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Old 07-20-2021, 02:15 PM
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A bit overwhelmed, advice appreciated: E70 35d

Hey all, recently purchased a 2011 E70/X5 35d as a repair project because I've wanted one for years and hope you can clarify/expand on a few things that are confusing after a lot of research. I'm coming from a VW TDI so I'm familiar with modifying via VCDS lite.

1. If I'm looking to code/program/reset codes, do I need more that one product (e.g. DCAN cable w/ INPA)?

I'm not looking to to tune, I just want to fix what's broken or deactivate items that are no longer there (i.e. if components are deleted--EGR, etc) at home.

2. I plan on doing the following for initial maintenance and for longevity but what am I missing?
  • Trans fluid/filter and seals
  • Oil change
  • Thermostat
  • Rain tray check/replacement
  • Intake carbon cleaning
  • DPF flush and forced regen

Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:32 PM
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1. If I'm looking to code/program/reset codes, do I need more that one product (e.g. DCAN cable w/ INPA)?

I'm not looking to to tune, I just want to fix what's broken or deactivate items that are no longer there (i.e. if components are deleted--EGR, etc) at home.


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A DCAN cable and INPA will do allow you to do most anything maintenance oriented. You can also download ISTA P if you want to code some items. If you want to dive even deeper and start tinkering with individual modules (like the CAS), you will need separate tools depending on what you're looking to do.
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Old 07-24-2021, 05:56 PM
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Or you could go with a program like bimmercode or bimmergeeks pro tool.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:31 PM
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2nd the vote for ProTool as well as the Bimmergeeks cable - Coding is easy as can be and diagnostics as well - and a plus is you can use the flashing cable with your tablet and XHP Flash tool


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