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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-01-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Pierre Louis
Looks like I found, on the Internet at least,...

Looks like I found, on the Internet at least, what looks like a good shop for diesel BMW's: http://eurospecjax.com/services.html

Anyone have experience with them? Thanks.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Pierre Louis
Not unless its labeled and few are. No incentive...

Not unless its labeled and few are. No incentive to do so I suppose. Shame.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 16,779
Posted By Pierre Louis
At Shell, Blanding Ave Orange Park FL: Diesel:...

At Shell, Blanding Ave Orange Park FL: Diesel: $2.19, Regular: $2.18, Premium: $2.74
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-30-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Pierre Louis
Its not hard to believe that its the fuel, as I...

Its not hard to believe that its the fuel, as I don't think BMW tested their diesels with anything but established brand fuel s.a. Chevron. Cetane, additive tech (metallic additives seem to cause...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'll just have to ask around....

I'll just have to ask around....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Pierre Louis
Hint: BMW wants us to use 51 cetane fuel, and...

Hint: BMW wants us to use 51 cetane fuel, and that usually doesn't happen, to my knowledge, with "off brand" fuel. It probably doesn't happen too often anyway. But Chevron has been rumored to have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Pierre Louis
I've posted once about a Shell station that has a...

I've posted once about a Shell station that has a sticker stating "this is not a Shell product" on its diesel pump. I don't use that station. I believe the major brands insist on this. It may...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Pierre Louis
I had the same thing happen to me once for my...

I had the same thing happen to me once for my 2011 d. The station I was using had told me there was too much water in their tank and I had just used an additive to "preserve" the fuel from prolonged...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,559
Posted By Pierre Louis
That's for the diesel e90. Similar gains for the...

That's for the diesel e90. Similar gains for the gasoline version BTW.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-25-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Pierre Louis
I got my 335d because I'm a diesel head,...

I got my 335d because I'm a diesel head, wanted/needed a sedan, and wanted a sports car but couldn't afford both.

There is less desire for me to track a car lately, but I am also economy minded...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,559
Posted By Pierre Louis
"...for what it does" followed by the superiority...

"...for what it does" followed by the superiority of 335i acceleration, when in the real world, the 335d may actually be better in certain, non-racing circumstances. Its a backhanded slap disguised...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-25-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,559
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'm sorry you need to bash the 335d, even so...

I'm sorry you need to bash the 335d, even so backhandedly. Must show you haven't driven a stock 335d let alone a chipped one.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,559
Posted By Pierre Louis
The 335d is the ultimate commuter car. Instant...

The 335d is the ultimate commuter car. Instant torque at lower RPM.

The 335i needs to be revved up to get the same torque (or less) so "performance" is good only if you drive like a race driver...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,559
Posted By Pierre Louis
0-60 mph is the ONLY thing a 335i does better. ...

0-60 mph is the ONLY thing a 335i does better. Try accelerating like a normal car/driver and the instant torque will be there, not requiring to be "revved up" and better in accelerating from 80-140...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-22-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Pierre Louis
I would use NADA Guides to see how the pricing is...

I would use NADA Guides to see how the pricing is - seems a little high but not unusual - especially without a sports package. I like the Nav but agree that cold weather would also be good. Don't...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Pierre Louis
Trusted private mechanic Orange Park/Jacksonville FL

Can anyone recommend a good private mechanic for the 335d in the Orange Park/Jacksonville FL area? Thanks.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By Pierre Louis
Financing a car is a losing proposition, a...

Financing a car is a losing proposition, a depreciating asset if you will.

I was at this decision point in getting a car for my recently graduated daughter. We decided on a relatively cheap but...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By Pierre Louis
The 335d is no more unreliable than any BMW. ...

The 335d is no more unreliable than any BMW. Many have high miles on theirs with no major repairs. Mine has 65,000 miles and is running strong. The hysteria about carbon buildup is more likely in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By Pierre Louis
I know on my direct injection diesels without a...

I know on my direct injection diesels without a DPF, flooring it to cause an abrupt downshift would cause a cloud of black smoke to come out. It wouldn't happen on the second try a minute later.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
The major brands have their reputation at stake...

The major brands have their reputation at stake for providing "good quality" fuel, so there is incentive to bring at least an adequate if not superior product to the consumer. Sadly, the powers that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
I have had no trouble finding a busy brand-name,...

I have had no trouble finding a busy brand-name, top-tier gasoline brand station for diesel. The one station that may have had problems with its fuel (me needing to have NOx sensors and catalytic...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
Brand name diesel, including most "top tier...

Brand name diesel, including most "top tier gasoline" brands have their own terminals where the additives are put in, regardless if their base stock is common to other brands, which is not always the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,145
Posted By Pierre Louis
In my dreams I would have solar power to cool...

In my dreams I would have solar power to cool down my garage and even be available for other uses like a charging station.

Has anyone done this for a reasonable outlay?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,145
Posted By Pierre Louis
I believe most thinking scientists would object...

I believe most thinking scientists would object to calling EV's "Zero Emission Vehicles" and not really object to EV's as a form of transportation. Will the new natural gas electric generation be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, agreed. But the elephant in the room is...

Yes, agreed. But the elephant in the room is that many engines don't get it, even in cars that are known to have a problem like the 335d. Seems that fuel quality...
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