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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By Penguin
Gasoline demand is highest in the Summer, while...

Gasoline demand is highest in the Summer, while Diesel, counting heating oil equivalents, is highest in the winter.

Simple supply and demand.

Back in the 1960's I remember Diesel being much...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,052
Posted By Penguin
FWIW, diesels have no spark plugs or ignition...

FWIW, diesels have no spark plugs or ignition system. Ignition system coils have been a problem in the past on BMW gasoline engines. Diesels do have a more complex emissions system; however, problems...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,233
Posted By Penguin
According to a few OTR truckers I've talked with,...

According to a few OTR truckers I've talked with, NOx sensors seem to be a problem with the new SCR systems. I was having chronic CEL/SES light problems, but it would go off before I could get an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By Penguin
Just a guess, but is there anything else in your...

Just a guess, but is there anything else in your pocket with the key, particularly anything metal? I can imagine that if the was a lot of change or other metal keys around it, it might weaken the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By Penguin
It reminds me of a quote I read many years ago...

It reminds me of a quote I read many years ago when someone was interviewing an Italian race driver. The Journalist asked him if he used engine braking much when he raced. His reply?

"No you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Penguin
Read the codes with a code reader and see what...

Read the codes with a code reader and see what you get. While a BMW-specific code reader is best, any general purpose code reader will show any stored OBD-II codes. Many auto parts places will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Penguin
I completely agree... and apparently so does BMW...

I completely agree... and apparently so does BMW based on how they designed them to work.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Penguin
1, Is the time to change the battery? How...

1, Is the time to change the battery?

How fast does it crank/turn-over? In very cold weather it will be slower, but a very slow turn-over might indicate a weak battery.

...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By Penguin
Yes, for most places there is an automatic switch...

Yes, for most places there is an automatic switch by the stations to a Winter formulation. The diesel fuel is reformulated seasonally based on the region of the country you are in.

The time to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Penguin
I think they are going under the assumption that...

I think they are going under the assumption that people only use fog lights when there is fog, i.e., when the key is taken out of the ignition, the default for the fogs should be "off."
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Penguin
I declined as the value just wasn't there. You...

I declined as the value just wasn't there. You do get the BMW road service as part of the package; however, since I bought an extended warranty I've got that already. So since I have the BMW road...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By Penguin
Well, you won't have any spark plug or coil...

Well, you won't have any spark plug or coil problems with the diesel!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Penguin
It's BMW's version of "Cornering Lights." ...

It's BMW's version of "Cornering Lights."

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/cornering_lights.html

It's suppose to just light the inside corner when you...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Penguin
A Google on: bmw parking assist Brings...

A Google on:

bmw parking assist

Brings up some info on the feature and how it works.

Asking a Sales person is the best way to learn about availability, as they seem to be more up to date...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-01-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Penguin
Tape it to the steering wheel with Red Green's...

Tape it to the steering wheel with Red Green's "Handy Man's Secret Weapon" and hope the air bag never goes off?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Penguin
Well, since you've not gotten any replies, I'll...

Well, since you've not gotten any replies, I'll make one comment. It's a long shot and you do it at your own risk; however, they do sell CD cleaning disks which have little "brushes" on a blank...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By Penguin
Probably use something battery powered like this:...

Probably use something battery powered like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpE-iJeFq08

Bet it would do a pretty fast job on a plastic fender, and it wouldn't cut much else with the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-27-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,638
Posted By Penguin
Perhaps I am too cynical, but in my opinion he is...

Perhaps I am too cynical, but in my opinion he is a crook trying to set you up to not expect a discount form MSRP.

P.S. One afterthought... looking at your location, BMW NA might be sensitive to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-23-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Penguin
The first letter defines the overall "system" the...

The first letter defines the overall "system" the code applies to, e.g., "P" means it is a Powertrain code, as opposed to "B" Body, "C" Chassis, or "U" Undefined.

Second Digit - Code Type The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Penguin
I agree with you when talking about responsible...

I agree with you when talking about responsible drivers. OTOH, for people that insist of texting while driving, and other such things, like checking e-mail, such systems probably make the rest of us...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,849
Posted By Penguin
I've never noticed it myself, but some people...

I've never noticed it myself, but some people have said that:

(a) They can feel it in the performance of the engine/vehicle when it's regenerating, typically sluggish throttle response,

(b)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Penguin
All DEF is suppose to meet the same...

All DEF is suppose to meet the same specifications. That said, there are two potential issues:

(1) As with all products, the quality depends upon the manufacturer. If you buy DEF from an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-19-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Penguin
Now you know why some people say BMW stands for...

Now you know why some people say BMW stands for Break My Wallet.

Unfortunately, NOx sensors seem to be a not uncommon problem, and it's not limited to BMWs. In talking with some Over The Road...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Penguin
This has recently been discussed in another...

This has recently been discussed in another thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720728&highlight=incorrect+exhaust+fluid

A message search may turn-up more threads.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-19-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By Penguin
I haven't done a pricing comparison of the F15...

I haven't done a pricing comparison of the F15 diesel vs. gasoline, but when BMW launched the diesel E70 they were rather aggressive in their pricing for the diesel option, as compared to their...
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