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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Pierre Louis
Hard to say, but many think carbon buildup is...

Hard to say, but many think carbon buildup is inevitable and say fuel economy suffers first.

Do you have the sport package? The wider/summer wheels seem to decrease fuel economy by 1-2 mpg.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,857
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here is something that is available to...

Here is something that is available to remove/replace the EGR, FYI

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181501147070?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah, I wouldn't keep it in the car, and would...

Yeah, I wouldn't keep it in the car, and would recommend using it up right away after buying it. I keep an empty bottle with the correct nozzle to fit the car. When it needs DEF, I can buy fresh...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By Pierre Louis
To me, all aftermarket additives, when used as a...

To me, all aftermarket additives, when used as a preventive "treatment", are snake oil. The entire purpose originally was to fix a problem, such as dirty injectors or add something to the coolant to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Pierre Louis
If you buy one time the small bottle at a VW...

If you buy one time the small bottle at a VW dealer of AdBlue, the cap can be gently pried loose and makes the bottle re-usable. The time when needing fluid, buy some at the local auto parts store...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Pierre Louis
Sorry to disagree with you. There are lots of...

Sorry to disagree with you. There are lots of threads that discuss the scientific validity of various claims.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Pierre Louis
458889 So you are, uh, an automotive...

458889

So you are, uh, an automotive chemical engineer?

From here. Effect of fuel cetane number on a premixed diesel combustion mode is a paper that implies the DDE is more the culprit if...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Pierre Louis
The money you save on not losing resale value as...

The money you save on not losing resale value as much as well as lower monthly payments should go into maintenance and repairs. I would budget about $2000/year for such a car.

My past private...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,857
Posted By Pierre Louis
:beerchug: Beer is a good additive....

:beerchug: Beer is a good additive....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,857
Posted By Pierre Louis
Sorry to hear about the SES light. Its very...

Sorry to hear about the SES light. Its very disappointing I'm sure.

Let us know what they find. Good luck.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pierre Louis
Dan Neil, my favorite car enthusiast writer, has...

Dan Neil, my favorite car enthusiast writer, has a piece in the Wall Street Journal on the 535d x drive...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Pierre Louis
I look at Ford Fusions and they remind me of the...

I look at Ford Fusions and they remind me of the A7....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,857
Posted By Pierre Louis
My theory for why I needed NOx sensors and 2 new...

My theory for why I needed NOx sensors and 2 new catalytic converters is that I had not been doing that maneuver, flooring it briskly so that it downshifts and powers on, until the time right before...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'm sure many "second-tier" (I made the label up)...

I'm sure many "second-tier" (I made the label up) brands have good/adequate additives, but its hard to tell from the consumer's point of view either way. The cost of the "top tier" is about $.06 to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,776
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, but I wonder how often a 435i driver would...

Yes, but I wonder how often a 435i driver would use the back seat for passengers. I'm also responding to the recent Car & Driver issue comparing an M4 to a 911, the Porsche back seat being...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah it seems fixing the DDE solves a lot. Mine...

Yeah it seems fixing the DDE solves a lot. Mine was a late build and hasn't needed any updates. Knock on wood w/46,000 miles on it now.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-12-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,776
Posted By Pierre Louis
The 435i does look attractive but would be $5000...

The 435i does look attractive but would be $5000 more, as I would equip it, than the 328d. Both are red with saddle brown interior (luxury package mandatory)

435i would have, different from the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,199
Posted By Pierre Louis
Ever hear of cognitive dissonance?

Ever hear of cognitive dissonance?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
I would consider top-tier gasoline brands to be...

I would consider top-tier gasoline brands to be the best, which includes the major brands: Exxon/Mobil, Chevron/Texaco, Shell, Sunoco, BP, Phillips 66, etc. and may include Conoco, Hess, and a few...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
The percentage of 335d's in Savannah that needed...

The percentage of 335d's in Savannah that needed "premature carbon cleaning" is high. It seems more likely that the cars affected were fed "off brand" diesel which is much more common around here,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah, my one incident which I believe was too...

Yeah, my one incident which I believe was too much carbon crud being dislodged ruining my catalytic converters (I also used an additive right before, the second time an additive coincided with things...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
I for one have not had carbon related issues...

I for one have not had carbon related issues except for one problem that seems to have been fixed that could have been related to carbon buildup with my current 335d and this is my fourth direct...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here...

Here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6158291&postcount=39) is how its done, at least to have it for a 335d. I tried it and it worked great on refill. Didn't need to trim it either,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
An old Cheech and Chong joke I was told (can't...

An old Cheech and Chong joke I was told (can't find it online though):

After (breath) I had my (breath) lung removed (breath) I cut my smoking (breath) in half!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,436
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes. GNC carries many elixirs and potions with...

Yes. GNC carries many elixirs and potions with limited if any effectiveness, while many pharmacies sold or maybe still sell cigarettes. $$$$ rules!
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