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Old 11-03-2004, 08:42 PM   #16
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if you want a nice chip to do what that one did, but safer n wont blow up ur engine and maybe better check out

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Old 11-03-2004, 08:49 PM   #17
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yea the guy that i bought it from is going to be a refund, he was saying it had something to do with theres a difference between the us and euro ecu's and aparently he sent me one for a us ecu when mines a euro ecu.... anywyas, im going to go swap the original chip in right now
ill let u guys know hwo it goes, thx for the help and opinions
Exactly what ECU is in your car, and is it a euro? I'm talking to someone in the USA who says he has the CEL on in his 540 with "AC chip". Seems like a trend....

Did you by it from some guy in California? If so, it's best to get your money refunded. Remember, pay now ofr a proper chip or pay a bunch more later.

And there are other options for a chip than one of mine. Just get a safe one.

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Old 11-05-2004, 01:45 PM   #18
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I bought a Dinan chip about 3 years ago, and (knock on wood), I haven't had any probelms yet. Actually, my car used to idle erratically at times, and has since stopped. So, sorry to disappoint you, but no problems with my Dinan chip.
p.s. I bought it at Beach Auto on Queen St. in Toronto...just don't expect much after-sales service from them...they wouldn't even call me back to answer a simple question.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:36 PM   #19
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I bought a Dinan chip about 3 years ago, and (knock on wood), I haven't had any probelms yet. Actually, my car used to idle erratically at times, and has since stopped. So, sorry to disappoint you, but no problems with my Dinan chip.
p.s. I bought it at Beach Auto on Queen St. in Toronto...just don't expect much after-sales service from them...they wouldn't even call me back to answer a simple question.

Disappoint who? Real Dinan chips are OK, but you can't be sure what you are getting when you buy a Fleabay clone.

Beach Auto closed over a year ago so yes, you won't get any return calls from them.
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:26 PM   #20
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Hey MarkD.. is there a chip for an '87 eta engine that DOESN'T require higher octane gas? That'd be sweet.
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Old 11-05-2004, 07:11 PM   #21
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nah, i bought it from a guy in kitchener i believe... real nice guy though, sent my refund like 2 hours after, and now im off to mail him his chip back
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p.s. I bought it at Beach Auto on Queen St. in Toronto...just don't expect much after-sales service from them...they wouldn't even call me back to answer a simple question.
Really? Beach Auto had a great reputation for customer service, I grew up in that place.
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:13 PM   #23
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Interesting...wonder why they shut down?
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:14 PM   #24
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Disappoint who? Real Dinan chips are OK, but you can't be sure what you are getting when you buy a Fleabay clone.

Beach Auto closed over a year ago so yes, you won't get any return calls from them.
Cool, I was trying to reach them when they were operational...3 years ago!
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:18 PM   #25
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Interesting...wonder why they shut down?

I think the main reason is that they lost their dealership status a few years back and then the customer base slowly shrank. Then Arnold got rid of his son-inlaw Don (he was the service manager at Beach who now runs Autotrend) many customers moved over to AutoTrend. Soon after, they closed down.

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Old 11-06-2004, 05:11 PM   #26
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yeah, when I was there, they were a Dinan authorized dealer, not a BMW dealer. What's really funny though is that my car was orginally purchased at Beach Auto in May of '90.
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Old 11-06-2004, 06:15 PM   #27
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yeah, when I was there, they were a Dinan authorized dealer, not a BMW dealer. What's really funny though is that my car was orginally purchased at Beach Auto in May of '90.

Why is that really funny?
I mentioned that they used to be a BMW dealership....
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No, like seriously though. Is there a chip that doesn't require more than 87 octane gas?
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:26 AM   #29
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Why is that really funny?
I mentioned that they used to be a BMW dealership....
think FIGURATIVELY!
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:06 AM   #30
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Is there currently anything in the old Beach Auto location?
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