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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-14-2007, 02:13 AM
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Removes electronic top speed limiter???

Hello all, how are you ?? is there any way to remove the top speed limiter on my 1997 540i??? I can not get more than 200 km/h

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:52 AM
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Dinan software or Shark injector...
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:56 AM
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shark injector is will not work on the 540i. Dinan and many other chip tuners will be able to remove the limiter.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:11 PM
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Thanks chgolatin2 and Ryan M, can I order the software online... in Dinan website I didn't find any shopping link???
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:41 PM
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as far as software, you have to go to an authorized dinan dealer to have your ecu flashed. Most other products, however, you can just call them and they will ship it to your house.
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as far as software, you have to go to an authorized dinan dealer to have your ecu flashed. Most other products, however, you can just call them and they will ship it to your house.
Now the question is, do they have an authorized Dinan dealer in Bahrain?

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:52 PM
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just checked their site and don't see one. I think it's only canada or US.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:44 AM
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Now the question is, do they have an authorized Dinan dealer in Bahrain?

dj
Alas... anyway thank you again... I'll try to find some good shops in our place... may be they have something to do with that...
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:50 AM
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Hello all, how are you ?? is there any way to remove the top speed limiter on my 1997 540i??? I can not get more than 200 km/h
Your 540i will only go 200km/h? WTF?

My 520i will go 200km/h, even up hill. Into a head wind.


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Old 12-15-2007, 10:03 AM
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try this Superchips dealer in your country:

Bahrain

Sitra
Motorsport Middle east W.L.L.
Shop No. 732 Ave H.E.SH Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Block 611
Sitra
T : +973 17737828
F : +973 17456560
E : aron@motorsportme.com
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:49 PM
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try this Superchips dealer in your country:

Bahrain

Sitra
Motorsport Middle east W.L.L.
Shop No. 732 Ave H.E.SH Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Block 611
Sitra
T : +973 17737828
F : +973 17456560
E : aron@motorsportme.com
WOW.. you're amazing sgill..... thank you very much... I'll call him tomorrow...
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:04 AM
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Sure, no problem.

Let me know if they have a fix for you.

Also, note that in some countries the BMW dealer puts tires on the cars that are not suit to go more than 200kph and thats why the car is limited.

If you open the limitation, check your max. tire speed before you drive...

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Old 12-16-2007, 05:05 AM
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I called the number you gave me.. but no reply and forwarded to a mobile phone... any way I talked to the guy and I'll meet him after the holiday (1 week) he said he has a kind of software or cards... thanks again sgill... I'll let you know once fix it...
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