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    BMW programming

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    Do you think BMW will be supported? If so..what can I do to help out?

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    not on our roadmaps at this stage, we are very busy with what we've already got.
    I count sheep in hex...

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    Chris,
    if the 335I's TT DI motor is rockin' the bosch MED9 controller, it could be a short path to a great new revenue stream. you'd have the whole market, as there is no current tuning suite for them.
    +folks are accustomed to paying $1K for just a reflash!
    Me love boost long time.

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    it's the same controller but the devil is in the detail, i doubt GM & BMW share the same read/write/access routines

    ie. same house, same furniture, different locks and alarm systems
    I count sheep in hex...

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    No tuning but you should be able to scan most obd2 vehicles with the newest beta, if you'd care to test it out on some foreign vehicles shoot support an email with your serial number & the subject generic obd2 scanning beta tester
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill@HPTuners View Post
    No tuning but you should be able to scan most obd2 vehicles with the newest beta, if you'd care to test it out on some foreign vehicles shoot support an email with your serial number & the subject generic obd2 scanning beta tester
    Is it on the same beta that was posted a month ago or a new one?

    Its gonna be really helpful if we could scan other OBDII cars.

    Thanks,

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    Theres a new one up.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

    A wise man once said "google it"

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    Can the generic scanner read this code from a BMW?

    2D25C:
    2D25 Mass Air Flow Excessive - External Tuning Box Detected
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Short circuit or signal interruption
    EXPLANATION: Tuner detection code

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    More than likely yes.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

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    Bill,

    I received the Beta back in April and was able to scan a 2010 BMW 335i (diagnostic codes only). Today I tried to read codes from another friends 2007 BMW 335i and the scanner would not detect the VCM. I verified my box was able to communicate by scanning my wife's 2006 Corvette and the scanner/beta worked fine. We verified the OBD and lighter (sounds odd but another forum suggested checking this one) fuses in the BMW and all was well. Any ideas why this would not talk to the BMW?

    I'm specifically trying to read the BMW specific 2D25C code I mentioned back in April on this 2007 335i. The car currently also has reported (via the DIC) reduced engine power. Friend removed an after market tuner from the vehicle today so we're just trying to find out what codes are set in the VCM.

    Any help you guys can offer is greatly appreciated. I've really enjoyed the privilege of using the beta. Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldturbofreak.com View Post
    Chris,
    if the 335I's TT DI motor is rockin' the bosch MED9 controller, it could be a short path to a great new revenue stream. you'd have the whole market, as there is no current tuning suite for them.
    +folks are accustomed to paying $1K for just a reflash!
    They drive a BMW... that is pocket change

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    wow, tuner detection DTC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japeatr View Post
    wow, tuner detection DTC...
    Pretty crazy huh? My friend is telling me that there are stories of BMW voiding factory warranties on vehicles with this code.

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    Not sure if anything has changed but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask, any plans to add BMW's to the list? I am looking at tuning a E82 128i if that matters.

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    I am also after a BMW tuning solution for a 335i equipped with a ZF 6 speed. I would be so happy to use HpTuners VCM suite on a BMW. There is plenty of market for it in Australia where the 335i and 135i are likely to become the most popular turbo to tune as the ford and FPV turbos are no longer being made and will become scarce.

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    I'm also after a tuning suite that will help me tune my E28M5 - M3 S54 swap car. The ECU is an MSS54 and there is quite a bit of support on M3Forum.net, however, there's no true tuning software that shows live date - tune on the fly type of functionality. Everyone is data logging the ECU and then tweaking the hex code. Some use TunerPro but is very limited. If you guys had a package that allowed us to tune our stock ECU similar to that of an aftermarket system that would be awesome. I'd pay up to $1200 if it rocked...

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    Any news on this? I have the XML, XDF, and BIN files for most of the BMW vehicles from 2002 forward... If nothing develops then I'm going to continue writing my own tuning application for the BMW's. I just finished revising and writing a C# application for reading, writing, and applying the checksums for several BMW's... Thanks.

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    i have the jb4 on my new f80 m3 I can increase boost on the fly with my phone and get additional 100HP its hard to beat

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    Love that you're branching into other markets with the AMG engines but I could get far more BMWs to tune. Just thought I would add to the thread showing an interest. Seems like I have had more people asking about BMW tuning since I started getting into the Ecoboost market lately and I've been telling them I don't currently tune BMW.

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    My work specialises in bmw's we are also looking for a tuning solution.
    Its a big market and its currently the only thing holding these cars back
    the lack of tuning capability. We rely on custom flashes atm.
    If you need beta testing we are more than happy to do it.