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      12-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Today is a great day.

I've been looking at tunes, superchargers, angel eyes, trunks, spoilers, wheels, exhaust, cutouts, etc for a while now, but one thing kept me from buying them...

Today my warranty expired

Let the modding begin! Anyone know if the Kreisseig system fits the E93
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      12-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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never met someone so happy to be out of warranty
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      12-19-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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      12-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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I've been looking at tunes, superchargers, angel eyes, trunks, spoilers, wheels, exhaust, cutouts, etc for a while now, but one thing kept me from buying them...

Today my warranty expired

Let the modding begin! Anyone know if the Kreisseig system fits the E93
I never understood this idea of waiting for your warranty to expire before modding.

Now that your warranty has expired, you will have to pay for repairs on your modded car. If you modded your car earlier, you would have had to pay for repairs on your modded car. No difference.

The risk of something going wrong is no different whether you are in warranty or not. If anything, there is less risk in a lower mileage car.

So.....what's the point of waiting for your warranty to expire before modding?
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      12-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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So.....what's the point of waiting for your warranty to expire before modding?
No worries on dealership covering unrelated items.
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      12-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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happy birthday to your E93
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      12-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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      12-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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LOL! You're the first person I've seen who's happy that his warranty ran out
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      12-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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Until the first 3000 dollar repair bill. J/k
Enjoy the modding scene. Beware it begins with coloured reflectors and ends at striker motor.
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      12-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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Happy modding!!
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      12-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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You could do just about anything you want to a car under warranty you know... (besides the obvious things like superchargers)

Angel eyes, exhaust, cosmetics, wheels, yadayadayada.... are all fine.

Regardless, congrats! lol
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      12-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #12
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      12-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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Everything you have mentioned (except the supercharger) is allowed for warranty!

Pointless that you have waited
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      12-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #14
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welcome to the club! i fell out of warranty in September and been modding ever since.
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Not pointless to wait. I think the point of waiting is making sure actual defects that should be covered will be covered, not denied based on a mod that *could* have effected something. At this point, any problems would be the OPs, either way.

Say you have a bearing problem from the factory, then your engine fails. BMW covers it. Now say you have the EXACT same car, and you tune it or put a blower on it, whatever, and your engine fails. Based on this scenario, it would have broken either way, but BMW has grounds to deny your warranty claim if your mod *may* have led to the failure. They don't have to prove it caused the failure in order to make your life miserable.

I see it from both sides, but the definitely are reason to wait.
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Not pointless to wait. I think the point of waiting is making sure actual defects that should be covered will be covered, not denied based on a mod that *could* have effected something. At this point, any problems would be the OPs, either way.

Say you have a bearing problem from the factory, then your engine fails. BMW covers it. Now say you have the EXACT same car, and you tune it or put a blower on it, whatever, and your engine fails. Based on this scenario, it would have broken either way, but BMW has grounds to deny your warranty claim if your mod *may* have led to the failure. They don't have to prove it caused the failure in order to make your life miserable.

I see it from both sides, but the definitely are reason to wait.
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      12-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #17
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I very much got the sense chatting with BMW (at length) that any engine-related mod, including a tune, will pretty much void your warranty in the event that something goes seriously wrong (whether actually attributable to the mod or not).

In any event, I waited until the warranty expired as well before modding it.
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      12-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #18
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never met someone so happy to be out of warranty
I know right. Some dealers will honor mods. Both honored my warranty claims.
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      12-20-2012, 01:08 AM   #19
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My dealer wasn't the most mod-friendly one. They had problem with my aftermarket air filter but didn't say anything about the exhaust. They told me they would not service anything that is not BMW oem parts so unless I put the stock parts back on, they won't clean my air filter lol
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      12-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #21
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I never understood this idea of waiting for your warranty to expire before modding.

Now that your warranty has expired, you will have to pay for repairs on your modded car. If you modded your car earlier, you would have had to pay for repairs on your modded car. No difference.

The risk of something going wrong is no different whether you are in warranty or not. If anything, there is less risk in a lower mileage car.

So.....what's the point of waiting for your warranty to expire before modding?
I think it's just the idea of getting the most out of what you have to pay for regardless. The 4 year warranty is built into the price of the car.
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