ISTA from https://www.bimmerdiagnostics.com is a workshop system that contains BMW AG Data and Information. ISTA stands for Integrated Service Technical Application. Way back when, during the initial development of this tool, BMW used DIS (Diagnostics Information System), and as the programs evolved and due to the nature of the file naming conventions utilized by BMW, the workshop system became known as Rheingold in the enthusiast world. Rheingold in actuality is the folder that contains the main application and data. Rheingold became ISTA-D (D stands for Diagnostics) and BMW’s programming application (not discussed in this document) used the same nomenclature, ISTA except with a P (for programming) or ISTA-P.
1. Module (ECU) errors reading and clearing
2. Gearbox (transmission) and engine adaptations erasing
3. Fuel injectors control, correction amount real time viewing, injector registering
4. Engine mountings testing
5. Mass air flow (MAF) testing and registering. Whole air system testing
6. EGR system control and testing
7.Turbocharger Rheingold and related components control and testing
8. Diesel particulate filter regeneration (DPF)
9. Battery replacement
10. Oil change and service interval reset
11. Wiring diagrams, live data, repair instructions, technical documents etc
12. Programming, vehicle retrofit, mirror coding, FSC codes adding or updating etc.