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Neglected servicing!

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I haven't posted on here for a while due to home issues but that aside I yesterday went to the local well respected mapping centre with a pocket full of money and expectations of 800 bhp and warp drive.

The guy asked what I wanted, did his stuff, and told me to take it for a spin.

I pulled out onto the main road gripped the wheel tightly and floored it.

It went up to around 2500 and then somebody put a Reliant engine in.

Took it back he did a few tweeks and he took it out. Same thing both times with FUEL INJ. on the readout. 

He asked when the last time I changed the fuel filter....err... never.

Great guy didn't charge me there and then told me to do the filter and come back. I did the filter today and it was a oem bmw filter with 2009 on it. Thats 5 years in my ownership that it aint been done. Oops. Definitely pulls harder at higher rpms. Thing is it never starved and alarmed out with the standard map.

Can't wait to get it back to him and put the remap file back in.

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The fuel filter in my M5 was 15 years old when I changed it....that made quite a difference! 

 

It it had a full main dealer history too. 

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 My re-mapped 330d would sometimes cut out under hard acceleration, a new filter seemed to cure that. LukeH; believe it or not, the fuel filter isn't included in any service on a petrol e39. My old 535i (with full BMW history) was still fitted with it's original filter when I changed it, it had covered 170-odd thousand miles by this point. :shock:

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I know it's surprising isn't it, I think my M3 is every second insp 2, which works out at about 120k! 

 

I guess it's akin to the lifetime auto gear box oil. 

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I changed mine about 18 months ago. 

It was the original from November 2001 build. 530i

FSH means nothing. They just tick the box and stamp it, especially 'independent specialists'!

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I think that's a bit unfair on independant specialists, I'd be more trusting of them than a main dealer that's for sure. 

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I would agree with the above, and especially as my Mrs works @ a (non BMW) franchised dealer and has worked for another who had  various different franchises. The stories she tells me make my toes curl, I'm sure there are some indis the same but it's all about having a relationship imo and you will never have a relationship with a dealer, different face each time, different tech each time etc. etc....

 

When I took my F11 to a BMW dealer for some warranty work the first thing they did was cover up the dashcam, now I have absolutely no issue with this but by contrast when I took it for it's service @ 2 local indi's I've watched them do exactly as they've said they'd do. In fact the last indo to service it 4 weeks ago rand a scan for me FOC when i mentioned a couple of bits I was looking to have done afterwards.

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On 16/06/2017 at 8:44 PM, sshooie said:

I would agree with the above, and especially as my Mrs works @ a (non BMW) franchised dealer and has worked for another who had  various different franchises. The stories she tells me make my toes curl, I'm sure there are some indis the same but it's all about having a relationship imo and you will never have a relationship with a dealer, different face each time, different tech each time etc. etc....

 

When I took my F11 to a BMW dealer for some warranty work the first thing they did was cover up the dashcam, now I have absolutely no issue with this but by contrast when I took it for it's service @ 2 local indi's I've watched them do exactly as they've said they'd do. In fact the last indo to service it 4 weeks ago rand a scan for me FOC when i mentioned a couple of bits I was looking to have done afterwards.

 

Covering up the dashcam? That's pretty shocking. But I guess it's a good motivator to get one which records GPS info including speed, so you can really see what's been going on.

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Doesn't bother me tbf, he only placed a piece of A4 over the screen so no touchy touchy so to speak.

 

Unbeknown to him it slowly slid down the windscreen once he had the bonnet up anyway.

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Well did the fuel filter and took it back today with positive thoughts.

He did the map and I took it for a spin...... just the same as before.

After many tweaks and test runs up the road his conclusion was that there was something amiss in the fuel side.

Took it to an indie around the corner and he plugged his machine in to do a full diagnostic check. Low and behold everything was operating at normal parameters fuel rail pressure , pre del press and injector balance and boost pressure.

Anybody had this sort of trouble before in these situations?

With the standard map back in it never misses a beat even flat out.

Could anyone recommend a map guy around the Derbyshire area or further.

I know people on here have had great results with End Tuning but are there others around that are as reputable? 

Thanks guys.

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 I know very little about re-mapping so this may be a stupid question but could the car already be re-mapped? Hence, trying to push things a little bit further with the new map could be causing things to operate outside of their safe working limits and a 'limp mode' of sorts is kicking in to protect the engine.  

 Other than that, try another re-mapper!:) 

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I can’t recommend Enda highly enough, he really is fantastic to deal with. Other mappers didn't want to know as my car is less than standard, but Enda took the time and the results are awesome.  

 

Give him a shout,  he’ll be able to advise you at least.

 

http://www.endtuning.com/

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