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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 01:01 AM
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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: 12
Views: 384
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: 4
Views: 135
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: 4
Views: 135
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: 16
Views: 361
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 16
Views: 361
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: 200
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: 16
Views: 361
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 16
Views: 361
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: 12
Views: 384
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: 121
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: 121
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: 389
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.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By namelessman
My local indies quoted $2k parts + labor without...

My local indies quoted $2k parts + labor without oil pump, and $2.5k including oil pump.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 28,646
Posted By namelessman
OK $5500-$2300=$3200, a bit steep compared to...

OK $5500-$2300=$3200, a bit steep compared to $2000 indy price. for TC job.

My guess is that dealer tech had not reassembled valve cover yet when TC job was negotiated($6650 to $5500). The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By namelessman
Yes use tax is sales tax on used item. :) ...

Yes use tax is sales tax on used item. :)

There is no personal experience with lease buyout, but the referenced DMV page says this:

"If the lessor collects use tax when the lease is terminated,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 28,646
Posted By namelessman
Is yours a N26 registered in a PZEV state? If so...

Is yours a N26 registered in a PZEV state? If so valve cover and vanos should be covered for 15 years/150k miles. Do check that out as that can save $2300.

Your dealer offers TC fix for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,629
Posted By namelessman
Yes those HTHS numbers show the intent of the...

Yes those HTHS numbers show the intent of the oils. Given mine is daily driver, HTHS 2.6-2.7 looks OK.

Having said that, F/G-series engine temp management tends to run hot for fuel efficiency on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,629
Posted By namelessman
Thanks for info.:thumbup: Yes if my N26...

Thanks for info.:thumbup:

Yes if my N26 starts to say 1L is needed, the M1 bottles will be used one bottle at a time(with some shaking as suggested! :)).

Probably the remaining 0w40 should be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,629
Posted By namelessman
Yeah my intent is to use my ancient M1 0w40 as...

Yeah my intent is to use my ancient M1 0w40 as top off if needed.

And another local indy does use TPT 5w30, so that can be an option for next oil change.

The LL01FE 0w30 and LL17FE 0w20 are...
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