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This is a discussion on turbo timer vs warranty within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Would installing a turbo timer void my warranty even though it helps prolong engine life?...

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    Registered User FFWRX's Avatar
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    turbo timer vs warranty

    Would installing a turbo timer void my warranty even though it helps prolong engine life?

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    I can't see why it should, what harm can it cause, what can it actually break, unless you make some major stuff up in the wiring or something, and short the whole electrical system on the car - but whats the likelyhood of something like that happening, very little I would assume.

    So normally Subaru can only void a warranty if they can produce evidence that a modification led to fault of what ever you are claiming the warranty for.
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    Aust-WRX makes a rational point, but I'm afraid that it's not like that for some dealerships.

    You should really ask a local suby dealer that question because their answer will mean something. The range of mod-friendliness of the dealers can range considerably. And it's also worht it to call multiple places if available.

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    Think about it this way, SOA says you don't need one. There are threads here on that subject. IMHO, you don't need one.

    While the dealer may be mod friendly, SOA is not. If you don't have any other mods, why risk your warranty?


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    I don't think you have to worry about it in this case. Denying warranty work in this case would be like denying it 'cause you installed a stereo, radar detector, boost gauge or alarm. I've heard of them denying due to some silly things but nothing THAT silly! And actually SOA has been pretty reasonable from what I've seen about things that aren't replacing/modifying important parts.

    Mister X, for example has been screwed over stainless brake lines and aftermarket rotors. While I think that's pretty stupid and wrong, I think you can see how that's different from a turbo timer.
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