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Old 01-08-2015, 08:03 AM
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Aftermarket software to set stop points of valvetronic

I know you can buy software and related hardware to hookup your laptop to the OBD-II port of a BMW. Can someone point me in the right direction of a software that would allow me to set the stop points of the Valvetronic motor using a Macintosh laptop?

I have a 2007 BMW X3. I could use Windows if necessary but would prefer something that would run on a Mac. I would also like if the software could perform diagnostic and other calibrations throughout the vehicle.

Thanks in advance!

-Zach
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:06 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the general BMW forum, you will get more help in here. I've never heard of a software like that, are you sure the stop points in valvetronic are setable?

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Old 01-08-2015, 09:43 AM
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Tim,

Thanks for the move! I am new to the thread and new to owning a BMW.

I am going to replace my valve cover gasket, valvetronic gasket, and eccentric shaft sensor seal this weekend, hopefully.

I've read that when removing the Valvetronic motor it is recommended that the stop points be "re-learned". Some suggest you can do this by just re-installing it and turning the key to position 2 for awhile before starting the engine. Some say you need to use a BMW scan tool to do this.

I have read that you can get aftermarket software that can manipulate all kinds of aspects of the BMW computers from how the car reacts to key fob clicks to your welcome screen on the huid.

I assumed a software that could do all that could also reset the stop points on the Valvetronic, if necessary.

I am asking for suggestions on diagnostic and BMW programming alteration software I can use on a laptop. I think this exists...

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Zach
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