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  1. Why cant I chip my E36 328? 
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    Hi all

    I have a 1995 E36 328 which I have owned for around 5 yrs. I had the throttle body conversion done a while ago now and fancied a bit more power so I decided to look into getting the motor chipped/re-mapped but was told that my car is not able to be chipped/re-mapped due to the build date. My car was built on the 08/1995 whats that about please?..

    I checked on the superchips website for a chip for my car and its telling me they only do a chip for my model after 09/1995 so wtf is that about man? If I cant chip or remap my car ill be pissed as I thought the chip would finish it off nicely, well for now at least next step probably be cams or something

    Cheers for your help.
     
     

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  3. Why cant I chip my E36 328? 
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    Give a forum vendor a message see what they can do for you, I am sure they will be able to give you all the help you need
     
     

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    Speak to Endtuning- In our vendor section - He should be able point you in the right direction
     
     

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    Thanks man, how do I navigate to the vendor section? I been looking but I cant find it
     
     

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    or... just wait!

    If you get the time, take out your ECU have have a look at the part number.
    The ECU is behind the fuse box in the bulkhead wall, covered by some foam rubber and a black plastic plate.

    On the side of the ECU will be a sticker with the BMW part number.

    If you have one of these part numbers, you are OK, and it can be re-flashed.

    1744711
    1429373
    1429472
    1432401
    1429895
    1429861

    If you have one of the following, it can not be reflashed

    1744598
    1427703
    1427704



    The non reprogramable ECUs came with a memory chip that couldn't be erased and reprogrammed. I've no idea what BMW did that, but they soon changed their minds, and after a few months, a re-programable version was produced instead.

    If you have a non-reprogramable ECU, you still have options, you can get a s/h ECU from the good list, and either fit this, and have the EWS immobiliser synchronised with it, or an alternative is to send the replacement ECU to me, and I will be able to load a performance map on, and deactivate the EWS and you'd then simply be able to plug in and swap between the ECUs.
     
     

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    Thats great, thank you! I will check my ECU and hopefully it is ok for chipping, if not I will be in touch & hopefully you can do something with it.

    Cheers..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    or... just wait!

    If you get the time, take out your ECU have have a look at the part number.
    The ECU is behind the fuse box in the bulkhead wall, covered by some foam rubber and a black plastic plate.

    On the side of the ECU will be a sticker with the BMW part number.

    If you have one of these part numbers, you are OK, and it can be re-flashed.

    1744711
    1429373
    1429472
    1432401
    1429895
    1429861

    If you have one of the following, it can not be reflashed

    1744598
    1427703
    1427704



    The non reprogramable ECUs came with a memory chip that couldn't be erased and reprogrammed. I've no idea what BMW did that, but they soon changed their minds, and after a few months, a re-programable version was produced instead.

    If you have a non-reprogramable ECU, you still have options, you can get a s/h ECU from the good list, and either fit this, and have the EWS immobiliser synchronised with it, or an alternative is to send the replacement ECU to me, and I will be able to load a performance map on, and deactivate the EWS and you'd then simply be able to plug in and swap between the ECUs.

    I dont mean to thread jack here but what sort of tool do I need to synchronise the ecu? I have access to all the snap-on range of scan tools, will this do the job
     
     

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    I'm not sure if a snap on can do it, maybe their top of the range one can.

    Others like Autoboss, Lanuch X431, Bosch KTS and Autologic should all have the extra features rather than just code reading.
     
     

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    My old 328 was on a similar date build to yours

    The old owner was a BMW tech though so he did it all already.

    Miles quicker than other 328 I tried beforehand
     
     

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