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  1. Sarjoo

    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    Thanks Matthew will bear this in mind
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    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    Either of these for example seem suitable? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ethernet-Interface-Cable-ICOM-Coding/dp/B01F8J2E3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526417868&sr=8-1&keywords=enet+bmw or https://www.amazon.co.uk/ENET-OBDII-Coding-3-28-1-ROYALTEC-blue/dp/B07B2HZ64Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526417868&sr=8-2&keywords=enet+bmw ?
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    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    Thanks I had a quick look, how do I know if I need this rheingold version or the ISTA+ version? Also process is straight forward? Is this effectively the same CARLY in what it can do?
  4. Sarjoo

    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    Good stuff ! Now let me know what links I can go to for getting into some of this action please!
  5. Sarjoo

    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    ah right sorry I thought u meant how to get ISTA and so forth, ur a step ahead of me I think BMW say the DPF needs re-fitting at 100k....that's what my dealer told me anyway
  6. Sarjoo

    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    I think for this you need the ISTA software on your laptop and a cable....OR the CARLY BMW gadget and cable(s) I also need to figure out the same and get cracking!
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    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    Hi Matthew, are you sure the software even allows viewing of historical stuff? I tried a quick google or two for you and nothing much of use came up sadly. If I stumbled across something will give you a shout. In related news, I ought to get into the whole ISTA and/or CARLY for BMW band-wagon....have been meaning to do it for a while for the force of a regen, and to read the current DPF clogged state, if it allows that of course!
  8. Sarjoo

    Considering F10 M-Sport...

    Thanks for the clarification. So my options are, ride it out in the knowledge I have the warranty in case it goes pop, or upgrade before that happens to a 530D or greater....I am feeling an M5 coming along, now to justify it to the misses.
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    Considering F10 M-Sport...

    As an aside, can someone tell me the sure fire way of knowing if my engine is an N47 or B spec? I suspect its an N47 as its a 2012 car and is the efficient dynamics model. Touch wood, so far so good, but then I do low miles and its currently at about the 60k mark.
  10. If its of any help to OP, there bmw service site seems to be running an offer on brakes and pads....for my car for example it quote about £309 for a rear brake pad and disc service. Doesn't sound that much more than the parts alone going by parts of this thread I skimmed past? Site: https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/ https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/##service-options
  11. Sarjoo

    F10 Remote key battery

    Thanks Matthew for confirming the battery type I expected, will order one asap.
  12. Sarjoo

    F10 Remote key battery

    Hi Pedro, was pre-empting the purchase of a new battery before I pop the old that's all, to minimise the time the fob goes without power, to limit the chance of any kind of synch issues to the car. Once you pop, what if you cant stop
  13. Dear all, I seen a message pop up recently claiming my key remote battery is low. I am sure this is a DIY job and not an extortionately priced dealer job Does anyone know if doing so risks the key losing its synch with the car? Are there any gotchas basically. Does anyone know exactly what battery I should buy? Is this it --> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duracell-CR2450-Lithium-Battery-Blister/dp/B0042KL882/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522325477&sr=8-1&keywords=duracell+2450 While I am at it am tempted to change the other case also, the BMW logo button is completely knackered by other keys and it just a silvery mess now. Am sure there must be some OEM cases on ebay! Thanks again!
  14. Sarjoo

    Behind the kidneys

    Afternoon Matthew, thanks for the input. What you've said and those little bits I found earlier in the edit of my post, have reassured me things seem all well and there is nothing malfunctioning. Will check in the summer months as would be interested in seeing if they're ever open in our super hot UK climate With it being a ED car, and this louvre slat closure thing contributing to better consumption, all seems to make sense.
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    Behind the kidneys

    Dear all Something I have often noticed but thought nothing of, as the car was always off when observing this....but the view behind the twin kidneys on my 520D ED always seems to present a closed-vent, you know those black horizontally arranged blind-style slats? So last night when the car had been a lengthy enough run, when I parked up I left her running and popped out front to check, peered in through the kidney grills and was fully expecting them to be open as it was a hot engine, and was still running as stated, and the internal air conditioning was not set to the recycle mode (the one that prevents air from outside entering). The slat were still closed? Surely that's not right, or good? Can anyone confirm their observations on their own cars? Edit: An interesting nugget found on other site...and not at all in an annoying monotone voice ... And from another forum someone posted an extract from a BMW blog as follows: "The air vent control reduces aerodynamic drag. An Efficient Dynamics stratagem deployed at an early stage in a number of different models is air vent control. Air intakes to feed cool air into the vehicle always degrade the aerodynamics of that vehicle. The air vent control system compensates for this disadvantage by the use of movable slats, located between the air intake and the radiator. When the engine and its ancillary systems require a low level of cooling, the air vents close. Thanks to the improved vehicle aerodynamics resulting from this action, fuel consumption is reduced and unwanted external noise is minimised. The new, second-generation air vent control system is variable. Back in 2003, air vents were already being used behind the kidney-shaped grille on BMW 5 Series vehicles. Ever since 2007, the first generation air vent control system has been fitted to a number of different BMW models. Three different vent positions can be set using the three upper and two lower slats which are connected together, depending on the engine fitted to the vehicle. With the second-generation air vent control system, a much greater number of positions can be set in order to better control the flow of cooling air in an even more flexible, demand-led manner. Now, both the upper and lower slats are opened or closed to precisely-defined positions by an electric motor. The second-generation air vent control system also incorporates more perceptive sensing technology, which captures and evaluates more parameters than ever before. In this way, the temperature of the refrigerant, the air conditioning condenser, the transmission oil, the catalytic converter and the charge air feeding the turbocharger all benefit. Another important control variable is the speed at which the vehicle is driven. Clearly linked to driving situation. After pulling away at the start of a journey while in town, all of the slats remain closed to allow the engine and its ancillary systems to reach optimal operating temperature as quickly as possible. Once a greater degree of cooling is required, the lower slats open first, moving by an angle of 30 degrees. On the open road, the aerodynamics of the vehicle already play a major role. At low load, the air vents are gradually closed in a number of intermediate steps; during this process, the lower slats can also be opened, by 15 degrees only. On the motorway under full load and at high temperatures, a situation that demands maximum cooling performance, the lower slats can be opened completely, as can the upper slats to supplement them. The positioning of the slats in a number of discrete steps, in which the upper slats always open last and are always the first to close, is particularly important. Because when closed, the upper slats make the greatest contribution to reducing aerodynamic drag. Overall, the second-generation air vent control system reduces the drag coefficient cW by 0.015."
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