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Has anyone here had any experience with bringing any mods to Lee Volvo? <p>Planning to do the JRL(c) mod but the car is Volvo certified and hence has the 6 year/100k miles warranty. Obviously warranty and mods are totally up to the service manager discretion, so therefore I'm asking to see if anyone in the Boston area has had any first hand experience with Lee Volvo and mods? <p>I know there are other dealers in the area, but Lee is very close to our house.... <br>So far I have only had them do the axle ping "repair" (=Loctite), which of course didn't last more than 1 month. Looking to go back at the next oil change and do Synthetic oil, gearbox oil, diff + angle gear oil change, the XC90 ping fix, and wanted to get a flavor for how they will react to a removed resonator. <p>Thanks in advance!<br>
 

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the JRL mod will not affect your warranty at all.<p>In order for a warranty claim to be denied, they must in-fact PROVE that the item in question caused, without a doubt, the damage. In this case, the only thing after the JRL mod is the muffler and tailpipe, and good luck trying to prove that a piece of 30" steel caused a muffler to go bad. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>you are OK! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I agree this sounds pretty low risk and that it <I>shouldn't</I> affect your warranty, but I would not be so certain as Phuz that it cannot happen--warranty claims get inappropriately denied regularly. The question is really whether you have the energy and money to fight this sort of thing through litigation (to force them to prove that the mod caused the problem) in the off chance that it is denied.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the JRL mod will not affect your warranty at all.<p>In order for a warranty claim to be denied, they must in-fact PROVE that the item in question caused, without a doubt, the damage. In this case, the only thing after the JRL mod is the muffler and tailpipe, and good luck trying to prove that a piece of 30" steel caused a muffler to go bad. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>you are OK! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>In theory I agree with you 100%. I guess we have all heard the horror stories about service managers throwing all kinds of poop our way for mods. And the Magnuson Moss act is supposed to make the dealer prove the mod casued the defect. <p>Just curioous to see if anyone actually had taken a modded car to Lee.
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (FastWgn)

I have had a very bad experiences with that dealership, i would not bring your car to them for any reason.
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (row)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have had a very bad experiences with that dealership, i would not bring your car to them for any reason.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Please send me an email offline - would like to hear more.
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (FastWgn)

The R sounds terrific with the resonator removed - you'll love it! Just tell them that the resonator was removed to protec thte driveshaft and to avoid the rain squeal during cold weather. While you're at it, remove the big bracket mid-car if you haven't already done so - it serves no purpose.<p>Lots of fluid changes - how many miles?<p>- Tryg
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the JRL mod will not affect your warranty at all.<p>In order for a warranty claim to be denied, they must in-fact PROVE that the item in question caused, without a doubt, the damage. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are we talking about Volvo?... I think it's the other around. <p>In order for a warrenty claim to be approved, you must in-fact PROVE that the item in question did not cause, without doubt, the damage. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My understanding also that Volvo operates under Napoleonic Law, your modifications are deemed guilty until they are proven innocent. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bill d cat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My understanding also that Volvo operates under Napoleonic Law, your modifications are deemed guilty until they are proven innocent. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep....that's what my dealer said about that modification. I guess I can live with that, as I have read numerous posts that mention a more pronounced backfire after the mod. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Jim
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yep....that's what my dealer said about that modification. I guess I can live with that, as I have read numerous posts that mention a more pronounced backfire after the mod. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Jim</TD></TR></TABLE><p>After having the resonator removed yesterday and driving for all of maybe 50 miles with it, there is a sliver more backfire with it removed. Can't tell while driving normally but if reving at standstill OR making a sloppy 1-2 shift you can hear more than before. But it's very subtle, and kind of sounds cool, as long as the additional gas is burnt in te exhausrt and not in the cat, since the latter may ruin it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The R sounds terrific with the resonator removed - you'll love it! Just tell them that the resonator was removed to protec thte driveshaft and to avoid the rain squeal during cold weather. While you're at it, remove the big bracket mid-car if you haven't already done so - it serves no purpose.<p>Lots of fluid changes - how many miles?<p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup - the upgraded sound is excellwnt! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Regarding fluids - we're actually only at 30k, but I'm a firm believer that "lifetime" fills don't exist, and that the most important fluid change for transmission components is the first one (when you remove all the initial shavings). Hence I'd like to clean it all out and get some fresh fluids in there. I'm also one of those guys that change (and flush) the coolant every 2-3 years.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Row- I sent you an email offline - please reach out when you get a chance. Thanks!<br>
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (row)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have had a very bad experiences with that dealership, i would not bring your car to them for any reason.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We should talk.<p>I have had almost all my warantee service done there. They have been okay about my mods. Did not decline to replace rear bushings, control arms, hubs, and the whole rear suspension assembly - all under warrantee - even though I had done the Johann lowering springs mod early on. <p>I do have more to say, but probably should not broadcast.<p>Best Volvo in Rochester NY has a great technician...
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (SleepR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SleepR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>We should talk.<p>I have had almost all my warantee service done there. They have been okay about my mods. Did not decline to replace rear bushings, control arms, hubs, and the whole rear suspension assembly - all under warrantee - even though I had done the Johann lowering springs mod early on. <p>I do have more to say, but probably should not broadcast.<p>Best Volvo in Rochester NY has a great technician...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just got yourmail - responding offline. Thank you.
 

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Re: Mass drivers only: Lee Volvo - JRL mod - warranty - any expereinces? (FastWgn)

This is the dealer that I use for my S60R and my 98 S70T5 manual, neither of which are moded (yet). I am very interested in any experience any of you would like to share with me about them. Other than being expensive for the work performed, I have not had any complaints. I can provide my email if anyone has anything they would like to share.
 
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