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Old 06-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Voiding warranty with 7k miles

Well I am sitting around 6400 miles on my 12 ss and I am thinking of pulling the trigger on mods I have stock piled at my house and getting a tune. I have not had a single problem with the car the required warranty minus the A/C switch but other than that it has been perfect.
on car now is halltech CAI, and SLP Loudmouth (taking off when I get headers). Also going to add the ADM race scoop and figure mounting the washer in the trunk.
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LPE GT9 cam, PRC 6.75 springs, rods, NPP exhaust off 1le, LG 1 7/8 headers with out cats, SLP double roller timing chain, SLP Thermostat, SLP 25% UD Pulley.

before the tune I will probably cut the SLP off and add the 1le diffuser for when the add the NPP exhaust then I will install NPP in a box at home.
Had LG headers and NPP exhaust on my vette and loved that combo. perfect for road trips and nice and loud just cruising on the streets when I wanted it.


One question my dad asked me is if I was just going to void the warranty after owning the car 7 months why did I go new. Simple answer because I know everything going into the car and building it the way I wanted. He said I am ruining it and he grew up with all the muscle cars and had some real nice ones in the late 60's early 70's Just wait for the rest of it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Keep in mind, you'll only be killing your drive-train warranty...so the remainder of your 3/36k warranty will be there if anything else breaks (like your A/C switch).
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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F the warranty!! If something breaks, just replace it with something better.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Keep in mind, you'll only be killing your drive-train warranty...so the remainder of your 3/36k warranty will be there if anything else breaks (like your A/C switch).
Yup, ^^this, EXCEPT...

...contrary to popular belief, the powertrain warranty is not automatically voided with a tune. HOWEVER...if the repair is expensive, the dealer must screenshot the ECM info and send it in to GM for approval, prior to repairs being done. If you are tuned, this step will get the claim denied.

I happily voided mine @ 4800 miles.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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Trying to get it scheduled to go in sometime in July for the work and dyno tuning
Been working with Tony and so far it has been a great experience from just general inquiry to deciding to pull the trigger.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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Personally, I bought some mods like headers but have yet to install them simply because I didn't want to be out of pocket for drive train related issues (like needing my timing chains replaced at 54k miles for $1200+). If you can live with the monetary consequences, then mod away (with pics, of course).
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Personally, I bought some mods like headers but have yet to install them simply because I didn't want to be out of pocket for drive train related issues (like needing my timing chains replaced at 54k miles for $1200+). If you can live with the monetary consequences, then mod away (with pics, of course).
Of course I will have to bite that bullet when it comes but I will upgrading everything with better than stock. Hopefully before spring time I will be blown
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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2013 with 3800 miles and my car goes in Saturday for headers, cats and a duno tune. Bye bye warranty! If something breaks ill build it bigger and better!


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Old 06-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #9
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Personally, I bought some mods like headers but have yet to install them simply because I didn't want to be out of pocket for drive train related issues (like needing my timing chains replaced at 54k miles for $1200+). If you can live with the monetary consequences, then mod away (with pics, of course).
Headers alone will not void your warranty.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #10
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Headers alone will not void your warranty.
The tune that long tube headers require will void it though.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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800 miles and warranty is gone. Haha
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #12
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #13
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F the warranty!! If something breaks, just replace it with something better.
Yes! This is also my thinking. Tuned my car at 7 weeks old 2300K miles. Waiting for something to break so I will have an excuse for an LS3 conversion.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #14
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Warranties are for people that dont know how to work on cars. If you can do your own work, F the warranty. If you cant fix something when it breaks, Id keep the warranty.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #15
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Warranties are for people that dont know how to work on cars. If you can do your own work, F the warranty. If you cant fix something when it breaks, Id keep the warranty.
I've been a mechanic for 10 years with national guard. When I don't go on teaches for my department of the army job I'm a technician with my field maintenance shop
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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Paying for a warranty and voiding it on a new vehicle is a double hit financially. 1st you buy a new vehicle and it instantly depreciates and 2nd you could have saved several thousands of dollars buying used.

That chunk of money could do some serious improvements.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #17
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Yup, ^^this, EXCEPT...

...contrary to popular belief, the powertrain warranty is not automatically voided with a tune. HOWEVER...if the repair is expensive, the dealer must screenshot the ECM info and send it in to GM for approval, prior to repairs being done. If you are tuned, this step will get the claim denied.

I happily voided mine @ 4800 miles.
I believe GM requires that copy of the ECM be sent for ANY powertrain warranty, not just expensive ones.

Essentially you have to assume a recalibration has voided your powertrain warranty.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:31 AM   #18
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Paying for a warranty and voiding it on a new vehicle is a double hit financially. 1st you buy a new vehicle and it instantly depreciates and 2nd you could have saved several thousands of dollars buying used.

That chunk of money could do some serious improvements.
I saved a few thousand by having 0% interest

Plus I like the fact of knowing what has been done to the car and how well it has been taken car of. No hidden issues the owner is trying to push off. That peice of mind is worth the depreciation to me. I also plan on keeping for a long time so I am not worried about depreciation etc that is for people upside down or people not planning on keeping it for a while.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:33 AM   #19
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My powertrain warranty is now void at 1423 miles with my latest round of mods.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:41 AM   #20
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Warranty?

I believe mine is gone at 317 miles.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #21
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Good thread... I have 3800 miles and am "maikng my list".
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Things were plain different in your dad's day. You could throw some parts on the car and get up under the hood with a screw driver and "tune" the car by adjusting the carburetor. I don't know how warranties worked back then, but if something broke you could take a car like that back to stock and return it to the dealer.

Not ruining the car, honestly just be aware that if you do toast your engine you'll have to find a way to pay for it. When I mod my car the way I want to, hopefully hopefully this winter, I'll also have a way to dig up the money to order a crate LSA should I blow up my motor. It's kind of like my own insurance/warranty plan before I kill this thing.
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Things were plain different in your dad's day. You could throw some parts on the car and get up under the hood with a screw driver and "tune" the car by adjusting the carburetor. I don't know how warranties worked back then, but if something broke you could take a car like that back to stock and return it to the dealer.

Not ruining the car, honestly just be aware that if you do toast your engine you'll have to find a way to pay for it. When I mod my car the way I want to, hopefully hopefully this winter, I'll also have a way to dig up the money to order a crate LSA should I blow up my motor. It's kind of like my own insurance/warranty plan before I kill this thing.

I wont have to dig to hard just dip into savings to build a forged block the way I want it. Probably just do LS3 again and salvage what I could from this motor and transfer it. It is not a DD, I have a truck I drive all the time so if the car had to sit for a bit while a motor is being built it would not be the end of the world.
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I wont have to dig to hard just dip into savings to build a forged block the way I want it. Probably just do LS3 again and salvage what I could from this motor and transfer it. It is not a DD, I have a truck I drive all the time so if the car had to sit for a bit while a motor is being built it would not be the end of the world.
sounds like a plan
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Not that I want my motor to blow or anything. I am hoping it stays just fine for many many many miles to come even with the future mods
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