Alpina B10 PreTU (9/97-9/98) TCU Gearbox flash for E39, E38
Do you ever tried to flash Alpina TCU to your V8 car and wondered why there is no flash ZUSB available?
It's quiet simple, there is just no flash available (except alpina Z8 version).
Typically, an Alpina V8 PreTU TCU EGS looks like this:
It's a first version of GS8.60.2 a little bit different than the TU GS8.60.2, a lot of other BMW cars use this kind of TCU/EGS. Like E39 535i,540i, E38 735i,740i, basically all M62 engines from 9/97 to 9/98.
The Bosch hardware number is 0 260 002 527, please check that before you flash.
Anyway WinKFP wouldn't let you flash if the hardware is not correct.
Features of Alpina flash are:
shifting at higher rpm under full load
a way earlier closed torque converter clutch
a good manual mode (no S mode anymore)
it just drives more sporty
I had a Alpina EGS recently and analyzed it, i finally managed to make a flashable file out of it!
What do you need for updating you TCU EGS to Alpina flash?
WinKFP working (with working GD8602 folder)
INPA compatible cable
You should also be a little familiar with WinKFP and ZUSBs already
HowTo update to Alpina using WinKFP
Download this flash file: A7505275.0DA
Copy 'A7505275.0DA' to GD8602 folder, typically 'C:\EC-APPS\NFS\DATA\GD8602', overwrite the existing file
Open WinKFP, click Configuration and disable 'Test Checksum'
Now connect cable to your car
Click Comfort Mode/Komfort Modus, enter ZUSB/ZUSB eingeben
now continue with programming in WinKFP, after updating program (0PA) and data (0DA), you should be ready to go!
You may need to clear codes and reset adaptations in TCU/EGS
If you like it, feel free to make a donation for this hard work.
Full Alpina B10 V8 PreTU 9.97-9.97 29F200BB file, EEPROM Programmer 29F200BB
Download full eeprom file, read with external programmer: Alpina B10 V8 PreTU 9.97-9.97 29F200BB.bin
Note: This file is byte inverted
You can desolder the 29F200BB from your TCU/EGS and burn it directly to it
Full Alpina B10 V8 PreTU 9.97-9.97 file 29F200BB inverted
Download full eeprom file, inverted: Alpina B10 V8 PreTU 9.97-9.97 29F200BB inverted.bin
I think it's also possible to use BMW Scanner or other direct Tools to write this file, but this is untested
This is a full readout in correct byte order like BMW Scanner would do