Bob King Pontiac - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bob King Pontiac

Well just to give everyone a heads up, don't bother taking your goat up to bob king in wilmington if you have any mods at all, even if its a set of mufflers. they will tell you that you abuse your car and its no longer under warranty. I have full exhaust and an intake went in for a small problem and they wouldn't touch the car.
Str8evl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Str8evl View Post
Well just to give everyone a heads up, don't bother taking your goat up to bob king in wilmington if you have any mods at all, even if its a set of mufflers. they will tell you that you abuse your car and its no longer under warranty. I have full exhaust and an intake went in for a small problem and they wouldn't touch the car.
Sorry, I have to support the dealer on this one. You want to modify your car? Why should GM warranty a drivetrain modified by amateurs with components that were not part of GM's original design?

Granted, if you modified the engine, that shouldn't affect a radio failure, or peeling paint. But engine failures, yeah sorry. You're on your own.

An air intake can change the air/fuel ratio. An exhaust can alter backpressure. Fiddling with (tuning) the engine control parameters after these mods can potentially cause problems that you can hardly hold the GM engineers responsible for.

You wanna buy a new car and screw with it? Be man enough to take responsibility for the consequences. Did you read the warranty?
Wing_Nut is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 06:04 PM
 
raspantienator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: BREWSTER, NY
Posts: 1,448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another reason to keep it stock.
Thanks Wing of Nut.
raspantienator is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 09:31 AM
 
ppurfield001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fort Mill, SC
Posts: 779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wing_Nut View Post
Sorry, I have to support the dealer on this one. You want to modify your car? Why should GM warranty a drivetrain modified by amateurs with components that were not part of GM's original design?

Granted, if you modified the engine, that shouldn't affect a radio failure, or peeling paint. But engine failures, yeah sorry. You're on your own.

An air intake can change the air/fuel ratio. An exhaust can alter backpressure. Fiddling with (tuning) the engine control parameters after these mods can potentially cause problems that you can hardly hold the GM engineers responsible for.

You wanna buy a new car and screw with it? Be man enough to take responsibility for the consequences. Did you read the warranty?


Wing Nut has it right, even though he sounds like Joe Friday on the old "Dragnet" TV series - "Just the facts ma'am, just the facts.........."

ppurfield001 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 04:43 PM
 
PAULCAPASSO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cheshire CT
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to PAULCAPASSO
I agree also. There is someone on here that has the saying, "Nitrous is like a hot girl with a STD, You want to hit it but your afriad of the consequences" Not just for Nitrous but for anything you put on your car. On the other hand, If you find a good dealer such as mine that you have been faithful to, they will fix anything. I recently tried to retrofit a tree into my passenger side door using the car as a Zamboni. That wasent coverd under the 3/36 or the extended Warranty.

Last edited by PAULCAPASSO; 03-24-2008 at 04:48 PM.
PAULCAPASSO is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 05:16 PM
 
fergyflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Eustis Fl.
Posts: 3,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like to modify my cars. I usually find a dealer in the area, before I buy the car that is mod friendly. Not all dealers have to be.

The reality is that the dealer is correct in not covering a failure of a component that may be damaged by increased power that he modified engine produces. Like Wing Nut said, if you modify the exhaust and the radio fails, that should be covered. If you put on a cat-back and the converters fail, sorry about your luck. Now I would have an issue with a dealer telling me my camshaft failure, or timing chain failure was due to my cat-back.

The dealer legally can't say that you abuse the car because you modify it. They can pull records from your PCM and look at how you drove it, and deny the repairs.
fergyflyer is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 05:18 PM
 
fergyflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Eustis Fl.
Posts: 3,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAULCAPASSO View Post
I agree also. There is someone on here that has the saying, "Nitrous is like a hot girl with a STD, You want to hit it but your afriad of the consequences" Not just for Nitrous but for anything you put on your car. On the other hand, If you find a good dealer such as mine that you have been faithful to, they will fix anything. I recently tried to retrofit a tree into my passenger side door using the car as a Zamboni. That wasent coverd under the 3/36 or the extended Warranty.
That's exactly the logic I use when buying a used car. If it's been moded, it's a hot chick with an STD. Not worth the chances.
fergyflyer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pontiac tries high-performance revival Wing_Nut In the News 16 03-27-2008 07:43 PM
69 Judge-need your opinions, please joeflyer 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 11 08-03-2006 12:24 AM
Pontiac Celebrates Racing 'Triple Crown' 05GTO In the News 0 11-17-2005 09:52 PM
GM's Plan To Save Pontiac And Buick 05GTO In the News 6 06-01-2005 07:52 AM
Pontiac tries to revive brand 05GTO In the News 2 02-25-2005 06:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome