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Old 11-29-2010, 03:59 PM
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As we work to complete the final testing of the MINIFlash FullAccess (FA53) Tuning Kit, we would like to provide some specifications on the tuning software and its features.

MINIFlash Tuning Kit consist of one piece of Hardware and one piece of Software:

Hardware: The hardware is the MINIport OBD-II device along with a USB cable (see picture below). The MINIport also doubles as a data-logger device and can also log AFR (provided

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Software: The FullAccess (FA53) software is a Bytetronik proprietary software designed specifically for the MINI R53 platform. It’s about 10MB in size and can easily be installed on any Windows Platform (Windows 2000 or newer with a minimum of 512MB of RAM). The FA53 has an easy to use GUI for user to easily navigate through the various levels of tasks and commands, and when connected to the MINIport, it allows users to flash and configure their ECUs.


MINIFlash FA53 is a complete tuning kit that allows end-user to perform the following tasks:
1. Have complete access to the mapping inside the ECU with the ability to adjust over 30+ parameters that pertain to Air/Fuel, power delivery and drivability.

2. Have the option to make unlimited maps for various fuel types and perform map-switching via the use of your laptop.

3. Have the ability to Data-log 30+ parameters via the OBD Port for trouble-shooting and performance monitoring.

4. Have the ability to Read Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and Clear them.

5. Have the ability to Clear ECU Adaptations.

Feature 1: ECU Adjustments. This allows the user to adjust the mappings inside the ECU and tune the engine to maximize the fuel that’s being used. Once you are satisfied with tune, you can save the map and reload it back into the ECU at any given time.

Feature 2: Map Switching. Once the maps are made (typically for 91 Octane, 93 Octane, 100 Octane, Methanol or E85 fuel), then you can simply switch it back by loading the particular map that best suits the situation. For instance, if you are currently running E85 but there are no E85 stations to be found nearby, then it would be wise to get your laptop out, load the “pump gas” map once you fill it up at the next gas station. In addition, you might want to clear the Adaptation while you’re at it.

Feature 3: Data Logging. If you want to see how the car is running while you’re driving. Simply disconnect the USB cable from the MINIport device (while leaving it connected to the car’s OBD-II port), and the data-logging feature is now active. Blinking red/green/blue lights indicate that the MINIport is actively logging 30+ parameter at 8 samples-per-second, and all this information is stored on the onboard micro-SD card. To view the logs, simply connect the USB cable to the MINIport device and you will see the data on your laptop (it will show up as a “Removable Storage Drive”).

Feature 4: Read DTCs and clear them. Is your MINI throwing a Check-Engine Light? Well, instead of reaching for the OBD Scanner, why not just turn on your laptop and see what’s causing the code. And once you find out what the code is about, you can always clear it thru the FA53 software.

Feature 5: Clearing Adaptations. Is your car running sluggish lately? Well, check out the data-log and see if there’s anything that looks unusual. What about the “Long Term Fuel Trims”? Is the ECU learning some of your bad habits and over-compensating? If so, simply go to the FA53 GUI and clear the adaptation values. With the MINIflash, you don’t need a BMW Factory tool (GT1 or Autologic) to perform this task… simply select a command in FA53 and turn off the ignition for 5 minutes for permanent changes, then you should be good to go…

In the coming days, we will post up more tech articles and installation steps regarding the MINIflash Tuning Kit. This way, customers are well-equipped to hit the ground running once the kit is delivered to your door steps.
Just spreading the word of the very close to for the official release of THE software of software for the R53. Place to watch is here

It's out ** packaged price for the innovate mtx-l is $190.

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Well, as the release date is coming around the corner, it's only fair that we announce the pricing for the Bytetronik MINIFlash FullAccess Tuning Software.

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*When you purchase the MINIFlash Tuning Kit, you get to to bundle in any of the remaining 6 items at the "Packaged Price."

**For customers who have been Custom Tuned previously by Mynes Tuning or 1320MINI in the UK, you get a $200 discount toward the MINIFlash Tuning Kit.
NOTE: Offer only valid for 45-days after the official release date of the MINIFlash Tuning Kit!!!

For More Information on the various products, please visit the below links:
1. MINIFlash Tuning Kit (features and capabilities):
http://mynesperformance.forumotion.c...-t398.htm#3318

2. Bosch 550cc Injectors (features and capabilities), and why it is a good idea to have them:
http://mynesperformance.forumotion.c...ighlight=550cc

3. OBD2 Extension Cable: This little gizmo has a 90-degree connector to your OBD port and is invaluable. We use it more time than you care to count. You can safely relocate your OBD Port to a much friendlier location inside your MINI. This is critical especially during flash and reflash operations or data-logging operations. If you lose connection during the reflashing process (say you're getting in or out of the MINI and kicked it by accident), then you will be in a world of hurt. For $10 bucks, it's well worth it. Trust us, we won't steer you wrong.

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4. DataViewer Software: Want to view your MINIFlash Datalogs in a more friendlier format? Well, then you can get the DataViewer to see your .csv datalogs in a Graphical format with Playback functions. Once you get the software, you must register to enable the "Playback Function"... If purchased separately, then you must pay the $100 price for the DataViewer.
http://mynesperformance.forumotion.c...art-1-t326.htm

5. Innovate MTX-L Wideband kit: The MINIFlash supports AFR Logging and it's compatible with the Innovate family of wideband kits. The Digital MTX-L is their newest gauge line up and provides 'daisy chain support' for additional serial gauges (i.e. Boost Pressure, Air Temp or Engine Temp). These other new gauges will be available during the 1st quarter of 2011.
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/MTXL.php

6 & 7. Innovate DB-Blue and DB-Red Wideband Kits:
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/db.php

If you need to bundle in the Innovate Products, please PM Mike@Mynes so he can get those units secured for you.

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:01 PM
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Some examples how simple ByteTronik user software is user freindly to the non-tuners:

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Here is example when the user is unsure how the fuel map works. Click on help and a pop up on the side of the map will show you a description of the map and how to adjust.

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Here is another example to see the same fuel map an it's 3D graph fuel:

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Finally, another example under the "file" menu of shortcuts to edit the numbers in your current fuel map:

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So as the community gets bigger, other users can help each other out as well. And we will continue to set up examples as well. On picture number 2, try to read the example on the side. It explains about the fuel map and how it works!
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man i am so excited. this will be one of the first things i do when i get the motor put in
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Interesting

I have a car chip that does the data logging and reads/clears codes, but it doesn't have the ability to make changes.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:08 PM
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man i am so excited. this will be one of the first things i do when i get the motor put in
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All I want for Christmas is Bytetronik Tuning Software

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Very interesting.. any idea on a price point?
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I am waiting on those details also. My guess is $800 which is unlimited tuning capability versus $250-400 a retune. It would be paying for itself every time you use it.
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i cant wait. dont think i am going to have to ship the car out there now. i can use that money to buy the miniflash and tune it locally. woo woo woo
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FUCK YEAH DUDE
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Sweet looks like the software for Harleys. I happen to have access to a tuning maestro. Gotta watch this since I have 2 minis to keep running right and a mini mechanic friend.
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I've been chomping @ the bit for this too. Already using the data-logger. Mike & Jay tuned my car last spring, and I've been needing some adjustments but there have'nt been any more tunes anywhere with-in even a thousand miles of me.....Very soon......Problem solved.
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son of a bitch.

as soon as I sell my car...
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Am i the only one that thinks people might blow their own cars up with this?
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I thought that I might do that. But maybe they would help me since I am so close to them.
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Am i the only one that thinks people might blow their own cars up with this?
Like the MS3 guys with accesports?
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