Mashed Potatoes

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  1. I parked it behind its big brother! Hybrid turbo 530D that was having a map tweak whilst doing one of his customers 330Ds. Making about 370-380BHP as of today, but really on the limit of what the fuel pump can manage. I love this thing. Complete sleeper.
  2. Hi, I've got a problem with my wipers - sometimes they will lose their park position if I switch off with the wipers on. So they'll stop anywhere on the screen instead of parking at the bottom. Also if it's just spitting and I put intermittent wipe on, they just wipe continuously. I assume this is a fault inside the wiper motor not knowing where the park position is so it just continues to wipe. I'm expecting to have to put a new wiper motor on it but just wondered if anyone else has had the same thing before throwing money at one. Cheers.
  3. How strange! I wonder if they're all the same, or do we all have broken ones?!
  4. 10/10 reply would not help again.
  5. Multi car discount maybe?
  6. I would love to see the face on the person that opens that one up!
  7. I'm going to be there but on another stand unfortunately.
  8. Video was a fail mainly because I've been unable to rope someone else into videoing it whilst I drive and the gopro just didn't pick it up in the case. I have @iiNNeX coming up for a remap on the 24th, I might be able to rope him into filming it, he said he wanted a demonstration!
  9. It's living on borrowed time over 800Nm as it is, if it goes bang it'll just get rebuilt stronger! I'm hoping it lasts though! One thing I will say though is when just driving in D, it's so much smoother than it used to be.
  10. Yes D1, D2, D3 etc and S1 S2 and S3. I used to have just DS before it was flashed again.
  11. Really I don't advise it because it can be anywhere from 10 miles before it complains, to a couple of hundred before it tries to do a regen. I've had people come from the other side of the country and it's been fine all the way and others where as soon as its got hot it's started to try and regen.
  12. I'll see what I can video tomorrow for you!
  13. It drives perfectly in D, smooth and fast changes. Can't feel it change at all. Stick it in sport or manual though and holy shit it actually jolts you in the seat when it changes gear. I'll be leaving stage 3 on mine but I did buy stage 2 as well. Did you see this video on their website?
  14. I will do tomorrow. I like the gear display now. Pointless but kinda cool watching it change up and down.
  15. It might be worth taking a look at their Facebook page or emailing the developer. I've emailed him a couple of times today and as I said he's very helpful.
  16. Ah fair enough. From reading it's pretty new out (as a program full stop) but the developer seems very, very helpful. I'd keep your fingers crossed for it arriving soon!
  17. If you have an android phone and Jimmys cable from Cable Shack you can do it yourself. Just search xHP Flash on the Play Store. It's about £170. I've done the stage 3 one today instead to try it. The throttle blips on down changes in manual mode are well worth it!
  18. It's really not as bad as it sounds. Any decent remapping place will know how to open an ECU without damaging it. If it's made after about 2009 there's a high chance its ECU will have to be opened to be programmed. I must've done 300+ open ECU jobs and never broken one - I have redone maps for people before and the ECU has looked like someone has used a hammer and chisel to open them though!
  19. Hi guys, Just a quick one to say the Cable Shack D-CAN cable works perfectly with an OTG adapter and xHP Flashtool for gearbox mapping. I've tested it tonight and had no issues on a Galaxy S7 Edge.
  20. The ECU has to come out and be opened up, but it's by no means a difficult one to do. That's a bang on power increase too.
  21. We can't all be useless in the kitchen, I'm only next to useless. So post your recipes! Simple tomato sauce for pasta. 1x 400g tin of Napolina chopped tomato with herbs Tomato puree Salt 2x garlic cloves (or 3 if you really hate the vampires) Chilli flakes Fresh basil Olive oil Mixed Italian herbs Throw 1/2 the tin of tomatoes into a food processor, along with the garlic cloves, a splash of olive oil, a little squirt of tomato puree, a small pinch of the herbs and about a level teaspoon of the chilli flakes (but add these to taste as you go) and blitz it in the food processor. Have a taste and see if you think it needs any more chilli heat in there. If it's all good rip off a good few basil leaves and blitz quickly again in the food processor. Keeping adding basil to taste. I use about 6 or 7 leaves. If you're happy with it put it into a tub and chill it in the fridge for a few hours to let it all mix. I tend to make it in the morning before work - only takes about 10 minutes if that. Simmer it in a pan to heat thoroughly and stir through boiled and drained spaghetti. Can also fry a chicken breast up and slice up to put over the top too if more protein is required! That makes enough for 2. Obviously adjust for more or less people.
  22. What is this sorcery?! Check for fault codes would be the first port of call, and any damp in the spare wheel well.
  23. I did the xHP Stage 2 gearbox flash this evening. What a difference! Nearly instant torque converter lockup and in sport mode, blink and you miss the gear change!
  24. Not so much my car, but did this one today. Stage 1 map + pops & bangs on a 2014 428i.