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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By Peake Research
Arrow How to get the most from your Peake Tool

Greetings from Peake Research!

So many of you already own our tools, and a bunch of you may have just received them during the holiday season. Thanks so much for choosing our products. To help...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By Peake Research
These are most likely 'Pending' codes, meaning...

These are most likely 'Pending' codes, meaning they are conditions being monitored.

The condition will certainly not affect driving or efficiency - it's simply something that contributes to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-03-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Peake Research
Yes. Get the codes (did someone already say that...

Yes. Get the codes (did someone already say that - sorry I'm late).

Before you do, it's important to note that auto parts stores cannot pull the BMW factory fault codes. They use generic OBDII...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - Definitely not, unfortunately. The...

Hi -

Definitely not, unfortunately. The R5/FCX2 was not compatible beyond '02/'03 models. It was available for sale until '07, but was not compatible any further than '03. The current R5/FCX3...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-21-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Peake Research
Arrow Happy Holidays from Peake Research

Greetings from Peake Research!

This past year, we began directly supporting our customers and resellers here on this message board. I can't thank you all enough for the incredible welcome and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-20-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,615
Posted By Peake Research
I saw the Peake bat signal overhead, I better...

I saw the Peake bat signal overhead, I better chime in here! :)

It's first important to note that our products don't read more-precise versions of the generic OBDII "P" codes. (by the way, I...
Forum: Sponsor Press Releases & New Product Announcements 12-15-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By Peake Research
Arrow Peake Research - stop wasting time and money with generic fault codes

Hi Folks -

Every once in a while, we like to remind the community that your cars are unique. We sometimes take this for granted, but the fact is that BMW builds cars like no one else. Likewise,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Peake Research
I suggest checking into the factory codes, as...

I suggest checking into the factory codes, as opposed to the generic OBDII faults you are reading. The factory codes may pinpoint the actual issue instead of simply reporting the misfire.

Please...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-15-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Peake Research
Without trying to figure out 'why' you're seeing...

Without trying to figure out 'why' you're seeing variations in the test sequence, I'd like to point out that the vehicle's diagnostic systems should always fail safe. If a system is not operating,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By Peake Research
That interface is pretty slick, but in terms of...

That interface is pretty slick, but in terms of actual 'usefulness', we're pretty utilitarian. You never know, though!
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By Peake Research
Correct. Our tools will not communicate with...

Correct. Our tools will not communicate with anything other than BMWs.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By Peake Research
Not every car has a brand specific diagnostic...

Not every car has a brand specific diagnostic system, though most European makes do.

Back in the '80s, BMW developed their own diagnostic system to transmit chassis-specific code information to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By Peake Research
We are BMW only - it's been our focus since 1989.

We are BMW only - it's been our focus since 1989.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By Peake Research
Not necessarily. Code 'translation' tables are...

Not necessarily. Code 'translation' tables are based on the OBDII set of codes. Because the BMW system is completely separate, there are plenty of codes that simply don't have equivalents. This...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-13-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By Peake Research
Not to be Debbie Downer, but the codes it reads...

Not to be Debbie Downer, but the codes it reads are generic OBDII, which are different than the BMW factory codes. If you're looking at it for the 'cool' factor, that's one thing. For diagnostics,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Peake Research
Our tools only read the BMW factory fault codes...

Our tools only read the BMW factory fault codes that the car presents, they have no way to target, communicate with, or connect to individual components. Therefore, they cannot "read" the MAF.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Peake Research
Just some basics about our tool: 1. Instead...

Just some basics about our tool:

1. Instead of describing it as reading 'more' than OBDII readers, the truth is that it reads DIFFERENT codes altogether. The BMW factory diagnostic system is not...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-07-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Peake Research
Hi Jeff - Our tool's primary function is to...

Hi Jeff -

Our tool's primary function is to read the factory airbag fault codes, giving you information to direct repair efforts, then reset the light. Most of the time, if there is a lingering...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-06-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,643
Posted By Peake Research
All correct - the airbag faults must be read and...

All correct - the airbag faults must be read and reset using a compatible tool like ours. While we definitely recommend you only work on airbag systems if you have the experience to do so, having...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Peake Research
Am I that predictable? :) Original poster,...

Am I that predictable? :)

Original poster, before deciding which scan tool to use to help diagnose your check engine warning light and associated fault codes, please read the article in my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-03-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - The above post is correct: The...

Hi -

The above post is correct:

The R5/FCX3 is our engine code tool, which is compatible to '07. To adapt that tool to work with cars that no longer have the engine bay round port, you'd use...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By Peake Research
Hey - it was great meeting you out there. ...

Hey - it was great meeting you out there. Unfortunately, though, I think we may have had a miscommunication there - our tools are still separate. One is for engine codes, one for airbag. We have a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-16-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - First, thanks for using our product. ...

Hi -

First, thanks for using our product.

Don't be discouraged by shops and the dealer not offering much help over the phone. It is their business to bring you in to make a hands-on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-12-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,324
Posted By Peake Research
Definitely the coolant indicator in this case... ...

Definitely the coolant indicator in this case...

FYI, older E46s use an engine symbol, newer ones say "Service Engine Soon". Both these warnings indicate the identical condition - fault code(s)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-27-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,844
Posted By Peake Research
Any particular reason for your dissatisfaction...

Any particular reason for your dissatisfaction with our product?
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