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Butterfly removal = Warranty void? #161725 Apr 21, 8:46pm Apr 21, 8:46pm
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Butterfly removal = Warranty void?
I was thinking about removing the butterfly, but I was wondering if anyone knows if that will void the warranty?

Would I have to just put it back in before I took it to the shop?

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: ArumnDark] #161726 Apr 21, 8:47pm Apr 21, 8:47pm
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Always a good idea to replace stock parts before going back to the dealer. Give them less ammo for their gun of incompetant refusal.


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Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: DiabloGTS] #161727 Apr 21, 8:48pm Apr 21, 8:48pm
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Gotcha!

Is taking out the butterfly at all difficult? I read the Installs section and it didn't seem toooo hard. Is it something a novice could handle with directions? smile

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: DiabloGTS] #161728 Apr 21, 8:50pm Apr 21, 8:50pm
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There are federal laws that state that just because you have a modification to your vehicle, does not mean that it automatically voids your warranty.
They have to be able to prove that the modification did, in fact, cause the problem.

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: 5280vvti] #161729 Apr 21, 8:51pm Apr 21, 8:51pm
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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

There are federal laws that state that just because you have a modification to your vehicle, does not mean that it automatically voids your warranty.
They have to be able to prove that the modification did, in fact, cause the problem.


Go ahead and pull that on the dealer.

There is no federal law REQUIRING them to work on your car in a prompt fashion.

It's easy to stick it back in, why give them a reason to bitch.


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Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: DiabloGTS] #161730 Apr 21, 9:08pm Apr 21, 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by 5280vvti

There are federal laws that state that just because you have a modification to your vehicle, does not mean that it automatically voids your warranty.
They have to be able to prove that the modification did, in fact, cause the problem.


Go ahead and pull that on the dealer.

There is no federal law REQUIRING them to work on your car in a prompt fashion.

It's easy to stick it back in, why give them a reason to bitch.


True it is easy to just put it back in.
But it was to my understanding that the dealership cannot deny warranty work on your car without there being some sort of legitimate reason confused
Or do you mean that they would work on the car, but jsut take their sweet time on it?

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: 5280vvti] #161731 Apr 21, 9:12pm Apr 21, 9:12pm
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they would work on it, but you'd get it back in like 4 weeks.

Nothing says they have to do it fast.


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Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: DiabloGTS] #161732 Apr 22, 6:38pm Apr 22, 6:38pm
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By removing what does it do?

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: Dino61] #161733 Apr 22, 6:59pm Apr 22, 6:59pm
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It's supposed to make you sound cooler, and give you small gains to HP.

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: ArumnDark] #161734 Apr 22, 7:27pm Apr 22, 7:27pm
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i just removed it and i don't really like it out, it could be my imagination but i think i lost some vvtl-i action and also some low end, i think it makes sense that it would help out, but i dont think it does, and i don't like the sound either, it sounds like something's leaking, i'm gunna put it back in and get an AEM CAI.

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: mxsuperfly25] #161735 Apr 22, 9:00pm Apr 22, 9:00pm
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by taking out the butterfly is just something to make your car sound better. The butterfly is like a mute and it trys to make the engine sound quieter.

Re: Butterfly removal = Warranty void? [Re: faran325] #161736 Apr 22, 9:22pm Apr 22, 9:22pm
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I would LOVE to get a CAI myself wink
I just don't have the money for one tongue

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