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Old 05-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Will a Catch Can void my warranty? [Resolved!]

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As the title says, I wanted to find out if installing the catch can will void any sort of warranty on my new Camaro? Its only been 6 days since I got it and I asked about this at the dealership I got my Camaro from and the person seemed to not even know what the purpose of catch can is and told me not to bother installing it. So, I thought I would ask here. I have 3 Free dealer offered oil changes on my car. So the car will be going there for the first 3 oil changes and I am certain they will see the install. I also saw the images of the kind of gunk that could go back in the engine if I don't have a catch can, thanks to Elite Engineering thread on the forums created by Sales@JDP...

So back to the original questions. Does this void any of my warranties? The 3yr/36k mile bumper to bumper or others that come along. (Sorry if its a silly question, but I am not well informed when it comes to this kind of topic and this is my first new car, so I would hate to screw it up.)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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It can't legally as long as it is not a model that vents to the atmosphere.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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I have had mine on through 3 oil changes and they have never even mentioned it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Install it , I had to explain to a Gm tech what it was one day and they acted like they didnt know either. They probably want you to just pay for an upper induction cleaning or something.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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@Lil'Nasty @SC2150 and @Angrybird 12. Thanks for confirming that it won't void the warranty.

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Install it , I had to explain to a Gm tech what it was one day and they acted like they didnt know either. They probably want you to just pay for an upper induction cleaning or something.
I guess so. I talked to Tyler at JDP and ended up buying one, hoping that I will get it by this weekend for me to put it in. I ended up getting a black one, make it blend a bit more in the engine compartment for them to notice. :P
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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post some pics when you install...when I had my car at the dealer with headers and all installed they didn't say a word but every dealer is different. I still don't like mine nonetheless lol
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@Lil'Nasty @SC2150 and @Angrybird 12. Thanks for confirming that it won't void the warranty.



I guess so. I talked to Tyler at JDP and ended up buying one, hoping that I will get it by this weekend for me to put it in. I ended up getting a black one, make it blend a bit more in the engine compartment for them to notice. :P
Thanks for the order! Sounds like your other questions have been answered, but if you have any more, I'm always just a call, PM or email away!

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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It absolutely can void your warranty. Just like anything else changed under the hood.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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It can't legally void your warranty unless GM can prove that the catch was the cause of whatever problem you are trying to get warrantied. A properly installed catch can won't cause issues therefore it won't void your warranty.

I had mine on when i had to get my lifters replaced and the mechanic at the dealer that did the work noticed it and actually knew what it was and said he wished he would see them on more vehicles.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #11
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No it won't.

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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It can't legally void your warranty unless GM can prove that the catch was the cause of whatever problem you are trying to get warrantied.

I had mine on when i had to get my lifters replaced and the mechanic at the dealer that did the work noticed it and actually knew what it was and said he wished he would see them on more vehicles.


Technically speaking any form of modification has the potential to void your warranty it just needs to be proven that the modification that you made was the one that caused the part in question to fail. But a Catch Can is so minor and when installed properly will actually aid the engine in its long term life so I have never heard of it happening nor would I think GM would do it.
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Technically speaking any form of modification has the potential to void your warranty it just needs to be proven that the modification that you made was the one that caused the part in question to fail.
Correct. But it won't be proven to cause anything bad, therefore, it can't void it.

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #14
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Correct. But it won't be proven to cause anything bad, therefore, it can't void it.

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I made an Edit to my post to include that part while you were posting this
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