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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By d geek
OK. Why is that?

OK. Why is that?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 555
Posted By d geek
Right now the local Advance Auto Parts has...

Right now the local Advance Auto Parts has Valvoline 5W40 MST for $5.49/qt. If you shop for this brand make sure you get the 5W40 MST and not HST. The latter is BMW LL01.
Check your local AAP to see...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 12:12 PM
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Views: 555
Posted By d geek
How much is the Castrol LL04? The Valvoline 5W40...

How much is the Castrol LL04? The Valvoline 5W40 LL04 I saw at Walmart was a little over $7 (not sure if it was a liter or quart container)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 10:06 AM
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Views: 555
Posted By d geek
BMW & Castrol have a marketing agreement. That is...

BMW & Castrol have a marketing agreement. That is why the oil fill cap and owner's manual mention Castrol. That said, any oil that carries BMW LL04 spec is fine for your car. In warmer climates you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2014, 10:15 PM
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Views: 555
Posted By d geek
You can also find BMW LL04 oil in 5W40. Valvoline...

You can also find BMW LL04 oil in 5W40. Valvoline makes one and I've actually seen it on the shelf at Walmart and NAPA. NAPA also carries LubroMoly products that meet the LL04 standard.

Correction...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
That would be an oscillation of 35000 times per...

That would be an oscillation of 35000 times per second, in one second bursts, for a total of 90 seconds. ;)
Forum: Off-Topic 04-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
CNN quotes a chinese source that it was a 1sec...

CNN quotes a chinese source that it was a 1sec pulse of a 35kHz signal.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-20-2014, 07:16 AM
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Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
Currents there are weak, but wind may be a big...

Currents there are weak, but wind may be a big factor according to CNN:
"...this part of the Indian Ocean is the location of the Indian Ocean Gyre, one of five major gyres worldwide. A gyre is an...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
Here's why according to CNN: "Q. Why would you...

Here's why according to CNN:
"Q. Why would you turn off a transponder during a normal flight?

There could be several reasons. One reason could be when airplanes get close to each other (perhaps...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-17-2014, 04:13 PM
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Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
According to this...

According to this (http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2014/03/pilot_zaharie_ahmad_shah_supported_anwar_ibrahim_was_he_a_terrorist.html), the pilot was a supporter of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-17-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By d geek
I don't want to come across as insensitive to the...

I don't want to come across as insensitive to the families involved, but I don't understand why you think that the US should send more assets than it already has.

We certainly shouldn't compromise...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
That is a typo. In any case, Twin Turbo...

That is a typo.

In any case, Twin Turbo would never describe the engine used in the Euro x5 xDrive 40d or the 335d you have. Those are bi-turbo (2 different sizes)- not twin(as in identical).
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
You need to read between the lines here...

You need to read between the lines here...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
+1 The US F15 x5 xDrive 35d is a single turbo,...

+1
The US F15 x5 xDrive 35d is a single turbo, and the functional equivalent of a Euro F15 x5 xDrive 30d. The Euro x5 xDrive 40d does have a bi-turbo set up that was employed in the US E70 and E90...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
Certainly the 8spd auto helps with efficiency and...

Certainly the 8spd auto helps with efficiency and accelleration. What were the changes in weight?
Forum: Off-Topic 03-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
If they have any type of modern radar system,...

If they have any type of modern radar system, then they absolutely do know.

I was in the USAF in the 80's and maintained air traffic control radar systems, so am limited in knowledge of the most...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-12-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
Not sure about the gas, but this is inaccurate...

Not sure about the gas, but this is inaccurate for the diesel- HP and torque are both lower in the new X5 diesel.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-11-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,072
Posted By d geek
+1 They had to have known this within a few...

+1
They had to have known this within a few hours of the disappearance. In most countries the military would have been scrambled if the plane was that far off course (well before it disappeared)....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-10-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,618
Posted By d geek
This is not entirely accurate. CARB diesel min...

This is not entirely accurate. CARB diesel min cetane number is 40, like most of the rest of the nation. But because of other requirements for CARB diesel that demand different refining and/or...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By d geek
Always consider the conditions when maintaining a...

Always consider the conditions when maintaining a safe following distance.
Your lights are valuable for being seen as well as allowing you to see.
Driving on the road is a cooperative (not...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
Premium is only $3.79? One thing to keep in mind...

Premium is only $3.79? One thing to keep in mind during the winter is that diesel and fuel oil are nearly the same thing, so diesel typically spikes in the winter.

Drive both and go with what will...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,740
Posted By d geek
Diesel is 50 cents higher than premium gas in...

Diesel is 50 cents higher than premium gas in your area? Its only about 7 cents above premuim down here.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 982
Posted By d geek
Drive the 8spd auto if you haven't already. Many...

Drive the 8spd auto if you haven't already. Many "I'll never own an auto" guys have given it great reviews.
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By d geek
Better, but I'd really try for something no more...

Better, but I'd really try for something no more than 10 yrs old if possible. How long will you need this to last you?
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By d geek
You are wise beyond your years to seek advice...

You are wise beyond your years to seek advice before making such a commitment. Kudos for that :thumbup:
to answer your questions:
1) yes
2) rubber will be somewhat expensive
3) yes
4)...
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