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Old 06-01-2020, 03:37 PM
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Hello all
I just picked up a 2010 35d with 65k miles. I'm handy enough and generally do most maintenance on my vehicles. I'm looking for a recommended diagnostic tool. So far from what I've read from searching carly and foxwell seem to be most popular. I dont want anything dependent on a laptop.
What do you folks recommend
Thanks in advance
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:12 PM
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I have and use Carly.

To use it the modules must be energized ON. In Condition II which is everything ON enabled but engine OFF requires 40 Amperes battery booster load.

My battery booster is a switched power supply and I am leery of the effect of the noise on electronics and / or the Footwell Module that is notoriously fragile. So I haven't played with it much to learn its capabilities. When I've had a CEL, not recently, I just get the code and get out.

My X5 35d has been quite wonderfully reliable.
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:12 PM
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Hello all
I just picked up a 2010 35d with 65k miles. I'm handy enough and generally do most maintenance on my vehicles. I'm looking for a recommended diagnostic tool. So far from what I've read from searching carly and foxwell seem to be most popular. I dont want anything dependent on a laptop.
What do you folks recommend
Thanks in advance
https://www.amazon.com/FOXWELL-Autom...1053108&sr=8-5
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:40 PM
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^^^^that or the NT530, also by Foxwell.


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Old 06-01-2020, 04:41 PM
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foxwell

carly is now an annual subscription model...and their product AND service simply suck
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Old 06-03-2020, 01:05 AM
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+1 for the Foxwell 530. The 'activate' functions are a real timesaver when troubleshooting
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Old 06-03-2020, 01:43 PM
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Thanks all, I will order a foxwell 530.

A week in and I'm loving it. Hopefully it will be fairly trouble free. I picked it up at a local bmw dealer where it was initially purchased, serviced and then traded in.

So far I've ordered the 2020 maps update and will get around to some other things as time goes on.
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:14 AM
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I bought the Foxwell NT 510 new as it was on SALE for $129.99 with the BMW program. I have saved myself many hours due to it telling me the correct codes and what was wrong. I posted this in the Diesel section yesterday, but could not get my diesel to start with air in the fuel system. So I went to the BMW service section, then Blead the air our with the 3 minute program and it fired right up. I had spent nearly a day thinking I could bleed the old fashioned way, build raw fuel to the injectors and fire it up, but it would not build enough rail fuel pressure for the computer to fire the injectors. SO, very Happy with my older Foxwell NT 510-THANKS, Jim in TN
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