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      07-24-2018, 09:02 PM   #1
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Question Tunes that donít affect factory warranty

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Iím new to BMW and imports in general, as I have only had American cars until now, but since I purchased my M6 GC I am totally in love with it, and am dying to mod it...
My apprehension is the 4 year 48,000 mile warranty, as I donít want to lose it.
My car only have 6,100 miles and is a 2016 model
Is there a simple tune that I can do that will not affect the warranty at all?
The car has awesome power, but a little more would be awesome!

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      07-24-2018, 10:05 PM   #2
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Just one....Dinan tune at an authorized dealer/shop has full warranty backing that matches that of the BMW Warranty.

It's technically a Dinan warranty that replaces the BMW Warranty in full remaining terms. Basically Dinan is on the hook for anything that breaks related to the tune. It's officially/unofficially endorsed by BMW.
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Like the reply above.
Only company that will back you up is Dinan
You can get the Dinantronic tune installed but any Dinan dealer "independent or BMW" and if you get a CEL you can get it inspected and repaired under warranty.
Easiest is to visit a participating BMW dealer that is part of the program.
Not all BMW dealers are Dinan.
There is a dealer locater search on their website.
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I have stage 2 tune and free flow exhaust from Dinan. It was installed by authorized BMW dealer and it runs great!
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Check out BPM Sport. Mike is one of the best BMW tuners in the industry and his tunes are safe and reversible. Completely stand up guy and backs all his work. I've had his tunes on 3 different cars (current 650i) and it always produces awesome results.
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agreed about Mike and BPMSport. Very happy customer, hes also very communicative and patient!
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I’m down in S. Florida, lol
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they can remote flash you, no need to send ECU. Contact them
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The OP asked about warranty issues... NO tuner will cover BMW warranty.
If your engine fails, BMW will find out about the tune 100% if they want to.
Anyone who claims the tune is invincible is lying.
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Iím down in S. Florida, lol
We are in South Florida if you want to stop by and can discuss
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This whole thing is hilarious, all the tuners are ignoring the thread topic...WHICH ARE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY....roaches to food I tell ya
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Technically none, but Dinan matches factory warranty time/miles period. If a BMW dealer performs Dinan tune, even if BMW denies warranty claim, dealership should back-up repair through Dinan warranty. Some external flashes capture original code and then can re-write, which may prevent prior tune detection
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Check out BPM Sport. Mike is one of the best BMW tuners in the industry and his tunes are safe and reversible. Completely stand up guy and backs all his work. I've had his tunes on 3 different cars (current 650i) and it always produces awesome results.
Thank you! Glad you are enjoying the software!

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agreed about Mike and BPMSport. Very happy customer, hes also very communicative and patient!
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Technically none, but Dinan matches factory warranty time/miles period. If a BMW dealer performs Dinan tune, even if BMW denies warranty claim, dealership should back-up repair through Dinan warranty. Some external flashes capture original code and then can re-write, which may prevent prior tune detection
With regard to the warranty discussion - the first rule of thumb is that there is always a risk of a warranty issue. Fortunately, we can count the warranty issues our customers have had on one hand spanning 9 years, which is an excellent track record.

We were the first company to freeze the flash counter as well as the only one for some time that provided you with your exact original stock version when returning to stock - both which ensure an added layer of consistency to prevent obvious signs software was modified. There is no external flash that can capture the original code and rewrite - in fact, you can only read a very small section of the code from the car. Providing the exact stock original version puts the calibration to the exact same it was prior to the flash. The only part that can't be restored are environmental data that the ECU records, such as max speed, rpm, etc - these can only be changed via ECU removal.

Flashing the ECU is the best way to safely extract more power from the vehicle, as piggyback units essentially trick the ECU into making more power, and this, by-itself, can reduce the effectiveness of built in protection systems designed to ensure longevity. I can not tell you the number of customers that have switched from piggyback units to a proper flash tune that were amazed not only at the performance increase and drive-ability, but the consistency as well.

A lot of customers still in the factory warranty have requested a less aggressive calibration, and then switch to something more aggressive when the warranty period is over. Third party extended warranty contracts are really the best bet.

At the end of the day, the warranty risk is always present, so it's a matter of weighing the pros and cons in each specific situation
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Do you have AC-Schnitzerin the US?
I had that tune 620hp from AC-Schnitzer since day 12. no issues with warranty.
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      09-10-2018, 05:16 PM   #15
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"No issues with warranty." You won't have a warranty issue with non-engine related failures in the US, but if the engine has issues and they can pin it on the tune then they ca deny the claim
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