Thread: Diesel Tunes
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      12-28-2010, 01:58 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Coolieman1220 View Post
post a review please and thank you! on the highway of course! vids too!

I've heard those older F series diesels give lots of problems. I know a guy who had a full tune on his and be blew a rod through his oil pan. I totally agree with what you are saying which is why I go against tuning my 335d.

In the meantime, I will live vicariously through you gentlemen!
My two biggest concerns are the DPF and the transmission.

The ZF box in our diesels is a wonderful unit but only rated to an input of 443 lb/ft of torque. Even on the lowest settings, these chips are greatly exceeding that. Even a little bit of slippage can eventually cause some big issues.
What's more, I'd be willing to bet no one is planning on changing their transmission fluid every 30-40k.

I'm not hating, I think the premise of the chips is sweet! Just wish there was more that could be done to reinforce the surrounding parts.
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Retired: '93 325i |'99 Jeep Wrangler Sport |'06 330i Sport |'08 335i Sport |'08 328i Sport |'09 335d Sport