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Recent emissions recall (archive)

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Posted by Jeff Donnelly on September 14, 1999 at 17:56:17:

I just got off the phone with the Service Manager @ the BMW Gallery of Norwell about the recent recall. He told me that the recall would "erase my Dinan programing" (which they originally programmed did for me).

I reminded him that it is an EPROM upgrade and he admitted that the swap is to replace the chip. To read between the lines I think this recall will adversely affect the performance and will not do it. The dealer actually recommended against it after I pressed a little.

The recall is open ended so I can always chance my mind. I do not know for sure but I would guess that the above holds true for sharked vehicles as well.

Jeff Donnelly 95 540i still Dinan"ized"


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