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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 10-24-2002, 02:03 PM
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DINAN CHIP on S54 M-Roadster/Coupe??

has anyone installed a DINAN chip on there S54 M-coupe or Roadster.. how do you like it? what gains do you get from it?

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Old 10-24-2002, 03:25 PM
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I think there were some of the guys back east that were trying it . . .

use the search function to look for some threads on this forum. It's been a while since the write ups, but there were some.
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:31 PM
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I have it installed.

article on www.europeanspeed.com

Its great, but the car is now giving me EML lights and cutting power in 1/2 when you quickly jab the throttle on occasion.

I would hold of until i figure out the reason for this..but it started soon after the Dinan mod.

Apart from this it gave me 2 tenths in the 1/4 (measured a few times) and I am happy with it. The car now runs 13 flat at 110-111mph. Vs. the M3 standard test car (all stock) its car lengths faster vs. 1 car length without ECU mod.
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Old 10-25-2002, 03:54 PM
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cool.. thanks guys... Gbrown are you still running the K&N air filter in your car.. I just put one in and it does seem like throttle response is a tad better.. I have read in the forums the the stock oem paper filter is better than the K&N.. wut do you think about it? and for the ECU upgrade... i got a price of $420 + tax... is this reasonable.. or are they asking too much... where did you get your upgrade done? and how much did u pay? thanks a lot

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Old 10-31-2002, 03:02 PM
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I had the K&N in but Im positive it lost power so I pulled it out. Looking at the paperfilter and K&N you can clearly see the stock filter has ample surface area and probably flow more air when new.

The K&N will flow more when the paper filter gets dirty of course which is when people usually add k&N's thus the perceived increase in power.

I paid $399 + 1/2 hour labor at Long Beach BMW for the ECU. I do not think they charged me tax on it.
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