2011 E90 M3 - oil Temperature

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2011 E90 M3 - oil Temperature

Postby Knight_Raider » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:58 pm

Hi Harry.

Thanks for the great app. I've only had it a few days but I like it a lot. :mrgreen:

So as you can tell, the OBD overlay does not show the oil temp. And of course, I would like to be able to see it. I've read on this forum and it seems this may be normal. I've been able to deduce that BMW probably doesn't send the standard PID for oil temp.

I have a Carly Adapter for my car. The Carly app can actually display the oil temp, so obviously it is possible to receive that data from the OBD. I guess it's just a matter of LapTimer recognizing this information.

Is there something I can do to be able to monitor the oil temp or will I have to wait for you to allow the monitoring of custom PIDs in a later version?

Just in case, I've included a pic of my sensor info...

Thanks for the help.

JF
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Re: 2011 E90 M3 - oil Temperature

Postby Harry » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:44 pm

In case a manufacturer decides to not make certain PIDs available (like oil), it is possible to access the parameter nevertheless if a) the app supports custom PIDs and b) one has insights into the make/model's secret parameter information. LapTimer uses standard PIDs only currently. I have some sample custom PIDs collected and will add support in one or the other way in the future. It is pretty up in the list.

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Re: 2011 E90 M3 - oil Temperature

Postby Knight_Raider » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:13 pm

Thanks for the reply Harry!

If there is something I can do in the collection of "secret" PID parameter information, please let me know. If I can help bring more information out of BMWs via OBD, I won't hesitate to help.

Regards,

JF



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