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Old 06-17-2019, 08:59 PM   #321
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I searched for months trying to figure out a fix for the 2800 rpm stutter my 2004 330i. I emailed Balidawg last week, followed his instructions for downloading software and purchased a K+DCAN cable with the switch. Scott started a teamviewer session, installed the software on my laptop and verified connectivity to my car.

Before he performed any actions he let me know what he was doing and what to expect. There was a mild hiccup and the 1st attempt failed. We were worried the cable could be bad, but after checking for other errors and good voltage at the battery, he started the update again.

2nd try worked perfectly! After some checks and clearing faults, he had me crank the car. It fired right up. Engine idled just a tad rough through the SAP cycle. After that, the idle smoothed out.

After getting the engine and oil hot I tried a couple 3rd gear pulls through the 2500-3300 rpm range. The engine stayed perfectly smooth after the update.

I really can't put into words how much I appreciate Scott taking time out of his day just to help, essentially, strangers on this forum.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:12 AM   #322
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thanks balidawg.. another successful install of bmwtools and DME update here.

of course there is a risk of bricking the car when using USB passthrough to a virtual machine .. but in this case the inpa scripts just plowed through the communication errors and the actual update worked with only one retry.

for others reference we did this from windows 10 pro 64 bit version 1903 running in vmware fusion 11 on macos mojave 10.14. bimmergeeks expert k+DCAN cable plus the double k-line adapter to bridge a couple of pins.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:58 PM   #323
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How can I tell if I have the latest version of software?
The car is an '02.
It has an ms43 that is flashed with an EWS delete bin.
It was originally a ZF, but I swapped that with a GM and a GS20 - software version 7535061
Hoping to get rid of the 3 second pause going into drive it has developed in the mornings.

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Old 07-10-2019, 04:58 PM   #324
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:19 PM   #325
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How can I tell if I have the latest version of software?
The car is an '02.
It has an ms43 that is flashed with an EWS delete bin.
It was originally a ZF, but I swapped that with a GM and a GS20 - software version 7535061
Hoping to get rid of the 3 second pause going into drive it has developed in the mornings.

Thanks!
Tony
Might want to delete your duplicate post here.

I only update to stock software and do not bother with EWS delete. Check with Armenh7 for that.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:25 PM   #326
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All I want to do is update the stock GS20.
I'm able to do this myself, I just don't know what the latest version is.

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Old 07-10-2019, 06:29 PM   #327
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How can I tell if I have the latest version of software?
The car is an '02.
It has an ms43 that is flashed with an EWS delete bin.
It was originally a ZF, but I swapped that with a GM and a GS20 - software version 7535061
Hoping to get rid of the 3 second pause going into drive it has developed in the mornings.

Thanks!
Tony
MS43 versions include:
430037
430055
430056
430064
430066
430069

V37 and V55 are usually what unupdated cars have except cars with six-speed manuals. I believe they run on v56 or v66 due to support for cruise control. Most DME updates will bring you up to V66. Most EWS delete files are based on V56.

Updating your EGS will not affect the DME.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:06 PM   #328
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Yes, sorry I wasn't clear.
I'm just looking to update the EGS.

But thank you for the ms43 info!
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:15 PM   #329
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Yes, sorry I wasn't clear.
I'm just looking to update the EGS.

But thank you for the ms43 info!
Just run WinKFP to update the GD20. It will tell you the current version and suggest a new version, if available.
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