Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Get more out of your engine by remapping, tuning & chipping

Moderators: Rich196, babybmwadmin, marco_polo, Producethis, Lambster

stevemanc116
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:29 am

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by stevemanc116 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:35 pm

116i newbie here, I was wandering when you remap a bmw and it comes to time of service/MOT etc, is there a simple way to change the map back to the factory setting and then changing it back to the remapped version after the service/mot?
2008 120d MSport
20% tints & flyeye rear lights

User avatar
performance developments
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 439
Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by performance developments » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Jason @ BWchiptune is very very good with the Naturally aspirated BMW engines, and he is in London.
Performance Developments - Sedox ECU remaps - European dealer for JB4 systems - VMR Alloy Wheels - Milltek BCS and Remus exhaust systems - 4wd 2400bhp Dyno Dynamics Rolling road

catalin4u24
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:07 am
Location: Romania

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by catalin4u24 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:38 am

Hi guys, I was thinking to get a little bit more power from my 120d e87. I was just wondering what is more efficient, a remap or a power box, and why? Engine is the M47. Thanks
E87 120D M Sport Auto

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 43832
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by marco_polo » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:39 pm

A remap, every single time.

We've done dyno tests, tuning boxes vs remaps. 'Vince1976' put his car on the rollers back to back. The box gave about +10bhp, the remap +40. Same price.
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
kjb1
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 954
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:08 pm

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by kjb1 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:00 pm

^^^ very true, but worth mentioning now that tuning boxes have come a long way. The decent ones now sit in line with boost sensors, fuel rail, air, etc so are much better at what they do.

p-torque.co.uk
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 464
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:09 pm
Location: West Midlands
Contact:

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by p-torque.co.uk » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:37 am

You'll never see the figures from a plug in box, as it cannot change limiters within the ECU software that must be adjusted to allow good increases.

Chilun73
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:22 pm

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by Chilun73 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:18 pm

Hi Guys,

May be a stupid question but i want to remap the car but im worried about the stress it will cause on the engine/clutch ect... has anyone really experienced these issues after a remap? Or if you do drive reasonable sensible and not floor it all the time will this prevent this from happening?

Thanks

Alan

User avatar
Vocko
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:17 am
Location: Slovenia

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by Vocko » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:53 pm

What are the figures for remapping a F20 116d, price-wise and performance? I know it's not yet possible here in Slovenia, but I might take a roadtrip to GB anyway, so that would be an added bonus :)
Fun is not a straight line!
Image

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 43832
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by marco_polo » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:09 pm

Chilun73 wrote:Hi Guys,

May be a stupid question but i want to remap the car but im worried about the stress it will cause on the engine/clutch ect... has anyone really experienced these issues after a remap? Or if you do drive reasonable sensible and not floor it all the time will this prevent this from happening?

Thanks

Alan
I've never heard of any issues.

How much of your journey is spent with your foot pinned to the floor? 1%? Less?
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

Chilun73
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:22 pm

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by Chilun73 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:08 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Chilun73 wrote:Hi Guys,

May be a stupid question but i want to remap the car but im worried about the stress it will cause on the engine/clutch ect... has anyone really experienced these issues after a remap? Or if you do drive reasonable sensible and not floor it all the time will this prevent this from happening?

Thanks

Alan
I've never heard of any issues.

How much of your journey is spent with your foot pinned to the floor? 1%? Less?
I always read about people having to watch the clutch and brakes and stuff, but i asume because of the extra speed that the brakes would obviously be working harder.

Fair point, i don't floor it that much really.

User avatar
jason@bwchiptune
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 922
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: london,hayes,middx,ub31bb
Contact:

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by jason@bwchiptune » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:32 am

Vocko wrote:What are the figures for remapping a F20 116d, price-wise and performance? I know it's not yet possible here in Slovenia, but I might take a roadtrip to GB anyway, so that would be an added bonus :)
I have seen these make 155-165bhp after our remap
Click here for: BMW Remaps
Click here for: BMW Repairs


DynoDynamics rolling road testing in london & newcastle

dealers across the uk

BMW tech
Performance tuning
Ecu repairs

8 & 9 Alpha ind est
Hayes
Ub3 1bb
02085611818
07831103030

User avatar
marco_polo
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 43832
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:40 am
Location: Omnipresent Post Whore

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by marco_polo » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:45 am

Chilun73 wrote:
marco_polo wrote:
Chilun73 wrote:Hi Guys,

May be a stupid question but i want to remap the car but im worried about the stress it will cause on the engine/clutch ect... has anyone really experienced these issues after a remap? Or if you do drive reasonable sensible and not floor it all the time will this prevent this from happening?

Thanks

Alan
I've never heard of any issues.

How much of your journey is spent with your foot pinned to the floor? 1%? Less?
I always read about people having to watch the clutch and brakes and stuff, but i asume because of the extra speed that the brakes would obviously be working harder.

Fair point, i don't floor it that much really.
If you're going to enjoy the extra the extra performance regularly, tyres and brakes should probably be looked at.

For a couple of big stops, your standard brakes will be fine, they're all designed to be safe on the Autobahn. Repeated heavy braking will cook tiny brakes on heavy cars quite quickly.
Silver F21 M135i - ManBox - HK - Adaptive + Eibach Pro's - BBS CH-R's - BMWP Drexler LSD - TMC Piggyback - M4 LCA's - aFe Dry Filter

Please help the Mod's by using the report [ ! ] button where appropriate

User avatar
Vocko
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 60
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:17 am
Location: Slovenia

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by Vocko » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:01 am

jason@bwchiptune wrote:
Vocko wrote:What are the figures for remapping a F20 116d, price-wise and performance? I know it's not yet possible here in Slovenia, but I might take a roadtrip to GB anyway, so that would be an added bonus :)
I have seen these make 155-165bhp after our remap
Everywhere I read, they say that a proper remap is not yet possible for all F models. Could you please confirm that this is a real remap and not just a box? Thank you

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
Fun is not a straight line!
Image

Chilun73
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:22 pm

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by Chilun73 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:37 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Chilun73 wrote:
marco_polo wrote: I've never heard of any issues.

How much of your journey is spent with your foot pinned to the floor? 1%? Less?
I always read about people having to watch the clutch and brakes and stuff, but i asume because of the extra speed that the brakes would obviously be working harder.

Fair point, i don't floor it that much really.
If you're going to enjoy the extra the extra performance regularly, tyres and brakes should probably be looked at.

For a couple of big stops, your standard brakes will be fine, they're all designed to be safe on the Autobahn. Repeated heavy braking will cook tiny brakes on heavy cars quite quickly.
How about the clutch?

User avatar
jason@bwchiptune
Enthusiastic Member
Enthusiastic Member
Posts: 922
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: london,hayes,middx,ub31bb
Contact:

Re: Chipping & Remapping your BMW

Post by jason@bwchiptune » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:11 pm

Vocko wrote:
jason@bwchiptune wrote:
Vocko wrote:What are the figures for remapping a F20 116d, price-wise and performance? I know it's not yet possible here in Slovenia, but I might take a roadtrip to GB anyway, so that would be an added bonus :)
I have seen these make 155-165bhp after our remap
Everywhere I read, they say that a proper remap is not yet possible for all F models. Could you please confirm that this is a real remap and not just a box? Thank you

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
Our tuning is a remap of the ecu
Click here for: BMW Remaps
Click here for: BMW Repairs


DynoDynamics rolling road testing in london & newcastle

dealers across the uk

BMW tech
Performance tuning
Ecu repairs

8 & 9 Alpha ind est
Hayes
Ub3 1bb
02085611818
07831103030

Post Reply

Return to “Engine Remapping/Tuning/Chipping”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests