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Default 06-03-2015, 01:29 PM

I think I'll be going back, although I love the current sport mode, M mode is a bit late in realizing I've told it to shift and isn't as smooth anymore, D mode although nice I just don't use. Gotten too used to the manual shifting and I enjoy it (TY alpina) this is coming from a guy who has never driven a stick in his life. Even in traffic I keep it in manual because I can't stand the auto shifting nonstop.

Also I've put some ethanol in there recently and I feel like the 7601494 doesn't handle the additional power as well. I think it's fine on JB4 map 1 or Map 2 but give it more and it struggles between 15-17 PSI.

If your not big on M mode I would do the 7601494 flash, sport mode is amazing. I love it, it really makes me feel like this is an amazing sports car. D mode is just as good as stock if not better.
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Default 06-14-2015, 06:42 PM

flashed 7603537 instead of the original alpina flash everyone was using. D is improved.


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Default 06-25-2015, 01:34 PM

I wonder if anyone is using the Alpina flash with a linear throttle calibration? If so, does this improve the D mode?

I like the feel of my linear throttle calibration, as it is easier to modulate, but it makes D shift like DS, presumably due to the increased throttle angle/position. I wonder if this might work well with the Alpina flash's D mode.

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Default 06-25-2015, 04:28 PM

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I like the Alpina B3 trans flash with the gear indicator even in D and S mode, and for the fast response for upshifts and downshifts.
But I don't like it in Drive mode because it upshifts too soon, approx. 1500rpm.

So for those like me who don't like this upshifts in D mode, but still want faster upshifts and downshifts, follow this DIY:
http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Alpina

but instead of uploading the ZB 7615835 (Alpina B3 trans flash), upload the ZB 7603527 ( BMW 2011 trans flash).

You'll not have the gear indicator ( D1, D2... S1,S2...) but you'll have upshifts and downshifts as fast as Alpina B3, and upshifts in D mode will appear at 1800-2000rpm, which is much better for me.
David ,

Can we do that 2011 BMW trans flash via autologic diagnosis ?

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Default 07-12-2015, 06:04 PM

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flashed 7603537 instead of the original alpina flash everyone was using. D is improved.

After driving this for a bit, I've found an issue. It seems to shift faster in M than the 7615835 software, but 1->2 shifts sometimes come out of gear and back into first, not fun when revs skyrocket.

I switched back to the 7615835 software, and while the shifts feel slower, this issue is gone. I even removed the boost limiter in 2nd and it was still good.


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Default 7601494 Flash / Code out Neutral Idle Control (NIC) / Trebila Throttle - FTW - 08-05-2015, 06:11 PM

I've tried em all - both Alpina's (new and old), 2011, Euro sport and just recently the US sport which is 7601494.

I'm really liking 7601494. D mode has similar shift points as stock and has no probably downshifting with reasonable throttle input. But the D mode retains the crispness and quickness of Alpina D mode without those awful early upshifts. At the same time it doesn't have those lazy slow shifts that stock D mode had had. Hands down, best D mode imho. And I find S mode and M mode to be just as good as Alpina in all respects. As others have stated S mode does hold gears to a little over 3,000 RPM.

Also, I had a lag when starting off from a stop. Apparently the transmission has a "feature" called Neutral Idle Control (NIC) to save gas. It can be deactivated by coding it to be not active in the EGS module. There is even a service bulletin about this. This helped eliminate this lag.

Finally I am using trebila's requested torque tables which I find perfect. I can actually modulate the throttle. Personally, I don't know how anyone could enjoy the Cobb stock throttle that's like an on / off switch.

These 3 things have vastly improved the drivability and enjoyment of my car. Hope others can benefit from this info.


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Default 08-05-2015, 11:40 PM

Glad you like my torque request tables.
I'll try this 7601494 US Sport.


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Default 08-05-2015, 11:43 PM

More explanations about the EGS coding to deactivate this NIC feature?


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Default 08-06-2015, 03:37 AM

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More explanations about the EGS coding to deactivate this NIC feature?
+1, I'd like to hear about coding out NIC as well.
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Default 08-06-2015, 06:03 AM

Hi

please could someone provide my a link for the US7601494 flash or tell my how to find it?
I tried to download a couple files like SP Daten but still can not find it!
I appreciate any help!
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Default 08-06-2015, 06:08 AM

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Hi

please could someone provide my a link for the US7601494 flash or tell my how to find it?
I tried to download a couple files like SP Daten but still can not find it!
I appreciate any help!
The various flashes are not stand-alone files. They only become visible as options when you're in NCSexpert and have selected the right master file for TCU programming. This confused me for a while, too. For the later OEM flashes, you might have to have the Daten set current to that model year. EG 48.1 has both Alpina files, but I would not expect it to have something from 2011, though maybe it does.
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Default 08-06-2015, 07:57 AM

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More explanations about the EGS coding to deactivate this NIC feature?
Its labeled NIC and you have to change it to nicht_akitv. I used the standard NCS Expert coding procecdures to accomplish them by changing the setting in the trace file and using a MAN file to write the change to the EGS module. Here are some links with more info,

http://www.sfbmwcoding.com/experienc...to-first-gear/

Link to SIB in this thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876203


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Default 08-06-2015, 09:05 AM

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Its labeled NIC and you have to change it to nicht_akitv. I used the standard NCS Expert coding procecdures to accomplish them by changing the setting in the trace file and using a MAN file to write the change to the EGS module. Here are some links with more info,

http://www.sfbmwcoding.com/experienc...to-first-gear/

Link to SIB in this thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876203
Cool thanks, I'll look into it.
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Default 08-06-2015, 10:31 AM

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The various flashes are not stand-alone files. They only become visible as options when you're in NCSexpert and have selected the right master file for TCU programming. This confused me for a while, too. For the later OEM flashes, you might have to have the Daten set current to that model year. EG 48.1 has both Alpina files, but I would not expect it to have something from 2011, though maybe it does.
Alright thank you so much for these helpful information!!!!
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Default 08-06-2015, 10:57 AM

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Alright thank you so much for these helpful information!!!!
Sorry, minor misstatement. You use WinkFP to flash, but same idea. When you get to the step where you choose ECU GK215, you will see a reference to a software file 7591971, this is the master program for the TCU.

You'll then see a list of options corresponding to the individual flashes available for whatever Daten you've used to populate your EDIABAS etc. folders. Just read through any of the various tutorials, should make sense.

I spent a day trying to find the other (second) Alpina flash by just the file number, never could find it. But then I realized I couldn't find ANY flash files by number, even the one I'd already flashed from the same daten set. But once you actually boot up WinkFP connected to the car, they are right there at the proper step. I guess they are created by the master file, or reside within it and only appear when program is running.
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Default 08-06-2015, 04:43 PM

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Sorry, minor misstatement. You use WinkFP to flash, but same idea. When you get to the step where you choose ECU GK215, you will see a reference to a software file 7591971, this is the master program for the TCU.

You'll then see a list of options corresponding to the individual flashes available for whatever Daten you've used to populate your EDIABAS etc. folders. Just read through any of the various tutorials, should make sense.

I spent a day trying to find the other (second) Alpina flash by just the file number, never could find it. But then I realized I couldn't find ANY flash files by number, even the one I'd already flashed from the same daten set. But once you actually boot up WinkFP connected to the car, they are right there at the proper step. I guess they are created by the master file, or reside within it and only appear when program is running.
Okay I will give it a try...! Thanks again for your help!
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Default 08-15-2015, 10:02 AM

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Glad you like my torque request tables.
I'll try this 7601494 US Sport.

@trebila Just curious if you had a chance to try out the 7601494 flash yet? I'm still on it and enjoying it tremendously.


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Default 08-18-2015, 06:59 AM

I guess I'm the odd man out.

I love the alpina flash in D mode as it saves me fuel.

My car is a e92 335I.
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Default 08-18-2015, 07:13 AM

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I guess I'm the odd man out.

I love the alpina flash in D mode as it saves me fuel.

My car is a e92 335I.
Just an update on Alpina D mode. If you are running JB4 please try the new v31 firmware, with variable throttle mapping (menu 11). On my car at least, menu 11 set at 1000 eliminates a lot of issues with Alpina D mode. It is still upshifts @ 1800 rpm or so and in 6th at 40 mph under light throttle, but it is not a laggy or pedal so dead when trying to accelerate or get it to downshift. And under more throttle holds gear longer when accelerating from stop or low speed.

Prior to this D mode was simply not fun under any circumstances except cruising. Now D mode is more like a regular transmission, accelerate/downshift at will with the gas pedal, albeit with a slight (as opposed to overwhelming) bias to lower rpm shifting and staying in higher gears.

Just speculating but maybe some issues with Alpina flash D mode are tied to throttle mapping. In the sense that perhaps Alpina B3's ECU (as opposed to TCU) might have different throttle mapping that is not present in ordinary e9x cars.

So anyway after a few days running v31, response to gas pedal in D mode is greatly improved in all circumstances. S and M modes are also better but they weren't as bad. EG I never used to try to accelerate hard in 5th M-mode. That is because you'd have to get way into the pedal before boost started to build and then it would lurch forward, hard to modulate. Now boost is there right away on tip-in, smooth accel from tip in to whenever.
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Default 08-20-2015, 09:21 AM

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Glad you like my torque request tables.
I'll try this 7601494 US Sport.
May i please have a copy of your torque request tables?
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Default 08-20-2015, 09:48 AM

Hey guys. I'll have another flashable TCM for sale next week. It's a 2008 and currently flashed with the 7601494 flash. PM me if interested.

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Can you please tell me if the flash work for my 2008 535xi N54? I hate the way the stock trans shifts. Thanks
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Default 08-30-2015, 04:59 PM

Can someone help me with this: under GKE215, I do not see the Alpina B3 7615835. What's the reason for a these options not being available?


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Default 10-29-2015, 02:29 PM

I have a question, why do you need to put your jb4 on map 0?
What will happen when you don't put it on map 0?

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Default 10-29-2015, 07:51 PM

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I have a question, why do you need to put your jb4 on map 0?
What will happen when you don't put it on map 0?

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Bad things. You'll probably soft brick the jb4 at a minimum.
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