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Old 08-03-2018, 11:16 PM
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Would they find it out that you were at the track? What if you do the ransom inspection every fourth track day?
All they would have to do is look at RPM and know.
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:46 PM
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All they would have to do is look at RPM and know.
Unless they have a black box with gps, rpm wouldn't tell you anything other than someone driving their car hard.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:10 AM
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Have you all seen this
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...so-carbon.html
I rode in this car and wow!! Fit and finish is top notch. Power and handling is unparalleled.

I could go on, but wont.

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:36 AM
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I find it very hard to believe that McLaren would deny warranty claims for only going to the track without an inspection. They are trying to gain market share in a competitive space, and that kind of press probably isn't what they want.

Has there ever been a confirmed case of them denying a claim?
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:49 AM
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McLaren has only ever denied claims for bad paperwork to my knowledge.

I generally do track weekends so I get 2-3 days out of a pre track or post track.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:54 PM
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This inspection thing doesn't seem like a big deal unless you don't have a dealer in your town. Just take it to the dealer before your track day and do the post and pre at the same time. Relatively cheap compared to these cars. It's kind of funny to watch guys whine about a few hundred $ that own a 200k plus car!
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by joejenie View Post
This inspection thing doesn't seem like a big deal unless you don't have a dealer in your town. Just take it to the dealer before your track day and do the post and pre at the same time. Relatively cheap compared to these cars. It's kind of funny to watch guys whine about a few hundred $ that own a 200k plus car!
Most people I know that EARNED their money they count their money. Lottery rednecks is a different sort.
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by qbix View Post

Most people I know that EARNED their money they count their money. Lottery rednecks is a different sort.
As a guy who EARNED it, I guess I see it differently. I see it as you can't afford the item if you can't properly keep it running per manufacturers recommendations. I see the same thing in my airplane forums as well (if you think these cars are expensive, but a jet!). In most cases, when the guy is crying about the costs, they bought off more than they could afford. This is not a good experience for anyone involved.
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by joejenie View Post
I see it as you can't afford the item if you can't properly keep it running per manufacturers recommendations.
Agreed....
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:03 PM
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I see it as sucking free money. Pre track day inspection ...
Running cost and bending over for nothing are two different things. But that is how I see it.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:30 PM
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I see it as more of an inconvenience. Dealer an hour away, 1-2 hours at the dealership, drive home another hour, that would be 8 hours +- for pre and post check.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:10 PM
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The service department should give you the checklist for the pre and post track inspection. My understanding is that as long as you or someone else completes that checklist then you are good from a warranty point of view.

As CJ said above; most of us do a track inspection maybe every 3 times we track.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:26 PM
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Talk to the local dealership about this. By and large and especially if you are a decent customer (as in not trying to be an **** about things generally), they will almost always be reasonable about the inspections in my experience. That means not necessarily doing every single pre and post inspection but at least doing one every couple of trackdays. I used to change oil every 3-4 trackdays on my 12c anyway so it wasn't a big deal to get the post inspection done and they knew I was going to one soon after so never required a 'pre' check. I admit being in the UK the distances involved will be less than in the US by and large though.
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Originally Posted by RobbieRob View Post
I see it as more of an inconvenience. Dealer an hour away, 1-2 hours at the dealership, drive home another hour, that would be 8 hours +- for pre and post check.

They will pretty happily truck the car back and forth for you, at least at MCL PHL...
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:34 PM
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I’ve not heard oF anyone who’s been given approval by McLaren to do their on pre / post track inspection?
However, the following is a cut and paste from my McLaren manual which uses the word “recommends” so the forum lawyers could argue you not required to do the inspections in order to maintain warranty.

NOTE: Before you use your vehicle on the track, consult your McLaren retailer. McLaren recommend that your vehicle is inspected before and after track use.”
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