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Old 08-13-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
Stealthfish
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Now before everyone goes on a "it pays to play" rant, I have already saved up enough for a new built motor just in case something happens (knock on wood). Which reminds me that I need to cancel that 7yrs/100k miles warranty...

I have 2 years of free maintenance and have an oil change and cabin filter I need to replace but I am running stage 1 + SF, which means physically I have an aftermarket airbox. Will they say anything if I have the airbox in? I don't want them to give me a hard time or a hassle. I could however, take off the intake and flash the car to a temporary stage 1 or 0 or something but I am seeing what people would recommend. What have you guys been doing?

Does Subaru make note of vehicle with mods that are brought in for maintenance?

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Old 08-13-2015, 07:39 PM   #2
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unless you have antilag or have changed a part they need to work on, the dealer probably won't even notice. the cabin filter is in the glove box, so unless you deleted your interior and A/C because racecar they will replace it no questions asked, especially about your intake. if you mean the free engine air filter changes, they won't do those anymore because they obviously can't, but that shouldn't stop you from doing your own maintenance (clean your MAF) because I believe the cobb intake is oiled. I doubt they will refuse to work on the car because of your intake, but they might mention it. I can't say if they record your mods, but pulling off the intake and receiving free filter you won't use to hide your tune seems strange and not worth it. especially when you go back in 12000 miles later and do the same thing, and it looks like it was installed yesterday I don't think they are out to get you just because you are tuned.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:38 AM   #3
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You can't really tell what they may do. We get modified cars often enough, and really nobody cares unless you're trying to get a new engine, in which case you're already screwed due to reflashing the ecu, so it doesn't even matter if they know you have an intake.
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:41 AM   #4
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^^^^ yup, they will only really care if you come in asking for a new motor. Most likely they won't notice or be excited about a modded car
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:20 PM   #5
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Okay, thanks guys. You guys are right, maybe the free oil change and filter is not worth it when I can put in better oil and even better oil filter.
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