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Old 11-12-2004, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by LeMansX5
I've noticed that several of the press cars that BMW gave to the journos suffered from the same DME problem that blighted my early ownership experience. After the DME recall back in June/July my replacement DME caused my car to think it was overheating (with a temp reading well above the middle point) and a speed limiter kicked in a 126 mph. It took BMW two months to finally admit to me there was a problem after I found another owner in the Czech Republic with the same symptoms. After my car received it's third DME and the software updated it is now 'much' faster than before, so I wonder how many other 4.8is owners are unaware they have this fault. BMW are supposedly carrying out a semi-recall on affected chassis numbers but not before they handed out press cars that performed below par.
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