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      02-23-2007, 01:01 PM   #111
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i think our best bet is to have someone on here or a relative of yours that lives close to creative pick it up whether or not it is ready and ship it to you themselves, otherwise i dont see you getting it back any time soon
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      02-23-2007, 02:14 PM   #112
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Yep - we are Euro spec 2.5L in OZ, anyway I wounder if this mod will still work for us?!! l
I'm afraid, it will not. My understanding is that you already have the 3-stage intake, but your engine displacement is smaller.
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      02-23-2007, 02:25 PM   #113
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i think our best bet is to have someone on here or a relative of yours that lives close to creative pick it up whether or not it is ready and ship it to you themselves, otherwise i dont see you getting it back any time soon
I guess the problem is that Creative does not have the ECU in their possession. They have send it to EVOtech but for some reason, EVOtech has not sent it back.

My current belief is that I will order a new ECU from Crown BMW over the weekend and then let other people like BBB deal with these folks.

Or maybe my prayers to Bavarian Saints will be answered and the ECU magically pops up with 330i power on it...

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      02-23-2007, 07:08 PM   #114
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i like the second option
it wud suck for u to pay for a new ecu
i wud just wait man, if we never try out this 330ecu, well never know if it will reallly work. it might take alil longer, but it will come in, and if it works, itll make the wait worth it forsure
hey, the day it comes in finn, gimme a call at 214-228-9089.
i wanna be there when u install the chip and see if it works
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      02-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #115
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Ok, as expected I got no response from Creative. As a result, new stock 325i ECU is in order from Crown BMW. Interesting side note is, that at the same time they (Creative Autoworks) are responding to other threads in this forum.

I have also contacted BBB and they are working to find a settlement between Creative Autoworks and me.

Let's see how all this works out, but I will continue to try to complete this project.
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      02-24-2007, 03:19 PM   #116
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Ok, as expected I got no response from Creative. As a result, new stock 325i ECU is in order from Crown BMW. Interesting side note is, that at the same time they (Creative Autoworks) are responding to other threads in this forum.

I have also contacted BBB and they are working to find a settlement between Creative Autoworks and me.

Let's see how all this works out, but I will continue to try to complete this project.
Sorry to hear about your situation. I too have noticed what you're saying above. If it's any consolation, several of us have noticed this pattern and have been frustrated with that vendor.
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Finn, why arent you ordering a 330 ECU?
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      02-24-2007, 04:04 PM   #118
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Finn, why arent you ordering a 330 ECU?
Unfortunately, that's not possible trough BMW. As we know part numbers for both are the same, but they will program the ECU to work with my VIN # and that way it becomes a 325i ECU.

Like said, I'm not going to give up yet. However we might need some other tuner to really "crack the code" in the DME MSV70 before this works out.

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      02-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #119
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Ok, as expected I got no response from Creative. As a result, new stock 325i ECU is in order from Crown BMW. Interesting side note is, that at the same time they (Creative Autoworks) are responding to other threads in this forum.

I have also contacted BBB and they are working to find a settlement between Creative Autoworks and me.

Let's see how all this works out, but I will continue to try to complete this project.

they stole your ecu man what is there to work out ? as far as I am concerned they owe you an ecu plus something more for your wasted time...!!
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      02-24-2007, 05:08 PM   #120
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they stole your ecu man what is there to work out ? as far as I am concerned they owe you an ecu plus something more for your wasted time...!!
I hear u! Thanks for the support.
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      02-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #121
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man i feel for ya. what a$$holes!!!
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      02-24-2007, 06:53 PM   #122
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im glad that ull still continue the project
so basically ull be rolling with the reg 325 ecu until creative-autowrks plans on sending back the flashed 330ecu, but when it comes in, it should, cuz tehy cant jst like keep ur ecu, thats messed up lol. let us know for sure man, but i feel for ya too.

also, iono if u said it earlier finn, but how was the car with just the 3stageintakemanifold in? any power difference/throttle response/anything diff?
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Unfortunately, that's not possible trough BMW. As we know part numbers for both are the same, but they will program the ECU to work with my VIN # and that way it becomes a 325i ECU.

Like said, I'm not going to give up yet. However we might need some other tuner to really "crack the code" in the DME MSV70 before this works out.
I have an idea, find a friend with a 330 and use his vin # or better yet have him order it for you. Tell BMW that it was stolen or something.
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      02-25-2007, 11:29 AM   #124
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I have an idea, find a friend with a 330 and use his vin # or better yet have him order it for you. Tell BMW that it was stolen or something.
That wont work either, the ECU (DME in BMW language) is only one of the computers (control units) in the car. If the VIN #'s dont match your car wont start...
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      02-25-2007, 11:37 AM   #125
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also, iono if u said it earlier finn, but how was the car with just the 3stageintakemanifold in? any power difference/throttle response/anything diff?
I drove the car only for about 40 miles with the 3-stage intake and stock ECU so I really cant say for sure, but I felt that it might have little more torque in the low rpm. I did not feel any difference in the high rpm.

RichP drove several thousand miles with this intake and he said that he felt no difference.
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      02-26-2007, 08:49 PM   #126
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Guys & galls,

I have an update from Creative. The ECU with EVOtech program is on the way from Germany and I should get it by Wednesday (or Thursday). Now cross your fingers that this time it really happens... !
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      02-26-2007, 08:56 PM   #127
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JK....Hey FinnVette, I hope this works for you.
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      02-26-2007, 10:15 PM   #128
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ya lets all hope this very anticipated mod turns out well
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      02-26-2007, 10:31 PM   #129
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      02-26-2007, 11:48 PM   #130
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Thing is guys they had to work out all the Kinks as well to make sure that it doesn't cause any harm to the engine. The ECU was not in our possession this whole time, rather it was shipped out. Should be arriving shortly.
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      02-27-2007, 01:42 AM   #131
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i love u finnette man
call me when it comes in and i will come asap to see this history in the making
btw ill PM u later bout my number n such
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      02-27-2007, 02:27 AM   #132
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now that ones been done i assume this means it is easier for the rest of us. i hope a 328i guinie pig wont be needed
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