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      10-24-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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Bootmod3 (BM3) Tutorial Videos

As many of you know by now, I've spent a lot of time in BM3, testing and tuning over the last 7 months. During this time, I've had the pleasure of getting very intimate with the platform and had the opportunity to watch/help it grow and progress as PTF and their testers/tuners worked through feature development/testing and the occasional bug.

During my 7 months of working in BM3, I've personally been able to do so much in regards to tuning and understanding how the S55/N55 DME works. The DME on the S55/N55 is very complicated and it took a lot off effort on PTF's part and the tester/tuner's parts to bring this to fruition for you guys to enjoy. Countless hours of coding/table defining/testing/tuning went into the making of BM3. Some of what I previously thought about how the DME operated ended up being true, however there was a lot I didn't understand fully until we started drilling-down into the DME's tables, especially in the areas of boost/load/torque control. Some theories ended-up being solid, other's ended up being totally wrong and even still, some things we thought could be possible, ended up being more possible/capable that we imagined! (The S55's Direct Injection fuel system, with regards to full E85, for instance).

Bottom line: PTF has done an amazing job on the BM3 tuning suite and I think you'll agree, it's very feature-rich - not just from the Tuner's standpoint, but especially from the end-user's standpoint.

BM3 has brought to market innovation for the F-Series BMW platform (especially the S55) that would simply not be possible if it weren't for PTF's CONSTANT development of BM3. We can do things now that weren't thought possible, even a year ago!

Here are the first 4 videos in my tutorial set on what Bootmod3 is and how to use it. This is just the beginning and more videos will follow!

Enjoy!

-Cary Jordan

EDIT 2-13-18: Added fourth video "OBD Unlock and Offline Flashing Quick and Dirty"










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Where does the name "bootmod3" come from? Does it mean something?
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I played with the valves the other day its insane the amount of options in there to tweak! Really cool to see how it looks from a tunerís point of view.
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Where does the name "bootmod3" come from? Does it mean something?
Bootmod3 is a reference to the bootloader of the DME.
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Is there anyway to edit my OTS maps? I wanted to lock open the valves but i can only edit stock map. I wanted to keep everything else the same just lock open valves on my OTS map.
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Is there anyway to edit my OTS maps? I wanted to lock open the valves but i can only edit stock map. I wanted to keep everything else the same just lock open valves on my OTS map.
As of right now, you cannot edit the OTS map yourself. If you had a custom tune, you could request the tuner to alter just about any setting you'd want (i.e. burble, exhaust valves....etc).

You can request this change to PTF, if you'd like. I'm pretty sure they'd be happy to alter that for you.
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Where does the name "bootmod3" come from? Does it mean something?
In addition to what Cary said, it's meant to say bootmodE if I'm not mistaken. To give it a cool name they they used "3" instead, which mirrors the letter "E".
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Cary thanks for this..
I understand tuning but my word looked at the many tables ..
and though where to start

S55 Dme works a bit different to your normal tuning via throttle load etc.

insane amount of work gone into this
Well done to you all
yourself Dzenan Halim F80paul all the tuners and all online guys that have helped getting where it is.



BM3 FTW!!!

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Is there a way to see at what rpm of each gear that i begin to lose power (for race purposes to determine when the best time/rpms to shift gears) ? If so what is the process to do this?
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Is there a way to see at what rpm of each gear that i begin to lose power (for race purposes to determine when the best time/rpms to shift gears) ? If so what is the process to do this?
You'd need to dyno the car to know for sure.
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Thanks guys and thanks Cary for the really great work on the vids

We've been doing remote tuning for many years with all sorts of tools on both factory ECUs and standalones. Most if not all of the features that were built into bootmod3 came out of frustration with some of the other tools we've used in the past to get work done quickly and efficiently and to be able to scale while staying organized. Anything and everything we can possibly make easier, more efficient or automated for both end users and tuners we're either already working on or will be adding. Any feedback, good or bad, suggestions please don't hesitate to let us know. Our support website is the best way to submit those requests and gets the most visibility.

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Love this, but still looking forward to spending some quality time together locally.
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Love this, but still looking forward to spending some quality time together locally.
Just as long as that quality time involves some Pho, at some point.
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Just as long as that quality time involves some Pho, at some point.
Absofreakinglutely!!
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Absofreakinglutely!!

<--------Powered by Pho

OT EDIT: Apparently there is this place on Beach Blvd called Pho King.......pretty brilliant, if you ask me.
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What do the other numbers mean in exhaust tables? 0 means open and 99.6 means closed but what about 55, 60, 64,69 etc? Does it really mean the valves are open 55% or 64% etc? I thought they are either fully open or fully closed.
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What do the other numbers mean in exhaust tables? 0 means open and 99.6 means closed but what about 55, 60, 64,69 etc? Does it really mean the valves are open 55% or 64% etc? I thought they are either fully open or fully closed.
Based on what I got from the video, is the percentage open/closed with 0 being fully open and 99.6 being nearly closed.
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What do the other numbers mean in exhaust tables? 0 means open and 99.6 means closed but what about 55, 60, 64,69 etc? Does it really mean the valves are open 55% or 64% etc? I thought they are either fully open or fully closed.
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Based on what I got from the video, is the percentage open/closed with 0 being fully open and 99.6 being nearly closed.
This is correct. The values can be anything between totally open and totally closed.
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Hi Cary,

I've been poking around the editor because I am curious but some things are just not self explanatory.

How did you know that the exhaust flaps 1-8 was for different car models?

Also, on burble cold/warm, the x axis says %. % what? It goes from 11.8% to 170%. And what's the Z axis? -32 burble doesn't really mean much to me.

Is there some online resource that explains these things? I don't mean a tuning class, but the terms and details that aren't exactly self explanatory. Or are these just normal things in BMW tuning?

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Where does the name "bootmod3" come from? Does it mean something?
I once heard Dzenan reference to it as bootmode not 100% but he will have to chime in.
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Where does the name "bootmod3" come from? Does it mean something?
In addition to what Cary said, it's meant to say bootmodE if I'm not mistaken. To give it a cool name they they used "3" instead, which mirrors the letter "E".
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Yup this is what I heard as well .
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Hi Cary,

I've been poking around the editor because I am curious but some things are just not self explanatory.

How did you know that the exhaust flaps 1-8 was for different car models?

Also, on burble cold/warm, the x axis says %. % what? It goes from 11.8% to 170%. And what's the Z axis? -32 burble doesn't really mean much to me.

Is there some online resource that explains these things? I don't mean a tuning class, but the terms and details that aren't exactly self explanatory. Or are these just normal things in BMW tuning?

Thanks
There are 8 Sport/Sport+ tables. I know for a fact that some of those tables are for different models, such as the convertible M4.

% is in reference to load. the values in the burble tables are ignition timing. "-" = timing retard beyond 0. If you're unsure of what all this stuff means, you may want to be careful with these tables. You can premature wear-out your turbo's journal bearings if you get too crazy with burble.

Nothing in the DME is self-explainatory, unfortunately. Tuning is complicated and this DME is even more complicated.
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