new dinan plug and play - North American Motoring


new dinan plug and play

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-16-2016, 04:27 PM
#Dragon# #Dragon# is offline
3rd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: uk
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
new dinan plug and play

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:10 PM
BellaF56's Avatar
BellaF56 BellaF56 is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes... it has been a fantastic addition!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:18 PM
#Dragon# #Dragon# is offline
3rd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: uk
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:24 PM
BellaF56's Avatar
BellaF56 BellaF56 is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lol nice, not sure how I missed that thread! Only issue I have is connecting my phone via bluetooth. I have the correct format on my phone (it is android), but for some reason my phone and the Dinan just will not pair with each other. Thinking I might just need a new phone to make it happen since it is about 3 years old.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:30 PM
#Dragon# #Dragon# is offline
3rd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: uk
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
have you updated your blue tooth to version 4 i have android and it linked in seconds
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:37 PM
BellaF56's Avatar
BellaF56 BellaF56 is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah that is the standard version for my phone. I am not too worried about it right now, just thought it would be nice to use in case I ever let someone else drive my car. That way I could turn it down to valet mode. I have been very please with the output of the tuner, on top of the JCW tune it is phenomenal.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:44 PM
#Dragon# #Dragon# is offline
3rd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: uk
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
the way i did it was used play store downloaded the app in the house then got in the car and linked the blue tooth.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:47 PM
BellaF56's Avatar
BellaF56 BellaF56 is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am going to use a friends phone this weekend just to see if its my phone or something more than that. Have you used any other tuners other than the Dinan?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:48 PM
#Dragon# #Dragon# is offline
3rd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: uk
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i had a jb plus on my GP2
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-11-2016, 10:55 AM
Minnie.the.Moocher's Avatar
Minnie.the.Moocher Minnie.the.Moocher is online now
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth PNW
Posts: 2,836
Thanked 51 Times in 48 Posts
Coming from a Countryman All4s and also driving wifes 3 cylinder 4 door I thought for sure that I would be buying a chip or tune for my new old F56. After driving for a few days it seems darn fast and zippy, not sure I need anymore speed. Probably spend cash on better sound.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-12-2016, 07:28 AM
3rdcoastmini 3rdcoastmini is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Chicago
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I ran this on a BMW 428i for a while and loved it, not a single issue and very noticeable. Once my car is broken in, I'll be putting one on.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-12-2016, 01:57 PM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 22,807
Thanked 62 Times in 61 Posts
Most people I heard from really like the Dinan unit.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-13-2016, 08:47 PM
Sidewalker's Avatar
Sidewalker Sidewalker is offline
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ECSTuning View Post
Most people I heard from really like the Dinan unit.
Do you sell the Dinan? I couldn't find it on your site.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-14-2016, 04:56 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 22,807
Thanked 62 Times in 61 Posts
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-16-2016, 07:23 PM
rimtnbiker's Avatar
rimtnbiker rimtnbiker is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Coventry, Rhode Island
Posts: 93
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Can this dinan ecu tune be installed while still under warranty? Does it void warranty?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-17-2016, 11:31 AM
#Dragon# #Dragon# is offline
3rd Gear
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: uk
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi rimtnbiker
its a simple plug and play unit that can be fitted in ten minutes.
check out the install instructions on the Dinan website.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-17-2016, 11:53 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 22,807
Thanked 62 Times in 61 Posts
Install PDF here:

Click Here
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-17-2016, 04:30 PM
DarkMiniCooperS's Avatar
DarkMiniCooperS DarkMiniCooperS is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Quebec City, Qc
Posts: 1,725
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Did Dinan dropped the iOS app?

The PDF suggests so, as it only states an Android app... ?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-20-2016, 06:21 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning ECSTuning is online now
Platinum Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wadsworth,OH
Posts: 22,807
Thanked 62 Times in 61 Posts
It's coming soon for the iSO app.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-20-2016, 03:04 PM
DarkMiniCooperS's Avatar
DarkMiniCooperS DarkMiniCooperS is offline
6th Gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Quebec City, Qc
Posts: 1,725
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hopefully!! 🤗

Regardless of the iOS app, I'm a happy camper with it! Without breaking the bank, this little Dinan "remap" does deliver.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-23-2016, 11:10 AM
bratling's Avatar
bratling bratling is offline
6th Gear
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North of Boston, MA
Posts: 1,143
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ECSTuning
It's coming soon for the iOS app.
Is there an actual update from Dinan? I asked about the review status over in a thread Dinan has been participating in. Radio silence.

I know that developers don't control Apple's review times, but app reviews are currently running around a day or two. Dinan's iOS developers should be asking Apple what's up; it has been months. That's just not a reasonable time to sit on a review. The only rational explanation I can think of is that Apple found an issue, or made a requirement, that requires substantial engineering time to do; that doesn't jibe with Dinan's statements about waiting on apple. So I don't think that's it.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-23-2016, 01:44 PM
pppdxx pppdxx is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I finally gave up on the iOS app and just did the race mode change using a cheap Android device I wasn't using.

I am an app developer and have extensive experience with the iOS app review process. I'm guessing it's the way Dinan may be interfacing with the Bluetooth stack that is holding up the review process. However, it's only a guess. If that was the case it is possible that we may never see an iOS app.

If Dinan decides to open source its specifications for reading boost and changing modes I would be happy to tinker
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-24-2016, 01:20 PM
bratling's Avatar
bratling bratling is offline
6th Gear
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North of Boston, MA
Posts: 1,143
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by pppdxx View Post
I finally gave up on the iOS app and just did the race mode change using a cheap Android device I wasn't using.
We've got old Android devices no longer worth using for testing at work (I work at a digital agency, and everything has to be tested on mobile). I can borrow one of those. But I don't want to have to maintain a charged device on the off-chance that I want to twiddle the turbo some afternoon. I want it on my iPhone, I want convenience, and I want it now! Or as Meghan Trainor sings, "I got champagne problems…"

Quote:
Originally Posted by pppdxx View Post
I am an app developer and have extensive experience with the iOS app review process. I'm guessing it's the way Dinan may be interfacing with the Bluetooth stack that is holding up the review process. However, it's only a guess. If that was the case it is possible that we may never see an iOS app.
Ugh, that would be disappointing, especially since they have a different app that has been approved by Apple.

It's not the delay that frustrates me (much), but the lack of information.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pppdxx View Post
If Dinan decides to open source its specifications for reading boost and changing modes I would be happy to tinker
Heh. Wouldn't that be nice!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-24-2016, 02:07 PM
3rdcoastmini 3rdcoastmini is offline
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Chicago
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just put in sport + mode and be done. Having used one on my BMW a lot the thrill of the boost gauge goes away shortly on the APP. It's delayed anyways and after you get the same read out over and over when you floor it it kind of becomes data with no real value add. Yep, I hit 17lbs of boost again, yep, i hit 11lbs of boost that pull, now what, guess I'll keep driving.

If you must have it, pick up some basic $40 android thing to throw in the car and you are all set. Once in a blue moon you can switch the boost level if need be. This isn't a tune you play with or reprogram or anything, you plug it in and get on with life.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-24-2016, 03:19 PM
Zillon's Avatar
Zillon Zillon is offline
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bucks, PA
Posts: 774
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie.the.Moocher View Post
Coming from a Countryman All4s and also driving wifes 3 cylinder 4 door I thought for sure that I would be buying a chip or tune for my new old F56. After driving for a few days it seems darn fast and zippy, not sure I need anymore speed. Probably spend cash on better sound.
I really love the 3-cylinder turbo on the F56 - it's a sweet little engine.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
url test MScott Test Forum 2 11-13-2016 11:12 AM
flickr url test 89AKurt Test Forum 1 02-11-2006 06:57 PM
URL stuff 89AKurt Test Forum 0 12-03-2005 06:14 AM
Testing how to get a link with a common word vs. the URL showing up... CruzinChris Test Forum 0 02-20-2005 11:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:31 PM.


North American Motoring is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiastsworldwide. As such it has no official relationship with MINI USA, BMW AG, or BMW of North America.All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2002-2004 North American Motoring.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: