Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 5 series
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
momax_powers
2nd Gear Member
 
momax_powers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 285
e39 540 tune

looking for recommendations on tuning...which route i should take.
i dont know too much about it but would like some input as to whose tuning provides the best results for a 540.......markD? dinan software?
__________________
momaXimus
E39 IV.IV
momax_powers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #2
JINT
5th Gear Member
 
JINT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jewtown
Posts: 1,138
if your 540 is 1997 and is 6spd than a Mark D tune will make the most difference for the money. If you car is 1998+ than a tune doesn't really do much. 1997 540's were made in the M-factory and use larger intake manifolds from factory, later on 2000+ DINAN E39's used 1997 intake manifolds.
__________________
1990 M5 Euro
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it
JINT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
momax_powers
2nd Gear Member
 
momax_powers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 285
i have a 97 auto...will the markD tune still help?
__________________
momaXimus
E39 IV.IV
momax_powers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
Quack
Wheelman
 
Quack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 12,055
Send a message via MSN to Quack
Quote:
Originally Posted by JINT View Post
if your 540 is 1997 and is 6spd than a Mark D tune will make the most difference for the money. If you car is 1998+ than a tune doesn't really do much. 1997 540's were made in the M-factory and use larger intake manifolds from factory, later on 2000+ DINAN E39's used 1997 intake manifolds.
actually the MarkD tune works really well with 98 E39's(I had one with MarkD tune), it's the 99+ models that doesn't do much, also it works really well with automatics, another member here has a 97 540, he originally had the Dinan Stage 3 software & auto tranny software, he said it was shit, he than got a MarkD tune & said that MarkD tune was way better than the Dinan software & tranny software that Dinan offers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by momax_powers View Post
i have a 97 auto...will the markD tune still help?
Yes
__________________

Maxbimmer Drama, You Gotta Love It
Quack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 08:09 AM   #5
2bmw2
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quack View Post
actually the MarkD tune works really well with 98 E39's(I had one with MarkD tune), it's the 99+ models that doesn't do much, also it works really well with automatics, another member here has a 97 540, he originally had the Dinan Stage 3 software & auto tranny software, he said it was shit, he than got a MarkD tune & said that MarkD tune was way better than the Dinan software & tranny software that Dinan offers.



Yes
MarkD has software that works great in the all the 540's, right from 1997 to 2003 . If any of you have a later 540 and were not happy, just contact him for a fix. What probably happened is that your car was flashed via the OBD-2 port instead of the round ADS connector. This connector is even in some 2000 540's.

Last edited by 2bmw2; 02-14-2012 at 08:11 AM.
2bmw2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
Fe9L
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a tims near you
Posts: 921
^^ Did MarkD tune your 540?
__________________
Current:
'09 e92

The x-love:




Slamation Nation..Wesa
Fe9L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
TheMadChigga
Taiwan Panda Racing Unit.
 
TheMadChigga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Durty Shwa
Posts: 3,096
Send a message via ICQ to TheMadChigga Send a message via AIM to TheMadChigga Send a message via MSN to TheMadChigga
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2bmw2 View Post
MarkD has software that works great in the all the 540's, right from 1997 to 2003 . If any of you have a later 540 and were not happy, just contact him for a fix. What probably happened is that your car was flashed via the OBD-2 port instead of the round ADS connector. This connector is even in some 2000 540's.
What about dyno tune in accordance to the mods? AA used to offer remote dyno tuning, so does AutoLogic but I can't find anyone with AutoLogic in Toronto that will do the tune.
__________________
TheMadChigga is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.