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GoNz0 last won the day on August 19 2018

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About GoNz0

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  • Birthday 17/07/1974

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    Computers & historical aircraft maintenance and restoration at my local aeropark
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    2010 E61 535d M-sport & R55 Mini Cooper

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  1. GoNz0

    Code reader recommendations

    It tends to kill off a lot of small businesses, I wonder where they will be in 2-3 years. B-tool doesn't do coding but it does a hell of a lot of live data along with the all important DPF regens.
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    NBT Firmware Update

    Consider letting them update the entire car as I did when I got mine, my local specialist charged by the hour and it cost me 2 hours labour, £150
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    Code reader recommendations

    Carly is a bloody rip off, you would be better off buying the diagnostics cable so you can have ISTA on a laptop and B-tools on your phone that lets you request regenerations, it cost's a tenner so slaps Carly in the face with it's subscription crap. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.pw.btool.expert&hl=en_US The lite version is free but obviously doesn't do the regen side of things but is good for limited live data. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.pw.btool.lite&hl=en It also works with the £5 ELM adapters you can buy on ebay but not for regeneration.
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    NBT Firmware Update

    A friend was quoted £99 for the update at BMW but it depends on the dealership, another option is a BMW specialist who offers updates.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Retrofitted high beam assist today, finished off my cracked windscreen fighting to get the new mirror on so I booked a new one on the insurance. It needed doing anyway...
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    535D turbo issues

    This guy, he tunes the car, no generic maps. He has agents dotted around as well so worth asking. https://www.facebook.com/gbwtuning/
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    t robson

    Where do you live m8, you need someone to pop round with BMW diagnostics to run the bleeding program. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    535D turbo issues

    Variable vane turbo, the 535 doesn't have that as it uses 2 turbos instead.
  9. GoNz0

    535D turbo issues

    You need to vacuum test where the pipe connects to the vac pump, only way to rule it out. I have an inexpensive kit for this reason.
  10. GoNz0

    Another DPF mystery thread

    My bad, it was B_Tool
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    Another DPF mystery thread

    Soot is related to back pressure. As for my 90-120 odd mile regens I am currently on 246 miles with 30g of soot since fitting the new inlet manifold and reinstating the flaps. I have not watched what happens when I turn the engine off as I only installed Torque the other day to view soot readings. ISTA doesn't show it for some reason unless when it logs a fault.
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    Another DPF mystery thread

    Do you still have swirl flaps?
  13. Yes but I can't remember where off hand, something about voltage control and it shows the last 5 days.
  14. GoNz0

    Pinout diagram of iPod Changer

    I had an odd one over the weekend, guy said he took the cd changer plug out as it no longer worked, the car has a MOST break fault logged. I couldn't find the wiring for the changer anywhere, all I could find with what looked like BMW loom tape was the optical leads and power plug without the main plug carrier taped right next to the MOST diagnostic port. I gave up looking after an hour.
  15. Don't worry about it, the car calculates using everything but the date it was fitted. Batteries stop accepting charge and it knows this, it also uses the voltage drop when cold cranking to determine expected remaining life. The reset won't hurt it. I fitted a used BMW one that was 11 months old, reset it and it has been fine. It soon settled at 96% life left.