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Old 05-17-2017, 04:47 AM   #1
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E46 M3 diagnostic software.

Hi Guys,

Sorry if this has been covered in other posts.

I am relatively new to the world of diagnostic software, so I have a few questions.

Can I get everybody's opinion or explanation on:

What are the different types of software and which one is the genuine BMW software, GT1, INPA, DIS etc etc......?

How do they all differ?

Where is the best place to buy such software?

All opinions and links welcome.


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Old 05-17-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
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hi mate,

im not too tech savy but when i bought one of previous cars the old owner threw in couple of CD's and blue diagnostic cable.

the CD's are of INPA and also DIS/GT1.

very handy to have for pretty much anytthing you want to do diagnostic wise. i used DIS/GT1 recently to do a Vanos test amongst other things.

all i know CD's arent genuine so im guessing he bought them from ebay or similar...
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:17 PM   #3
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It depends what you want to discover? Do you have error codes?

I recently used INPA to do a mechnical (lots of clunking and banging!) bleed of the SMG Pump and Clutch Slave Cylinder. It also allows you to performance gear change tests and has very detailed error codes and real time data. I don't think INPA has a VANOS test built in.
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