In Reply to: Down side to chipping a 525i??? posted by GEETEELEE on April 02, 1999 at 09:42:05:
I have two chips for sale, from my '93 325is, but should work for your car (same M50 engine). One is a Dinan and the other a JC. If interested, email me. Thanks!
: Gotta '95 525i auto (SWMBO had to have a damn self shifty). It's not very quick, but handles well as ya'll know. The car now have 50k miles. If I do chip it what will happen to:
: 1. The engine life. I fully expect to keep the car well over 100k. (Had an '86 325 w/ 170k until totaled). Will it effect the reliable life of the engine?
: 2. How does chipping one affect the gas mileage?
: 3. Should the maintence interval be reduced?
: 4. What kinda performance enhancement can I reasonably expect?
: 5. Which chip is best?
: One more question - Does anyone use the "manual" mode on the auto tranny and actually shift manually? I find ya really gotta git the timing exactly right to avoid overreving due to a delay from the time you move the lever and the time the trans actually shifts. Also you have to be really careful to move the lever to the desired gear - it's very easy to move it too far, especially when trying to smoke that camero.....
: Thanks, Lee