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      07-18-2019, 03:24 AM   #23
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Hey mate, just posting to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for this guide. I did it this evening and it literally took me 15 minutes. It was so straight forward and easy to follow (apart from having a mild heart attack when flashing) lol.

Even though i had the parking lights on, for some reason my ignition switched off half way through the flash . I literally had 20 errors including airbags the lot pop up on the dash and had a near heart attack.

I just turned the ignition back on and re-flashed and now all is well. I would suggest anyone doing this to cycle the ignition before they press "Start" just in case

So yeah thanks again for your effort - if i see you about Sheffield, ill buy you a beer

EDIT: I bloody love the Alpina gearbox mode in the short drive i did. It suits a remapped car well with much less dragging on the Torque Converter.
Ahh yes, I had the igntion on mine turn off right before I did the flash. I forgot that happened. I've heard plugging the seatbelt in can stop the car going to sleep - along with the parking lights.

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I did the alpina flash, tbh I've gone back to normal now and prefer it..
But I am guessing it's because I'm running the stock engine map and suspect the alpina software is tuned for 350hp, which has is why it seems to suit the remapped cars better.

Brilliant for the instructions though,
Took me many hours of research too to find out..
I've heard of one or two people going back to the stock gearbox map and it's usually been because the engine hasn't been remapped. Mine is tuned for 360bhp and 700Nm torque, which incidentally is the same torque value as the Alpina.

In my research I came across one chap who said that we should all be updating the engine ecu (DDE) with the Alpina version as well as the gearbox with seemingly no consideration given to the fact that the Alpina engine is different to the 335d engine. (Twin parallel turbos vs twin sequential turbos.) Talk about poor advice!
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      07-20-2019, 02:15 PM   #24
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Do you not need to flash any EGS dependencies as some flashing guides suggest? i.e, looking at the TailLineIDs?
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      07-21-2019, 07:10 AM   #25
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FYI to the x30d owners - With the Alpina flash, the car no longer shifts optimally in sport mode for maximum power. Ill do some more tests, but an optimal shift for a remapped car seems to be ~4300RPM. In Sport/Sport, the Alpina software shifts around 4750, where the car's turbo is noticeably inefficient.
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FYI to the x30d owners - With the Alpina flash, the car no longer shifts optimally in sport mode for maximum power. Ill do some more tests, but an optimal shift for a remapped car seems to be ~4300RPM. In Sport/Sport, the Alpina software shifts around 4750, where the car's turbo is noticeably inefficient.
Interesting.... I'm about to get this flash done on my remapped 330d.
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      07-21-2019, 03:45 PM   #27
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Interesting.... I'm about to get this flash done on my remapped 330d.
Would be good to hear your thoughts. After another drive tonight, the car is much better in comfort without the kick down. I've been thinking of disabling it for some time now as it's lethal if it kicks down whilst powering out if a corner.
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      07-21-2019, 04:40 PM   #28
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I've found the kickdown to be a bit useless, especially in comfort. A lot of noise and not much action. I suppose the alpina flash might be better suited to the x35d cars because like the Alpina they have 2 turbos, although sequential not parallel.

@eddamoo if you're around Sheff you're welcome to see how the flash works on my 335d
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      07-27-2019, 04:48 AM   #29
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Just done this on my remapped 330d and so far I'm pleased with it. Easy to do following the guide plus a little bit of advice from Bishbosh Dave even whilst he was on holiday bless him.
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