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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Pierre Louis
Reading the ASTM meeting minutes (available...

Reading the ASTM meeting minutes (available perhaps if you pay a fee) the quality of fuel before ULSD was not consistent. Their theory was that now it will be, since there were no lubricity...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Pierre Louis
It's a bit confusing but regular diesel does too,...

It's a bit confusing but regular diesel does too, in the document:



They then list a separate section under "premium" diesel, I would think because the definition of premium is a little...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Pierre Louis
Apparently they are required to:...

Apparently they are required to: http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/upload/2012-h130-final2.pdf

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pierre Louis
Please don't fill up at LukOil - it is a Russian...

Please don't fill up at LukOil - it is a Russian owned company.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Pierre Louis
I can't imagine the government not testing for...

I can't imagine the government not testing for fuel mandates:



http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/upload/hb-155-final.pdf

Doing a quick search, it seems each state has its own surveillance...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-23-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,407
Posted By Pierre Louis
When I was looking for new tires, the OEM...

When I was looking for new tires, the OEM Bridgestone RFTs were more expensive than the regular (not specifically for BMW) Michelin Pilot Super Sports. The ride is even better w/the PSS, the grip...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,348
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah, the depreciation is the biggest hit we...

Yeah, the depreciation is the biggest hit we take, bar none.

I pretty much had no choice but to go without the extended warranty, financially.

The car runs beautifully but seems like it may...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-13-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Pierre Louis
If you ever had white patio furniture, the fine...

If you ever had white patio furniture, the fine black dust that accumulates is likely from the semi's that spew soot that falls to the earth. Don't forget about tire dust. Both are organically...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,407
Posted By Pierre Louis
So you, uh, ran over a screw twice, drove to the...

So you, uh, ran over a screw twice, drove to the tire dealer twice, and got two new tires? Did you pay for a hazard warranty when you bought the tires?

My sport suspension with non-runflats is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,348
Posted By Pierre Louis
Most dealers don't use NADA, in my experience. ...

Most dealers don't use NADA, in my experience. They talk directly to their wholesaler or use the "black book." The "trade in value" becomes a starting point for them when they low-ball you. Kind...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-11-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,348
Posted By Pierre Louis
Has the dealer considered replacing the DDE...

Has the dealer considered replacing the DDE (electronic brain)? Seems to be a common denominator among the ill-fated 335d problem cars.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Pierre Louis
There literally is no soot coming out of the DPF...

There literally is no soot coming out of the DPF equipped cars. My white 335d gets "road grime" over its back bumper and rear trunk just by driving it a lot.

Enjoy your ride!

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Pierre Louis
I have no problem with either belt or chain but...

I have no problem with either belt or chain but would rather have the chain, as it can still get periodic maintenance on many engine designs, either with adjustment of tensioners or just proper...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-09-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,348
Posted By Pierre Louis
"Not being abnormal" doesn't mean, it seems, to...

"Not being abnormal" doesn't mean, it seems, to be "normal" either.

Using up a quart of engine oil every 750 miles may also be considered "not abnormal" bit I'm pretty sure doesn't happen that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,348
Posted By Pierre Louis
This is basically similar to where I'm at now. ...

This is basically similar to where I'm at now. Driving under no warranty (except perhaps the emissions required warranty).

I looked at buying a BMW sponsored extended warranty and got nowhere...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By Pierre Louis
For the diesel LL04 approved Shell oil, is it...

For the diesel LL04 approved Shell oil, is it type III or type VI PAO or a mixture?

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-06-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Pierre Louis
Build date 06/28/2011. Got it off the lot...

Build date 06/28/2011. Got it off the lot October 2011 when the last orders could have come in.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
This is not the problem. Its CBU from 50,000...

This is not the problem. Its CBU from 50,000 miles to, maybe, 120,000 miles that a reputable auto company would/should cover. And we shouldn't feel the need to purchase an extended warranty. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
Agreed. If I get a CBU problem, its likely...

Agreed.

If I get a CBU problem, its likely Audi will see me in their showroom.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
If that is true, then there is a case for product...

If that is true, then there is a case for product liability/defect/class action and we should all join in. With the number of lawyers buying BMW's there should be someone among us that can give...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,351
Posted By Pierre Louis
So out of about 10,000 cars, how many do we think...

So out of about 10,000 cars, how many do we think have had CBU/injector problems? Can't be more than a couple of hundred?? Just thinking....

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,666
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, but its hard to tell. When I first started...

Yes, but its hard to tell. When I first started using the local dealer, I investigated the Mercedes side and was not convinced they stocked any diesel rated oil for my CDI, not that I would have had...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,666
Posted By Pierre Louis
True, but if they ask for DIY receipts, it should...

True, but if they ask for DIY receipts, it should at least say LL04 on the bottle...

I like to change my own oil so that I KNOW it was the right stuff.

Can't tell whether its type III or IV,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,666
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, of course. But what BMW is saying can be...

Yes, of course. But what BMW is saying can be interpreted in other ways. Sloppy English.

I think that it's good that BMW insists on a particular brand at the dealership, don't get me wrong. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,666
Posted By Pierre Louis
OK, so you think this is to the dealers. I'm...

OK, so you think this is to the dealers.

I'm the dealer and I find out that the owner of the CPO or extended warranty'd car used a different brand LL04 than Castrol. So you are saying that the...
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