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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By bjbolduc
Torrance refinery explosion has impacted gasoline...

Torrance refinery explosion has impacted gasoline production significantly from the Exxon refinery not really diesel.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-21-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,026
Posted By bjbolduc
The explosion at the Torrance refinery has...

The explosion at the Torrance refinery has impacted gasoline much more than diesel.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 875
Posted By bjbolduc
At least in new jersey i found the Sirius signal...

At least in new jersey i found the Sirius signal more reliable than xm
I dont lose Sirius under most underpases but the sound is suboptimal.





You would need a portable xm radio. Or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 875
Posted By bjbolduc
Did the other cars have Sirius or xm? I believe...

Did the other cars have Sirius or xm? I believe there is a difference in the sound quality
The best way to tell the difference between Sirius and FM and HD FM is if there is a station that is both...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,057
Posted By bjbolduc
I think the battery shows if you are in eco pro...

I think the battery shows if you are in eco pro mode. The two pictures seem to be of different generations of the BMW. My 328xd looks like the top.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By bjbolduc
[QUOTE=tex2670;8965421]Which would you choose?...

[QUOTE=tex2670;8965421]Which would you choose? The 2012 still have the newer body style which I like, and am not sure which is the smarter choice. Any help would be appreciated! I am looking at going...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By bjbolduc
You can purchase additional miles on lease...

You can purchase additional miles on lease cheaper than penalty miles.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-13-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By bjbolduc
You can get the auto stop start turned off by the...

You can get the auto stop start turned off by the dealer (coding) if it really annoys you.
There are a lot of other things you can get coded if you wish.
My wife has our X1 and I have a 328XD, and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By bjbolduc
More than enough Power with the 4 and great with...

More than enough Power with the 4 and great with 6 cylinder.
The x1 is one of the last BMW with hydraulic steering and has a solid feel. 3 series don't have same feel
Not really a suv in terms of...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-11-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By bjbolduc
looks like a mercedes CLA which is now on the...

looks like a mercedes CLA which is now on the road in the US.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-07-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By bjbolduc
Had a gti before kids and it was a great car But...

Had a gti before kids and it was a great car But I am not comfortable with vw's long term reliability
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-07-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By bjbolduc
I have a f30 which I wish the steering had a...

I have a f30 which I wish the steering had a feel.I may go for a wrx for my next car then.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-07-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By bjbolduc
But I'm wondering if BMW has ever done this...

But I'm wondering if BMW has ever done this before? or any other manufacturer for that matter.
In the sense that they've declared their intentions to completely change the power train, had negative...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By bjbolduc
Boyle's law is p * v is constant at the same...

Boyle's law is p * v is constant at the same temperature and number of molecules.
Did you use gauge or absolute pressure in your calculation?
Ideal gas law is pv = nrt
7 years of chemical...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By bjbolduc
Easiest change is to install different bulbs....

Easiest change is to install different bulbs. Beyond that you are getting to a lot of work relative to the benefit.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,057
Posted By bjbolduc
I also think winter grade diesel in "lighter"...

I also think winter grade diesel in "lighter" with a bit less btu/gallon so you maintain cold weather fuel flow.
PS it's a great car!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,057
Posted By bjbolduc
No I really don't give it an extended warmup and...

No I really don't give it an extended warmup and drive mellow until its warmed up. This am it was around 0f and took about 15 minutes to generate heat from engine. Wish I had heated steering wheel;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,057
Posted By bjbolduc
In the winter I am getting lower mpg in 328xd. It...

In the winter I am getting lower mpg in 328xd. It takes a long time to warm up
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,057
Posted By bjbolduc
Adblue is required to run but the range is very...

Adblue is required to run but the range is very long. I haven't added in about 9000 miles and the add fluid gives you a lot of notice
B5 is the biodiesel limit allowed by BMW
I can't comment on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-08-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,314
Posted By bjbolduc
Take a look at fuelly to see actual fuel milage...

Take a look at fuelly to see actual fuel milage for the 3 series models (apologies if this was already raised as this is a long thread).
Also if you have the BMW online,one of the apps is for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-22-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,689
Posted By bjbolduc
I believe mythbusters tested a car on higher...

I believe mythbusters tested a car on higher ethanol blends in the past year. Only issue they found was reduced range. But that was a track test.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-22-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,689
Posted By bjbolduc
If you care, that will throw off your emissions....

If you care, that will throw off your emissions. Another risk is the potential impact on seals and pumps.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,149
Posted By bjbolduc
There is also a tax difference both state and...

There is also a tax difference both state and federal
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States#State_taxes
In new jersey. Diesel is on par with premium if you look hard. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By bjbolduc
I have found that i can use the online search...

I have found that i can use the online search function in the car so I haven't used the send to car function in Google maps.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By bjbolduc
Fwiw i had a 2013 x1 awd 2.8 and got a 328xd at...

Fwiw i had a 2013 x1 awd 2.8 and got a 328xd at end of the x1 lease. The x1 feels better on the road but is a bit dated in the interior. Also there really isn't much space for hauling stuff as it's...
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