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  1. 520d E60 tuning chipping 
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    Hi all,

    Does anybody out there have any experience of chipping a 2007 520d (163bhp).

    Key questions for me would be as follows:

    Is a plug in device or an ECU reprogramme the better solution?
    Is the mod visible when the car is serviced - (dont want to invalidate the balance of the 3 year warranty :-)
    If you use a plug in device do you need to remove it for each service?
    Do fault codes show up in the car memory?
    If fault codes do show up, how do you eliminate them?
    Can anyone recommend any particular makes?

    All help, comments, recommendation very gratefully received

    Thanks, Paul
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterg1107 View Post
    Hi all,

    Does anybody out there have any experience of chipping a 2007 520d (163bhp).

    Key questions for me would be as follows:

    Is a plug in device or an ECU reprogramme the better solution?
    Is the mod visible when the car is serviced - (dont want to invalidate the balance of the 3 year warranty :-)
    If you use a plug in device do you need to remove it for each service?
    Do fault codes show up in the car memory?
    If fault codes do show up, how do you eliminate them?
    Can anyone recommend any particular makes?

    All help, comments, recommendation very gratefully received

    Thanks, Paul
    Hi Paul,
    TO answer your questions

    1/ reprogrammed ecu is the way I would go
    2/ Not ona standard service, but you would need to check with the remapper. A few good companies I know of will reset your ecu to stock and then reflash it again for free...so the dealer never needs to know!
    3/Yes, you would
    4/Fault codes are only produced by sensors andd hardware on the car...so a tuning box or remap will not actually produce them (unless they cause another part of the car to error) so there will be no 'proof' that any fault codes were caused by the aforementioned item.
    5/I will double check for you.
    but I would go to emaps Uk who are very good though I have a nasty feeling that the ECu in your car is encrypted heavily and the 'usual tuners' have not yet cracked the code so to speak.
    its them you need to ask though, however that would force your habd and mean you would have to go with a tuning box as that would still work.
    I will find out which one is best for you
     
     

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    Very many thanks for this - v. useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterg1107 View Post
    Very many thanks for this - v. useful

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    No problem.

    I am currently awaiting some info on tuning box options and I will post them as soon as I have them
     
     

  7. 520d chipping (anybody use the DTK kit?) 
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    I`ve got the same request for tuning on this unit. I`ve come across the plug in unit by DTK, it promises 200hp and significant increases in torque too! Has anybody used this or got an opinion on it?

    Again any recommend websites or companie would be appreciated.

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    Hi again... I have read about the DMS kit and wondered if remapping can be used with the above unit? Also is a performance air filter available and is this advisable to use?

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    Looks interesting, thanks.... but how would the remap work with the tunit unit or the dtk kit? Would the map be made to suit using these units and maybe a performace filter?

    Also I wish it was n`t 142 mies away from me! Does anybody know anywhere up north, yorkshire area etc...

    Thanx, again..

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