I think so. When your running a boost gauge you have to go through your car's firewall, they might have a problem with you doing that. Though it's a relatively simple install, as far as they're concerned, anything after market that involves that might be considered to void the warranty. Not sure though so don't quote me. Just my guess.
VW can deny Warranty work for that pretty easily.. it's an unauthorized modification to the engine/car and can cause(not likely as you and i will agree) issues in the future.
besides.. by the time you have seen your gauge spike high enough that you need one, the turbo will probably have already gone pop
quote:[HR][/HR]I think so. When your running a boost gauge you have to go through your car's firewall[HR][/HR]
There's a grommet in the firewall straight from the factory for running things across... so it's not something you have to "modify". However, you do have to snip the tube that comes out of the fuel pressure regulator in order to install the boost gauge so the dealer could technically bug you about hacking around the engine bay... but if one dealer acts like an ass, then chances are there will be a better dealer in town.
Long answer made short - ANY mod can violate the entire warranty.The only way to be sure you didn't void the warranty is to just drive your car the way it came. Any time you open the hood and change something you are running the risk that you will void the warranty. If the dealer decides to ignore the modification, consider it a gift. Even if you try to argue that the mod you did has no affect on the problem you are in for, when push comes to shove you will lose. If you win, the dealer is being nice.
To answer your question, cutting through the firewall and tapping into the turbo can void just about every part of the warranty. BTW the turbo in our cars is VERY small. There is very little reason to guage it.
Just my .02 - If you search around, I made a post detailing the legal issues surrounding the warranty in the past few days. I don't feel like retyping it all.
I will be getting a 2002.5 GTI and one of the biggest things I was looking forward to doing is being able to mod it slightly (exhaust and suspension upgrade most likely). Is it a good idea to ask the dealership what their opinions are of mods? Should I go back and talk to the VW techs directly? All this talk about voiding my entire warranty for adding an exhaust is making me think twice....
quote:[HR][/HR]There's a grommet in the firewall straight from the factory for running things across... so it's not something you have to "modify". However, you do have to snip the tube that comes out of the fuel pressure regulator in order to install the boost gauge so the dealer could technically bug you about hacking around the engine bay... [HR][/HR]
Sorry, you're right. What I did want to say had to pertain to cutting part of the tube. Instead I lost my train of thought, but that's exactly it. As far as the dealer is concerned, that's a no no in their books.
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