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Old 05-18-2005, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would anyone know if having your car "re-programmed with the Dinan chip voids any warranty?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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...
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CIA and DINAN DME programming is a good way to add a little pep.
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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.
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