the fuel pump and it had been caused by the added fuel demands of the modified intake and exhaust feeding more air into the engine. SERIOUSLY, I wanted to rip the Service Managers throat out.
I went round and round with the dealer and GM customer Service over the next month and got no where.
I got the funds and parts together to start swapping parts until i found the issue and discovered two things. First, the dealer was full of crap and hadn't even touched my car while they had it. The fault had NOTHING to do with the fuel system.
Ended up being the coil tower had gone bad and had shorted across two of the cylinders, essentially killing off spark to both AND shorting out the coil that fed both cylinders.
Also, with fuel still dumping into 2 cylinders and not being combusted, it dumped into the exhasut where it was burned off by the other cylinders and and melted the entire core of the catalytic converter.
$100 cat con, $45 coil tower, $28 coil later and I was back on the road.
All because the dealer didn't want to honor the warranty that was remaining on the car because I had added a better air filter and a louder muffler.

This was also the same dealer that tried to tell me the shudder under normal braking from warped rotors was just "normal cycling of the ABS pump". I took the Service Manager for a ride so he could feel what i was talking about and I proved him worng when I told him there was no possible way it could be the ABS pump because i had pulled the fuse for it prior to the test ride.

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This is one of those times when you have to decide if it is worth fighting over of just finding another dealership that treats their customers fairly. But the law is the law and you do have recourse.
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