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      11-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #89
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      11-07-2013, 01:11 AM   #90
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Alpina flash completed. No issues at all and if i had paddle shifters I am sure it wouldnt be a problem either.

I love how fast it shifts but dear god its fast. Its literally instant. I guess quarter mile times will go down too LOL.

However to me it seemed that when running first gear in M1 to M2 keeping the throttle pressed down it seems to slip or jerk going into second, before the alpina flash it would be slower but no issues. Maybe it just was that one time. Not sure yet.
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When I get to the step "Import > Assembly Line Data" I get "Error 806 Error on deleting assembly line data set(s)(WDP)"
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When I get to the step "Import > Assembly Line Data" I get "Error 806 Error on deleting assembly line data set(s)(WDP)"
Just copy and paste the "data" folder from the newest e89 DATEN download to c:\ec-apps
fs along with the Sgdat folder. Merge folders and overwrite all files during the copy.
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Just copy and paste the "data" folder from the newest e89 DATEN download to c:\ec-apps
fs along with the Sgdat folder. Merge folders and overwrite all files during the copy.
That worked. Thank you!
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Thanks for the guide, flashed it a while ago and flashed it back to stock a few days ago when I brought it in to the dealer in case they blame it on the flash.

Flashed it back again today and I clearly forgot how much faster the shifts are with this flash.

In D, it definitely shifts extremely early. Pretty much can't even hear the exhaust anymore because it shifts at like 2.5k rpm. I don't hate driving in this mode like a lot of people do, I actually enjoy the new "eco" mode

Whenever I feel like listening to my exhaust gurgle and pop, I just put it into S.

And this did fix my jerky braking problem - jerkiness when coming to a complete stop and letting go of the brake. Pretty much felt like my brakes were biting normally and right before it reaches a complete stop it would bite super hard.

Now I have to fix the paddles, I usually shift using the knob anyways. When I read the "your car is dead and you will see a gear logo", I got scared and left it the way it was.

Btw, car is completely stock with only an intake and performance exhaust w/ quad tips.
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Hi to all,if Winkfp stop and give errors during flashing new vin number to frm2 module,what can be done to repair module again?I have that situation and after that I cannot enter to module at all..Thanks
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I used the Spdaten 49.3 you provided and can't find any of the Daten files under sgdat to import to Winkfp?
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Daten files? YOu dont need daten files...YOu mean the data files..
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flash questions

First, thank you for this thread. You really simplified the process and made it much easier to understand.

I have a few questions:

In the DIY it says "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.." Could you define what constitutes a newer build car? I have a 2008 BMW 335i.

Also, for JB4 tune, you mention putting in "valet mode/map 0" I think map 0 is simply disabling JB4. Do we do this only when flashing or also when first testing the transmission after flash?

A lot of people complained that the Alpina B3 flash is not very good in the "D" mode. Is it severely different from stock mode? In other words, if I had to accelerate fast in "D" mode would there be a serious lag because of the low RPMs or need to downshift?
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D mode if you need to go faster will downshift and it will go but it's because it's at a higher gear and when you romp on it you will feel a slight hesitation.
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Anyone in san francisco who is willing to share the cable?
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This is the error I keep getting. Any ideas?
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I would say the cable is not making any type of connection. Where did you get the cable from? Did you get it from the link I posted on the first page?
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I would say the cable is not making any type of connection. Where did you get the cable from? Did you get it from the link I posted on the first page?
It's an eBay cable. It lights up as if it were communicating. When you start Winkfp is it supposed to automatically detect ECU?
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It's an eBay cable. It lights up as if it were communicating. When you start Winkfp is it supposed to automatically detect ECU?
I dont know what to say...I stated ebay cables are crap...I dont even know why I post a link for the cable and you buy something else...Ebay cables are crap shooters, you never know what you buy..
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It's an eBay cable. It lights up as if it were communicating. When you start Winkfp is it supposed to automatically detect ECU?
I dont know what to say...I stated ebay cables are crap...I dont even know why I post a link for the cable and you buy something else...Ebay cables are crap shooters, you never know what you buy..
I know that, I just thought I would give it a shot since I already spent $180 on a BT cable. At this point, I think I'll just have someone do it remotely if you think it's the cable.
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cn555ic so I think I'm all set and found all the files you referenced. I got all the way to step 9 on your guide to import pdf doc however I did not get an "error" message that you said not to panic about, does this mean I didn't do something right? My winkpf just opens up without any error messages..
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Some people get the error some don't. The lite version of the data that I uploaded doesn't have error
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Some people get the error some don't. The lite version of the data that I uploaded doesn't have error
Cool thanks, I will let you know if I encounter any problems and thanks for all your help!! I will be flashing this weekend and report back.
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