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Advice needed - impact on factory warranty of adding aftermarket exhaust?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Jas, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    Unfortunately I heard this :D :



    So, I was wondering what is owners' experience of Ferrari's attitude to cars with the exhaust backbox changed to an aftermarket one please?

    Obviously I don't mean warranty over the exhaust, but what if a car has an engine problem? Will Ferrari try to get out of covering a fault because the exhaust is no standard?
     
  2. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    No-one?
     
  3. Redneck Slim

    Redneck Slim Formula Junior
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    Under well-established federal law,the car manufacturer must show that the modifications were responsible for the problem. This can involve going to court if the manufacturer won't concede.
     
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  4. Ira Schwartz

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    OP is not in the US, but rather UK.
     
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  5. obbob

    obbob Formula Junior

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    Catback exhausts rarely have trouble with warranty denial.

    when you start changing cats, you’re going to start running into fussy dealers blaming the exhaust. Headers even more so.

    Make sure you have a good relationship with your service department. That will reduce the risk significantly.
     
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  6. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    Thanks all. Yes Ira and Slim, I'm in the UK, so US law won't help me. EU law says the same thing though :)

    The real question however is what Ferrari's attitude is towards such mods.

    obbob, thanks and yes I do not intend to change cats or sensors. Only thinking of changing the backbox. Sounds like it's a low risk then :)
     
  7. gilly6993

    gilly6993 Formula 3

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    First hand experience....V12 Lusso with cats and full exhaust done in 2018. Not installed by the dealer because they are quite a distance away. They did however add my supplied O2 sensor spacers a few months later because of a CEL

    Oil leak in late 2018 from a loose hose. Fixed. Major issues in 2019 which in the end required a new PTU. Fixed.

    Not one mention of the exhaust except it was the best sounding Lusso they’ve seen....


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  8. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Rookie

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    :D
     
  9. BJK

    BJK Formula 3

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    was the oil leak PTU related? How many miles on car when PTU replaced?
     
  10. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    its all horse ****. have had exhausts on dozens of ferraris and never an issue. i have the full novitec on my FF and never an issue. (in the USA at least)
     
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  11. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    Thanks gilly & ttforcefed :)

    I reckon I'm going for it. Just getting quotes now :D
     
  12. gilly6993

    gilly6993 Formula 3

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    Unrelated. I think I was at 5K miles or so when it was replaced over the summer....


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