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Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by C S » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:36 pm

Thanks guys, that was a quick response....

What about fuel economy? I know that you guys said it would use more but I have read that it would improve????

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Post by Si Bailey » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:50 pm

If you are the type of driver like me who like to put your foot down from time to time when an empty road temps you, you may find a little more ware and tear to your turbo too.
Ive had my remap for about 2.5 years now and i have just started to notice a slightly louder turbo whistle when the car is on the boost, however that said, i have done quite a lot of miles since then and 2 trips caining it around the nurburgring.
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Post by Rjudgey » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:03 pm

As long as you change the oil every 8-10k and gear oil every 3rd oil change you'll be fine, as long as your not constantly ragging it and let the turbo warm up and cool down on each run should last a long time at least 60k miles unless your unlucky and have a duff bearing or electronic control on vanes goes wrong. Apart from that bank some extra cash for rear tyres as it will eat them alive I get about 10-15k miles from a set of rears and about double for fronts. Oh and don't forget to change oil in Diff every 50k say but more the better to be honest.
Mines been mapped since I ran the engine in after a few thousand miles which i did in a month, and since then I've done 162k miles and all I've changed are a few turbos, water pump and front shocks, mod wise done quite a bit but that's another story! Considering the track abuse it's had and hard time on the motorway getting me about to emergency calls at work It's done rather well I think and i'd certainly look at getting a Alpina D3 in the near future which is same engine but with bigger turbo and bits on it.
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Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by C S » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:10 pm

I took the plunge and went to the dark side, I had my 2009 118d coupe with 17,000 miles remapped by Jason from BW Chiptune http://www.bwchiptune.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I was really shocked at the difference! :shock:

It was so much smoother and the gear changes with ride felt something out of an automatic. :spotman:

It also had more power and felt more responsive, I was accelerating out of traffic which I couldn't do before.

I am the type of person who really cares about his cars and I was really worried about getting it remapped.

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Post by Onehp » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:32 am

redwizard wrote: Slightly off topic.... I've just had a spin in the F20 120d while mine had it's service - it has a little less power than mine (184bhp against 197bhp), but that twin-scroll turbo fitted to what is essentially the same engine as mine (and 118d) certainly improved the pickup response.

Now... who's going to be the first to see if that new twin-scroll turbo can be fitted to their models?
I don't know why BMW call their new engine twin power, but there is no twin-scroll on the 2l lump as far as I can tell. Then you would need a double exhaust manifold and double inlets ports to the turbo turbine, and the 2l diesels have neither. Neither have I heard of a twin scroll AND variable vane turbo for that mattter, the latter which they do have for sure. I'm guessing that the improved pick-up is mostly due to better variable vane control on the compressor side...
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Post by b1g1an » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:03 am

Apparently Twin Power means it has "common-rail direct injection and a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry", so basically the same as every other modern turbo diesel.

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Post by jason@bwchiptune » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:02 am

shad wrote:hi again

went to BW chiptune, hounslow in the end for my remap as they are so local..

car started with 182 bhp on the rollers (120d 2007 auto)... ended with just over 220 :)

i have the dyno sheet if anyone wants to see it

was £350, inc rolling road
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Post by jason@bwchiptune » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:06 am

Here is another 120d 177bhp 2008 tuned file we made for another tuning company who tested this on the car
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Post by jason@bwchiptune » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:19 am

VeeSix wrote:Any remaps possible for 135s? Or is it simply the bolt on ECU mods?
This is remap on a 135i we made the tuned file no mods standard car made 371bhp
Customer wanted as much as poss safely Image

And here is a tuned file we made for PDtuning's own 135i they tested on a dyno dynamics rolling road

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Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by ciaphus » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:50 am

At the risk of appearing to be a simpleton...
Why is it so expensive..?
I watched a friends Scirocco R get REVO,d at the weekend,
£500+vat :shock:
the guy who did it plugged in his laptop and 30 mins later..all done
Am i missing something..?

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Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by GeeRam » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:28 am

ciaphus wrote:At the risk of appearing to be a simpleton...
Why is it so expensive..?
I watched a friends Scirocco R get REVO,d at the weekend,
£500+vat :shock:
the guy who did it plugged in his laptop and 30 mins later..all done
Am i missing something..?
On the later cars with the updated DME, BMW are doing their best to prevent this being done so easily like you describe, and the newer cars 2010 onwards IIRC, have to have the DME removed and bench flashed etc., can't be done via OBD port etc., ...(yet)
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Post by GeeRam » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:29 am

JASON B&W wrote:
VeeSix wrote:Any remaps possible for 135s? Or is it simply the bolt on ECU mods?
This is remap on a 135i we made the tuned file no mods standard car
Customer wanted as much as poss safely Image

And here is a tuned file we made for PDtuning's own 135i they tested on a dyno dynamics rolling road

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Is that a N54 or N55 135i.....??
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Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by ciaphus » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:39 am

GeeRam wrote:
ciaphus wrote:At the risk of appearing to be a simpleton...
Why is it so expensive..?
I watched a friends Scirocco R get REVO,d at the weekend,
£500+vat :shock:
the guy who did it plugged in his laptop and 30 mins later..all done
Am i missing something..?
On the later cars with the updated DME, BMW are doing their best to prevent this being done so easily like you describe, and the newer cars 2010 onwards IIRC, have to have the DME removed and bench flashed etc., can't be done via OBD port etc., ...(yet)
Probably why you cant REVO a BMW, coding problems i guess, thanks for the explanation :)

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Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by Sunglasses Ron » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:57 am

Whilst a Revo map upload may only take 30 mins and seem a piece of cake. That's merely the end part of the product. What you have to appreciate is he R&D, time and testing that goes into that software before it is ready to be put on to the customer's car. That is what you are paying for..
Also, name me another mod which adds as much power/£ than a re-map? A decent exhaust is x2 as much and gives minimal gains in comparison (you do get the acoustic benefit with it though :wink: ).

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Post by ciaphus » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:06 am

Sunglasses Ron wrote:Whilst a Revo map upload may only take 30 mins and seem a piece of cake. That's merely the end part of the product. What you have to appreciate is he R&D, time and testing that goes into that software before it is ready to be put on to the customer's car. That is what you are paying for..
Also, name me another mod which adds as much power/£ than a re-map? A decent exhaust is x2 as much and gives minimal gains in comparison (you do get the acoustic benefit with it though :wink: ).
yep, valid point. Shame you cant revo a BMW like that, seems a very popular mod for VW/Audi users, as popular as Evolve for BMW i guess.... :)

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