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      08-06-2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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Coding: Unlocking HP for 328i

Background Facts:

- I'm almost a complete newbie on this coding. I have just read the data off the car and haven't tried coding anything in just yet.

- The car is F30 328i Thailand spec. The HP of the car is locked to 218hp instead of 245hp for other countries because of tax reasons (>220hp more tax). To the best of my knowledge, the physical engine itself is the same to other countries but the lock is applied via coding.

- From the data I extracted from the car, there's an option called "8SH Thailand Engine" which I suspect is the culprit for this lock.

- Q: Do other countries have similar option called "8XX XXXX Engine"?
- Q: Is it possible to code this option out and would it "unlock" the full hp?
- Q: Do I need the token for this or can I just VO to the car? (whatever that means)

Ultimately, I'm just looking to get the full potential for the money I paid for so any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
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      08-07-2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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Unfortunately you wont be able to change Power class just by coding car. Power values are locked by DME motorhours.
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      08-07-2014, 09:25 AM   #3
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thats pretty unfortunate....but props to you for trying to do it. I had no idea BMW was detuning engines for specific locales.
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