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      11-17-2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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I have E92 M3 DCT. I've done about 5k miles. Recently it went for a software upgrade at my local dealer. After this, my Launch Control doesn't work. It will go into S6, the flag will display, it will also display Launch Control on the screen. The car will rev, but when the gear lever is released it will not launch. The revs will come right down.The will not move at all. Have been into Dealer twice, with more software upgrades still same problem. Is there a limit on the amount of launch controls that you can do? Any Help please....
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      11-17-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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The car needs to read the oil level after which LC functions normally, it takes a while for oil level measurement after the upgrade. Drive the car for 50 miles or so in one go, everything should return to normal
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      11-17-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
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SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy I got the manual.
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      11-17-2008, 09:17 AM   #4
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Others in the UK have lost LC altogether after the DCT update..... I had the update a week ago but haven't reached 1250 miles yet so won't know if Launch Control has been impacted or not.
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      11-17-2008, 10:09 AM   #5
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SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy I got the manual.
Seriously? Thanks for the contribution to the discussion.
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      11-18-2008, 01:08 AM   #6
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The car needs to read the oil level after which LC functions normally, it takes a while for oil level measurement after the upgrade. Drive the car for 50 miles or so in one go, everything should return to normal
NO, engine oil check allows Launch control mode. I can get it to the point where the flag displays, engine revs, but when you get to the last point, ie release the gear lever from forward position, the car should launch but it just revs down & does nothing...
If the engine oil read is not done then the car will not even go into launch control mode, ie flag does not display....
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      11-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #7
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I'll be really pissed if they take away launch control. Just another reason not to get the update. I was mad that the US never got the real launch control on the E46 M3 SMG as they had in Europe.
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      11-18-2008, 11:17 AM   #8
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I got the update done but you have to drive for more than 5 miles to enable launch control.
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      11-18-2008, 01:09 PM   #9
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Is LC just for DCT cars? Nothing for manual tranny, right?
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      11-18-2008, 01:23 PM   #10
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Is LC just for DCT cars? Nothing for manual tranny, right?
Yes only for DCT. However if you're really skilled one can have a better launch on a manual transmission vs. the DCT.
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      11-18-2008, 01:47 PM   #11
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Yes only for DCT. However if you're really skilled one can have a better launch on a manual transmission vs. the DCT.
dropping the clutch at 5k in a MT car?
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      11-18-2008, 01:49 PM   #12
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dropping the clutch at 5k in a MT car?
lol...that's nuts...will give you excessive wheelspin. I prefer dumping the clutch at 3.5k rpm
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      11-18-2008, 01:50 PM   #13
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dropping the clutch at 5k in a MT car?
Yes you can do that but don't dump the clutch. Hardcore drag racers will carefully modulate the clutch and gas pedal for a good launch. Of course this will increase wear in the clutch itself.
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      11-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #14
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Well LC in your cars (M-dct) is at 5k if i'm not mistaken, right?
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      11-20-2008, 04:22 AM   #15
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hey guys i just leased my first m3 2008 fully loaded 72k msrp lol.

so how do I lauch this sucker?

what's the best setting under the m mode?

what's the best setting so I can get the best mileage per gallon.

Thanks a bunch
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      11-20-2008, 05:21 AM   #16
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      11-20-2008, 05:32 AM   #17
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      11-20-2008, 12:28 PM   #18
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So those that did the update do you still have LC on your M-DCT car ????
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      11-20-2008, 12:55 PM   #19
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Yes, still have LC after the update. Remember don't step on the brake when try to engage LC.
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      11-20-2008, 01:26 PM   #20
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hey guys i just leased my first m3 2008 fully loaded 72k msrp lol.
What's so funny?

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so how do I lauch this sucker?

what's the best setting under the m mode?

what's the best setting so I can get the best mileage per gallon.

Thanks a bunch
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      11-29-2008, 03:46 AM   #21
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I got the run-in service done at about 1,100 miles. I just turned 1205 miles and I tired to see if I could get the Launch Control Flag. No not yet. I hope it magically appears soon.

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      11-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #22
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