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I just got a brand new 2016 Veloster Turbo and I am loving it so far. I do want to do some modifications eventually, and the only thing holding me back is the fear of voiding my warranty from the dealership. I was warned that the cars are expensive to fix if something goes wrong, and not that I am afraid of doing the work myself, I just could not afford such a costly endeavor. My question is two part, as this is my first experience with this make and model. Are the cars durable for the most part, and are the truly that hard to work on? Thank you for any comments!
 

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I feel like these questions should have been asked before buying. :crazy:

I know that mine was an impulse buy when I got into my 2013 without seeing all of the issues first.
 

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But, the later model years seem to be more robust so far.
 
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You're right. I did some research on the cars, but nothing deep into the problems that some people face. I'm more concerned with the difficulty of working on the cars than the problems that could occur, as I know anything could happen when messing around with mods.

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I've found the car fairly easy to work on (This is legit the first car I have ever modded/messed with). As long as you don't go fucking up your engine nothing is to expensive.

First and foremost this car has the worst piston rings in history so for the love of god change your oil regularly... 3k miles. There's a massive oil thread but to make it easy use Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 or Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w-30.
Hmm seems like there isn't a 5w-40 PUP... I'll leave that to someone else heh I don't use Pennzoil anyway.

We here in these forums recommend 5w-40 due to the fuel dilution caused by the shitty piston rings which easily reduces the Hyundai recommended 5w-30 to 5w-20 by the 3k OCI.

Some good reads:
http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/veloster-turbo-discussions/12107-motor-oil-recommendations.html
http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/xenon-element/10454-lspi-risk-minimization-tips-research.html
http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/...rma-treatments-oil-lubricants-good-order.html
http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/tork-motorsports/13835-addressing-miss-information.html

There's more but I'm to tired to remember atm... lol
 
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Most of what I've done is in my signature. Not sure if Tapatalk shows them or not.

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You're right it doesn't ? I will definitely check that out as soon as I get home from work and let you know! Thank you!

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Warranty claims will be dealt with according to the dealers techs and service manager. Some dealerships accept modded cars while some fuss about every little mod. Search for the dealer dealer list on here i forget the actual title but it has people's good and bad experiences with modded cars at the dealer. Know what the part does that you're swapping out for aftermarket and know how it works. So if an issue does arise then you can cover your ass under magnuson moss warranty act. They are responsible for proving without a doubt that your part caused a failure. Basically they cant say well your struts went bad and deny your warranty because you put an aftermarket exhaust on.
 

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A lot hinges on the dealers and techs interpretation and execution of the warranty rules. Some techs are mod friendly some are not. I had a common wheel bearing issue which a tech at one dealership said wouldn't be covered by warrantee because of my coilovers. At another dealershit, they covered it.

To protect myself against this I have kept ever single stock part I've removed and done nothing to my engine I can't swap back to stock if it comes to that. I, and many others, even have retained our stock ECU to swap in if we have to go to a dealershit.
 
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