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      08-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Alpina B3 Flash DIY with Winkfp

I have posted this on other forums and finally had the chance to broadcast this on E90post.com

This guide is intended for personal use and anything that happens to your car is done soley by your choice.. This guide just provides the instructions on how to flash the software. I do not hold any responsibility if you damage your car.



Alpina B3 Flash DIY using WinKFP



DIY Guide to Flash Alpina B3 Flash:



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WARNING...If you dont know what your doing, dont be brave and blindly go into this advanced flashing of software into the TCU module.. If your not too confident in doing this, either pay someone or just do without it.....WinKFP is a very dangerous tool but yet its awesome and in terms of coding its pretty advanced.. Proceed after reading this warning if you choose to do so...

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This flash will make the transmission run smoother, gear change will be more precise and crisp, rev match downshift is unbelievable, rev limiter is increased and overall driveability is increased. You will have a new indicator for gear selection in D mode which display D1, D2, D3 ,D4, D5 and in DS mode you will see S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and the same for the M mode. This single flash will make the car change gears more refined and crisp. You will no longer feel the lurching when the tranny shifts and it goes through the gears without even the slightest hesitation. It is indeed a must have flash if you own a E9x with a N54 engine...


This Alpina TCU flash works for model years 3/07 till present N54/N55 engine (some N55 engines which are rare, exhibit the rpms jumping down to zero on each shift but acts normal in every other way..This can be addressed if you update your DME version if you have this erratic rpm issue after flash). If your production date is before 3/07, your out of luck and cant flash your car! Before you attempt this you should have some knowledge in coding and setting software. You need to confirm INPA software is working and communicating with car. If you dont have INPA communicating, dont move beyond this point and go back and do some more research on getting it to work.. There are plenty of DIY guides for setting up INPA, Ediabas, NCSexpert and WinKFP,


You can purchase a proven cable that works...Please dont ask will this one work as it is cheaper if so.. Buy one that is proven and it will save you alot of headaches!

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/...&product_id=16



Once you have configured your laptop properly with INPA, NCSexpert and WinKFP, you need to download Spdaten 53.0 which I have provided a link to download a condensed form for the strict purpose of this Alpina flash. The link for the SPdaten 53.0 is not the entire version and doesnt have the other data files needed to flash other modules if you need them, this is strictly for Alpina flash which makes the download much quicker...If you have any quesitons, call or text me 1917-939-4980 or even email me Ccnoner@aol.com or need assistance to remote flash it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sb0bm1he0j7hto9/53.0.rar



Follow the guide how to import the SPdaten 53.0 data into Winkfp by downloading the PDF I have provided below..Once you have the data imported into Winkfp then you need to configure the Winkfp..follow this





Once Winkfp is configured correctly your ready to begin the flash of your new Alpina B3 software into your car!!


IMPORTANT..For those using Procede or JB4 make sure the tune is set to VALET map 0 before you start the flash..

Here we go:

-Make sure your battery is good if not get a battery charger

-Open drivers door and turn ignition ON (cluster guage on) Basically hit the start button twice without starting car..

-connect cable to obd connector of car

-Load Winkpf software

-Press (F1) comfort mode

-Press (F3) Update ZUSB

-Choose ECU GKE215

-Press (F2) Choose ZUSB

-Choose ECU GKE215 and next to it there will be ZB-Numbers..Find 7615835

-Click ok

-If you have done it correctly so far you will see at the top Assembly Identification number 7615835 (Alpina software ) and it will automatically reference 7591971

-Press (F4) Enter VIN ( make sure you double check you have entered the correct VIN numbers)

-click ok

-Press DONE (F8)

-Press (F3) Program

-Pop up window will say you can code the ECU 63 more times, click ok

-Flashing begins and you will have to wait till it reaches 100% twice..The first bar will finish rather quickly and then another bar progress of 100% will take about 3-4 minutes
the most and it will be completed...


-If everything is done correctly, then you will get a pop up screen saying programming done, click ok

-Shut off car by taking key out. Lock car with key, wait 5 minutes and start the car..If everything works correctly you will not
have any warning signs or check engine lights...Enjoy your newly transformed AT Alpina B3 software

NOTE::::::

For newer build cars after the flash the paddle shifters no longer works...If this is the case you would follow part II of this DIY..

Alpina B3 flash Part II: DIY for NOT-working paddles shifters after flash


Alpina B3 flash Part II: DIY for NOT working paddles after flash




The Alpina B3 flash has been a huge success so far for performance gains as well as fixing many issues that has plagued the N54 platform for years. It has undoubtedly given the performance gains in which everyone could enjoy. The only minor glitch during the flashing was on new model years in which once the car is flashed the paddle shifters now longer worked, unlike the earlier build model years which didn't exhibit this. This was quite bothersome to me so I had to find a fix as it seemed unthinkable it wouldn't work. Here is your solution!


You guys need to use NCSexpert and have the latest SPdaten 49.3 or even 48.1 loaded up to both NCSexpert and Ediabas. There are tons of literature on this so do a search on it. If you not comfortable doing this or the actual coding, you can find a local coder and pay to have this coded....


Warning: If you dont have the Spdaten 48.1 or 49.3 updated correctly into Ediabas and NCSexpert, after doing this coding the car will be Dead and show a gear warning on cluster but this can be fixed by correctly updating the NCSexpert...


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Here is what you do:








0-Start ignition with cluster lights on

1-Load NCSexpert

2-File Use EXPERTMODE profile and click ok

3-(F1) Vin/ZCS/FA

4-(F3) SG ausw

5-Choose E89 chassis click ok

6-Choose CAS click ok

7-(F6) Back

8-Choose ECU and pick EGS

9-Press F3 (execute JOB)

10-After it says coding ended your done!

11-Close out NCSexpert




At this point 3 things can happen:




**A)There are no errors and the car starts fine and the paddle shifters are working and your happy!




**B)The car starts but then when you drive off, the shifting of gears are all screwy and changing incorrectly.




**C)The car starts but you get the dreaded GEAR error and it wont even go into drive at all..
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If you have either B or C then you issue is the update of the Spdaten 48.1 or 49.3 was incorrectly done...Go back and check installation and start again




Reverting back to stock software...

Anyone that wants to go back to stock software for whatever reason, its really simple to do...Follow the same procedure and choose 7601492 as the ZB number instead of the 7615835 (alpina software zb number).




Have fun modding!
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      08-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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if you update winkfp with bmw coding tool it work also

thanks steven you're the man!
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BMW tool doesn't work. Please don't attempt to use it to update Winkfp. You will error out during the flash. I understand some have done this with success using BMW tool but many have failed so I wouldn't use the tool as it's not 100% effective.

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BMW tool doesn't work. Please don't attempt to use it to update Winkfp. You will error out during the flash. I understand some have done this with success using BMW tool but many have failed so I wouldn't use the tool as it's not 100% effective.
ok good to know
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      08-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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This awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I like your format more than the how to video one. And, you shared the files.

I will be doing this tonight.
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      08-07-2013, 05:24 AM   #6
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Would serve this upgrade for a 335d e92?.

Thanks.
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As long as it has the same transmission as the N54 and N55 335, you should be good to try it out. Worst case scenario is when you attempt to flash it Winkfp won't allow you to flash as it's not compatible.
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Hi!

Awesome DYI. Thank you!
E92 335xi, `09.
Successfully flashed Alpina TCU with WinKFP. Works perfectly fine.

Part 2 came out - paddle shifters didn`t work.
I had Datens v48 on NCS. Updated with v49 from dropbox (thanks!).
Progressed through 12 steps in NCSexpert - No errors, coding ended.
Start car, D/S - paddle shifters still don`t work.
Any idea?
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Hi!

Awesome DYI. Thank you!
E92 335xi, `09.
Successfully flashed Alpina TCU with WinKFP. Works perfectly fine.

Part 2 came out - paddle shifters didn`t work.
I had Datens v48 on NCS. Updated with v49 from dropbox (thanks!).
Progressed through 12 steps in NCSexpert - No errors, coding ended.
Start car, D/S - paddle shifters still don`t work.
Any idea?
You didn't read carefully. The spdaten that I provided was only for the flashing of the Alpina. It doesn't have necessary files for NCS. Go back and use spdaten files for NCSexpert and update it with your old 48.1

After that follow part II again. And make sure you are using Expertmode profile.
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You didn't read carefully. The spdaten that I provided was only for the flashing of the Alpina. It doesn't have necessary files for NCS. Go back and use spdaten files for NCSexpert and update it with your old 48.1

After that follow part II again. And make sure you are using Expertmode profile.
Okay. Got back to v48. Used Expertenmodus (I assume it`s the same). No luck.
2 ideas: v48 doesn`t work or profile corrupted!?
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No I have 48.1 on my laptop for NCS expert and it works fine. Did you make sure you have also copied the ECU files from Spdaten onto the C:Ediabas\ecu folder?
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No I have 48.1 on my laptop for NCS expert and it works fine. Did you make sure you have also copied the ECU files from Spdaten onto the C:Ediabas\ecu folder?
Yep, I did...
Maybe smth wrong with Profile?
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Yep, I did...
Maybe smth wrong with Profile?
I don't know. Me mail me
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Will a bt scan cable work? Just asking because I have one

Will a bt scan cable work? Just asking because I have one

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How come it says rev match is unavailable? I got the Alpina b3 done and mines is rev matching on the downshift
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How come it says rev match is unavailable? I got the Alpina b3 done and mines is rev matching on the downshift

You guys need to read carefully...It says Unbelievable
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Will a bt scan cable work? Just asking because I have one

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No BT cable is not compatible as it uses Dcan cable..
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Hello

I want to do this to my 320d. Can you please help. I have Winkfp, can you please provide me link to the daten files.

Thanks in advance Coding Guru.
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I want to do this to my 320d. Can you please help. I have Winkfp, can you please provide me link to the daten files.

Thanks in advance Coding Guru.
It is not possible to do this with 320d (M47, N47), only for N54 after 03/2007 and N55.
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Steven, thanks again for your time! Appreciate that! Paddles are back)
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Hello.
i have some issue and want to ask.
I just got alpina b3 flash on my transmission last month after the work the car seem be fine. It shift the gear really fast (that i would love), but after D6 the engine sound not settled in a little pit.
is that the gear 6 supposed to shift like that?
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