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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By jfxogara
Ds-21

Fredoin the DS was a trip -- though I have since sold it. Great car, not a maintenance nightmare but you have to reconcile yourself to doing most of your own work and that means leaning ho to make...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By jfxogara
Black 335-d MD plate BLKWLNT -- Bethesda Maryland

Hi saw you car on Little Falls Parkway this week. My daughter goes to school right around the corner and we live in D.C. You live in Bethesda? James (202) 549-6952
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-12-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By jfxogara
July 5, 2011, 39K miles, going strong.

July 5, 2011, 39K miles, going strong.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-11-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By jfxogara
KeithS pretty much nailed it. I called importers...

KeithS pretty much nailed it. I called importers and transporters in Maryland -- it's all the same stuff, the only difference is the additive package. Why limit where you can buy diesel? Just buy...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By jfxogara
My BMWCCA chapter did a DIY at Excluservice in...

My BMWCCA chapter did a DIY at Excluservice in Rockville and they seemed more familiar with diesels than most independents.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By jfxogara
Contrary to what the second youtube video states,...

Contrary to what the second youtube video states, I believe you want to fill the top nozzle first as it connects to the passive tank.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By jfxogara
Might be CBU -- or you hit a regen, or tire...

Might be CBU -- or you hit a regen, or tire pressure, etc. I did that same drive (no a/c) and got 39 mpg. Lots of D.C. traffic has dropped my lifetime average (30K miles) to around 30.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By jfxogara
Well done

Nice job!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,584
Posted By jfxogara
That is outstanding! Keep us posted!

That is outstanding! Keep us posted!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By jfxogara
Very interesting thanks for sharing.

Very interesting thanks for sharing.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By jfxogara
Excellent thanks!

Excellent thanks!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By jfxogara
Thanks for the opinion from on high, but do you...

Thanks for the opinion from on high, but do you have a cite? Best, James
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By jfxogara
I read on here somewhere that the lower nozzle is...

I read on here somewhere that the lower nozzle is the larger, passive tank, not the upper. And that must be right since I recently added two gallons to the lower nozzle, and the active tank is < one...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-31-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,003
Posted By jfxogara
Not an expert on the refining process but diesel...

Not an expert on the refining process but diesel fuel is less refined than gasoline i.e., a barrel of crude yields more gallons of diesel. But it's complicated because there is a more or less fixed...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-26-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,748
Posted By jfxogara
I am always amazed at the stat that in 1981, 90...

I am always amazed at the stat that in 1981, 90 percent of the Mercedes Benz cars sold in the U.S. were diesels, mostly 300-D's. And that was before CAFE.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-25-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,748
Posted By jfxogara
Are we being a little hard on BMWNA? They have...

Are we being a little hard on BMWNA? They have diesel offerings for three body styles (3, 5, and X5) and just announced a fourth (7 series). Not all that bad, I'd suggest.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-25-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By jfxogara
Surely there is a market for a luxury car with...

Surely there is a market for a luxury car with good mileage and good but not crazy performance.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By jfxogara
The article says that the 535d's I-6 engine...

The article says that the 535d's I-6 engine differs from the I-6 they tested in 2009 and 2010, which was twin turbo whereas the 535's is a variable geometry turbo, which led to improved mileage. Is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-10-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,735
Posted By jfxogara
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By jfxogara
A full DEF tanks lasts somewhere around 12-15,000...

A full DEF tanks lasts somewhere around 12-15,000 miles. I have a 335d and there is no gauge, but when you get down to 1,000 miles from empty the display will start to annoy you every time you start...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-26-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,575
Posted By jfxogara
Bought it "new" with 6,300 miles last October,...

Bought it "new" with 6,300 miles last October, currently at 27,500 miles. No issues whatsoever other than that I am ruined for ordinary cars. I have a fiev mile commute and have been riding my BMW...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By jfxogara
I like the growl. My last car, a 1983 Merc...

I like the growl. My last car, a 1983 Merc 300-D, sounded rather agricultural especially when cold.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By jfxogara
I have 27K miles on my 2011 and love every minute...

I have 27K miles on my 2011 and love every minute I am behind the wheel. After owning two Mercedes 300-d models (the old ones) I feel like I am waking up from a long nightmare.

It's a bit...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-09-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By jfxogara
My car had 7K on it and they changed the oil on...

My car had 7K on it and they changed the oil on the anniversary.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-06-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By jfxogara
There is an impulse to tinker and improve, hard...

There is an impulse to tinker and improve, hard to deny that. But in an age when a Ford Focus sport model has more hp than an 1993 Mustang Cobra, I think I'll just find some way to live with my...
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