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Old 05-23-2004, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys this might hav been asked before but i need quick advice does this look alright? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...sspagename=WDVW it says its for a 1994 bmw 318is, which is my car... or does it look like a scam? what i mean is will i feel a difference? also it says 91+ octance gas, say i put 89 in my car... would i not get anything from this chip?? also how would u go about installing a chip like this on my car?

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Old 05-24-2004, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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anytime you use lower octane with a chip you run a very high risk of detonation. Never use less than the reccomended fuel grade.

As for that, I would never by anything like that without seeing a dyno plot first. I also prefer the part to have an identifiable manufacturer on it.
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get a dinan. i wouldnt trust that thing.
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i bought the exact same chip on ebay from that guy, i noticed a difference. This chip is an exact replica of Dinan. I'm not praising this guy at all i'm just sayin i felt the difference. Quicker response, and alot more juice. Now I just need to add an intake and exhaust system.
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i bought the exact same chip on ebay from that guy, i noticed a difference. This chip is an exact replica of Dinan. I'm not praising this guy at all i'm just sayin i felt the difference. Quicker response, and alot more juice. Now I just need to add an intake and exhaust system.
beemer man do u use 91+ octane in your car? becuase that is what it says to use... also how did you install yours? thanks

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get a dinan. i wouldnt trust that thing.
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BeemerMan, what about gas mileage?
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Don't get these chips. Even if the program is copied there is no gaurantee of the quality in the IC chip itself. What happens if it fries the computer or blows your engine? Is it worth saving a couple hundred bucks?

Get a brand name chip. It's not like buying a Ractive filter.

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i went for the ac schnitzer one... it works great

it doesnt matter. the chips are the same thing, they have to be.
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i went for the ac schnitzer one... it works great

it doesnt matter. the chips are the same thing, they have to be.
Why would they have to be? A cheap Taiwanese made IC chip used with a bad programming machine is very different from a professional who knows what hes doing.

Barely any shops in my area will install copied chips. I've seen so many permantly damaged engines as a result of using these chips, why risk it?

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