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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-31-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,087
Posted By MotoWPK
So we're all in agreement the CD comparison was...

So we're all in agreement the CD comparison was flawed. Well, what did you expect on an X5 forum!

Seriously, though, there were flaws, most notably in how the various vehicles were equipped. As...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-31-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By MotoWPK
Two days ago the final 100 miles of a 3000 mile...

Two days ago the final 100 miles of a 3000 mile road trip was through snow, ice and slush through Rocky Mountain passes. My X5d on OEM Michelin all season runflats worked very well.

As others...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-17-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By MotoWPK
While aware the car will shut itself off after...

While aware the car will shut itself off after it's locked, and can appreciate the convenience, I just can't bring myself to do it after so many years of insuring a car is completely off before...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-08-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By MotoWPK
Sturman Industries here in Colorado has had a...

Sturman Industries here in Colorado has had a camless valve actuation system for ~15 years, using electro hydraulics rather than pneumatic. At least one over the road truck manufacturer (Navistar...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-07-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually there are several additives to diesel...

Actually there are several additives to diesel fuel important to the health of the fuel system and engine, including; lubricity additives, anti-corrosion additives, anti-fungal additives and, during...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-01-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By MotoWPK
Referring to the OP and referenced article that...

Referring to the OP and referenced article that talked of CBU being caused by 'soft driving technique', high vs low load operation is not characterized by 'under power vs idle'. Whether one is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-01-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By MotoWPK
The most important variable in crankcase venting...

The most important variable in crankcase venting is engine speed. The rate of venting, which is recirculated to the intake, increasing with engine speed as a result of increased crankcase pressures....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-31-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By MotoWPK
"But wait, another power loss situation is not...

"But wait, another power loss situation is not from the turbo at all, it’s CBU – carbon buildup, primarily in the intake manifold, and usually brought on by...or what is a common problem, “soft”...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-26-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By MotoWPK
If you ordered a 2016 35d, it could also be due...

If you ordered a 2016 35d, it could also be due to the production delay caused by emissions certification.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-15-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By MotoWPK
Are you sure that meets the BMW spec? According...

Are you sure that meets the BMW spec? According to the Mobil site (https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/mobil-1/mobil-1-esp), the 5W30 has BMW Longlife 04 approval, but the 0W30 does not.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-11-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,716
Posted By MotoWPK
I had our '14 X5 35d's DEF topped up at 5000...

I had our '14 X5 35d's DEF topped up at 5000 miles, just before heading out on a long trip. Based on the volume of DEF needed to top it up and the estimated fuel consumed over those miles the DEF...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-06-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By MotoWPK
I'm sure, but I was responding to EdCT's post...

I'm sure, but I was responding to EdCT's post which was more technical in nature, using terms like "closed structure".
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-04-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By MotoWPK
Shake, in this context, has more to do with...

Shake, in this context, has more to do with rigidity than strength. Rigidity is very much a product of the structure's moment of inertia, which varies to the fourth power of the distance of the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-03-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By MotoWPK
Under federal labeling regulations, no bio...

Under federal labeling regulations, no bio content labeling is required for 5% or less. Labeling at the pump is required if the bio content is greater than 5%. I've only seen such labeling once or...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-01-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By MotoWPK
It is normal for convertibles in general, but how...

It is normal for convertibles in general, but how the 128i vert compares to other contemporary convertibles I don't know. What model Audi are you comparing it to?

Removing the roof removes a very...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,935
Posted By MotoWPK
A tax deduction is equivalent to a subsidy. Every...

A tax deduction is equivalent to a subsidy. Every tax dollar not taken in as a result of a charitable deduction to, say, the Girl Scouts or a mortgage deduction or an energy sector deduction has the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By MotoWPK
Federal Trade Commission rule effective December...

Federal Trade Commission rule effective December 2008; ref: 16 C.F.R. Part 306.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, it's the BMW plan. Price negotiated at same...

Yes, it's the BMW plan. Price negotiated at same as for the X5.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By MotoWPK
$849 for five years. alphaod, don't feel bad...

$849 for five years.

alphaod, don't feel bad about not opting for it and scuffing the rims, the tire & wheel protection package doesn't cover that.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By MotoWPK
No labeling is required for up to 5% biodiesel,...

No labeling is required for up to 5% biodiesel, only if greater than 5%.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, I agree with that. After 20K+ miles, the...

Yes, I agree with that. After 20K+ miles, the tread wear on both my 128i and X5 is uniform to within 1/32". But, if the dealer is telling him it's recommended, then I would tell the dealer it's part...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By MotoWPK
While gasoline tanks in vehicles have a closed...

While gasoline tanks in vehicles have a closed venting system so as to absorb gasoline vapors (in a carbon matrix), because diesel is so much less volatile, those fuel tanks have an open venting...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-12-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 33,074
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, but the VW's in question, indeed all...

Yes, but the VW's in question, indeed all vehicles (diesel and gas) that have been and are currently being sold are not required to meet 'in-motion testing' - the requirements are based on dyno...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-11-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By MotoWPK
If tire rotation is now recommended as routine...

If tire rotation is now recommended as routine maintenance, then it should be covered by the BMW Maintenance Program and be no cost to you for the first four years / 50,000 miles.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 33,074
Posted By MotoWPK
The $0.50 saved in the transmission was an...

The $0.50 saved in the transmission was an engineering judgement, the results of which showed it to be a poor one. Saving by knowingly breaking a law is something quite different and, yes, pride may...
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