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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Today, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By MotoWPK
If I recall correctly, without the optional spare...

If I recall correctly, without the optional spare the area under the cargo floor is equipped with storage compartments that would preclude storing a spare tire there. I expect these storage...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By MotoWPK
X5dman is asking about optional, extended...

X5dman is asking about optional, extended maintenance, not warranty. There are optional, extended warranties, in fact three or perhaps four different levels with varying degrees of coverage and cost....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By MotoWPK
I did some diesel vs. gas payback calculations...

I did some diesel vs. gas payback calculations when comparing the 35d and 35i and concluded it certainly can take a while, though there is a large range depending on what you use for diesel vs....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By MotoWPK
As pointed out previously, the seasonality of...

As pointed out previously, the seasonality of diesel prices runs counter to that of gasoline; diesel demand and prices rise in the fall (largely due to increasing heating oil demand which is a middle...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By MotoWPK
Interesting the wide disparity of dealer...

Interesting the wide disparity of dealer experiences people are reporting. On the one hand I suppose it's not surprising as dealers are individual companies that will reflect the outlook of their...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-19-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By MotoWPK
About 28-29 mpg in every day driving (about 50%...

About 28-29 mpg in every day driving (about 50% highway) and 32-33 mpg on road trips for our 35d.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By MotoWPK
With regard to the BMW roadside assistance, I...

With regard to the BMW roadside assistance, I have wondered if this would be jeopardized by replacing the RFT's with non-RFT's (perhaps they would say you could have driven to a less distant or more...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By MotoWPK
As with most vehicles with running boards, I find...

As with most vehicles with running boards, I find there is insufficient height between the boards and the top of the doorway for the running boards to be effective in using for ingress/egress. If you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By MotoWPK
An addition to my earlier post. Our '14 X5...

An addition to my earlier post.

Our '14 X5 35d was in just yesterday for its first mileage based service, which included refilling the DEF system. When I dropped off the vehicle I'd requested the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By MotoWPK
I observed the same thing with our first Bimmer...

I observed the same thing with our first Bimmer ('13 328i) and again on subsequent Bimmers we own. You can drive hundreds of miles without the 'miles to service' value changing, then it changes by a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By MotoWPK
While not driving your problematic X5 seems...

While not driving your problematic X5 seems logical, it may be in your interest to use it as much as possible. If it does breakdown then you'll have a clear confirmation of the problem and BMW will...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By MotoWPK
When I used to fill up my first car, a '63...

When I used to fill up my first car, a '63 Triumph Spitfire, it cost about $3 or so - 10 gallons x $0.32/gal. Once in a while competing gas stations would engage in a pricing war and it would drop to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-21-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By MotoWPK
The major reason for an increase in fuel...

The major reason for an increase in fuel consumption is the additional injection that takes place during the exhaust stroke, adding nothing to power, but providing fuel for the thermal reactor...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By MotoWPK
DEF fill caps

Shortly before a recent trip I had the dealer top up the active and passive DEF tanks on our '14 F15 35d. Washing the car today, about 3000 miles later, I noticed a fair amount of crystallized DEF in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By MotoWPK
Fkyingman, your description of the fan running...

Fkyingman, your description of the fan running when you stop the car in the middle of a regen was what I was used to with my Jetta TDI. I have yet observe that with our F15. While it's possible I've...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By MotoWPK
With ~9000 miles on our F15 35d I'd be interested...

With ~9000 miles on our F15 35d I'd be interested in this as well.

With the '09 Jetta TDI I used to have it was pretty obvious when you stopped the car while a regen was underway what with the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By MotoWPK
An advantage of the first one, for $125, are the...

An advantage of the first one, for $125, are the molded areas for the cargo tie down cut-outs. Not only do they locate where to make the cut-outs and provide a guide for the cutting, but they form a...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,058
Posted By MotoWPK
Move the lever to the left for sport mode and...

Move the lever to the left for sport mode and change gears manually. I use this for most of my 128i driving.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually the F15 35d warms up quite quickly,...

Actually the F15 35d warms up quite quickly, easily as fast as a typically gasser, indeed, noticeably faster than the '13 328xi the 35d replaced. Also, diesel efficiency is particularly greater than...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By MotoWPK
We have Michelin OEM RFT's and in 8th or any gear...

We have Michelin OEM RFT's and in 8th or any gear at any speed we've driven at (including the 80 mph posted portion of I15 in UT) our F15 is dead smooth.

From a prior experience with vibration on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,880
Posted By MotoWPK
Living near Colorado Springs, I can tell you that...

Living near Colorado Springs, I can tell you that is not a one time event. For ice and snow CDOT spreads sand and crushed rock on the roads, and the rocks are often not all that crushed. Following a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By MotoWPK
When we purchased our X5 35d in March of this...

When we purchased our X5 35d in March of this year the USAA discount was equivalent to 4.7%. You'll build your X5 on the USAA site and it will then provide you the MSRP and their 'target price',...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By MotoWPK
Bluehorse, a bit more research found the...

Bluehorse, a bit more research found the following page on BMW's site:...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By MotoWPK
Bluehorse, I do not have Driver Assistance Plus...

Bluehorse, I do not have Driver Assistance Plus on our F15. The Brake Assist I am describing is standard and there is no way to defeat it.

I am sure there are situations in which Brake Assist is...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By MotoWPK
Brake Assist

Brake Assist, aka Emergency Brake Assist has become standard on more and more cars including, as I recently discovered, the F15.

Earlier this week, traveling on a busy section of I15 in CA, a car...
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