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      02-23-2020, 03:41 PM   #837
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      02-23-2020, 04:10 PM   #838
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i don't know why people are waiting for the unlock when every shop can do a bench flash and get the tune. i did mine back in october
If by that, you mean they remove the ECU, ship it off, and then put it back in when they get it back, you're correct.

There are very few shops I would trust to take apart my car. And even if "any shop" can do it, fuck 99% of shops out there.

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Something interesting I was told by carbahn tune shop as they bench flash and use their tune. Was looking at there options but told them I was looking for an E85 tune. They said they don't because using e85 eats up engine parts (cylinder heads, engine hardware etc) and they have been replacing whole engines. Is there any truth to this?? Aside from changing our spark plugs I was under the impression we are good to go on the s55. Anyone running e85 feel free to chime in
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Something interesting I was told by carbahn tune shop as they bench flash and use their tune. Was looking at there options but told them I was looking for an E85 tune. They said they don't because using e85 eats up engine parts (cylinder heads, engine hardware etc) and they have been replacing whole engines. Is there any truth to this?? Aside from changing our spark plugs I was under the impression we are good to go on the s55. Anyone running e85 feel free to chime in
Some components in older generation vehicles weren't made to handle E85, this is not the case with the latest generation vehicles. I've also never heard of cylinder heads and engine hardware getting eaten up. I'm happily running E85 in both my M's.
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Some components in older generation vehicles weren't made to handle E85, this is not the case with the latest generation vehicles. I've also never heard of cylinder heads and engine hardware getting eaten up. I'm happily running E85 in both my M's.
Yeah I think it was more of a sales pitch to wing me off the idea of going with a custom e85 bm3 tune. In reality I really went in there only to see if they can unlock my DME lol. They gave me some bullshit story on how they can only unlock it using their tune 😂🤣
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Some components in older generation vehicles weren't made to handle E85, this is not the case with the latest generation vehicles. I've also never heard of cylinder heads and engine hardware getting eaten up. I'm happily running E85 in both my M's.
Im running 100% E85 with bootmod3 and I'm loving it
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i don't know why people are waiting for the unlock when every shop can do a bench flash and get the tune. i did mine back in october
If by that, you mean they remove the ECU, ship it off, and then put it back in when they get it back, you're correct.

There are very few shops I would trust to take apart my car. And even if "any shop" can do it, fuck 99% of shops out there.
There is no need to remove the ecu for a tune. It takes 10-15 minutes to move the intercooler and disconnect the ecu's connectors
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i don't know why people are waiting for the unlock when every shop can do a bench flash and get the tune. i did mine back in october
If by that, you mean they remove the ECU, ship it off, and then put it back in when they get it back, you're correct.

There are very few shops I would trust to take apart my car. And even if "any shop" can do it, fuck 99% of shops out there.
There is no need to remove the ecu for a tune. It takes 10-15 minutes to move the intercooler and disconnect the ecu's connectors
so what, you're going to just ship your entire intake manifold off? whatever floats your boat.
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Lol.. yes I laughed, I cannot lie at msdss comment.

But come on you know what he means. Some shops have the provision with a breakout harness to plug directly into the dme so it does not need to be removed. Just need the access.

Of course if the shop does not have the means then shipping is the only option for the interim (with or without the intake manifold)
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