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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By sirbikes
learned something new ...

... diesels have great compression (engine) braking. When I was in the mountains going down a steep dirt road, I put it in sport/manual mode and using 1st/2nd gear was able to go down without using...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-10-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,036
Posted By sirbikes
I can't believe diesel in CA is cheaper than in...

I can't believe diesel in CA is cheaper than in NC now. Never expected that.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-05-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,275
Posted By sirbikes
Only in California... :dunno: :confused:

Only in California... :dunno: :confused:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By sirbikes
M57D30T2 (this is the official US engine...

M57D30T2 (this is the official US engine designation)

Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1epIteFE7i-c2IybHVDX0l2bVk/view
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,266
Posted By sirbikes
Consumer Reports just listed the CT200h as one of...

Consumer Reports just listed the CT200h as one of the most reliable cars. Lexus is #1, BMW is mid-pack now. But is it fun to drive?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By sirbikes
Crazy fuel saving tips for diesels...

I was on fuelly.com today poking around and I checked out the fuel saving tips page. It is one big unorganized list, from sensible to contradictory to downright ridiculous. These two related to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,266
Posted By sirbikes
They are just. so. ugly.

They are just. so. ugly.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By sirbikes
Can you attach it here? Does it cover carbon...

Can you attach it here? Does it cover carbon build-up? I recently had mine replaced -- it became stuck due to cbu. Maybe I can get reimbursed.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,294
Posted By sirbikes
While I agree with you for the most part, a...

While I agree with you for the most part, a problem I have with the epa test is that the mfrs do their own testing and report results to the epa. This introduces bias and gaming possibilty. In fact,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,347
Posted By sirbikes
I had Bridgestone Dueler RFTs and I didn't have...

I had Bridgestone Dueler RFTs and I didn't have any issues with them being overly harsh or noisey and couldn't understand why people complained about them. But they wore out and so I decided to try...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By sirbikes
You hear about 335d's having their DDE modules...

You hear about 335d's having their DDE modules replaced, but not X5s, even though they can experience cbu as well. Why does the DDE go bad on the 335d but not the X5? It's the same engine with a few...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By sirbikes
DDE - Diesel Digital Electronics. What is it? A...

DDE - Diesel Digital Electronics. What is it? A computer that controls the engine? A bunch of sensors and wiring? How does it "go bad" and damage injectors and create cbu? Can you bypass part of it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By sirbikes
If I go to a Shell station where I live and swing...

If I go to a Shell station where I live and swing around to the diesel pumps they are all labeled Carolina Petro, fwtw.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By sirbikes
I have the extended maintenance plan. Would cbu...

I have the extended maintenance plan. Would cbu cleaning be covered as a maintenance procedure? I never got the extended vehicle protection, but I'm at near 80k miles now so it would have run out...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By sirbikes
Hmmm... I always thought the epa numbers were...

Hmmm... I always thought the epa numbers were hard to beat. I never had a gasser that could exceed or even meet the epa numbers, no matter how I drove it. Until I got my diesel. I easily best the epa...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,421
Posted By sirbikes
Here is some interesting data ... These are my...

Here is some interesting data ... These are my regens. I track them and then plotted the 4mo. averages, mainly because it smooths out the data, esp. when I miss one or I am on a long road trip. But...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,421
Posted By sirbikes
Or the motor is generating excess soot. I think...

Or the motor is generating excess soot. I think that's what my recent loss of ~2mpg turned into.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,421
Posted By sirbikes
I'm still getting regens every 150 mi, so I know...

I'm still getting regens every 150 mi, so I know something's still not right.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,421
Posted By sirbikes
Tracking regens is a great way to predict if...

Tracking regens is a great way to predict if you're going to have problems. Mine dropped from 300mi avg between regens to 125mi. Then I got the engine malfunction lamp and stuck egr valve. It was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,606
Posted By sirbikes
Is the only function of the EGR to reduce...

Is the only function of the EGR to reduce emissions? Or is it to also regulate combustion temps? Will blocking it off cause hotter temps and create more NOx particulates, causing the SCR system to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,606
Posted By sirbikes
No but it helps. You can have it coded out as...

No but it helps. You can have it coded out as well.

Lot of folks with diesel trucks delete the EGR ... very common.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,479
Posted By sirbikes
My only concern with these egr deletes is that...

My only concern with these egr deletes is that they are all made in Europe and they may not be compatible with the US spec diesels. Otherwise this part is less expensive than what I just paid for my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,479
Posted By sirbikes
Update: The new egr cleared all codes except for...

Update: The new egr cleared all codes except for one. I'll post a pic of the fouled up one when I pick up my car. The boost pressure sensor was all fouled up with carbon and could not be cleaned to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,479
Posted By sirbikes
[Edit: Duplicate post]

[Edit: Duplicate post]
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,479
Posted By sirbikes
Well, my engine malfunction light came back on...

Well, my engine malfunction light came back on and with a vengeance. This time I was 200 miles from home, and the car went into limp mode. I don't know if you've ever driven a heavy diesel car with...
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