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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,481
Posted By MotoWPK
In their training document (a link to which I...

In their training document (a link to which I found on this site, don't have the link at the moment) BMW describes the need for two tanks being to reduce the amount that needs to be heated to have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,481
Posted By MotoWPK
From descriptions I'd read of the small DEF...

From descriptions I'd read of the small DEF bottles sold by BMW (and VW and Audi) it appeared the valve on the bottle prevented spillage from overfilling - as the DEF level backed up to the valve it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Flyingman - Using your figure of 6.5 gal of DEF...

Flyingman - Using your figure of 6.5 gal of DEF to 450 gal of diesel would indicate DEF consumption at 1.4% of diesel, which is just what I 'veexperienced on our '14 X5 through ~5,000 miles. Given...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Additional fuel used for regen is small enough...

Additional fuel used for regen is small enough relative to overall fuel consumption that, from a practical standpoint, you cannot reliably measure it. Some have reported noting a drop in the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Believe you misunderstood. Driving habits do...

Believe you misunderstood. Driving habits do affect DEF usage, as stated in my post; "...fuel consumption is the strongest influence and higher fuel consumption will lead to increased DEF...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
While driving more aggressively may increase the...

While driving more aggressively may increase the frequency of regen cycles and will increase DEF usage, DEF usage has no direct relationship to regen cycles.

Regen is regeneration of the DPF...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,481
Posted By MotoWPK
Exactly. For how well BMW's are engineered, for...

Exactly. For how well BMW's are engineered, for the most past, having no indication of remaining DEF capacity and/or range is a glaring oversight. It's criticality is, after all, the same as fuel -...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Pierre, I fully understand. Used to be that the...

Pierre, I fully understand. Used to be that the only hands laid on my vehicles were my own, but that's been discouraged with the complexity of modern autos. Plus, with BMW, you've paid for the first...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Hi Pierre. What you describe is certainly...

Hi Pierre. What you describe is certainly plausible, but, I see no reason to have to futz around with refilling the DEF system in the midst of a trip when it can be avoided by simply insuring...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
The customer fill bottle sold by BMW is 1/2...

The customer fill bottle sold by BMW is 1/2 gallon. I've read the DEF consumption rate ranges from 1% to 3% of fuel consumption. Based on our average fuel consumption over the first ~5000 miles, the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Except you can keep driving without washer fluid...

Except you can keep driving without washer fluid and find materials with which to clean the windshield almost anywhere. Running out of DEF is like running out of fuel.

To my question about where...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Thanks for the info Pierre. That being the...

Thanks for the info Pierre.

That being the case I don't see why the SA couldn't have simply topped up the passive tank when he topped up the active tank earlier this week. Will give them a call...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Still wondering about remaining mileage on the...

Still wondering about remaining mileage on the DEF, I started searching for what the capacity of the system is (disappointing this isn't listed in the owner's manual). While doing so I came across...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
Stopped by the dealer and requested the DEF be...

Stopped by the dealer and requested the DEF be topped up. The SA filled the active tank, explaining service instructed him to fill only that tank. I would guess about 1 to 1-1/2 gallons went in (he...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-09-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By MotoWPK
A couple of clarifications. While a green...

A couple of clarifications.

While a green pump handle is common for diesel, it is not universal. One of the majors (BP or Shell, I believe) uses green for gas. So don't just go by the pump handle...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,481
Posted By MotoWPK
SoCalGuy455, it sounds as if this is the first...

SoCalGuy455, it sounds as if this is the first DEF refill you've come across, indicating you purchased this vehicle less than 10K - 13K miles ago. Did you buy this at a licensed vehicle dealer? If...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By MotoWPK
DisBeAliG, no, that does not look normal. Those...

DisBeAliG, no, that does not look normal. Those look like definite scoring marks. I just looked at all four discs on our '14 X5 with ~5K miles and the entire surface of all discs looks like the area...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By MotoWPK
That would be nice. While I think the GM sourced...

That would be nice. While I think the GM sourced 6spd auto in my 128 is a very good transmission, I've had the ZF 8spd in a 328 and an X5 and it is an excellent transmission. My guess is that while...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By MotoWPK
Thanks Matt, very helpful post. A couple of...

Thanks Matt, very helpful post.

A couple of months ago I started seriously using a USB drive in my X5 and 128 for music, preferring it over using an iPod. Being able to use playlists is essential...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By MotoWPK
Where did you purchase the C110 V3.6? I see many...

Where did you purchase the C110 V3.6? I see many sites offering it, though at least one imlies the device they sell is earlier than V3.6 and you can email them for an update file.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By MotoWPK
If I correctly understand what you're saying, to...

If I correctly understand what you're saying, to recall a saved HUD height you need to press the memory recall button on the driver's seat (#1 or #2). This should not be necessary.

We had the same...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-04-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually the manual states to not use more than...

Actually the manual states to not use more than 5% biodiesel. Of course 5% or lower biodiesel content will usually not be labeled as biodiesel since federal labeling regulations don't require...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By MotoWPK
I've yet to see the low DEF warning yet on our X5...

I've yet to see the low DEF warning yet on our X5 (it's too new), but the manual for the 2014 X5 states; "The reserve indication is displayed starting at approx. 600 miles/1,000 km remaining range."
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,549
Posted By MotoWPK
Before buying any of the extended warranties...

Before buying any of the extended warranties thoroughly read what they cover. Some time ago I read the descriptions of the BMW extended warranties on bmwusa.com (there are several levels of coverage...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-03-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By MotoWPK
Good, that worry will, hopefully, motivate you to...

Good, that worry will, hopefully, motivate you to always confirm what you're fueling your diesel with.

First, BMWs have a restrictor at the entrance to the fueling port that will not open with a...
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