Void Warranty Battle
I know several members have taken their Camaros in for warranty work only to be told by the dealer that because of their modifications, their power train warranty is void. The basis, I assume, is that the modifications increased the horse power which is expressly stated in the warranty as making the warranty void.
My contention is that certain common modifications do not increase the horse power generated by the engine. Rather, they reallocate the available power.
As an example, CAIs are popular modification and may increase horse power at the wheels. The way this is accomplished, if I'm correct, is that the CAI, being more efficient than the stock filter and induction system, requires less power to perform its task. The power saved is therefore available at the wheels.
If I'm correct, could this line of reasoning be used to counter dealer claims that a CAI voids the power train warranty because the horse power was increased? I realize that if a dealer refused to perform warranty work on a modified engine, that recourse is probably going to involve litigation. At this time, I'd like to put that aspect aside and just discuss whether or not my "theory" is valid.
Thanks to all who respond.