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Posted by Lester on October 05, 1998 at 21:52:58:
In Reply to: I've got an M Roadster with a Dinan Supercharger posted by Ray R on October 05, 1998 at 12:51:20:
: : 1. I have noticed no changes in the operating temperatures. The Dinan supercharger pretty much just takes up the space where that HUGE airbox conglomeration resides. And those side airducts where the 2.8 has foglights and the ///M does not are for the brakes, not the engine compartment.
: : 2. My Dealer is an authorized Dinan reseller. They indicated no changes in the maintenance schedule. The Dinan Supercharger has ceramic bearings which require no lubrication from the engine, so no effect on oil.
: : 3. I purchased the Dinan warranty. BMW warranty will not cover problems that arise from modifications. The Dinan warranty covers whatever BMW does not. Since I had all work performed by the dealer, they have been very good about taking care of any problems that I've had with no hassle.
: : 4. Again, I have Dinan, and I'm happy with it. There is a "bug" in the software right now that causes the engine to "fall flat on its face" when I first start it up. Once the water temp guage gets out of the blue area, it runs fine. Dinan says a fix is coming in the next couple of weeks.
: : 5. I had mine installed before break-in was complete. I still followed the prescribed break-in procedures, and now that I have 1600 miles on it, I can tell you that the SUCKER REALLY SCREAMS!!!
: (I also have an after-market exhaust installed - AC Schnitzer)
: : 6. Again, a supplemental warranty covers whatever BMW does not cover because of modifications.
: Ray R - ///MZ3-Black/black/black, Dinan supercharger, AC Schnitzer exhaust, T-shirt, sweat-shirt, first-aid kit, M floor mats, car cover, etc....
: wife has a red/black/black 2.8
: We love these cars!!!