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      12-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #177
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Good info. How likely is a tech who is doing just regular maint work who notices a DCI or something along those lines to put it in the notes on the VIN of the car?
It depends on the Tech. How lucky are you feeling>? Why take the risk ?


IF I had a car with lots of mods... I would be doing all the services myself or have an indi shop - I trust do the work. The only time I would see a dealer would be when I needed to take the car in for warranty work(& then I would remove the mods).
My tech today said that he works almost exclusively on the N54 platform and sees no problem with a FMIC, catless DPs, even a tune. When it gets to Meth injection or NO2, he can't overlook them.

Anyone in the central mass area that wants a good reasonable tech, I'll get you his name and tech number to schedule directly with him.
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      12-05-2012, 03:30 AM   #178
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This thread makes me depressed.....guess I'll be stock for awhile
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      03-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #179
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any information on this? i just got a 2012 135i and i want to get a tune from Active Autowerkes. will this tune stay recorded in the ECU?
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      05-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #180
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guys, guys, haha
just take it like a man and if something brakes on the car...... fix it!
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      07-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #181
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Warranty Issues

I bought my 09' 135 2 years ago today and love it to death. Found it hard not to mod the beast then after the first mod you want all of them. Long story short I have AR downpipes, Berk catback exhaust, AFE intake, and a short shift kit (through bmw though). All of these mods have yet to void my warranty and i have only 25k on her, don't know if the mechanics felt nice and didn't report it or it just passed right over there head.

Just set up my maps for COBB and having my car serviced next week to see what stuff i can still get out of my warranty. Hopefully my COBB will not be detected :/
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      07-14-2013, 06:03 PM   #182
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It depends on the Tech. How lucky are you feeling>? Why take the risk ?


IF I had a car with lots of mods... I would be doing all the services myself or have an indi shop - I trust do the work. The only time I would see a dealer would be when I needed to take the car in for warranty work(& then I would remove the mods).
Very true, all depends on the tech. I have a friend with a lift so i used to take them off before service but got tired of doing so and one day just went in for service with her in beast mode. No voids
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      07-15-2013, 02:01 AM   #183
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any information on this? i just got a 2012 135i and i want to get a tune from Active Autowerkes. will this tune stay recorded in the ECU?
Yes.

Every time you flash the DME it keeps track of the flash count. Everytime BMW hooks the car up to their "mother pc" it records the flash count too. When they don't match up... they know. BMW's latest sw level also has anti-tuner features that make it harder for tunes to work on it.

Even if you had a piggy tune... the sw also records max boost and other dme data.

IF you get the new BMW sw anti-tune you will notice a more quieter engine at idle(less injector noise and mechanical sounds), much less throttle response but ultimate HP remains the same. The car really feels gutted with this sw update.

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      10-22-2013, 04:15 AM   #184
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I have had mine in a few times and I put it back to stock before I take it in to the dealer. I have had customers do this too and not one word has been said so far. I am sure if they look for it, they can see the flash count and they can also see max boost levels and that will tell them its been tuned, but it does not seem like they are out to bust you for simple stg 1-3 stuff.

If you blew and engine, very rare, then they would probably dig in there and not cover it under warranty. Normal stuff should not be an issue in most cases.

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My tech today said that he works almost exclusively on the N54 platform and sees no problem with a FMIC, catless DPs, even a tune. When it gets to Meth injection or NO2, he can't overlook them.

Anyone in the central mass area that wants a good reasonable tech, I'll get you his name and tech number to schedule directly with him.
Could you pm me his info?
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