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      07-26-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Dealer attempts to Red flag my car because of slits in the exhaust?

My car went into a "limp mode" type of thing yesterday after finally making a service appointment for today. My car prior to the limp mode was giving me a problem that felt kind of like a kick in the ass every time i would tap the gas on a high gear at low rpms or just leave it on idle. I kept putting the issue over to the side for about two months until today when he took it to work for service. Thinking my car will be in good hands, the total opposite today. He calls me angry at my modifications to my oem exhaust saying the car might be red flagged and warranty will be dishonored because the modification caused a problem in the engine.

The modifications on my exhaust follow as:
Resonator Delete
3 slits/cuts on the pipe right before the muffler box starts...

however the service manager called me to discuss the options i have... he said im lucky that they are offering me to "RE-OEM my exhaust" so they can start working on my car....rather then dishonoring my warranty and red flagging my car.


any ways what im trying to ask is, is there any chance in hell that a couple of slits can cause my engine to throw a code and make my car drive and idle the way it is?

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      07-27-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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As you're experiencing, anything more than a catback exhaust is asking for trouble during warranty. Especially in lean times like this. And not putting car back to OEM before taking it in is also a bad idea. Anyway, I've heard about resonator delete, but never cutting slits on exhaust pipes man. Who the heck convinced you to do that?

Bottom line is this. I doubt what you're describing can cause engine damage, but if a jury was to decide your case, I bet at least 95 out of 100 potential jurors would side with the dealer. You'd need an expert to convince the jury otherwise, and I doubt there're any exhaust 'slit' experts around. Consider yourself lucky your dad works there, and just follow his advice. Do you have anything else done to the car, like a tune? Keep us posted what dealer finds.
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      07-27-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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Seems like a pretty low budget mod for an expensive car. What were you thinking?
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I put a banana in the tailpipe.
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if i'm you, i won't give out your dad's information. hope BMWNA won't come here and read this thread.
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      07-27-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
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edited =) phewwww i was not thinking about that when i wrote this thread, and actully it was a preety good mod my car sounds beastly =)
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edited =) phewwww
Not quite . Read post #6; your original post was quoted.
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      07-27-2010, 07:14 PM   #8
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Sure this isnt just a way for your dad to quiet down your exhaust.

Well, that was my first reaction.
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