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      02-29-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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How good is Carly for BMW?

General OBD II doesn't seem to work very well for the E92, how good is the Carly app+wifi adapter for pinning down issues?
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vsix seems to know a lot about it.
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So far worked very well for me. From what I understand these guys made it scan deeper/wider finding errors that others don't manage. On top obviously the coding and engine parameter capability which I like.
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General OBD II doesn't seem to work very well for the E92, how good is the Carly app+wifi adapter for pinning down issues?
Its the best OBD 2 WIFI reader on the market, wich also supports reading & clearing & coding ( battery registering/ DVD in motion/ brighter angle eyes/ parktronic F82 Nav model update for E92's ) along with some special unique features like the life log parameter reading, with direct mechanical- issue support from Carly head quarters, located in munich.

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I wish they would add euro MDM as a capability.
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Works perfect on my E90. No complains
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I wish they would come back in stock.
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Its the best OBD 2 WIFI reader on the market, wich also supports reading & clearing & coding ( battery registering/ DVD in motion/ brighter angle eyes/ parktronic F82 Nav model update for E92's ) along with some special unique features like the life log parameter reading, with direct mechanical- issue support from Carly head quarters, located in munich.
Then you have the Carly garage in app feature, that basically gives you the chance to track down your complete car health and have an overview of the cars status...very cool have to admit.
Whats also one of the coolest features is the exact oil reading value, that is better then your In-car oil indicator. No more oil overfilling-issues hence less headaches.
Many of us on here use Carly, its the nunber one thing to do when you consider buying into the ///M breed
It basically cuts down your costs, as you arent relying on mechanic statements, you just point a finger at certain parts and order parts, makes your ///M ownership alot cheaper, believe me

For more info just check my vid, there you'll find alot of useful informations, regarding everything Carly related.
Once your down to order, use the 5 Euro coupon code
4ZECQD
and step into the world of some serious money saving

If you got questions feel free to PM me, no prob!
Ordered with the coupon code, thanks!

Weird that they did not take away the VAT although it's being shipped to the US...is that some new EU rule? I shopped at some UK sites before and they always take away the VAT portion.
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I wish they turn off EDC error

My only real gripe is that this unit doesn't read generic codes from other vehicles. I hate to have specialized readers for every car I own...
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I wish they would add euro MDM as a capability.
Is Euro mdm viable with Carly?
Edit: what I meant to say was....Is euro mdm something that carly can handle to code or is it just out the question.

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Is Euro mdm viable with Carly?
Edit: what I meant to say was....Is euro mdm something that carly can handle to code or is it just out the question.
Nope MDM coding on Carly.
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Carly works great with my E90 m3 and their bt adapter. However, it couldnt code my E46 m3, for which i had to purchase a different carly cable. I was disappointed with their E46 m3 support.
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Ordered with the coupon code, thanks!

Weird that they did not take away the VAT although it's being shipped to the US...is that some new EU rule? I shopped at some UK sites before and they always take away the VAT portion.
They actually sold it to you?

I tried buying it from their site, but they refunded my money and said to buy it from a US retailer.
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Ordered with the coupon code, thanks!

Weird that they did not take away the VAT although it's being shipped to the US...is that some new EU rule? I shopped at some UK sites before and they always take away the VAT portion.
They actually sold it to you?

I tried buying it from their site, but they refunded my money and said to buy it from a US retailer.
Well I paid with PayPal and got a refund email hours later.

WTF Carly it's not in stock at the us retail outlet(Amazon) and I just have to wait?
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Its the best OBD 2 WIFI reader on the market, wich also supports reading & clearing & coding ( battery registering/ DVD in motion/ brighter angle eyes/ parktronic F82 Nav model update for E92's ) along with some special unique features like the life log parameter reading, with direct mechanical- issue support from Carly head quarters, located in munich.
Then you have the Carly garage in app feature, that basically gives you the chance to track down your complete car health and have an overview of the cars status...very cool have to admit.
Whats also one of the coolest features is the exact oil reading value, that is better then your In-car oil indicator. No more oil overfilling-issues hence less headaches.
Many of us on here use Carly, its the nunber one thing to do when you consider buying into the ///M breed
It basically cuts down your costs, as you arent relying on mechanic statements, you just point a finger at certain parts and order parts, makes your ///M ownership alot cheaper, believe me

For more info just check my vid, there you'll find alot of useful informations, regarding everything Carly related.
Once your down to order, use the 5 Euro coupon code
4ZECQD
and step into the world of some serious money saving

If you got questions feel free to PM me, no prob!
I have the Carly and it is some of the best money I have spent on my car!

Can you elaborate on the exact oil reading value and how to perform this?

Thanks.
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I have the Carly and it is some of the best money I have spent on my car!

Can you elaborate on the exact oil reading value and how to perform this?

Thanks.
Yes, agree with you, Carly did its homework with this OBD2 WIFI reader.
Sure!
Its located in the life log parameters in your Carly app!
This shown oil level is your exact motor oil level, not like the ones in our cars that just indicates:
empty
middle
full
How to:
Stick that Carly WIFI dongle into the OBD2 port of your ///M-beast,
Switch in your Carly app to parameters
click on any empty bar
select the oil value reading
Take your phone with you to your engine bay
Then use the comon procedure known as:

fill
check
fill


found this helpful thread ( kudos to helmsman )

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1185534

That's it,
Happy filling everyone
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Able to register battery is a good feature plus I coded to change the fuel tank warning capacity from 1/4 to 1/8 which was very annoying before!
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Yes, agree with you, Carly did its homework with this OBD2 WIFI reader.
Sure!
Its located in the life log parameters in your Carly app!
This shown oil level is your exact motor oil level, not like the ones in our cars that just indicates:
empty
middle
full
How to:
Stick that Carly WIFI dongle into the OBD2 port of your ///M-beast,
Switch in your Carly app to parameters
click on any empty bar
select the oil value reading
Take your phone with you to your engine bay
Then use the comon procedure known as:

fill
check
fill


found this helpful thread ( kudos to helmsman )

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1185534

That's it,
Happy filling everyone
vsix, seems like you know a lot about Carly stuff.

Do you know if their Mercedes Wifi adapter will work for the E9x M3s? That's the only one available in their Amazon US store, and they won't ship to US for some reason.
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Thanks for the info vsix, much appreciated!
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It's OK for quick code reads or basic coding, but it's no substitute for anything advanced. Still, OK for those who are fine with what Carly can do and don't mind paying somebody for everything else.

P.S. and LOL re "head quarters, located in munich". Reminds me of this:


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Update on Carly iphone WIFI adapters:
A buddy of mine ordered and got reply from Carly:
Due to high demands, the BMW iphone WIFI adapters went out of stock!
Will be available by the end of march.
Since these adapters are special, they need a certain developing/ production time, wich needs to be considered.
Interested car enthusiasts ( should still place an order over their ivini-tech.de site and sign into their "waiting list"!
-who would've thought it creates such a run...on the other hand, its one of the best tools ever made, for our BMW's...so no wonder.
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