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Old 03-29-2003, 10:08 PM   #81
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WOW - Great Post

Actually, I did this by accident a few weeks ago, after working on the car. When returning home, I couldn't believe the response. Now I know what did it I already have the Dinan stage 3 kit, but driving Ms Daisy does seem to slow things down after a while. Great knowing I can kick this in when needed!
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Old 03-29-2003, 10:22 PM   #82
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Read post above.

I've asked Jim Conforti about this at one time. I assumed that the chip tuners updated the static tables as well as set lower threshold ranges. So basically when the car adapts with a tuned ECU it has a smaller - or + range. Jim Conforti seem to skirt around the question when I asked. But a few knowledgable people have confirmed my thoughts. So no as the post above indicates, it will not mess up the Dinan.


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How does this affect the Dinan S2 download. Will this reset mess it up.
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Old 10-20-2003, 08:47 AM   #83
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thats alot for the information

will try it tonight when i get out of work . can't wait...
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:13 AM   #84
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THis should work on all cars with electronic throttle control meaning some later 323 and 328's as well as all 325 and 330's.

I believe 323/328's that were built 10/00-12/00 will have electronic throttle control or what is called "throttle by wire". It is with this new electronic throttle that these 323/328's got the new mototronics that this will work with.

For the old models meaning prior to 10/00, I've been told that you can try turning your ingnition to the on position (not started) and press the gas peddle all the way to the floor 4 times, then you will hear a beep or something and that tells you it worked.


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I could be wrong but I thought they stopped producing 323's in @ august of 2000 and no 323's were DBW? Any thought to that. also hows the 330 intake tube project going, did it work?
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:13 AM   #85
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Old 10-20-2003, 04:19 PM   #86
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Does it work in 5spd?

The 323/328 with mechanical throttle according to documentation ended production 10/2000 and electronic throttle began. There have been a few people with electronic throttles with a 323/328 on this board that I've come across.


Actually I installed the 330 tube. Someone else did on this board to and posted pics of theirs. They did exactly the same as I did mine and noticed exactly the same things. There is a slight performance difference (very slight) and the intake sound is difference. Slightly deeper but not resonating. The performance change seemed to be in the 3k and 5k ranges. I certainly won't be dynoing for 1-2HP

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I could be wrong but I thought they stopped producing 323's in @ august of 2000 and no 323's were DBW? Any thought to that. also hows the 330 intake tube project going, did it work?
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Old 10-28-2003, 04:39 PM   #87
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Old 10-28-2003, 07:51 PM   #88
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Hey guys I really dont think it is in my head just went out for a ride (02 330i) and I think this works. I nailed out of my driveway and at about 4,000 RPM the car just seemed to have so much more pull than before. Also in 2nd gear. I drive 10 miles to work and dont drive agressivly there so I can see how the responce would fade. Try this boys.
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:10 PM   #89
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i tried it on my 2003m3 it works but

you have to drive aggresive (fast) you will see a difference some what. with me turning on a corner of a street when i turn it is usually at 20mph and my m3 slows down.but after a reset the program it did not do it as much by it self.it wasn't so noticable.
i guess the more aggresive you drive the better the car will respond. but if you hit traffic it blows the adjustment you make already. that is the only thing you have to watch for.
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:35 PM   #90
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So when we put the key to the Off position do you mean the positin in which the key is first inserted or the first click of turning the key?

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Old 11-11-2003, 07:21 PM   #91
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:37 PM   #92
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You have to go to the 2nd click of the key just before the start position.
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:52 PM   #93
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i think i put it in position 2 the postion 1 (off)


and i felt a difference in the respoce. no more second delay till the rpm shoots up
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Old 11-11-2003, 11:45 PM   #94
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How do i do it for my 99 323i?
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:37 AM   #95
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I just did it for my 99 323i and I deffinately noticed an improvement/change! It made it a lot more responsive but then again it could be in my head?
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:01 AM   #96
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Excellent, a great tip! Just tried this out yesterday and I'm going much faster everywhere

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Old 12-15-2003, 11:09 AM   #97
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I couldn't help but notice that you're from Toms River. I had a childhood friend from their by the name of Paul Mueller. Do you know him or his family. He has a younger brother but I can't remember his name right now. Sorry about the thread drift.

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Old 12-16-2003, 11:51 PM   #98
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This does work, this info is from BMW not me!

There is no gimmic or trick here folks, this is the OFFICIAL electronic adaptation reset procedures.

The deal is that yes if you did it correctly, you will notice the change. Otherwise there is not a light or signal or sound that throttle adaptation has been reset. Basically if you know your engines performance, you will notice the change in throttle response and engine performance. More pep in its step if you will. Under certain driving conditions yes I've noted that adaptation will change within a day or two and other times it has lasted more than a week before fading. For me I should be resetting everyday since my average MPG in stop and go traffic is 17!

In regard to 323's and 328's with mechanical throttles, this information simply does not apply since ahhhh...its mechanical and not electronically controlled.


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Hey guys I really dont think it is in my head just went out for a ride (02 330i) and I think this works. I nailed out of my driveway and at about 4,000 RPM the car just seemed to have so much more pull than before. Also in 2nd gear. I drive 10 miles to work and dont drive agressivly there so I can see how the responce would fade. Try this boys.
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:08 AM   #99
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Hmm. I knew my car had a throttle cable, but I thought there was an electronic component too, like right at the throttle body. I thought some of it was electronically activated.

So you're telling me my 99 328i is COMPLETELY mechanical throttle?

I read earlier in the post about pushing the pedal to the floor 4 times on my car to do this adaptation, what about that?

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Old 12-17-2003, 01:58 AM   #100
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let me see if i get thise straight

Essentially, your throttle response is adaptive and will conform to your particular driving style.

So, if you consistently drive in aggressive (spirited) fashion your car will have adapted to your driving style and have adjusted the throttle response time to react quicker and support the demands of your aggressive driving habits.

That being said, if I performed the throttle reset, which clears the temp memory....am I basically erasing all the knowledge my car had gained based on my driving habits and starting back at
time zero?

Should this memory clearing be performed for those you primarily use their car as their daily commuter and want to clear their cars memory of slow driving habits, which would gain back the quicker throttle response?



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