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      04-22-2009, 03:21 AM   #1
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When to re-map a new BMW Diesel?

Is there a general guideline for when a new car can be re-mapped?

In particular, i'm thinking of my E90 330d which will be delivered early July.
I've searched the forum and found a couple of comments suggesting after the 1st service, but i just wanted to get a definitive idea.

Also, has anybody already re-mapped a E90 330d LCI?
Any info on results and who you used would be appreciated.

Apologies for not ing better, as I'm sure the info's on here!
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I generally wait until I'd done around 1k before getting a remap.

It will give you some appreciation of the MPG savings that can be had, the extra power is of course an added bonus .

I can't see any benefit in waiting until the first service, think of all the fuel you could of saved!
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      04-22-2009, 03:29 AM   #3
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i had my 320d on 1200mls i talked to the chap who did it at superchips and he said hes done a few as they drove them out of the showroom, but he wouldnt dyno them after 2500mls
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I waited 3 years!!! - Needless to say I should have done it straight away!
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The only thing I'd add is make sure the engine has been serviced recently, with at least new oil & filter. In your case after the first service.

You don't want to be adding 10-15% extra power on old oil.
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I had my 320d ED re-mapped by Evolve at 4 weeks old and 1250 miles on the clock.

They refused to rolling road the car until 2000 miles so went back at 5000 miles and it did 209 BHP.

However I was advised that it should free up a bit more maybe 3-10bhp.

My only advice is if you cant rolling road before a re-map how can you tell how much increase the re-map has given.

Overall though I still ran the car in gently and had sympathy for this process, I would never be able to wait until first service which is showing at 22k.

My MPG is excellent at between 51mpg to 64mpg on average.


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Think my 335d had around 3.5k on the clock which my re-mapper said was more than enough as the engine had 'settled down'. He wasn't an advocate of doing a remap on a new engine.

Don't know about anyone else, but I've found since owning German marques that at around 12k the engines 'slacken' a bit more as if they're really run in - bloody excellent!
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I waited 9 months. The car was very much run in also.
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I waited 9 months. The car was very much run in also.

I bet it was!
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hmm I dont know if I can wait that long when my 320 arrives
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I waited 9 months. The car was very much run into the ground.
EFA. In jest.
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Everything for anything? Normally derogatory, hence the 'jest'.
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Everything for anything? Normally derogatory, hence the 'jest'.
Thought it meant "Edited For Accuracy"

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what does EFA mean?
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Thought it meant "Edited For Accuracy"

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Dave - you've spoilt it now lol. Was lost anyhow.

Carl - Dave is correct.
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I get it now, he has changed what i wrote.
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I'm on my way!
It wasn't edited for Carl's Grammar (don't get me started, I'd need more than a sweatshirt), just ///ajd having a wee jest with Carl, by changing Carl's original statement from "run in" to "run into the ground".

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I was on about this..................................

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I get it now, he has changed what i wrote.
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Alcook are you a teacher with a grey beard and elbow pads on your cardigan?

Still baffled by the 'four word story' ref. to grammar tbh. Unless it was Will's faux pas?
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Ok, now you've all lost me!! lol
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