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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By namelessman
Correction, so Dinan does get CARB EO for my N26...

Correction, so Dinan does get CARB EO for my N26 engine too(EO#D-176-42), both stage 1 and 2 tunes, $1200 and $1300 respectively.

These also have factory matching warranties, but the last of N26...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By namelessman
Mine is 2013 328i RWD with N26, with 75k+ miles. ...

Mine is 2013 328i RWD with N26, with 75k+ miles.

Snce my locale is a PZEV state, the car comes with 15 years/150000 miles factory emission warranty! :)

So most sensors, cat, mechatronics,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By namelessman
Dealer SAs and trusted indies said there are...

Dealer SAs and trusted indies said there are rarely any issues with N20/N26 cars, maybe OFHG leak, but no cooling system issues, no ZF 8AT issues, these cars just need oil change, brake fluid,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 29,001
Posted By namelessman
This TC issue really is tarnishing an otherwise...

This TC issue really is tarnishing an otherwise great BMW engine and a great bimmer that seems to have minimal maintenance and repair bills, e.g. local indies rarely see any issue other than routine...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:28 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 29,001
Posted By namelessman
This TC issue really is tarnishing an otherwise...

This TC issue really is tarnishing an otherwise great BMW engine and a great bimmer that seems to have minimal maintenance and repair bills, e.g. local indies rarely see any issue other than routine...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By namelessman
Congrats on new purchase. 122k on N20 with no TC...

Congrats on new purchase. 122k on N20 with no TC issue is a good sign, just learn about the symptoms to look out for, e.g. high pitch whine, excessive play of TC with warm engine, etc, etc.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Pay to play has been the case for any tune from...

Pay to play has been the case for any tune from any manufacturer(and regardless of matching warranty or otherwise) since the beginning of time, and some folks with Dinan tune have luck getting BMW...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Actually Dinan also got CARB EO on stage 1/2...

Actually Dinan also got CARB EO on stage 1/2 tunes N55 turbo in F-chassis, so it would seem "EO pending" does mean Dinan has submitted CARB EO application for that product.

"EO pending" also may...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
CARB has various searchable database for approved...

CARB has various searchable database for approved EOs(Executive Orders), e.g.

https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/devices/amquery.php

But there is no search query for pending/submitted...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By namelessman
One possible scenario is that the key fob shows...

One possible scenario is that the key fob shows previous owner info.

In that case, dealer needs new registration to update owner's info.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By namelessman
The only time dealer asked for my registration...

The only time dealer asked for my registration was parts desk giving a quote for a replacement key.

Was the key fob not presented to SA for key read? If so SA probably needed registration to get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By namelessman
Trade-in and sold to 3rd party does not look...

Trade-in and sold to 3rd party does not look appealing, as 3rd party buyout (as discussed on Ask-A-Dealer) expects lessee to pay RV minus $6k(e.g.), and then sell to 3rd party for that price without...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Dinan still charges a ton for their mods, e.g....

Dinan still charges a ton for their mods, e.g. for OP's 2017 X5M, Dinan stage 2 is $2500, and emission legal "pending"(?!?):

"Designed to be 50 State Emissions legal; CARB EO pending."
...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Dinan website is upfront about Dinan Sport: ...

Dinan website is upfront about Dinan Sport:

"DINANTRONICS Sport does not carry the factory matching warranty that Dinan is known for. DINANTRONICS Sport's warranty is a 1-year product only...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Check this out, this guy(anecdotally) said his...

Check this out, this guy(anecdotally) said his dealer did 2013 328i N20 TC job under warranty even the car has Dinan mods.

Coincidentally, the dealer also was Dinan installer.

So even nowdays...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
The advice given is: "Do check with Dinan of...

The advice given is:

"Do check with Dinan of coverage policy, which basically says if BMW denies/voids factory warranty, Dinan will pick up the remaining terms of factory warranty."

And the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By namelessman
So your dealer completed "lease-to-retail" work...

So your dealer completed "lease-to-retail" work at no extra cost then, that is good info.

Can your dealer also facilitate transfer to 3rd party within 10 days at no extra cost? CA allows lease...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By namelessman
To OP, the issue is likely that the DME getting...

To OP, the issue is likely that the DME getting mod'ed, and now the EWS(immobilizer) is out-of-sync with the DME's ISN(serial number).

There should be diag tools that can re-sync EWS and DME.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By namelessman
Great info.:thumbup: So your case matches...

Great info.:thumbup:

So your case matches OP's scenario, i.e. "lease to retail" in CA. Since dealer handled your re-titling, so use tax was collected by dealer too?

Did your dealer collect...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-02-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Starting F-chassis(and probably more so for...

Starting F-chassis(and probably more so for G-chassis), the ECU has more extensive logging than in the past, so even a piggyback tune can be detected.

So for those that want to preserve factory...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By namelessman
Does lease-to-retail mean selling a lease return...

Does lease-to-retail mean selling a lease return back to the original lessee? If so that has been outlawed by BMWFS for a little while.

Nowadays a lease buyout needs to go through directly with...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-02-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By namelessman
Do check with Dinan of coverage policy, which...

Do check with Dinan of coverage policy, which basically says if BMW denies/voids factory warranty, Dinan will pick up the remaining terms of factory warranty.

"If your vehicle is currently covered...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-02-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By namelessman
It is unclear why fob works after start .... ...

It is unclear why fob works after start ....

The replaceable battery is simple enough DIY to try and hope for best. :)
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-02-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By namelessman
It is likely the fob battery is dying. Is your...

It is likely the fob battery is dying. Is your battery easily replaceable? E9* seems to have both rechargeable and non-chargeable fobs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By namelessman
Check out tex2670's PDF in post#2, that looks...

Check out tex2670's PDF in post#2, that looks like a great summary.
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