So, I called Omar today to send my ECU back in for reprogramming after the SZL sensor replacement and programming.
He stated that they are now charging $90 for labor to do the reflash!
While we never specifically talked about a cost/no cost reflash when I bought the programming, I was honest and told him that when he asked, he said to send it in and he would talk to "Carl" about it.
If this is true, this changes everything for me! I told him I was part of the m5board and bought it back in May. He said he had discussions with some customers at that time about providing a no-cost reflash. We didn't have the conversation and told him so.
Just a heads up for AA software owners...I hope they decide to not charge for reflashes, otherwise I will start looking at other options.
Also, I think $90 is very steep - he says it takes an hour to reprogram. Is it really worth $90 to have some tech hook it up to the cable and select the program, come back in a hour and un-hook it?
2006 BMW E60 M5 - Active Autowerke's ECU upgrade; Charcoal Filters removed
-Silver Gray with Black perf. interior
-Rear side impact airbags
-front multi-function seats with active width adjustment
-wood trim, walnut
-power rear sunshade with rear manual side window shades
-front ventilated seats
-3M Ultrashield clearbra
2008 Black BMW 135i Convertible
2008 Black Yukon Denali
2007 Saleen Mustang Parnelli Jones Limited Edition 1 of 500 - Sold
2006 Sterling Grey/Grey BMW X5 4.4i w/all available options - Sold
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (red) - Sold
2004 Quicksilver Cadillac Escalade ESV - Sold
2003 White Porsche GT3 Cup Race Car - HELL YES! - Pirelli Drivers Cup 2nd/3rd - 2010 Miller Motorsports Park
2003 Cold Stone Creamery #00 Mini Cooper S Challenge Series Race Car - NASA AZ Champion; NASA National Runner-up 2009/2010
2003 Sterling Grey/Black M5 - Sold
2000 White Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 4x4 SB Pick 'em up truck - Sold
1994 Yellow Land Rover Defender 90 - Sold
1980 Nissan 2WD pickup - Sold
1971 Fiat Spider - Sold
They told EVERYONE free reflashes....if they don't hold to their word...THEN THEIR WORD is NO GOOD from here on out! And that is for products now and years to come....Once word would get out to ALL FORUMS, I doubt they do much business outside of MIAMI. Business wise, they better not charge anything but Shipping.
When we're talking about DMS FOC reprogramming, some guys were sceptical!...
At least, we paid it (for good indeed), but what we'repromised is what we get every single time, our car needs a BMW re-flash....
To be true, I wouldn't bother even writing for the 90$ you're talking about, because
1) It's indeed a time consuming job that has to be paid (one way or the other...)
2) 90$ for 1,5 hours + commitment of specific hardware to a single car isn't that much for,
3) a car that costs a thousand times more and what you get is a refreshment of its ECU and a good performance upgrade from a reputable tuner.
Maybe you could save your 90 bucks from somewhere else... Gas perhaps?
$90.00..........It's 20% of the total cost paid. Don't promise what you can't keep....thats the point. I remeber when Air at the gas station was free, poor kids on bikes can't even put air in the tires. What is the world coming to?