Dinan - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 03:08 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yuknfankees is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thumbs up

Would anyone know if having your car "re-programmed with the Dinan chip voids any warranty?
yuknfankees is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 09:19 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bryan1970 is an unknown quantity at this point
it doesn't void the factory BMW warranty, none of the Dinan parts do. as far as any sort of non-BMW warranty i don't know, you have to check with the ciompany. but i wouldn't think that it would since it doesn't void the factory warranty.
bryan1970 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 11:51 AM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Slvr e39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 3,867
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute Slvr e39 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Slvr e39
The only thing is, I have heard, once you get anything Dinan you have to go to them for service rather than BMW. Can anyone verify this as true?

Dinan Stg 2 Phoenix Yellow M3
Slvr e39 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 12:54 PM
Pandemonium Director
 
nukeduster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 2,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute nukeduster has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to nukeduster Send a message via MSN to nukeduster
Quote:
Originally posted by Slvr e39@May 18 2005, 07:51 AM
The only thing is, I have heard, once you get anything Dinan you have to go to them for service rather than BMW. Can anyone verify this as true?
[snapback]345598[/snapback]
i would assume you would just need a dinan auth. dealer.

any bmw dealer worth going to is a dinan authorized dealer anyways. i know two of the major ones in phx are.

nukeduster is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 09:17 PM
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute ///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
There are only a few Dinan auhtorized stealerships int he LA area and if you know the greater los angeles you will understand that its always a long drive. But it may be worth it.

What car do you have that takes a dinan chip anywyas?


1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 01:58 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rsn48 is an unknown quantity at this point
First, even though I am in Canada, I know it is illigal in the states to use an after market part as an excuse to void a warranty, unless it can be proven to directly contribute to the problem. Dealers tried to used after market parts voiding the warranty arguement years ago and it was deemed illigal to do so.

Secondly I dinan'd my car in Vancouver, BC at the only Bimmer Dinan authorized dealership (in Richmond) but I take my car for servicing to another Bimmer dealership. I just make sure I inform them that the software has been modified and to NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM. They told me that once the car was on the diagnostic computer, they would know something in the software had been modified regardless of my warning.

I liked the results post Dinan upgrade, but don't expect super results. My car is a 528i and the car was peppier after the change. Interestingly enough, especially in first gear. My car is an auto and the software re-programmed the transmission as well and I think that explains some of the low rpm hop.
rsn48 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 10:17 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yuknfankees is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by ///M Power@May 18 2005, 07:17 PM
There are only a few Dinan auhtorized stealerships int he LA area and if you know the greater los angeles you will understand that its always a long drive. But it may be worth it.

What car do you have that takes a dinan chip anywyas?
[snapback]345774[/snapback]
I have a 99 540i with the original engine rebuilt head to toe from Bavarian, along with the transmission....just want to "pep" it up now that the break-in period is over...
yuknfankees is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 12:06 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bryan1970 is an unknown quantity at this point
CIA and DINAN DME programming is a good way to add a little pep.
bryan1970 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 07:06 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
d3ity will become famous soon enough d3ity will become famous soon enough
its becoming that Dinan is to BMW what AMG is to Mercedes. More dealerships are becoming prepared to work on the Dinan BMWs, supposedly they're adding around 50 more this summer.

<iframe src="http://gamercard.xbox.com/TiddlyPlatypus.card" scrolling="no" frameBorder="0" height="140" width="204">Put your gamertag here too.</iframe>
d3ity is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Euro M6 Dinan 3.9L 330HP Silver, just beautiful... vreynaud Cars For Sale 0 09-06-2005 12:17 PM
What Is A Dinan M3 MadBMW M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 12 03-08-2005 03:26 PM
Dinan Automatic Trans Chip bmwfanatice36 3-Series (E36) 8 10-22-2004 10:02 PM
Latest Mods (sexy dinan) komodo 3-Series (E36) 8 08-01-2004 03:00 PM
FS: complete DINAN suspension STAGE 3 for e36 M3 seriousness Classifieds Sell & Buy 5 07-16-2004 08:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome