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My local Caddy dealer has quoted me $500 to order and install a UUC shifter on my 'O5 V. My only concern is its effect on the warranty down the road. Is it fair for me to request an assurance that installing the shifter in no way effects my warranty? Should I expect the Caddy dealer to be OK with this? I just don't want them laying the blame on the UUC for a shot differential in 6 months.
 

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Follow heavy's advice but be aware that it can change and is only good for that dealer. Some other dealer may say the UUC shifter caused added vibrations in the tranny which transmitted to the rear end and destroyed it. Doubt it but possible.
 

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Make dealer #2 install the shifter then if you have problems dealer #1 will never know it's in there. It would be difficult for dealer #1 to detect the shifter if they didn't do the install.
 

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I'm sure a dealer would look for signs that the tranny has been removed. Just take it to dealer 1 and be aware that they don't have to honor their promise later on. I heard the 06 V shifts better. What did they fix if that is the case?
 

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Agree that you should get an understanding of the dealer's view on mods.

However, if a shifter caused warranty concerns, I'd find a new dealer. That would be absolute horse crap...
 

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Unless you run into a tech that has done a load of V's...(not likely) its a transparent mod. Looking from below, its not something you would notice.
 

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Dave's V said:
I'm sure a dealer would look for signs that the tranny has been removed. Just take it to dealer 1 and be aware that they don't have to honor their promise later on. I heard the 06 V shifts better. What did they fix if that is the case?
The tranny does not have to be touched to do the UUC. There is another thread where James at Lindsay Cadillac describes how to do it without removing the exhaust or dropping the front of the drive shaft - which I wish I had read before I did mine. Unless someone really knows the feel of the stock shifter, no one will know.

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I've heard that some replaced the supplied grease from UUC with blinker fluid. Not only will this help the shifting mechanism, it won't drip down into the tranny and cause that vicious driveline clunk we've heard so much about. I also like vanilla cream-filled donuts.
 

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JP's V said:
I just don't want them laying the blame on the UUC for a shot differential in 6 months.
Do you think the connection they would use is that the new shifter indicates that you drive too aggressively? :suspect: That would be a stretch on their part that wouldn't hold up.

I have a UUC on order and am not a bit worried about warranty. The maggie will void that for me:rolleyes:

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The shifter is a metal stick... the only way I can see a dealer claiming that a shifter might void a portion of the warranty would be if they thought you were driving in an abusive fashion. This should be evidenced by other things bigger than the shifter.
I can't see someone denying a claim based on a shifter mod.

Yes you can do it without dropping the trans, I didn't realize it until after I had done one.
It's not that hard but you still have to get under the car to remove the shifter throughbolt and replace the bushings.

James didn't tell me about it until after I did it... nice boss huh?
Don't worry James, I won't hold it against you. :D
 

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The shifter is a metal stick... the only way I can see a dealer claiming that a shifter might void a portion of the warranty would be if they thought you were driving in an abusive fashion. This should be evidenced by other things bigger than the shifter.
I can't see someone denying a claim based on a shifter mod.
I know a guy very well that had an entire Vette warranty voided because the dealer accused him of previously having an Aftermarket shifter. It was an 02 Z06, 2 years old with 15k Miles. It came to the dealership with a stock shifter and blown 3rd gear synchros.

The district service manager and Chevrolet both sided with the dealer when the dealer tech said on the RO: "Aftermarket shifter previously installed, causing overthrow condition and damaging transmission."

Too bad the M12 tranny has internal stops and no shifter adjustment :cookoo:
 
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