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      05-04-2012, 04:38 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by SO8 View Post

he volunteered that BMW will hook the car up to diagnostics when it's with them and the machine automatically connects to Germany. He said the computer compares certain files and will be able to tell if they have been altered, etc + the computer automatically puts a marker on the BMW system to the effect it has been modified.

I know this has been talked about before but this is the first time I have had this info from a remapper ... and voluntarily given too !! I was impressed at their honesty ... just not so the 800 price

I may well use them as they are reputable and straight with me. I just won't be using them until after my warranty ends !
I don't think BMW routinely hook up the cars to BMW AG but they certainly do if you are looking to make a claim on your warranty,it's the first thing you're dealer will do,and a claim will normally have to be authorised after the files are read.
The above was certainly the case for me a couple of mths ago.
My dealer said that there was a strong possibility that a warranty claim would be denied if there was a viable link between the claimed warranty fault and a remap.

Originally Posted by BanziBarn View Post
Warranty definitely worries me though, especially as I've just forked out 400 quid for one - it would be really annoying if, after paying that they refused to cover something because they found the remap.
I'm assuming thats the BMW insured warranty from Mondial?

The process of making a claim is the same as outlined above,the car is hooked up to BMW AG.

After buying BMW's since 2003,and remapping all 4 of them,I'd think long and hard about remapping a fifth.
The phrase 'be prepared to pay if you play' could be ringing true for quite a few in the future!