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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-11-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question Auto to Manual Swap.. DME question???

I am doing a auto to manual swap. I have for the most part found the parts list for everything I will need to do it. I called the bmw dealer near me to ask them if the ECU needs to have the software changed on it after the swap. I was told that the DME is what will need different software and that they do not do it there. I searched the forums but could not find the answer to this question. Was the dealer right and do I not need to touch the ECU and only have the DME changed. And if so does anyone have any recommended places that I could bring/send my DME to get done. I am in the NY area but if I need to I will mail it out to a shop to perform the job.

BTW the car is a 99 323i
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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ECU = DME, read sir:
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:50 PM   #3
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props to ya for the swap... got balls bro' good luck..!!! i will be doing this someday...
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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Thanks neil i dunno how i missed that 1 you put up... n yea i got balls but i really jus got a bad 5th gear and ive been wanting to do this swap for a while...
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:56 AM   #5
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keep us posted! im hoping to this as well.
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