Originally Posted by tracknut
with the inherent risks of warranty claims, is probably not worthwhile, to me at least.
I completely agree and didn't think the octane boost was viable either.
In regards to the warranty here is some info sent to me when I had this same question.
> 1. *How easy are the chips to install on both the Ferraris and Maseratis?
They are fairly easy... All the customer needs to do is remove the ecu and overnight it to us. We then make the changes and overnight it back to the customer. Then all they need to do is plug in their ECU again and drive off with a smile We have full instructions (with color pics) on most models.
> 2. *Will the chip void the warranty (probably not your concern so I'll ask a dealer).
The dealer may in fact tell you it does... but this is not the case. Under several laws in place accross America, it is illegal for a warranty to be broken from the manufacturer due to fitment of a replacement aftermarket part. It is called the magnusson-moss warranty act. I can provide the entire act for you if required.
> I'm figuring if the installation is easy they can just unplug it each time they go into the dealer. *Is this recommended and would the dealer know there was a chip on the car?
Even though it is easy to remove the computer and have us return it to stock settings, it is not required. We have designed the software so that it is totally undetectable to the dealer both physically and electronically. So when the dealer plugs into the OBD-2 port for service, it shows as totally stock - and therefor no warranty is affected.