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      07-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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I have been giving some consideration to Dinan mods, but I am wary of problems with my warranty and the dealership. Has anyone encountered any problems in this regard? Also, any complications/drawbacks/problems with the 3.45 LSD on a DCT car? My goals are to modify the car, keep the warranty in place since it is new, and not degrade the day to day driveability, but to enhance it's already high levels of performance.
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      07-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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I have been giving some consideration to Dinan mods, but I am wary of problems with my warranty and the dealership. Has anyone encountered any problems in this regard? Also, any complications/drawbacks/problems with the 3.45 LSD on a DCT car? My goals are to modify the car, keep the warranty in place since it is new, and not degrade the day to day driveability, but to enhance it's already high levels of performance.
You should be good with Dinan part. A big dealership local to me is actually a Dinan dealer.
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      07-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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May want to search as this issue has been covered many times....

My research indicates that Dinan will warranty anything not covered by BMW, but, I have no personal experience.

I went with Dinan pulley and intake.
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      07-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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BMW doesn't cover Dinan parts warranty wise (or anything "related" to them), but Dinan will step in with their warranty. Many (most) dealers are totally fine with Dinan mods (as mentioned, some dealerships are Dinan dealers as well). The final drive is a great mod (IMHO of course).
And from what I hear they're a PIA when it comes to warranty claims.
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      07-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #5
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The best thing to do if you want to keep your warranty is to keep it stock. If your dealer is a Dinan reseller, they might cover your Dinan parts. Otherwise you are out of luck.
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And from what I hear they're a PIA when it comes to warranty claims.
I've worked with Dinan on a few warranty claims and they were great to work with. In those situations it's all about the service advisor you're dealing with. If they are into the Dinan mods, you'll be fine and they'll take care of you. If they aren't, or are unfamiliar with the process or who to talk with at Dinan they might think it's not covered or just too lazy to take care of it for you. It's usually never Dinan denying the claim, it's the dealers lack of experience dealing with Dinan claims. It's really not difficult at all. One phone call, fill out one form and email it to them, wait for payment/parts if needed. They even hooked up one of my client's with a free suspension package for his e60. Their customer support is top notch.
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The best thing to do if you want to keep your warranty is to keep it stock. If your dealer is a Dinan reseller, they might cover your Dinan parts. Otherwise you are out of luck.
Dinan also covers the rest of the car for problems caused by their parts.
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