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There is some truth to this.....not sure about BMW, but there is some spying going on out there on forums.
My scenario.......I had bought a remanufactured long block for my Nissan from Jasper Engines. The reason I bought it from them was because it came with a 3 yr/100000 warranty. After installing it and following their break-in procedures to a tee, I started having fun with it. I put just under 10k miles on it, then ended up running lean and detonating, and ended up bending a rod. I pulled the motor back out, stripped it back down to the long block, and sent it back to Jasper so they could inspect it for warranty purposes. After a few days a rep called me and said we saw your mod list on a forum and the mods you have void the warranty. He started reading off the mod list; "larger turbo, larger injectors", etc, etc. I was so shocked they discovered this, I didn't know what to say...lol. On the forum my username was my first name...but that's it. They must have put the pieces together (car make, city, username, email address linked to my username on the forum). They basically said sorry we can't help you since you have modded the engine.....even though come to find out they used re-manufactured rods, which is a huge no no. They sent me back the long block and it's been sitting in my garage ever since. So if some crappy engine re-manufacturer takes the time to spy in forums to void warranties, I'm willing to bet BMW and other car manufactures do the same.
2007 M6: Black Sapphire
*Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
*Street Wheels- AG M310's 19x11/ 19x8.5; Powder Coated Jet Anthracite Matte
*Track Wheels- Apex ARC-8's 18x9.5 Squared; Anthracite Gloss with 275/35 R compounds
*Motul RBF 660 Race Brake Fluid
*Stop Tech Brake Pads
*RPI GT Exhaust ( Sections one, two, & three)
*RPI Block Off Plates
*Charcoal Filter Delete
*Formula One Pinnacle Series Ceramic Tint; 15%
*Autotecknic Matte Black Kidney Grilles
*Matte Black Fender Grilles
*Stealth Front Turn Signal Bulbs
*Nokya Hyper Yellow H7 DRL's
Last edited by ktlocklear; 20th September 2011 at 07:13 PM.