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Post by StuBeeDoo » Fri Sep 22, 2023 9:02 pm

Back to the paddle shift.
The 'wheel has arrived today. :D ........Only thing is that I don't know when I'll get 'round to fitting it & getting it enabled. :(
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Post by sapphireblack » Fri Sep 22, 2023 9:11 pm

You'll need to change the slip ring as well from memory for compatibility?. Or is my knowledge and memory fading?

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Post by StuBeeDoo » Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:19 am

The slip ring is integral with the column switches. There is no difference in them with/without paddle shift. :)
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Post by X5Sport » Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:21 pm

Watching with interest….👍👀🔧⚒️🛠️
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Post by lezmtaylor » Sun Sep 24, 2023 10:53 am

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Post by StuBeeDoo » Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:40 am

I the interest of continuity.........

The job was done 3 weeks ago now.
As well as coding, the mod required a cable to be run from the SZL module to the FRM, and another from the FRM to the FEM. Not really a big job, the whole lot was done in half a day.
Coding the transmission as "Sport Automatic" rather than just plain automatic (necessary for the paddles to work) has changed the automatic shift points slightly, even in comfort mode.
Curiously, the fuel consumption seems to have improved slightly. It could be a fluke, but it's had 2 re-fills now since the mod was done.
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Post by X5Sport » Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:46 am

Are the points earlier or later? As in, does it now tear through the gears or hang in for a little longer before changing?

At least with this generation you can code changes. Cars arriving with iDrive 8.5 are locked. You can change the code value but the systems ignore them. Seems BMW (and very likely others) don’t want anyone playing any longer. :? :(
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Post by StuBeeDoo » Fri Nov 17, 2023 1:18 pm

X5Sport wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:46 amAre the points earlier or later? As in, does it now tear through the gears or hang in for a little longer before changing?
It hangs-on a little longer - not much, but enough to notice. Also, slowing down it drops a little earlier. IMHO hanging-on a little longer isn't a problem as since the remap it has a torque peak at 2.9k rpm rather than the factory map's 2k-4k rpm plateau.
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