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      10-08-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Do you guys bring your tuned vehicle to bmw for maintenace?

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Recently i just got my car's ECU tuned by the AA software. Now i am wondering where do you guys bring ur tuned car for regular scheduled maintenance?

Do bmw dealership really update / reset our ECU when we bring out car for oil change? Meaning we will lose the tunned ECU data.
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Guys,

Recently i just got my car's ECU tuned by the AA software. Now i am wondering where do you guys bring ur tuned car for regular scheduled maintenance?

Do bmw dealership really update / reset our ECU when we bring out car for oil change? Meaning we will lose the tunned ECU data.
Why not ?
I say to my BMW dealer...no updates because my car is tuned,in my case with the BPM tune .
The respons was.... ok no problem, and when they remove the tune one day....no problem...i just call Mike and will get another file to tune again
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      10-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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I have a full exhaust and tune on my car. Ive bought it in for regular service intervals with no hassel. However tommorow I have to bring it in for the 30k emissions service which Iam actually nervous about. Ill post back letting you guys know the results.
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Oil change, you're okay. They just reset the CBS interval counter. Though there are incidents where a dealer would see that your car needs a software update, and elect to flash it without your approval. I think this is rare, as it'll cost them time, and generally, they'll only do that if there's a related fix that requires a DME update.
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Guys,

Recently i just got my car's ECU tuned by the AA software. Now i am wondering where do you guys bring ur tuned car for regular scheduled maintenance?

Do bmw dealership really update / reset our ECU when we bring out car for oil change? Meaning we will lose the tunned ECU data.
Why not ?
I say to my BMW dealer...no updates because my car is tuned,in my case with the BPM tune .
The respons was.... ok no problem, and when they remove the tune one day....no problem...i just call Mike and will get another file to tune again
Yeah, it was exactly what my tuber told me but it was just a pain in the ass getting the program downloaded n uploaded again (3-4hrs) .. .. So for you, so far so good?
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Oil change, you're okay. They just reset the CBS interval counter. Though there are incidents where a dealer would see that your car needs a software update, and elect to flash it without your approval. I think this is rare, as it'll cost them time, and generally, they'll only do that if there's a related fix that requires a DME update.
Sounds a lot relieving now thanks guys
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      10-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #7
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I did up to 50k for the free maintenance warranty and they did not bother me about anything.. Now that I'm past warranty, I have EAS doing all my maintenance.
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Zero issues with tune and bolt ons, even when my differential bolt snapped and diff had to get replaced.
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Yeah, it was exactly what my tuber told me but it was just a pain in the ass getting the program downloaded n uploaded again (3-4hrs) .. .. So for you, so far so good?
Thats realy strange.... 3-4 hrs ,when Mike tuned my engine with remote cable after 15 min. it was done .
And so far so good ? this tune is actualy very good
I see you live in LA ,you are almost a neighbor of Mike-Benvo(BPM)
So why if i may ask you... the AA tune ?
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      10-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #11
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I did up to 50k for the free maintenance warranty and they did not bother me about anything.. Now that I'm past warranty, I have EAS doing all my maintenance.
Did u tell them that u have ur car tuned so they did not reset the ECU?
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Yeah, it was exactly what my tuber told me but it was just a pain in the ass getting the program downloaded n uploaded again (3-4hrs) .. .. So for you, so far so good?
Thats realy strange.... 3-4 hrs ,when Mike tuned my engine with remote cable after 15 min. it was done .
And so far so good ? this tune is actualy very good
I see you live in LA ,you are almost a neighbor of Mike-Benvo(BPM)
So why if i may ask you... the AA tune ?
Yeah. They had to download all the data to the computer which took them 1.5 hours approx. and after that, they sent the file to AA and will need upload it back to my car about 1another hour.

I read their good reviews from people in X5 and X6 forums. And the price is awesome too since they are having sale now.
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      10-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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Oil change, you're okay. They just reset the CBS interval counter. Though there are incidents where a dealer would see that your car needs a software update, and elect to flash it without your approval. I think this is rare, as it'll cost them time, and generally, they'll only do that if there's a related fix that requires a DME update.
So, is it safe for us to be clear with the dealer to say that our car is tuned?

A Person from the AA tuning just told me to never tell the dealership that my car is tuned EVER while you guys are saying its okay to tell. LOL. Im consfused what to do..
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I did not tell the dealer, flashed back to stock, but BMW NA looked at the car and seemed to have zero cause for not replacing differential under warranty. As far as I know they're the only ones who can tell if there is/was a tune (regardless of flashing back).
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This is kind of off topic.... but are some tunes generally more "dealer friendly"?

It seems like Dinan is more or less ok to have, but what about some of the other tunes out there like AA & JB?
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I have a full exhaust on my car and tune on my car. Ive bought it in for regular service intervals with no hassel. However tommorow I have to bring it in for the 30k emissions service which Iam actually nervous about. Ill post back letting know the results.
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I havent had a problem with a dealer calling me out on performance parts until I came to Las Vegas...its a nightmare here...I'm afraid to bring the car to them with painted reflectors...
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My SA at BMW has and recommended the ESS tune for my car. I guess it all depends on how well you trust your dealership.
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My SA at BMW has and recommended the ESS tune for my car. I guess it all depends on how well you trust your dealership.
That is really Nice !! I would like to hear the same thing here in the LA area . I will definitely bring my car there
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Doesnt everyone get the latest software before the tune? So there will be no reason to update anything. Except dct i guess.

In la, or most dealerships, i think its really who you work with not where you go. Try southbay, mckenna. Generally more mod friendly. All the guys love it when i pull up in my service area with a loud ass exhaust.
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