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      06-30-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question Those who have a Gruppe M intake,install right away or wait break in period

I got a Gruppe M intake on order along with other things and I'm wondering: Should I install right away or wait break-in period. I was thinking I should wait the break-in.When did you install?
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      06-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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I would wait for the break-in period. Among more unpredictable outcomes, you will most likely raise all kinds of red flags at your dealership for your 1200 mile service.
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I would wait for the break-in period. Among more unpredictable outcomes, you will most likely raise all kinds of red flags at your dealership for your 1200 mile service.
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I know it is hard, but just wait....you don't want the dealership thinking you are racer-x or anything.
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Plus what's the fun of a new intake if you can't redline the car and listen to it? I would wait until after the break in period.
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I don't get it. How will delaying installation make the potential dealership issue go away? The car will need to be serviced again in about a year anyway. Are you guys suggesting that he takes the intake off before each dealership visit? Or are you guys saying the car has a higher chance of having issues during the initial 1000 miles, so ride that out to make sure there is nothing wrong with it first before modding so that if there is something wrong with it, it wouldn't be pinned on the mod?
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This is a brand new car. It will be prone to issues as a first model year. Not to mention, after the 1,200 mile service you have another 20,000 miles before the dealer has to look under your hood assuming nothing goes wrong.

When you go beyond what is recommended at break-in, a dealer knows it based on the information that is stored and that could be retrieved during your 1,200 mile service. Along those lines, you better believe that if anything remotely close to the engine fails or has an issue they will be pointing fingers at your intake whether its reasonable or not.
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I don't get it. How will delaying installation make the potential dealership issue go away? The car will need to be serviced again in about a year anyway. Are you guys suggesting that he takes the intake off before each dealership visit? Or are you guys saying the car has a higher chance of having issues during the initial 1000 miles, so ride that out to make sure there is nothing wrong with it first before modding so that if there is something wrong with it, it wouldn't be pinned on the mod?
I just think it casts the wrong impression. Brand new car and already "modded".

It all just depends on the dealership really....some are cool with it, some have a fricken cow! (eg: one poster had super blue brake fluid in his car and the dealer noted that he had "racing fluid" installed) Tell me that does not leave a mark on your record for future issues.....
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I just think it casts the wrong impression. Brand new car and already "modded".

It all just depends on the dealership really....some are cool with it, some have a fricken cow! (eg: one poster had super blue brake fluid in his car and the dealer noted that he had "racing fluid" installed) Tell me that does not leave a mark on your record for future issues.....
That's fine and possible, but what I'm saying is that you will take the car back for service in a year, maybe earlier, and they can make the same observation then as well (less than a year old car and modded already) and you'd be in a similar situation. So, no point in delaying minor mods if you are determined to mod IMO. The exception is the point I raised above. You want to make sure there is nothing wrong with you car before you bolt stuff on so that you reduce the chance of haggling with the dealer if something does go wrong, but that depends on the nature of the mod. For instance, wheels should not be a problem.

I agree that different dealerships might have different takes on mods. I spoke with a few guys at the dealership about modding and tracking when I bought the car, and they were extremely cool with it. So I suggest speaking to them first to find out more about their attitude, and if they won't be friendly in that regard, maybe going to another dealership.
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Now, I heard that bolt on mods dont void warranty.Is this true? I dont know about fluids .But I do have a (ericsson TI)full headers exhaust on order,you guys think this will be a problem with warranty or should i check with the dealer to see if they install it? being that its from the header back
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Now, I heard that bolt on mods dont void warranty.Is this true? I dont know about fluids .But I do have a (ericsson TI)full headers exhaust on order,you guys think this will be a problem with warranty or should i check with the dealer to see if they install it? being that its from the header back
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149873

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yeah,thanks for the link but it did not say much, I know it wont be much of an issue with just the muffler but I've heard things get tricky from the headers back
As far as the intake, I'll wait til the 1200 so the car breaks in as it was intended
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