C110 use, how to monitor DPF?

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    I’ve bought a C110 ODB tool, tried it this morning and all seems to work as it should. No codes stored, as expected.
    I can’t find any instructions as to live monitoring of the DPF and other features. Does anyone have a link/experience of using this tool? The CD that came with it only has the basic instructions on a PDF.

    Any help appreciated.
     
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    On your model can you access the 'hidden menus' through button presses on the binnacle, they give access to live data iirc.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw...hrome.0.0l8.4961j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
     
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    Used to use mine all the time should have a dpf option and a live data option which is where you will find dpf back pressure etc along with temp & other live data info. If I get a chance over the weekend I will dig mine and have a play. Try you tube maybe?? I have older software on mine so perhaps it has been removed from the newer release?
     
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    Thanks for the info.
    Using the car hidden menu looks to be a right faff, hence why I haven’t attempted, especially as you have to re-input the number details each time.
    I’ve only checked the codes side of the unit so far, was keen to get the Bluespark box on yesterday! Did see the live data option, will go through the options and see what there is.
    Tried YouTube and there are a few of our cousins from the US prattling on about the basic features. Will persist.
     
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    I have a c110 and used it to check DPF on my 2009 325d E91. AS bmwzoom says the c110 can read live data and the dpf codes can be repeatedly cleared until the DPF regenerates.
    Post with useful info here
    https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/111370-e60-lci-dpf-warning-on-idrive-after-10-minutes/?page=5

    DPF regeneration will only take place under certain conditions - including engine coolant getting upto temperature. Found when I bought my E91(at 4 years old) that temp was only in low 70's. Had both changed to get at about 90 degrees.
    C110 will also show DPF back pressure so you can ascertain if it needs to regenerate.

    Seem to recall that bmwzoom was one of the most knowledgeable posters about DPF regeneration with the c110 and allied many of my concerns at the time about blocked dpf's. Boght BMW warranty when purchased car only to find that dpf replacement was not covered by the warranty. Kept the warranty on as about that time timing chains started failing -rare on 6 cylinder cars but warranty a lot cheaper than a cost replacement engine.
     
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    Appreciate the reply, some really useful context in the other thread.
    So far, and obviously I’m tempting fate here, I’ve had a clear DPF over the past 18 months and 18K miles.
    Originally I’d bought the C110 in case the new tuning box threw up any errors, which to date it hasn’t. Again tempting fate.....

    I do a lot of motorway miles, use a decent fuel and keep the servicing up to date. Experience of previous diesels (the 1.9tid/jtdm units) has given me caution regarding the lovely DPF.

    I will load the C110 up, pop it onto a cradle and track through the options on the monitoring side. See what it shows and tracks. Again, prevention is always the better cure!

    Thanks.
     
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    The C110 was an excellent tool for the earlier BMW diesels especially at the price of the unit. Just a little tip don't update the software on it as it tends to brick the unit:rolleyes:. It bricked mine but fortunately the seller replaced it. During a regen you can monitor all sorts and see the dpf back pressure reading. If I remember correctly it should be around 0.3 at idle or somewhere close.
     

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