04-01-2012, 09:01 PM
There are some dealers out there with service writers who also have tuned cars. They are the ones who you need to deal with. They then can usually pass the work on to a tech they know that does not flip out when he sees anything aftermarket on the car. When it comes to big ticket items such as a transmission issue, you want your car going in as stock looking as possible. If the dealership can't prove anything aftermarket may have influenced damage, they are forced to fix the car or buy it back. Most shop foremans are not tuner friendly. At least all that I know. I can tell you the one I work for will take photos/videos and redflag your car personally in the system. Why, I have no idea. Most techs don't care to replace transmissions because by the time they get done writing a case, going through multiple test plans, getting authorization and then actually replacing with programming, they have spent more time with the car than BMW will pay them. So most techs would rather find a JB4 or something and point it out so that the finger is pointed back to the customer.