Originally Posted by louiscipher1965
I have not had my car that long, and I came across a post on here about a Recall for cars that need to have the emissions done.
So I called a reputible BMW dealer here in Atlanta to schedule an appointment.
The Sales Rep first asked for the 7 digits of the VIN to look up the history.
He came back to the phone and stated to me that I don't have the recall for that but I do have a recall for something else.
He also stated that the last time this car had an update was back in 2004, he stated that my version is I believe, but not sure because I did not hear him clearly, stated that I am at 21-2... something to that nature.
So we scheduled an appointment for next Monday and he stated that they may need the car for the entire day, saying that it can take up to 2 to 8 hours for this update to complete.
My question is will I loose power, gain something better? What will happen pretty much.
Any thoughts would be great to hear from.
There was a software update for the DME to improve communications with the computer readouts. As I recall, it had mostly to do with the computers having trouble reading emissions information. Important in a state that does emissions testing, not important if your state doesn't.
If you have performance software, you will have to have that reloaded after the BMW update. It will reinstall the original performance software. Most companies (like Dinan) usually do it free or perhaps a nominal charge.
If you a search on here and go back in time, I am sure it has been discussed. Or try a google search, sometimes you get a more precise response.
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