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FS: Chip for '93-95 525 (archive)

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Posted by Perrin on April 04, 1999 at 15:56:24:

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

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