E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N55 Turbo Engine Tuning and Exhaust Modifications - 335i Tuning > New PPK software (dec12)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
BMW_Belgier
Lieutenant Colonel
 
BMW_Belgier's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335xi n55
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Switzerland

Posts: 1,519
iTrader: (0)

New PPK software (dec12)

Hi ladies and guys

As i mentioned in another thread, my PPK got updated with the latest version.

My problem was:

- cold start problems. Engine starves very easy when cold at low temp.
- got a limp once (no code found)

Got the new software installed under warrenty incl plugs!

- car has no problems at cold start
- power delivery is smoother
- fuel consumption is a LOT better (1L/100km!!!)

Overall it was a good thing updating. I don't know if the problem or the better performance was because of the Software or the plugs...
__________________
BEFORE: 130i N52 (2006-2011)
NOW: 335xi N55 (2011- )
BMW_Belgier is offline   Switzerland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
 
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

Posts: 9,603
iTrader: (25)

Nice. Wonder if it had to do with different N55 roms (do some of us have different ones? It's the same engine, no?)
Dark_Knight_335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
ronny214
New BMW Owner
 
ronny214's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW 335i (e90) Black/Tan
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 360
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark_Knight_335 View Post
Nice. Wonder if it had to do with different N55 roms (do some of us have different ones? It's the same engine, no?)
ROMs are simply how BMW differs each car based on features. You and I might have identical cars except maybe I have a heated steering wheel and you don't. That small difference can mean that you and I have different ROMs. I know that seems like a really vague explanation, and it is pretty simplified, but it really is just something on the ECU that differentiates the BMWs based on their features.
__________________
2011 E90 335i LCI // Jet Black / Beige Dakota Leather / Double-VANOS/ Premium / Sport
Mods // Cobb Stage 2+ Aggressive / ER Charge Pipe / AR 4" Down Pipe / AA FMIC / LUX H8 v3 Angel Eyes / HPB Interior LEDs / Wavetrac LSD
Other // Shell Rotella T6 5w40 / 18" APEX EC-7 Wheels (9" Front|9.5" Rear)
ronny214 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
 
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

Posts: 9,603
iTrader: (25)

Ah ok, thanks Ron! Any news yet? Hope it is all good news!
Dark_Knight_335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
Bladerunner
Lieutenant
 
Bladerunner's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e92 335xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: mississauga

Posts: 584
iTrader: (6)

I e-mailed my dealership to see if they will update my PPK, I'll let you know what they say!
Bladerunner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-29-2012, 02:34 AM   #6
morphius909
Lieutenant
 
morphius909's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335 Xi Special Edition-JB
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Posts: 546
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW_Belgier View Post
Hi ladies and guys

As i mentioned in another thread, my PPK got updated with the latest version.

My problem was:

- cold start problems. Engine starves very easy when cold at low temp.
- got a limp once (no code found)

Got the new software installed under warrenty incl plugs!

- car has no problems at cold start
- power delivery is smoother
- fuel consumption is a LOT better (1L/100km!!!)

Overall it was a good thing updating. I don't know if the problem or the better performance was because of the Software or the plugs...

can you explain your cold start problem with the N55?
__________________


2011 335i X Drive Special Edition-Jerez Black
35% Tint All Around / 3M Rockguard / Weathertech/ PPK2 / 18&12mm Spacers/Lux H8 V3
morphius909 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-29-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
BMW_Belgier
Lieutenant Colonel
 
BMW_Belgier's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335xi n55
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Switzerland

Posts: 1,519
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by morphius909 View Post
can you explain your cold start problem with the N55?
Sure

At colder temps (starting 4C and colder) the car started ok. It had a bit of a longer crank but it started up. Then i put the car in gear (MT) and drive off... Except the car would starve most of the time when i release the clutch and press the throttle... I had to rev it past 1800 to start without starving... ONLY when the car was cold!

Still don't know if it was the PPK or the plugs (30k miles and no other tune)
__________________
BEFORE: 130i N52 (2006-2011)
NOW: 335xi N55 (2011- )
BMW_Belgier is offline   Switzerland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #8
morphius909
Lieutenant
 
morphius909's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335 Xi Special Edition-JB
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Posts: 546
iTrader: (0)

Ahhhh ok.

Glad it's fixed!
__________________


2011 335i X Drive Special Edition-Jerez Black
35% Tint All Around / 3M Rockguard / Weathertech/ PPK2 / 18&12mm Spacers/Lux H8 V3
morphius909 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST