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    On the n20, the change interval is 30k. I'm at...

    On the n20, the change interval is 30k. I'm at 20k. In my experience, tuned BMW's need more frequent spark plug changes. The car was feeling a little flat in the middle RPM range, and was having...
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    Got the car back. The print-out of the stored...

    Got the car back. The print-out of the stored codes include one for a misfire on multiple cylinders, a misfire on cylinder 3, and fuel injection disabled as a result of the misfire. I guess the...
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    My tech tells me that the plug on cyl 3 was...

    My tech tells me that the plug on cyl 3 was completely fouled. That tripped a misfire code. When he changed the plug and cleared the code, the car ran fine. He tells me that I didn't put the coil...
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    The engine cover does have vacuum lines connected...

    The engine cover does have vacuum lines connected to it. But it is possible I broke a coil, but I would think in that instance the car would start and miss. In my case, the car started, missed, and...
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    Thanks. I will report back. I wonder if it...

    Thanks. I will report back.

    I wonder if it is related to my starting the car with the engine cover and vacuum lines disconnected before reassembling it?
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    I don't have the BT cable, but did try using...

    I don't have the BT cable, but did try using Tool32 on e-sys. Nothing appeared, but it is likely I used the wrong test module.
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    Spark Plug Change - FAIL

    I have no idea what happened but...I decided to change my own spark plugs. Got the plugs from the dealership, and the special tools from turner motorsports. After the change, the car was missing...
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    Check out the CarboTech 1521 street compound. ...

    Check out the CarboTech 1521 street compound. They are excellent! I switched to them from the StopTech street pads and preferred them. The ST pads were fine, basically a re-branded Axis Ultimate. ...
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    Honestly that concerns me about being an early...

    Honestly that concerns me about being an early adapter. I would hope that the tuner would do that background work and report the results to consumers. But so far none of the few companies offering...
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    Since I had and was happy with COBB on my Evo X,...

    Since I had and was happy with COBB on my Evo X, I have written them a couple of times asking about a N20 tune. They tell me they are working on it, but do not offer an ETA. Chances are I will hold...
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    Me too. That is one reason I am asking about the...

    Me too. That is one reason I am asking about the company here! I asked what their return policy is. If they have a reasonable policy then I would consider trying it, doing proper dyno testing...
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    Has Anybody Heard of Swiss Chiptech?

    Apparently this German company makes a piggyback for our cars. It is pretty reasonably priced at 399 Euros.

    I spent time on their web site www.swiss-chiptech.de


    Any thoughts on this...
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    A Note To Tuners Re: Track Tunes

    A request to folks working on tunes for the N20...

    When you tune throttle mapping there is a different need on the track than on the street/strip. Aggressive tip-in maps impress folks on the...
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    So getting back to Brian's question... Almost...

    So getting back to Brian's question...

    Almost every N54/N55 equipped car in which I have instructed has gone into limp mode at least once, tuned or not. In one car the tune was causing a horrible...
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    Progress on other tunes

    Hello Everybody!

    I am new to this forum but not new to tuning FI cars. Does anybody know when some of the other tuners might jump into the N20 market? Any idea what is taking them so long?
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