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      02-19-2018, 05:24 PM   #133
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Its done! Very simple process as well written out a few earlier replies ago, a little nerve racking as yeah, as an IT guy I am always worried watching crawl bars during upgrades.. don't freak out, don't crash, don't breathe.. *laugh*

The flash was a simple process after I got the tune file back and took me about 15min or so end to end. I also bought a new trickle charger, as I needed one anyway, for battery support during the process.

I shot video of it and will get it posted up probably by EOD tomorrow, but is really simple... the next step will be getting back to the dyno!
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Its done! Very simple process as well written out a few earlier replies ago, a little nerve racking as yeah, as an IT guy I am always worried watching crawl bars during upgrades.. don't freak out, don't crash, don't breathe.. *laugh*

The flash was a simple process after I got the tune file back and took me about 15min or so end to end. I also bought a new trickle charger, as I needed one anyway, for battery support during the process.

I shot video of it and will get it posted up probably by EOD tomorrow, but is really simple... the next step will be getting back to the dyno!
Excellent!!
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Its done! Very simple process as well written out a few earlier replies ago, a little nerve racking as yeah, as an IT guy I am always worried watching crawl bars during upgrades.. don't freak out, don't crash, don't breathe.. *laugh*

The flash was a simple process after I got the tune file back and took me about 15min or so end to end. I also bought a new trickle charger, as I needed one anyway, for battery support during the process.

I shot video of it and will get it posted up probably by EOD tomorrow, but is really simple... the next step will be getting back to the dyno!
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Its done! Very simple process as well written out a few earlier replies ago, a little nerve racking as yeah, as an IT guy I am always worried watching crawl bars during upgrades.. don't freak out, don't crash, don't breathe.. *laugh*

The flash was a simple process after I got the tune file back and took me about 15min or so end to end. I also bought a new trickle charger, as I needed one anyway, for battery support during the process.

I shot video of it and will get it posted up probably by EOD tomorrow, but is really simple... the next step will be getting back to the dyno!
After this I'm sure like I mentioned b4 Pure stg 2 or speedtech stg 3 in your future!
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Just ordered the AA tune and Simon Cable from Mike. Anyone considering this make sure you check Mike's Spring Sale page.
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Its done! Very simple process as well written out a few earlier replies ago, a little nerve racking as yeah, as an IT guy I am always worried watching crawl bars during upgrades.. don't freak out, don't crash, don't breathe.. *laugh*

The flash was a simple process after I got the tune file back and took me about 15min or so end to end. I also bought a new trickle charger, as I needed one anyway, for battery support during the process.

I shot video of it and will get it posted up probably by EOD tomorrow, but is really simple... the next step will be getting back to the dyno!
Any updates??
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Its done! Very simple process as well written out a few earlier replies ago, a little nerve racking as yeah, as an IT guy I am always worried watching crawl bars during upgrades.. don't freak out, don't crash, don't breathe.. *laugh*

The flash was a simple process after I got the tune file back and took me about 15min or so end to end. I also bought a new trickle charger, as I needed one anyway, for battery support during the process.

I shot video of it and will get it posted up probably by EOD tomorrow, but is really simple... the next step will be getting back to the dyno!
Hold your breath! No breathing while the writing process is going on
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Hold your breath! No breathing while the writing process is going on


Love it! Yeah.. I wasn't able to get the editing done yesterday as I got overwhelmed by other life things. I hope to get it done today. It will be really simple.. much of it is just showing.. plug your laptop in, click next, email info kinda stuff.


I hope to have my car back to the dyno in a couple of weeks. 8)
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Does anyone know if the copying of the stock ECM includes changes made to coding through Esys? Reason being, should the dealer flash the ECM for some update and the coding is lost, will restoring the AA tune, which is built on the stock tune, restore the coding changes or will they have to be reapplied after reloading the tune?
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Does anyone know if the copying of the stock ECM includes changes made to coding through Esys? Reason being, should the dealer flash the ECM for some update and the coding is lost, will restoring the AA tune, which is built on the stock tune, restore the coding changes or will they have to be reapplied after reloading the tune?
We copy your coding data prior to tuning and its put back in after the tuning is complete.
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We copy your coding data prior to tuning and its put back in after the tuning is complete.
Excellent. Thanks Andrew.
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Being that he is MY2013, if he is PWG then he can pass emissions with the Area 74/CATsim module, same as the VRSF DP fix module. I'm hoping there is a solution for EWG by September 2019, when I will have to get emissions testing done.
Has anybody in CA used this and passed emissions? I'm planning on doing the DP swap, but if something like this works it would be worth the money.
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I'm not sure about CA specifically, but people have passed the OBD based emissions testing with this unit (same method as CA). Check out this thread..

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...ghlight=catsim

Best bet is to install the module under the engine cover so it's out of sight and you are good to go. If you are interested I have one that I bought but never used because I found out later that it doesn't work with EWG. I'll give you a good price.

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Has anybody in CA used this and passed emissions? I'm planning on doing the DP swap, but if something like this works it would be worth the money.
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Love it! Yeah.. I wasn't able to get the editing done yesterday as I got overwhelmed by other life things. I hope to get it done today. It will be really simple.. much of it is just showing.. plug your laptop in, click next, email info kinda stuff.


I hope to have my car back to the dyno in a couple of weeks.
8)


I'm waiting to pull the trigger and order mines but the suspense!!
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Well forget it! Talked to Mike of EXTREME and took the plunge for a Stage one AA flash. And at the new sale price which is great! Thanks Mike, looking forward to this and thanks for spending time and discussing all my options with me on the phone!

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This is great! Finally went for it Andrew let Karl,Mike and Viral know! and thanks to Mike at Extreme
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Well forget it! Talked to Mike and took the plunge for a Stage one AA flash. And at the new sale price which is great! Thanks Mike, looking forward to this and thanks for spending time and discussing all my options with me on the phone!

This is great! Finally went for it Andrew let Karl,Mike and Viral know! and thanks to Mike at Extreme
It was a pleasure talking to you today. Im looking forward for your feedback once get your car back from the dealership
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It was a pleasure talking to you today. Im looking forward for your feedback once get your car back from the dealership
LOL Absolutely Man! Thanks again! Stay tuned!
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Just ordered the AA tune and Simon Cable from Mike. Anyone considering this make sure you check Mike's Spring Sale page.
DONE!
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DONE!
Funny thing is I had pretty much decided that AA was the tune I wanted after several email exchanges with Andrew, who always answered very promptly. I figured I'd wait and see if Mike would offer a sale on them. Then, perusing his site I noticed that Spring Sale link and there it was. Got the shipping notice on the cable yesterday afternoon. As usual, Mike's shipping is also very prompt.

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Funny thing is I had pretty much decided that AA was the tune I wanted after several email exchanges with Andrew, who always answered very promptly. I figured I'd wait and see if Mike would offer a sale on them. Then, perusing his site I noticed that Spring Sale link and there it was. Got the shipping notice on the cable yesterday afternoon. As usual, Mike's shipping is also very prompt.

Nice to have such responsive vendors available.
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I'm not sure about CA specifically, but people have passed the OBD based emissions testing with this unit (same method as CA). Check out this thread..

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...ghlight=catsim

Best bet is to install the module under the engine cover so it's out of sight and you are good to go. If you are interested I have one that I bought but never used because I found out later that it doesn't work with EWG. I'll give you a good price.
Didn't work for me. I bet the people that passed have PWG cars (2013 and earlier). Good luck and keep us posted.
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Attention Florida Customers: If you are local to Active Autowerke (9940 SW 168th Terrace, Miami, FL 33157), there is no need to purchase the Simon Cable. All you need to do is purchase the map from Extreme Power House and drive down to AA for a free install.
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