I took my car in for a oil leak and cold clutch judder two days ago and was told it would be taken care of under warranty. BTW my clutch problem has been there since about 6K miles(no mods at the time) they just fianlly found a fix for it(ie. sevice bullitin 3-51-02). I got a call today letting me know that because of modifications the warranty would be void and the probelms would not be covered. This was from a buddy of mine who works there no less the service writer hasn't even called me yet.
My modifications at the time are uppipe, downpipe, scoobysport muffler, and a set of intercooler hoses, the rest are pretty much for looks(ie, springs, wheels and leather). If this isn't someone trying to make money I don't know what is. The mechanics don't make as much money if they do work under warranty as they would if they didn't cover it. SOA doesn't overpay like the consumer does.
So basically what it comes down to is they will do anything they can to get out of doing work under warranty. What exactly does an exhaust have to do with cold clutch shudder and an oil leak, maybe someone here can clarify for me.
I seem to remember the rs' having problems with oil leaks caused by a bad cam seal at about the same mileage as mine too. Anyway I just wanted to warn anyone before they thought of taking their car there. I guess I'm gonna have to find a new dealership for service next time.
Thanks for letting me vent-James