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      03-10-2014, 03:53 PM   #89
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Anybody know a good dealership outside of Tom Williams for service? I have never been so consistently underwhelmed by a group of people as I have by them. I will drive to Tuscaloosa or Decatur if they are reliable and reasonable. Any thoughts?
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      03-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #90
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I made it over there this past Saturday, but I got distracted and didn't get to meet any of the BMW guys there. I was in the gray 335i convertible.
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      03-10-2014, 06:23 PM   #91
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I know of 3 independent shops, but I have no experience with any of them, maybe some of the others have: Bimmer Motor Works in Trussville, Momentum in Riverchase/Pelham and Empire Autohaus in Pelham.
Yeah I really like Joey in Trussville. Problem is just getting factory warranty issues resolved and other things like a DME upgrade (dealership only I believe)
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      03-10-2014, 08:12 PM   #92
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Have you tried BMW of Montgomery?
Not yet, do you recommend them? All I really need done is a DME upgrade so I can put a COBB on my 335.
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      03-11-2014, 10:28 AM   #93
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I made it over there this past Saturday, but I got distracted and didn't get to meet any of the BMW guys there. I was in the gray 335i convertible.
Ahh, I was in the White E90 M3. I saw you when we were all leaving. You should come out again.
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      03-11-2014, 03:39 PM   #94
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I hope to make it out maybe next weekend the 22nd.
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Newb here. Assuming my car is ready, I'll be at Cars and Coffee
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Here's the Ferrari Enzo and F40 that have been at Cars and Coffee the past two weekends
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While at BMW of Montgomery today I saw a E92 328i wrapped in a flat red.... Did not they had someone here in Montgomery wrapping cars.
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      03-25-2014, 01:15 AM   #98
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While at BMW of Montgomery today I saw a E92 328i wrapped in a flat red.... Did not they had someone here in Montgomery wrapping cars.
I saw that car about two weeks ago... Looked good
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Hey guys. I just want to introduce myself. My is car 2008 black saph e93 FBO+E85+METH+Wedge flash. Where is all the bmw guys hang out in Birmingham?

I usually see a few at the Cars and Coffee event Saturday mornings at Brookwood Mall. Other than that, I'm not sure of any secret hang-out spots for the BMW guys. But if anyone hears of any, let me know!

What transmission do you have? I just started e85 on my car, but the clutch has started to slip pretty bad above 15psi. Seems I'm looking at $1,200+ just for the parts (clutch/SFW)
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      04-10-2014, 11:49 PM   #101
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I have automatic. I am about to flash it back to alpina. The car is making too much torque so sometimes it gives me a DSC malfunction error because of the flash I have on it. What mod do you have on your car?
Just DCI, JB4, and muffler delete. With e85 and autotune I hit about 17psi. But put it back on map 1 for now while I wait for a new clutch.
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      04-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #102
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Anyone in Alabama that has done jb4 install and remove?
preferably closer to Huntsville area.

I got my 335i with the jb4 installed and liked it for a while but decided to go the cobb route. and i love acessport 100x better IMO.

But now i want to remove the jb4 (so i can sell it and get some extra cash for my new exhaust). I have seen the install videos and read on the forums but becuase i actually never did the install in the first place, looking at all the wires looks a bit intimidating. So was wanting to get some experinced help.

Any suggestions would be greatly appriecated. Thx.
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Anybody going to Cars and Coffee this Saturday? I still haven't been but am going to go this weekend to check it out, weather permitting.
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      07-24-2014, 01:58 PM   #104
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Anybody going to Cars and Coffee this Saturday? I still haven't been but am going to go this weekend to check it out, weather permitting.
where is the event? and when?
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      07-24-2014, 03:42 PM   #105
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Does anyone know a quality auto electrician or non-dealer shop that can diagnose or repair a faulty DME?

A misfire that I originally thought might just be a bad injector now seems to lead to a failed DME. It seems a lot of guys on the forums are having this issue with a certain production date in mid 2007. One or more MOSFET transistors within the DME burn out and cause erratic injector behavior.

It is warrantied by federal emmisions standards till 80,000 miles but I just passed that mark, so it looks like it will be up to $3,000 at the dealer for a replacement.

But fortunately this can be repaired with a $2 transistor, from what I have been reading. I have soldered in the past, but don't trust myself with something this important.
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Does anyone know a quality auto electrician or non-dealer shop that can diagnose or repair a faulty DME?

A misfire that I originally thought might just be a bad injector now seems to lead to a failed DME. It seems a lot of guys on the forums are having this issue with a certain production date in mid 2007. One or more MOSFET transistors within the DME burn out and cause erratic injector behavior.

It is warrantied by federal emmisions standards till 80,000 miles but I just passed that mark, so it looks like it will be up to $3,000 at the dealer for a replacement.

But fortunately this can be repaired with a $2 transistor, from what I have been reading. I have soldered in the past, but don't trust myself with something this important.
Did you flash the car? How did you find out that the issue? Any how if you need some help you can hit me up. I am in Birmingham. You can email me at Lukeperformance@gmail.com.
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Running JB4 piggy-back for about 5 months. Pulling a 30ba code (DME internal failure) and sporadic misfires from mostly cylinder 2, but also others at times. Engine fires up with noticeable misfire on single cylinder, then loses all power and stalls between 5-10 seconds.

Fortunately I can ride the motorcycle to work in the meantime, but it's definitely a bit warm with my full suit and tie outfit.
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