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Yep, proper obd tuning for a couple hundred pounds or so if you live near the north west and a map for your model already exists - speak to Mashed Potatoes!  

 

I also had an emapped e39 530d once, and while it was fast (i think the egr and dpf were probably coded out, still my wife's fav car) .... It really wasnt compared to what a remapped f10 530d will do now. 

 

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5 hours ago, SuperDave said:

Yep, proper obd tuning for a couple hundred pounds or so if you live near the north west and a map for your model already exists - speak to Mashed Potatoes!  

 

I also had an emapped e39 530d once, and while it was fast (i think the egr and dpf were probably coded out, still my wife's fav car) .... It really wasnt compared to what a remapped f10 530d will do now. 

 

Who on earth is mashed potatoes! :)

Some quick research turned up some items

 

http://www.e-maps.co.uk/search-results/?make=bmw&model=5-series-f10-2009&fuel=diesel&variant=530d-241bhp-09-11

https://www.tmcmotorsport.com/

http://www.dmsautomotive.com/

http://wrenchstudios.co.uk/performance-and-upgrades/

http://tuningtools.co.uk/ (formally BM ChipTune)

https://www.evolveautomotive.com/evolve-ecu-remap-performance-upgrade-bmw-f1x-5-series-530d.html

 

Issues (from 2016)

https://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f2/f10-very-tricky-remap-t428609/

https://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f69/bmw-520d-f10-after-remap-problem-t435018/

 

 

The E39 didn't have a DPF btw.. but you are making me doubt myself now! No i'm sure it was just a cat. Are you speaking from experience there SuperDave, you had a e39 and f10 530d both remapped? I'm excited there is that big of a difference they don't compare! I know the F10 has more power, the but the delivery of power was soo much better on the old car.

 

 

Would there be a way to find out if the ECU needed a software update btw? I must admit I like the idea of the TMCmotorsport solution, so you can have different maps on the car, but it's still a piggy back solution.

 

These remaps have gotten a bit expensive eh? I think my e39 was only about £250 back in 2006-7 

 

 

 

 

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Hi!

 

 

There's more information in this thread here for you :)

 

I'm sure Dave will fill you in if you ask, but I have worked on his car so he will be able to give you some pointers but in the mean time if you have any questions, fire away! Regarding the drilling though, at one point it was the only way to bypass the security onboard the ECU. That or flip the board over which involves breaking it out of the casing which it's bonded in to. I've done OBD, drill and flip boards before, none of which have ever had an issue afterwards but the price goes up with the risk attached. Mainly for us because if we break it, we would pay for it. As you would expect. We have heard rumours though of cars being patched up and thrown out the door if you see what I mean.

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39 minutes ago, johnleb said:

Who on earth is mashed potatoes! :)

 

The E39 didn't have a DPF btw.. but you are making me doubt myself now! No i'm sure it was just a cat. Are you speaking from experience there SuperDave, you had a e39 and f10 530d both remapped?

 

These remaps have gotten a bit expensive eh? I think my e39 was only about £250 back in 2006-7 

 

 

 

 

I think you've got the answer to that now! 

 

Yes, ive had or have had both. I'd still take the e39 for overall driving enjoyment but the f10 is putting out over 300bhp and a lot more torque. You're right the e39 didn't have a dpf. 

 

Member pricing for remaps by mr Potatoes makes your 2006 price look pretty expensive. Enjoy. ;)

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3 minutes ago, SuperDave said:

I think you've got the answer to that now! 

 

Yes, ive had or have had both. I'd still take the e39 for overall driving enjoyment but the f10 is putting out over 300bhp and a lot more torque. You're right the e39 didn't have a dpf. 

 

Member pricing for remaps by mr Potatoes makes your 2006 price look pretty expensive. Enjoy. ;)

Thank you very much SuperDave. I REALLY miss my E39 I had it in Aegean Blue, 2003 last of the line. It was such an enjoyable drive, nimble isn't a word i'd attribute to any 5 series obviously, but despite being lighter(?) the F10 feels twice the size. What a car it was. Sod it, I know it's not related to the thread but here's some pictures when I was picking it up..

 

 

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