In response to that very question, Pontiac motors sent me an email giving the standard "GM does not recommend ANY modifications to it's vehicles, modifications may void certain aspects of your warranty."chagloch said:Has anyone talked to a dealer/mechanic as to what mods can be made to our GTO's without voiding the factory/extended warranty?
I find the K&N to be quite nice. I still have a stock hood, as I have special racing stipes that would be a bitch to get replaced if I changed the hood. Not to mention the price of the hood. What I was reading about the K&H hp increase was somewhere in the neighborhood of 15hp at the rear wheel. I am sure that someone who has had their car dynoed can give a more accurate number.c141navg8r said:Hey Chuck,
I just ordered my GTO. Black/black w/M6. The dealership added a Scorpio Ram Air hood and a K&N AirCharger as part of the deal. I confirmed it was covered under their GM warranty program - I even went with the extended for the heck of it. I'm curious, how are you liking your K&N system? Did you add a new hood? What kind of hp increase was advertised to you?
(BTW - born in Peoria!)
That was response is what I was afraid of. I was planning on changing out the air system should I need service.Ursus said:In response to that very question, Pontiac motors sent me an email giving the standard "GM does not recommend ANY modifications to it's vehicles, modifications may void certain aspects of your warranty."
So if I take my baby in for service, I'll just replace the factory air box.
The 15 min. it will take me is well worth the insurance !!!
I should add that any mods done by the dealer before purchase are covered under warranty. :cool
Who has the K&N kit in STOCK ?GlennH said:I got my K&N air charger installed last night...it looks good under the hood and sounds great when you step on the gas. It took about an hour and a half to install and wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be.
My understanding is that the air charger will not void the warranty and neither will a cat back exhaust. Doing just about anything else and you're running a risk. If I have to go in for warranty work, I do intend to reinstall the stock program from my Predator but I'm going to chance the K&N charger.
GlennH said:My understanding is that the air charger will not void the warranty and neither will a cat back exhaust.I've heard that oil soaked air charger filters may void your warranty if the dealership finds one attached. Does anyone know a GM service tech they could call to find out for sure?