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Sportback Will warranty be void with secondary decats on pfl rs3??

S3_Sanni Jul 26, 2018

  1. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Been looking on forum but cant see a definite answer but as title states, would the warranty be void?

    I seen someone selling it from audi on this forum and was interested in buying it..



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  3. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Sportback Audi RS3 quattro

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    Yes they will void the warranty unfortunately.
     
  4. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    I’d of thought if they wanted to be awkward then they could void the warranty on the exhaust system.
    They’d then need to prove that the decats had caused the failure you were claiming for.
    Probably 99% of it depends on the dealer whether they try and blame them or not.
     
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  5. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team V6 Audi RS4

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    I had them and it never impacted any warranty work indeed Audi never even mentioned it.

    TX.

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  6. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    They take 15 mins to remove if needed.
     
  7. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks for the messages lads... got the sports exhaust.. but wanting secondary decats for more louder pops and bangs!!


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  8. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    You won't regret it!
     
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  9. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team V6 Audi RS4

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    Earplugs needed! Still really miss that sound :(

    TX.

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  10. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Did you get yours from audicrewparts mate?


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    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Addictive... i love it!! Lol


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  13. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Sportback Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform

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    I had warranty work done on my 8P RS3 while decats where fitted, they replaced the whole back section of the exhaust because whilst it was in for a service, because they noticed the flaps rattling in the back box.....
     
  14. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    It must depend on the dealership then.. you were a lucky one lol


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  15. Gnasher

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    Surely if they're audi decats they wouldn't have a leg to stand on?
     
  16. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    Although Audi decats they aren’t fitted to the pfl at the factory so classed as a modification.
    Although anyone voiding a warranty because of them clearly were looking for a way not to do the job in the first place.
     
  17. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    Are you the same Sanni I sold my bcs exhaust to?
     
  18. Behind The Bins

    Behind The Bins Well-Known Member

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    The Audi dealership employee probably wouldnt know and wouldnt care it decats were fitted or not
     
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  19. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Sportback Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform

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    Err no

    The service manager actually commented about the Decats
    But as far as he was concerned it wasn't an issue.

    This is back in early 2015 though and I imagine things have tightened up now.
     
  20. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yes i am mate


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  21. Behind The Bins

    Behind The Bins Well-Known Member

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    Which dealership do you go to? I’d love to go somewhere that cared about the car and had the knowledge to comment

    By the way where’s @Spinstorm hes normally the one with the conjecture
     
  22. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Toyo secondary decats.. anybody heard of them??


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  23. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    Seen them on eBay for £99 but don’t know anyone who’s actually used them.
    You can buy the genuine ones without gaskets or nuts for about £120 from TPS
     
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  24. trilla

    trilla Member Team Panther Audi RS3

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    If you're going to go for any secondary decat option, go for the Audi ones, then at the very least you can plead ignorance. For the sake of £20 I wouldn't go with an ebay special and the Milltek ones have 'OFF ROAD USE ONLY' printed on them.
     
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  25. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Are gasket and nuts needed? Or can i use the ones already with the car


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  26. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Sportback Audi RS3 quattro

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    My comment on warranty being void is based on a comment from Audi in a rejected warranty claim.

    The car was mapped, the gearbox went bang. The car was flashed back, went in with decat pipes. Audi blamed the gearbox failure on a remap (TD1 flagged it despite it being flashed back) and that “a torque spike could have occurred with the lack of secondary cats”.
     
  27. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Use the ones on the car. I did. Although new ones are cheap enough so why not.

    All this talk of different manufacturers and which one to go for makes me laugh though...it's a straight through bit of pipe!
     
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  28. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Sportback Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform

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    Agreed @Doc the 'Not for road use' simply fell off.......:search:
     
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  29. rhysdavies91

    rhysdavies91 Member Team Catalunya TFSI Owners Group Sportback Audi RS6 Audi RS3 DSG

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    when was your car registration as the warranty would be nearly up anyway on a 2015 one
     
  30. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Mines a mid 16 model


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  31. rhysdavies91

    rhysdavies91 Member Team Catalunya TFSI Owners Group Sportback Audi RS6 Audi RS3 DSG

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    maybe wait abit until you have like 6/8 months left, but its your call :thumbs up:
     
  32. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    No need to wait! Secondary decat pipes are a 15 minute job to remove if so unlucky to need a warranty claim.
     

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