How to Fix a Faulty BMW DME ECU ECM PME

If you’re familiar with our blog, you know we spend a lot of time working with Mercedes. It is important to know we work with BMW’s as well. We have a vast understanding of how BMW’s such as the 550i, 335i, 4 series and beyond work. The BMW DME or otherwise known as an ECU, ECM or PME is a major part of your vehicle. Essentially, it’s the onboard computer, responsible for regulating the car’s engine. We often modify the engines computer to help the engine run smoother. Helping it run smoother unlocks extra horsepower and available torque. However, we can also help if you’re having issues with a broken or faulty BMW ECU. We are very knowledgeable dealing with these parts after spending years analyzing and repairing them. We are available to help strengthen your vehicle!

Common Signs of a Faulty BMW DME, ECU, ECM, PME

If you’re left wondering why your vehicle is experiencing one of these common signs, you may have an issue with your ECU. Firstly, your check engine light is on. Secondly, your car won’t start and other common electrical components are non responsive. Thirdly, an unexplained poor performance or notable drops in fuel economy. Here are some other symptoms to look for…

  • Sudden jerking or stopping while shifting gears, even though you maintain your transmission properly
  • Fan running on High
  • Unexplained error codes when all components have been tested or replaced

Options for BMW ECU Repair or Replacement

It is important to diagnose a faulty ECU with a computer diagnostic equipment. Luckily, we offer a free diagnostic service. We’ll ask you to drop off or ship us your ECU unit, and within 24 hours we’ll let you know if you need a repair and how much it will cost. PRESSERtech can fix it for you, or we can ship it back within 24 hours of your request. Take into consideration a shipping and handling charge to ship your ECU. If you’ve already visited a dealership, you may have been told your ECU is broken or unreadable. As most things, getting a new ECU at a dealership can be expensive. We can save you money. The dealership is not your only option for a new ECU. When other shops or dealerships can’t communicate with the broken ECU, we can because we have a vast amount of experience.

We’ve Shipped ECU’s Across the World

Through our years, we have provided fully programmed BMW ECU’s to individuals and shops all over the country. For instance, we have shipped units to more than 40 countries worldwide, from New Zealand, Sweden, and even to the Philippines. Even if you’re not local or a regular with the Pressertech garage, we can work with you and get your replacement or fixed ECU shipped to you, ready for your mechanic to install in your vehicle.

Give Us A Call 

In conclusion, if you’re looking to repair or replace a faulty ECU, and would like to learn more about how we can help save you some money, give us a call at (770) 648-0500 or use our Contact Form. We look forward to speaking with you!


Kia Stinger Performance Tune Results

Kia Stinger Performance Tune Results

Kia Stinger Performance Tune GT Dyno Results!

The Kia Stinger GT is a compact car that has a body style of a 5-door fastback and we wanted to see what we could do with the Kia Stinger Performance Tune. The Kia Stinger has different trim styles. The GT, GT1 and the GT2. This article will be examining the GT model. Kia builds GT’s in its home country of South Korea where they have factories. The Stinger is not about outright power but this has only led to more interest at what this car could achieve. Kia Motors has pushed this car to market by partnering with GQ magazine to promote the car as a street style vehicle. Another push was made last year when two stinger commercials premiered during the Super Bowl. We knew the Kia was impressive, but we weren’t sure of the exact numbers dealing with performance.

Taking Stock of the Specs

Marketed as a car that is more about the journey of the ride instead of finishing first, the Kia GT has a respectable amount of Horsepower for a stock vehicle. When purchasing, a decision can be made between a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The Kia Stinger comes with standard all-wheel drive and when looking at the twin turbo V6, delivers 365 horsepower and 376 LB-FT of torque. Also take note of a 0-60 in 4.7 seconds.The Stinger uses a shortened version of the Hyundai Genesis’ front engine platform with additional steel reinforcement. When looking at the stock specs, we knew the Stinger was impressive. But we knew we could unlock even more performance out of this vehicle once we got it in the shop.

Kia Stinger GT Performance Tune Process

For our performance tune process, conditions were certainly harsh as you’d expect for a summer day in Atlanta. The humidity was 63% and the temperature was a mere 94F inside the shop. We tried our best to keep the car as cool as possible by running three fans, but it was still a little heat soaked. Well, while we expected to make excuses for the weather, the Kia did what it did all along and simply impressed the hell out of us. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Our procedure provides the best possible performance and results within the original safety margins of your car. We have nearly 30 years experience working on, and tuning vehicles. Tuning is a delicate and complex process no matter what car, so when choosing your technician, make sure they have the experience to back it up.

Kia Stinger GT Performance Tune Results

There are many benefits to a Kia Stinger GT tune. As we have previously mentioned, the Kia Stinger has 365HP and 376LBS-FT Torque at the crank. We can adjust that, at the wheels by decreasing 15%. The test vehicle was in 5th gear which has a 1:00-1 ratio and its wheels were turning 130MPH when it reached its peak of 459 Horsepower and 522LBS-FT of Torque. The only difference from Stock that we adjusted is a K & N High Flow Air Filter. It is simply amazing what Kia have accomplished with this car!

We’re Here For You

Kia Stinger tuning is an affordable way to make a noticeable performance improvement on an already great vehicle. All of this performance tuning is possible without any to very little compromising of your stock components. Our performance tuning guide has more information about what we do here at Pressertech. We also encourage you to give us a call at (770) 648-0500 or use our Contact Form. We’re happy to chat with you about what a performance tune can do for your vehicle. Call us now.