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      06-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #45
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UPDATE:

For those asking about the very latest, tuner protected BMW software for the E9x M3:

The only difference will be the read/write times are extended, as we write over more details than previously. This means the process takes longer and has more draw on your battery. Because of this we require customers to have some sort of battery conditioner/charger that supplies over 12-13V.

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      06-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #46
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Feel free to PM me if you want feedback from the real world. Everything Paul has said up to this point in the thread has been 100% accurate, but he forgot to mention they answer emails at all hours of the day and night. Probably self-preservation, that...

Great support.
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Feel free to PM me if you want feedback from the real world. Everything Paul has said up to this point in the thread has been 100% accurate, but he forgot to mention they answer emails at all hours of the day and night. Probably self-preservation, that...

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Thanks Rich! My wife thinks I'm weird that I sleep with my phone, and check my emails before even saying good morning lol
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      06-02-2011, 01:08 AM   #48
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Hey Paul, got a note saying to expect software from you, haven't heard anything No rush, but looking for an update!
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      06-02-2011, 03:31 AM   #49
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spent 2 hours yesterday uploading the software to my car, thank god i have a battery charger. This will write a 5mb file to your laptop, this is then your original ECU file. Hopefully Sal sends me today the tuned file.
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Hey Paul, got a note saying to expect software from you, haven't heard anything No rush, but looking for an update!
Hi Kit, Did you send your file through to data@?

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spent 2 hours yesterday uploading the software to my car, thank god i have a battery charger. This will write a 5mb file to your laptop, this is then your original ECU file. Hopefully Sal sends me today the tuned file.
Yea its a big 'ol file, BMW didn't want to make it easy for us that's for sure. Definitely need that charger. Still, its just a little longer and it'll be worth it
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      06-02-2011, 12:23 PM   #51
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Hi Kit, Did you send your file through to data@?


Yup, a week ago. Sal and I have exchanged some emails and he pointed me towards you. I just sent you an email, sorry to do this on the forum
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Yup, a week ago. Sal and I have exchanged some emails and he pointed me towards you. I just sent you an email, sorry to do this on the forum
Already responded As per my update email, you need to use the new update software to read out your ECU and send to us. Just to get around the new tuner protection, that's all.

ETA: Strange you didn't receive it as you were in the list?! Hope we aren't falling into your spam trap. If you could check and let me know, thanks.

ETAx2: It did fall into your spam. Oh well, least you know I didn't forget you! lol

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Thanks for the prompt service, Paul! I thought my email bounced at first, since your reply was so fast
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I get my cable today and have the battery tender ready to go !! I'm excited!!

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- - I can have the battery tender hooked up and charging and still start up the electronics in the car - correct??
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Thanks for the prompt service, Paul! I thought my email bounced at first, since your reply was so fast
no problem, glad we tracked it down!

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I get my cable today and have the battery tender ready to go !! I'm excited!!

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- - I can have the battery tender hooked up and charging and still start up the electronics in the car - correct??
Of course! Although please, during the read and write process, don't have any electrics going in the car as per the manual. You can of course, otherwise, run the car electrics as normal.
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no problem, glad we tracked it down!



Of course! Although please, during the read and write process, don't have any electrics going in the car as per the manual. You can of course, otherwise, run the car electrics as normal.
Thanks Paul - I'm excited - waiting for the Usps truck .. I'll be sure to follow the intructions you sent to the letter... and try and send you the file tonight...
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One other thing to make sure of, guys, make sure you disable the sleep timer on your laptop. having it go to sleep while it is reading is probably not an issue, but if it did while writing, that would be Seriously Bad.
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Hi Paul,

Once a locked car has been unlocked and tuned, is the flash procedure the same as the faster old way??
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One other thing to make sure of, guys, make sure you disable the sleep timer on your laptop. having it go to sleep while it is reading is probably not an issue, but if it did while writing, that would be Seriously Bad.
YES! Absolutely, it's in the manual but we can never say this enough times.

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Once a locked car has been unlocked and tuned, is the flash procedure the same as the faster old way??
Nope, it will always be the same procedure as we are overwriting a large portion of the ECU
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Okay! ECU Data sent off to you guys!!! Waiting for the tuned file! WOOT!!
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hopefully some of you guys plan on doing some before/after dynos to see the gains

i would definitely be interested in that!
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hey paul! question, could you post a link for the best charger to get for this type of use? dont really know which to get. looking foward for the new batch to come out!!
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Okay! ECU Data sent off to you guys!!! Waiting for the tuned file! WOOT!!
Me too. can't wait!
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hey paul! question, could you post a link for the best charger to get for this type of use? dont really know which to get. looking foward for the new batch to come out!!
I have the Battery Tender Plus and it worked perfectly yesterday when I was doing the ECU read - it did take about 1.5 hours!! with the ignition on engine off) all through - definitely needed a battery tender!
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I have the Battery Tender Plus and it worked perfectly yesterday when I was doing the ECU read - it did take about 1.5 hours!! with the ignition on engine off) all through - definitely needed a battery tender!
The one we have in the unit isn't much more expensive and that's been enough for hundreds of cars and varying lengths of read so I'm sure that'll be fine!
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Does your tune get rid of the CEL if one is catless/using HFC?
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