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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Peake Research
Thanks! I had a customer tell me that...

Thanks!

I had a customer tell me that owning our tool was "as basic as having floor mats". :)

Ken
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Peake Research
/\ Thanks for the plug! Our tools are...

/\ Thanks for the plug!

Our tools are simply the fastest and most affordable way to access the BMW factory engine diagnostic system. Unlike generic OBDII tools used by auto parts stores, our...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-03-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - This is correct - our current tool -...

Hi -

This is correct - our current tool - the R5/FCX3 - will read and reset all factory codes associated with engine warning lights, but not transmissions.

For a BMW owner, it's still a wise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-28-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - Sorry to hear you're having trouble...

Hi -

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with our product.

First, I'd like to make sure you're using the proper tool for your car. Your '98 540 has a round diagnostic port in the engine...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-24-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - thanks for the input. While it is...

Hi - thanks for the input.

While it is possible for a PC/Interface combination to access the BMW factory codes, it does require the proper software. You may have this, it's hard to tell. To the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By Peake Research
May I suggest an ugly little tool that will pay...

May I suggest an ugly little tool that will pay for itself the first time you use it? I know a guy that sells them. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,750
Posted By Peake Research
Correct. Searching for vacuum leaks is...

Correct.

Searching for vacuum leaks is certainly good advice, as they tend to be the source of many fuel mix, misfire, and efficiency faults.

You should also consider accessing the factory...
Forum: General BMW 12-21-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
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: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-21-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Peake Research
Original Poster, please have a look at the...

Original Poster, please have a look at the article in my signature titled "Peake Tool Crash Course". There, you'll find information outlining the differences between generic OBDII "P" codes and the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By Peake Research
Thanks for the recommendation! To the...

Thanks for the recommendation!

To the original poster, please have a look at the article in my signature titled "Peake Tool Crash Course." Our tools see the same engine fault codes as the dealer,...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-16-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
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: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-10-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By Peake Research
Thanks for the recommendation. As noted, your...

Thanks for the recommendation. As noted, your car's diagnostic port is BMW's proprietary 20 pin connection in the engine bay. See image below.

Our R5/FCX3 connects directly to that port and will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-03-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - Just a note about our product vs. the...

Hi -

Just a note about our product vs. the free scans from an auto parts store. Our tools access BMW's proprietary fault codes that are specific to your car. Auto parts stores access the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - The above posts are correct - the...

Hi -

The above posts are correct - the windshield washer warning light is not associated with the engine diagnostics, so our tool will not reset it. I'd agree with the advice above, as there may...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 11-09-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Peake Research
My pleasure. 1. Correct - it reads the BMW...

My pleasure.

1. Correct - it reads the BMW factory code which is completely different from OBDII "P" codes.

2. The tool comes with a manual that has code definitions similar to your...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 11-09-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - Short answer - no. The tools retrieve...

Hi -

Short answer - no. The tools retrieve the BMW factory fault codes produced by the ECU. Generally speaking, having the factory fault code specific to your car will often be enough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Peake Research
Correct. Our products connect to BMW's...

Correct. Our products connect to BMW's chassis-specific diagnostic system, where as generic OBDII tools read the government-mandated monitoring system that all cars must carry for means of state...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-08-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - You're correct - the R5/FCX3 is the...

Hi -

You're correct - the R5/FCX3 is the tool for your Z3. The round diagnostic port in the engine bay is where you must connect the tool to.

Clearly, we think our product is the best...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,083
Posted By Peake Research
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,083
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - First, thanks for using our product. ...

Hi -

First, thanks for using our product.

I would not replace your O2 sensors just yet. The first step is to trust that they are operating properly, and that they are simply detecting a...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-27-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,357
Posted By Peake Research
Thanks for the plugs! Original poster, have...

Thanks for the plugs!

Original poster, have a look at the article in my signature titled "Peake Tool Crash Course" - more information there about our BMW-specific code readers. They are of of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - When you first run the Fc function...

Hi -

When you first run the Fc function with the tool (by pressing 'Go'), the initial digits that are displayed are the table number. This will always be the table associate with that car.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,804
Posted By Peake Research
Not specifically having experience with that...

Not specifically having experience with that product, I can compare ours with that category (PC Based tools with advanced modules).

To us, it's a different type of product altogether. Our tools...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,804
Posted By Peake Research
Thanks for the awesome support! Ken

Thanks for the awesome support!

Ken
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,851
Posted By Peake Research
Hi - Sorry to hear about your experiences...

Hi -

Sorry to hear about your experiences (and expenses!)

It's important to note that the codes you are seeing are generic OBDII codes, not BMW factory codes. This tells me that your shop is...
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