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  1. Yep, that's what I assumed. Unfortunately the new units do need coding to the car as the ECU applies adaption values to the components as they age.
  2. fuzzyedges

    Doesn't like being woken up

    I have a similar problem it started as just a little bit of rough running on cold start up, it then progressed to a stutter then a 'misfire'. I had the glow plugs replaced and then the glow plug controller. Followed by the injectors been cleaned, then the breather pipes replaced, then the EGR and finally the MAF sensor. I still have the problem and the car is all most un-drivable when cold. The car however runs fine when warm. I can't believe we don't have a sticky for this fault as it seems to be more and more common as the diesel cars age.
  3. Hello assembled BMW Brains. I'm still in need of help with coding new engine parts (glow plug controller, glow plugs and a MAF sensor) to the engine's ECU on my F10 520D. I have purchased Carly and an adaptor, and I can't do that sort of coding with it.... I have purchased Bimmercode and an adaptor and again I can't see a way to code new parts to the car. I have purchased an e-net cable and e-sys from an ebay retailer and I can't get the software to install. I have downloaded ista+ and I have been unable to install a working version of that software. Please can anyone recommend a system that works and will allow me to perform DIY maintenance on my (unreliable) car? I have owned mainly VAG group cars in the past and have used RossTech VCDS in the past and that's been great. Trying to find something similar for BMW cars is proving difficult. This car is really kicking my arse at the moment. Thanks, Gary.
  4. fuzzyedges

    Problems with ISTA+ install

    Thank you for the reply. It's an e-net cable I'm using. I'll attempt to install esys on my laptop and remove ista+. Watch this space.
  5. Built on a Friday afternoon before a Bank Holiday I believe....
  6. fuzzyedges

    Problems with ISTA+ install

    Help. I'm trying to install INSTA+ to my windows 10 (64bit) laptop so that I can code new parts to my F10 5 series. So far I have not succeeded to do either. I have downloaded the ISTA software from Bimmergeeks (Rheingold) and followed the installation instructions to the letter. But still no joy, the programme just won't launch correctly no matter how many times I double click the exe file shortcut.... I have followed the install instruction 3 times now and every time the same result, time and patience has now run out. This is what I'm doing and in this order, can anyone help me out? INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS - Part 1 (Pre-install) 1. Make sure you have a functioning Standard Tools install. You can obtain this from our site with instructions inside. 2. Install all items in the "Pre-Install" Folder 3. Move "Rheingold" folder to c:\program files (x86) 4. Create shortcut for IstaGUI. It is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Rheingold\TesterGUI\bin\Release 5. Move that shortcut to the "Bmw Tools" folder from your Standard Tools" install from step 1 and rename IstaGUI to "Ista" 6. Launch Ista and complete setup. When prompted for license, copy and paste the entire contents of the IstaLicense.txt file from this download. ***If you have issues launching ista and recieve a "failed to start" error, launch as administrator. Part 2 1. Run St212.exe using all default settings except the 4 checkbox options in the "select additional task" window regarding "backup and restore" and "create desktop/quick launch icons" . (If using Windows 10, run in st212.exe in "Compatibility Mode" for Windows 7) 2. After install completes, select "No" to restarting PC. 3. Navigate to your C:\ drive and delete the folders labeled "EC-APPS, EDIABAS & NCSEXPER" 4. Replace those folders with the "EC-APPS, EDIABAS & NCSEXPER" from this download by copying them to the C:\ drive. 5. Copy the 3 files inside the OCX folder and paste them in the C:\Windows\Syswow64 folder. If you do not have this folder you are a 32-bit system meaning you need to paste them in C:\Windows\system32 instead. 6. Open Command Prompt as administrator & enter the following commands. Please note if your 32bit system, start on the 2nd line: If you have issues getting the commands to succeed, make sure your running command prompt as administrator. cd c:\windows\syswow64 (Press Enter) regsvr32 mscomctl.ocx (Press Enter & wait for "Registration Succeeded" message) regsvr32 msflxgrd.ocx (Press Enter & wait for "Registration Succeeded" message) regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx (Press Enter & wait for "Registration Succeeded" message) 7. Place the "BMW Tools" folder(BMW icon) on your desktop. Shortcuts to all the software are inside. 8. Make sure your cable is set to COM-1 with a Latency Timer as 1 in device manager. 9. Reboot Computer. 10. Installation is complete. Thanks, FE.
  7. Hardly a week goes by with out my car throwing up a new fault. Added to the fact that for the last 40,000 miles it's had a persistent cold running fault and it's fair to say I'm a bit feed up with the F10 520D. Current Carly report - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1703NhoEmtj1ttgmGjzwj-OvqNfZs-OEY/view?usp=sharing What's happened to BMW? The last one I owned (E34 525i) was great and built from granite. I think I'm admitting defeat, throwing the towel in and saying so long to the marque. I do 20,000 miles a year and normally buy a car at about three years old and keep them for 7 to 8 years. by that time the normally have around 200,000 miles on the clock. The last few cars I've owned before the BMW (VW Passat, Audi A4, Mazda 6) have all taken the miles with the minimum of new parts and repairs, just regular servicing. The Mazda 6 was particularly good in this respect, the only reason I replaced it as it was written off at 139,000 miles by a rear end shunt. Admittedly this F10 was a 2 owner 2010 car with 70,000 miles under it's belt as I didn't want to take out finance to buy a new car. So not as young or as fresh I normally buy them but all the others have happily sailed past that age and mileage. So assembled masses, what next?
  8. Nope, not smokey on start up. However smoking like that suggests leaky fuel injectors. It might be time to get them cleaned.
  9. Thanks for the reply. I forgot to add to the list of parts a new breather pipe at the front of the engine. A new EGR valve has been fitted, but not the cooler. The old EGR valve was sticking when fully open. I'll check the other hoses for leaks, but the car appears to run fine when warm.
  10. fuzzyedges

    Buying used F11. Where to start?

    My advice, DON'T...
  11. HELP! My poor cold running problem is back with avengence. The car has no power and the power train vibrates and 'misfires' until it is warm. The car runs fine when up to an oil temperature of around 100 degrees C. Egine N47 2.0 diesel. Changed so far (list of new parts) - Glow Plugs, (twice). Glow Plug controller Coolant temperature sensor Exhaust Pressure sensor Boost pressure sensor Crank position sensor MAF EGR The car has also had a TerraClean treatment and a DPF regen. And lets not forget the rusty doors and the water leak. Carly error report - https://drive.google.com/file/d/16FL_eMYuzZCFMpPTY2Zb1bT3CWFTqZUz/view?usp=sharing I've not coded any of the parts as I really need an idiots guide to an ISTA D install on my laptop. This BMW 520D is probably the worst, most unreliable, infuriating car I've owned (and I've had THREE TR7s). It's a pity as the E34 525i (M50 engine) I had in the 90s was fantastic. PLEASE HELP ME! thanks, FE
  12. fuzzyedges

    F10 door corrosion

    UPDATE - Car is in for repair under warranty with Dick Lovett BMW of Bristol. But for only the drivers side which had paint thickness readings of 150 microns. BMW wouldn't pay to repair to N/S (passenger side) as that had a paint thickness readings of 200 microns, suggesting it's been painted in the past. I'll look to doing the repairs to that side myself. I have a Mini Cooper loan car and it's going to take around a week. It's only taken 6 months to get to this point and I'm not going anywhere near a Sytner dealer again.
  13. fuzzyedges

    F10 door corrosion

    Just spoken to Dick Lovett Bristol. What a breath of fresh air! They took the time to explain the warranty process and knew about this corrosion problem. They were happen to take a second look after Sytner. I'm booked in for next week. Fingers crossed.
  14. fuzzyedges

    F10 door corrosion

    Ironically, Sytner Newport said yes to the repairs under warranty (after a 2 hour wait with them). They then pointed me in the direction of Cardiff as they don't have a body shop. It all went pear shaped after that.
  15. fuzzyedges

    F10 door corrosion

    Rust on my 2010 car. The rear doors are also going behind the rubber trims. Synter BMW in Cardiff have refused a warranty repair as they say mine is caused by 'someone removing the door trims and chipping the paint'. They have quoted £1500 plus VAT to repair but will not warranty the work.... A bit peeved.....
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