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      06-21-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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About to pickup a Bavarian Technic professional - any deals to be had?

Hey all,

Finally going to grab one of these and going to go with the pro version. I have 3 BMWs to work on currently, and potentially more one day so don't want to be limited to 3 VINs. I'd also like to be able to help with other cars in the area etc if needed.

Question - I see zero deals on this stuff out there. Does anyone know of any discounts?

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      06-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Never seen any deals on it.
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      06-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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That's what I was afraid of...thanks for confirming.
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      06-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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If you do business with some of the vendors on here..they may be able to cut you a deal..I got some decent quotes about 2 yrs ago..but that was for the enthusiast version not the professional.
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      06-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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if you're going to pick up a Bavarian Technic professional, let him buy you a drink first, so you won't be seen as "easy"
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      06-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #6
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I bought a used one for $500. They come available occasionally.
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      06-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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if you're going to pick up a Bavarian Technic professional, let him buy you a drink first, so you won't be seen as "easy"
Can I get a bong hit instead? : O

I've been holding out for more options, but this seems the best for logging. I can probably do the service intervals etc with some leaked tools, but the upkeep is annoying and I use them so infrequently that I'm somewhat scared of screwing something up.

Also curious to see how easy/useful their coding functions are vs. the leaked BMW tools.
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Can I get a bong hit instead? : O

I've been holding out for more options, but this seems the best for logging. I can probably do the service intervals etc with some leaked tools, but the upkeep is annoying and I use them so infrequently that I'm somewhat scared of screwing something up.

Also curious to see how easy/useful their coding functions are vs. the leaked BMW tools.
From what I can tell, their coding falls way short of any dealer tool or autologic.
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      06-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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From what I can tell, their coding falls way short of any dealer tool or autologic.
Interesting. Using NCS Expert myself : ) Works well, but can be confusing to use when you aren't in-it all the time. Potential to screw things up fairly badly if you make a mistake also.
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Interesting. Using NCS Expert myself : ) Works well, but can be confusing to use when you aren't in-it all the time. Potential to screw things up fairly badly if you make a mistake also.
Yeah NCS Expert is the only thing that will really do the coding. The BT tool won't come anywhere close.
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      06-22-2012, 10:42 AM   #11
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Yeah NCS Expert is the only thing that will really do the coding. The BT tool won't come anywhere close.
Hmmmm. Sad face.

I was waiting for the Evolve data logging, but that is not out yet either.

Perhaps I should just look into other factory tools for the service related stuff. M3 is out of warranty in October of this year.

I just want to have this problem solved without it becoming a huge project; but perhaps that is inevitable.
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Hmmmm. Sad face.

I was waiting for the Evolve data logging, but that is not out yet either.

Perhaps I should just look into other factory tools for the service related stuff. M3 is out of warranty in October of this year.

I just want to have this problem solved without it becoming a huge project; but perhaps that is inevitable.
Just depends on what you want to spend.
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      06-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #13
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I don't mind the cost if it is a pretty complete tool. Would be nice to just take 1 program/laptop with me on road trips. ; )
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      06-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #15
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Nah. 3 dirty cars. No new coding or mods. :P
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      07-12-2012, 09:50 PM   #16
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I sent a PM to a forum vendor. We'll see what they say!
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      07-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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save the money and get the opps or icom.
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      07-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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      07-28-2012, 06:48 AM   #19
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I just got the BT Tool. Its a diagnostic tool but it does work with my 2011. Unllike my Auto Enginuity with the BMW enhancement which SUCKS!
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buy an isid..it works better
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Well, the bad part is if you have an E46 with an MS45 DME..this tool will not read any sensors. Boo.
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