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      10-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by M130ISWP View Post
It is interesting that this module is faulty, never heard/seen this happen before. In our currency (South African 1700 Rands / About 150 Euro). No, there wasnít any faults stored, thatís why BMW themselves couldnít find the problem. The tuner had 3 different diagnostic systems, only the 1 found the problem.

Auto Atlantic has had my 330i since Monday (got her back this afternoon) and than ran diagnostics a number of times but could not find any faults, and I mean anything! ART found that there was a fault with the two DISA Flaps, the thermostat, and the Valvetronic motor (10% out of spec). Now this is not to say that these items are not functioning or totally faulty, but they picked up irregularities that are causing the strange pinking type noise and so on. I reckon the strange dip in power between 3000 - 4500 rpm is being caused by the issues with the DISA Flaps. Point is, the agents are only capable of finding the obvious and easy faults, so as far as I am concerned, they are just plain useless at sorting out these more complex issues - so motorplan or warranty is pointless.

For the benifit of other members, this 130i M and 330i are friends and we are talking about the same tuner with regards to the diagnostics - very jacked up crowd, so they know what they are doing and meticulous as opposed to running a sausage factor expected to turn around 80 plus cars a day! And this is the biggest problem with the agents - they just don't spend as much time as needed when tackling these more tricky issues. Hope 130i M gets her shiny new throttle pedal module soon! Last ditch effort for BMW - have a meeting with a technical rep from BMW SA with regards to my car's issues, but can just see more time is going to be wasted.
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