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josiahg52 04-15-2019 02:42 PM

Those Style 87 are 20"? What is the hub bore diameter?

BMTouring 04-15-2019 02:48 PM

Well done with the coding, take it step by step and one issue/wish after another. Going fast confuses as you can't keep track of what resulted in a different behaviour and what did not. Some things are noticed only much later due to restarts or inter-module-cooperation. And some things never show so seem ineffective (change them back before you change another).

My tip and plan with the E70 is to hook it up to the battery charger (a bigger one than I have now) and read all modules, save them and start playing with them.

Using a strange tool or so (at first) that help with the possible values (especially handy when there is more than aktiv or nicht_aktiv) and strange abbreviations. Or even combinations of locations that you need to address to get the result you are looking for. BMDummy comes to mind, i have another one that is also not 100% complete but often all bits help.

The air suspension i can share the experience from my E39: pull the fuse, lift the car's behind (both wheels) and then you have an underpressure in the bellows. Now you can unplug the air hoses very carefully (if the E70 has the same as the E39 then study this beforehand) not to break the clip. And then you should be ok to start to do the mechanics. Small tip from the E39: after wrestling the new bellow in carefully, you might want them to stretch so you can tighten the bolts on both ends: shoot a puff of air into the bellow and there you are.

After that: lower the car to approximately the correct ride height, and then put the fuse back in. This to have the pump run as shortly as required. Not too little (when the car is still high up) and not too much hard work (when the car is all the way down).

remove the jacks, take it for a ride and see if all is ok. Park it somewhere level and see if the car is not too much off to one side (it's never perfectly horizontal as default position compensates for driver/tank filling and more that I don't believe but I like to believe that it is that advanced ;)

Don't know about correcting the ride height values in INPA/app of choice but this is a good moment to get into that as well.

My car has the sports suspension and huge (wide) tyres, not so happy with that after all. Perhaps a wheel change helps but I'm more inclined to let this one go and get one with active suspension (which I stayed away from at first for fear of costly problems) to get a more smoot ride in our traffic-bump ridden country.

TriX5 04-15-2019 05:32 PM

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josiahg52: Hub bore is 72.6 and I have 20mm plates that have the smaller hub on the outside. This results in a bit too much width in the back but it is only for a week or two until I can sort out the 212s that will go with the car.
BMT: I just coded out the LD and exercised the air suspension in INPA. I have put up a few pictures of the screens.
Once you get to the second screen hit "Activate" and the next screen has the controls to lift and drop either both sides simultaneous or one side at a time. Pretty straight forward.

BMTouring 04-16-2019 01:54 AM

Good work (what was LD?) on the coding.

In an earlier post you asked about a feature (lights on/off at opening/closing) that dissapeared.

This may happen as well when you use key memory through the button that lists the items you can link to each key.

This seems to override or change back the other values that you may have coded directly.

So for example I directly coded (read variables/TRC-MAN/write procedure) the AC to not remember its state and not react to the AUTO button. And after that I use the button (can't find the name right now, comfort features or key memory or sth like that) to change the radio station memory. Then it sometimes overwrites the AC feature. Unless you read out first, check alle the checkboxes and then you're OK on those features. I seem to remember that it may affect other features (non-key memory) items too but I haven't been working systematically and often enough with it. I simply don't use the indirect way any more.

I pull the TRC file, go through all items, change what I want and write it all back. Before experimenting I save a copy of that TRC file (and give it the name of the module because after a while I forget which ones I was tinkering with) so I can put it all back to the day it still worked ;)

At the moment I'm puzzling with the daytime running lights. I want the xenons to be always on at A position (active headlights/sensor) instead of automatically on/off by sensor data. This is one command in the E46 but seems to need a couple more in the E70 (2007). Why? because the headlights are not active when I turn them on myself, only when they are on in the A position of the switch. And I love the flood of light to where I look.

TriX5 04-16-2019 09:15 AM

LD=Legal DIsclaimer.
The lights on lock/unlock seems to be a function of whether or not I leave the lightswitch on low beams when I turn the car off. So, if the lightswitch is off position, then no lights on unlock. If lights are on low beam then they come on upon unlock. I don't use Auto setting so no idea what happens on that setting. I will keep monitoring this as one may get more attentive to these features once you change the settings and misinterpret what actually happens.

For example, after I changed the rear hatch, my son one day said that the button on the hatch did not work but I have not had that happen. I know the button does not work if the lower hatch is not properly closed. So, like I said, paying more attention may up the awareness of behavior.

BMTouring 04-16-2019 03:11 PM

realized it when I sent it :)

The position of the lights knob and its effect on the lock/unlock lights is new to me. Will test tomorrow.
In I-drive I can change that setting for locking confirmation. But as always no that it's brought up: no idea if that is only for locking, only unlocking or both.
What you mention sounds like 'welcome lights', different from lock/unlock blink

The A position means it reacts to the light sensor: certain level of darkness and the xenon turn on. Same with lightness. And some hysteresis (and sensitivity) to stop it from jumping on and off in small tunnels/clouds.

AFAIK only in A the active headlights are active (turn into the bend) and in ON they are steady like in the old days.

TriX5 04-17-2019 09:35 AM

What the UPS man bringeth
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When I went to balance my 212s with summer tires for Portugal, one of them was not as straight as I would like and I have decided not to use it. So I came across a posting for some X6 rears which are bit nicer looking than the X5 version, they are concave and IS18. (I believe these have a hub bore of 72.6mm as compared to E70 which is 74.1.) They showed up in less then 48hrs and here is a picture.

So, of the four original 212s, 2 are perfect and will be fronts. One is decommissioned and the last one will be the spare. (I plan not to use RFTs). I will post another pic once I get tires and mount them on the car.

TriX5 04-22-2019 06:14 PM

Few more pics with 87s
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The Euro light switch came and I need to order the pins to wire it up.

I also need to start wrenching on the rear control arms.

Thought I'd post a few more pics of the 87s. I trashed the winter tires which were on the Rials, they turned unbearably loud this winter.

Still didn't order the 19s for the 212s. Soon..... (First I need to draft a couple of contracts and a powerpoint. Still need to fly 10 hours south and then back to help wife structure a deal and I need to keep the household running....retirement is a busy place :-)
Oh yeah, then there is the rebuild of the e53 M62 engine....

TriX5 05-19-2019 08:16 PM

She is ready to roll (ship)
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At last she is ready. The rear suspension work completed. Still have to align it but I am not to too worried as it can be done on arrival as well.

The rear fog lights work! Thanks to the kind gent who wrote a complete DIY on how to wire the light switch and the FRM. The hardest part was removing the trim that covers the FRM.

Did a quick clean up on the outside. Just plane old Turtle wax and a polishing machine made short work. The paint is in good shape as it was parked indoors for most of the tenure with us. In Portugal it will be parked indoors but the spray from the surf gets in to the parking garage and the (long term parked) cars in there look quite crusty. Considering getting an indoor cover from Walmart to keep it somewhat protected when I am not there.

ard 05-19-2019 11:30 PM

Problem w covers is that ANY dirt, grit that gets under the cover will be scrubbed into the paint if there is any wind/breeze

Enjoy. Sounds like an adventure...

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