E90Post
 


E92-lighting
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N54 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications - 335i > How to find out if my ECU was updated?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-31-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
proceded1
New Member
 
Drives: bmw
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: usa

Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

How to find out if my ECU was updated?

I took my car in for scheduled service and want to find out my car is still pre-29.2. Looks like it is - the entire service (oil, brake fluid and visual suspension check + testdrive) took 1.5 hours, and there was no update mentioned on the invoice. But it seems strange - people are getting software updates forced on them and fuel pumps repaced before they break, and I just got two quick oil changes and nothing else.

On the other note, aren't they supposed to at least change windshield wipers after 2 years?
proceded1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
Bubbles
Green Bastard
 
Bubbles's Avatar
 
Drives: ZCP-Powered
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bishop Bend

Posts: 3,542
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by proceded1 View Post
I took my car in for scheduled service and want to find out my car is still pre-29.2. Looks like it is - the entire service (oil, brake fluid and visual suspension check + testdrive) took 1.5 hours, and there was no update mentioned on the invoice. But it seems strange - people are getting software updates forced on them and fuel pumps repaced before they break, and I just got two quick oil changes and nothing else.

On the other note, aren't they supposed to at least change windshield wipers after 2 years?

Not enough time to update.
__________________
Bubbles is offline   Cayman Islands
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
proceded1
New Member
 
Drives: bmw
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: usa

Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

Thanks. But should I be pissed about that? Nothing has been done to the car except two oil changes and one brake fluid change in two years (it's April 2007 e90). Is this normal or should I do something about that?
proceded1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
Bubbles
Green Bastard
 
Bubbles's Avatar
 
Drives: ZCP-Powered
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bishop Bend

Posts: 3,542
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by proceded1 View Post
Thanks. But should I be pissed about that?

Are you serious?
__________________
Bubbles is offline   Cayman Islands
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2009, 06:46 PM   #5
Italia335i
Banned
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: USA

Posts: 88
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubbles View Post
Are you serious?
LOL....+1

I dont understand why the OP doesn't log on to his real username and ask these same questions....
Italia335i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
proceded1
New Member
 
Drives: bmw
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: usa

Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubbles View Post
Are you serious?
Actually yes - I want to know if more maintenance than just an oil change is expected. Probably an off-topic for this forum section, but "Free maintenance" may mean more than just free oil change, so I wanted to know what others are getting. My navi is freezing every other month and stays unresponsive for up to 30 minutes or until battery disconnect and list of songs sometimes take 5+ min to display - maybe an update could fix that (mentioned that to dealer - got unclear response about no recalls on my car). What's wrong with wanting to know if I just suck it up cause it's normal for BMW or if others are getting more?
proceded1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-31-2009, 09:08 PM   #7
i2iSTUDIOS
Captain
 
i2iSTUDIOS's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 335i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Posts: 862
iTrader: (1)

i get wiper blades every year.
__________________
2007 E92 335i / 6MT / Monaco Blue Metallic / Gray Dakota Leather / Comfort Assist / Premium / Sport / Heated Seats / Navi / Active Steering / Active Cruise Control / Park Distance Control / Rear Sunshade / Sirius MODS PicoTray / M3 Steering Wheel / Front OEM Aero Lip / Bimmian Aluminum Pedals / CDV / Ram Air Scoops / Painted Reflectors / HID 5000k / LED Angels / M Perf. Shifter / Euro Light Switch / 8500 x50 / Center Armrest Pouch / JB4 / BT
i2iSTUDIOS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-01-2009, 06:22 AM   #8
Bubbles
Green Bastard
 
Bubbles's Avatar
 
Drives: ZCP-Powered
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bishop Bend

Posts: 3,542
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by proceded1 View Post
Actually yes - I want to know if more maintenance than just an oil change is expected. Probably an off-topic for this forum section, but "Free maintenance" may mean more than just free oil change, so I wanted to know what others are getting. My navi is freezing every other month and stays unresponsive for up to 30 minutes or until battery disconnect and list of songs sometimes take 5+ min to display - maybe an update could fix that (mentioned that to dealer - got unclear response about no recalls on my car). What's wrong with wanting to know if I just suck it up cause it's normal for BMW or if others are getting more?
Ok, I'll bite.
No software update is a good thing.
2 oil changes is a bad thing (36k here and 8 oil changes---only 2 by BMW)
1 brake flush isn't bad if you aren't tracking .

The Nav freeze will require a software update. So either live with it or lose your pre-29.2.
__________________

Last edited by Bubbles; 04-01-2009 at 06:45 AM.
Bubbles is offline   Cayman Islands
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST