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      03-01-2021, 03:11 PM   #23
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I have had Xdelete for about a week. I flashed RWD, loved it. Kept it until this passed Saturday when it snowed. Flashed back to AWD, no issues. Tried flashing back to RWD and it the app refused to connect to the car (using iOS and MHD Wifi adapter). Gave me an “error” message every time I tried. I emailed tech and they said disconnect the battery for 15 minutes. No dice.

I was starting to lose hope at this point. Until, I had an idea. I hooked up my Launch scan tool and accessed the VTG module. Read codes and what do you know? “Limp home mode: Activated”.

Cleared faults and bam! Xdelete connected to the car and flashed seamlessly.

Oh, and I have JB4 with MHD BEF 😊 no issues flashing XHP.
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      03-01-2021, 04:14 PM   #24
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If nothing else, use xdelete to turn xdrive into what it should have been from the factory. Then throw your cord aside and leave it alone forever. I settled on manual 35%. Lessens the influence on the steering feel, lessens the understeer, while maintaining all weather traction. This feels like how a BMW AWD should always feel.
I have been tempted on this for a while but seeing some users have issues makes me hesitant.
I have no want for the RWD mode but the in-between would be awesome.
Have you driven in bad winter conditions on 35% mode?
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      03-02-2021, 11:07 AM   #25
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I have been tempted on this for a while but seeing some users have issues makes me hesitant.
I have no want for the RWD mode but the in-between would be awesome.
Have you driven in bad winter conditions on 35% mode?
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26760097&postcount=40

Everything written there ^ still applies. Haven't touched it since, haven't felt the need. Which I like as I'm a little nervous flashing and re-flashing. Nice to just set it somewhere you like and leave it alone. Driven through winter and summer conditions at 35% and it's better in all situations.

IMO, 100% worth the small cost even if you only flash it one time. <$200 to make your xdrive feel better and perform better for the rest of it's life? I think so.
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      03-02-2021, 11:19 AM   #26
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I have been tempted on this for a while but seeing some users have issues makes me hesitant.
I have no want for the RWD mode but the in-between would be awesome.
Have you driven in bad winter conditions on 35% mode?
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26760097&postcount=40

Everything written there ^ still applies. Haven't touched it since, haven't felt the need. Which I like as I'm a little nervous flashing and re-flashing. Nice to just set it somewhere you like and leave it alone. Driven through winter and summer conditions at 35% and it's better in all situations.

IMO, 100% worth the small cost even if you only flash it one time. <$200 to make your xdrive feel better and perform better for the rest of it's life? I think so.
I agree the cost is worth it. I am just afraid to be stuck in one mode or the other. Or seen a lot of people have errors or trip into limp mode.
However if one setting is better all year round, I like the sounds of that. Thanks
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      03-02-2021, 10:48 PM   #27
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I am in the same boat. Flash backs are a common issue - or they are not and we only hear from people reporting the bad and not as much of the good. I think I've come to the conclusion the app is not perfect in its read/write sequence, but for the price, it's hard to beat. I don't know if component "damage" is cause for concern, rather the inconvenience of potentially having to unplug the battery for a few minutes in a worst case scenario.

That being said, I will most likely give it a go. Does anyone know if there's a way to backup the current configuration files from the drive system in case this app goes haywire? I think that would settle some nerves.
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      04-18-2021, 10:52 PM   #28
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So do we have a consensus on xDelete yet? Have the quirks been resolved? People have good reviews on its functionality but only when it works. Anyone else care to chime in and share their experiences please?
I've been using x delete for quite awhile now. Zero complaints.

My car currently has no front drive shaft, no front diff, and the axles are taken out except for the stubs inside the hubs.

Zero issues.
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      09-18-2021, 08:08 AM   #29
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Bumping this thread since the old Xdelete thread is not active anymore.

I seem to remember reading in that thread there is an 'upgrade' to the xdrive hardware on e9x vehicles. I wanted to ask if this upgrade came in 2008 or in 2009 with the LCI.

I can dig through realoem for half shaft and differential part numbers, but just wondering if there is a member here who knows of any differences and can describe them?
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      09-29-2021, 06:05 PM   #30
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I've been using x delete for quite awhile now. Zero complaints.

My car currently has no front drive shaft, no front diff, and the axles are taken out except for the stubs inside the hubs.

Zero issues.
Were you able to use the stock oil pan or did you have to install one from a RWD?
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I've been using x delete for quite awhile now. Zero complaints.

My car currently has no front drive shaft, no front diff, and the axles are taken out except for the stubs inside the hubs.

Zero issues.
Were you able to use the stock oil pan or did you have to install one from a RWD?
I kept the stock xi oil pan. There is a passage through it for the right front axle but other than that no issues. If you were really concerned about corrosion you may want to treat it and seal it off but I wasn't that concerned. You'd likely have to be fording small streams to get significant water in there.
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      11-02-2021, 08:54 AM   #32
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I kept the stock xi oil pan. There is a passage through it for the right front axle but other than that no issues. If you were really concerned about corrosion you may want to treat it and seal it off but I wasn't that concerned. You'd likely have to be fording small streams to get significant water in there.
Awesome, thank you.

What did you do about the stub shaft on the transfer case? I believe it's only a friction fit with nothing retaining it in place.


FYI I flashed xdelete a few years ago and haven't had any need for AWD. Been considering pulling the front diff, front drive shaft, sourcing some cheap axles to use the stub shafts on the front hubs and installing a Mfactory LSD.
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