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      11-28-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Hello guys i just sold my 2009 X6 3.0d and ordered a 2011 530d, i really love the new style and love the m package. i test drove the f10 diesel and really was amazed how fast it was , my question is there any safe way to not harm my 2 year warranty by installing a chip to boost my 245hp to at least 300hp ?
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      12-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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bmw frowns upon chip tuning
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      12-04-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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I think the overall consensus is: a) It WILL void your warranty and possibly insurance b) BMW dealerships CAN tell if you have made ECU modifications even if you used a pluggable box by looking at the computer logs.
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      12-05-2010, 08:24 AM   #4
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It depends on how hard they look. I think the accepted wisdom on it is that normal servicing and diagnostics will not pick it up. So when you go in and have your service done or some other fault fixed it will not be noticed.

However if your engine melted and the dealer was suspicious then he could send the ECU to Germany for analysis and then it would be uncovered that it had been mapped.

So, on the whole it is very unlikely that it would ever be picked up that the car had been tampered with, but not impossible. It all depends whether you are prepared to take that small risk.

I will be considering having my 535d remapped when it arrives.

There is an obvious solution though, why not buy a 535d and then you'll have an extra 50 BHP direct from BMW. It may cost more but don't forget the new diesel ECUs are difficult to crack and so only a few companies will be able to do it for now and they will charge quite a lot.
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      12-07-2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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thanks guys , think ill just stick to factory HP, 535d aren't available in my country it only comes in 530 D.
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sorry in norwigan. I have HARTGE euc 290 hp and hartge eksost system 4x 90 mm quads so total ca 300 or more, 2 year warenty. 2010 530d gt. look at hertge.de
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sorry in norwigan. I have HARTGE euc 290 hp and hartge eksost system 4x 90 mm quads so total ca 300 or more, 2 year warenty. 2010 530d gt. look at hertge.de

Hartge are over priced in my opinion. In the UK I think they charge over 2500, most other companies will charge 500ish.
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yes hartge are expensiv but you paying for warenty, i think?
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