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      03-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #1277
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Hey Andrew,

Planning on getting this tune over the summer, but debating on using the Simon or a local rep.

What is your policy regarding re flashes & can you just re-upload the old one with the Simon tool after the dealer updates your ECU & overwrites or will an ECU scan/email to AA for new tune be needed? The local rep will not re-flash for free or discount a re flash after 60 days so the Simon tool seems worth it right now.

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      03-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #1278
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So how does the above compare to the 330i with the same mods?
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      03-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #1279
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Hey Andrew,

Planning on getting this tune over the summer, but debating on using the Simon or a local rep.

What is your policy regarding re flashes & can you just re-upload the old one with the Simon tool after the dealer updates your ECU & overwrites or will an ECU scan/email to AA for new tune be needed? The local rep will not re-flash for free or discount a re flash after 60 days so the Simon tool seems worth it right now.

Thanks!
You receive one free re flash within the first year regardless of how you tune the car. Check with your local dealer and ask if any labor hours added.
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      03-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #1280
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So how does the above compare to the 330i with the same mods?
A manual 330 made 6 hp more.

As we learn more and more about the 328 ecu I feel we might be able to get another 5-10 hp with the 3 stage installed. But for now we are very happy with the outcome.
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      03-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #1281
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Glad you guys continue to support us N/A guys! And we'll continue to support you guys!

BTW if ya'll make headers for the N52, I'd be all over it.
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      03-16-2013, 12:15 PM   #1282
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Thanks for the guys at AA for the tune and a custom exhaust install on my 325i wagon. Feels great!! Much smoother acceleration and now it sounds like a BMW was supposed to.

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      03-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #1283
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Woof... I just read the entire thread, hehehe... I'm convinced. I'll be getting the tune + Simon tool when the weather gets better here in my part of Canuckland. Seriously considering doing the 3-stage manifold too.

I have a couple of questions I didn't see answered:

1. You mention needing a laptop to sue with the Simon tool. Can a desktop PC be used too? I assume it's only for downloading and sending the file after reading the ECU?

2. Here, I can get non-ethanol 91 octane (Shell V-Power), or 10% ethanol 94 octane (Petro-Canada Gold which used to be Sunoco Gold) gas. Which would be the better choice to use with the tune? (Right now, I use Shell V-Power 91 exclusively).

3. Is clearing the adaptations absolutely necessary? If I don't (read: can't), will I still achieve the full potential of the tune?

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      03-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #1284
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Woof... I just read the entire thread, hehehe... I'm convinced. I'll be getting the tune + Simon tool when the weather gets better here in my part of Canuckland. Seriously considering doing the 3-stage manifold too.

I have a couple of questions I didn't see answered:

1. You mention needing a laptop to sue with the Simon tool. Can a desktop PC be used too? I assume it's only for downloading and sending the file after reading the ECU? Correct Once the files are on the simon a computer is no longer needed.

2. Here, I can get non-ethanol 91 octane (Shell V-Power), or 10% ethanol 94 octane (Petro-Canada Gold which used to be Sunoco Gold) gas. Which would be the better choice to use with the tune? (Right now, I use Shell V-Power 91 exclusively). I would go with the higher octane with ethanol.

3. Is clearing the adaptations absolutely necessary? If I don't (read: can't), will I still achieve the full potential of the tune? Yes but it will take a longer period of time.

Thanks for answering.

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      03-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #1285
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Thanks for the answers. Glad to know I won't need a laptop, heheh...

You'll be hearing from me hopefully early next month... winter just doesn't want to end up here... another big snow dump is on it's way...

Cheers!
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      03-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #1286
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Thanks for the answers. Glad to know I won't need a laptop, heheh...

You'll be hearing from me hopefully early next month... winter just doesn't want to end up here... another big snow dump is on it's way...

Cheers!
Yeah let me know when everything starts defrosting.

Its 80f in Miami today Btw
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Yeah let me know when everything starts defrosting.

Its 80f in Miami today Btw
Suuuure... rub it in, why dontcha? It's currently -9 here, and it was -15 when I got up this morning... we're supposed to get almost a foot of snow by tomorrow... at this time last year, I was already riding my Harley. This SUUUUUUUCKS!!!!!!!!

Hopefully, I will be contacting you sooner than later!

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      03-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #1288
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Suuuure... rub it in, why dontcha? It's currently -9 here, and it was -15 when I got up this morning... we're supposed to get almost a foot of snow by tomorrow... at this time last year, I was already riding my Harley. This SUUUUUUUCKS!!!!!!!!

Hopefully, I will be contacting you sooner than later!

Cheers!
No thank you
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      03-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #1289
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I agree!

Any specials or sales on the Simon + tune coming up in the near future?

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      03-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #1290
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I agree!

Any specials or sales on the Simon + tune coming up in the near future?

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      03-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #1291
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Does this tune disable hill assist on automatic cars Andrew? Any way to do this with a flash or should I check out the coding section to turn it off?

The car is jerky when at slow speed inching in to parking spaces etc. because of the feature where the car delays in releasing the brake...
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      03-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #1292
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Does this tune disable hill assist on automatic cars Andrew? Any way to do this with a flash or should I check out the coding section to turn it off?

The car is jerky when at slow speed inching in to parking spaces etc. because of the feature where the car delays in releasing the brake...
No it does not. I wasn't aware of hill assist on any transmission but the 6mt.
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No it does not. I wasn't aware of hill assist on any transmission but the 6mt.
Yeah AT, has it for sure. I don't know why though, It's pretty annoying.
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      03-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #1294
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No it does not. I wasn't aware of hill assist on any transmission but the 6mt.
Andrew there is an issue where the brake stays engaged for 1-2 seconds after releasing it, even when on flat ground. This is on the Auto transmission.
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      03-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #1295
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Andrew there is an issue where the brake stays engaged for 1-2 seconds after releasing it, even when on flat ground. This is on the Auto transmission.

Ill look into this and see if we can find the map associated with it.
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      03-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #1296
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Just a reminder to people that even doing this several times, it's still possible to screw it up. Leave the key in the ignition when you turn on the dash to read the car. If you don't, it powers off and you spend 45 minutes reading... nothing. Several times.

Zak didn't laugh at me too much.

Works great now, and there's definitely a difference. Even with a massive brain cramp, the Simon tool is fantastic. Used it originally on my 2006, worked with Andrew when I got the 2009 to reuse it, and just had to use it on the 2009 after it was updated to fix an HVAC issue.

Still not looking forward to sourcing (and doing) a SECOND 3 stage swap.
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Just a reminder to people that even doing this several times, it's still possible to screw it up. Leave the key in the ignition when you turn on the dash to read the car. If you don't, it powers off and you spend 45 minutes reading... nothing. Several times.

Zak didn't laugh at me too much.

Works great now, and there's definitely a difference. Even with a massive brain cramp, the Simon tool is fantastic. Used it originally on my 2006, worked with Andrew when I got the 2009 to reuse it, and just had to use it on the 2009 after it was updated to fix an HVAC issue.

Still not looking forward to sourcing (and doing) a SECOND 3 stage swap.
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      03-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #1298
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Sooo Andrew, have the gods at AA deemed the n52 worthy of a set of quality headers ?
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