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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,518
Posted By magbarn
Couple of differences: The N54 was used in many...

Couple of differences: The N54 was used in many more vehicles than our 335d's engine which is in only 2 - BMW tends to only 'take care of things when there's a tons of squeaky wheels', a huge number...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By magbarn
My local Sam's Club here in SoCal has 2.5 gallon...

My local Sam's Club here in SoCal has 2.5 gallon jug for $10 as everyday price.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By magbarn
Agree with your above points, but the moment I...

Agree with your above points, but the moment I went to go-flat PSS, my E90 became just as smooth and compliant to me as my 2003 E46 with sports package.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By magbarn
Then they should've kept it hydraulic until BMW...

Then they should've kept it hydraulic until BMW EPS was perfected. BMW's steering feel is one of it's main attributes that make it a step above it's competitors. I've had a sport/non-sport F30...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By magbarn
Do those engines routinely clog up their intakes...

Do those engines routinely clog up their intakes and have pesky urea systems too that are prone to failure?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By magbarn
That's another big issue with our cars. They're...

That's another big issue with our cars. They're so rare that hardly any Indy shops know how to deal with them. Called several reputable Indy shops here in southern Ca(bmw capital) and their history...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By magbarn
Just checked, Colorado isn't a CARB state.... ...

Just checked, Colorado isn't a CARB state....
So you basically got a 'goodwill' repair from BMW as service contract covers brakes/oil changes etc..., but not what they did for you.

For the OP,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,590
Posted By magbarn
Now, did BMW repair your car because of the...

Now, did BMW repair your car because of the extended warranty or is CO a 'CA emissions' state which includes the 7 year 75,000 emission warranty?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By magbarn
I would like to know too. If I could that mileage...

I would like to know too. If I could that mileage with no carbon buildup....
What kind of driving did you do? Highway vs city, hilly vs flat?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,027
Posted By magbarn
While sulfuric acid isn't exactly fun either for...

While sulfuric acid isn't exactly fun either for lead-acid batteries, Li Ion batteries do readily burn and sometimes explode when punctured. I fly RC helis (larger ones with 140cm+ carbon fiber...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By magbarn
Got any ideas on how to 'hack' the ECU so it...

Got any ideas on how to 'hack' the ECU so it won't tell the smog checker that I've disabled the DPF/SCR/EGR? What also ticked me off is that our diesels - which are already much more regulated than...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-26-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By magbarn
We'll isn't that some serious BS.... The very...

We'll isn't that some serious BS.... The very things that will prolong the life of this motor are the very things that make it fail the smog check. I'm with hooper on this one, block the egr and fix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By magbarn
+1 Unless you can afford to have an extra $5000...

+1
Unless you can afford to have an extra $5000 of disposable income lying around for issues that WILL arise on any N54 powered BMW, I'd steer you towards the much more reliable naturally aspirated...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By magbarn
Hooper, since you also live in the same Republik...

Hooper, since you also live in the same Republik of Kalifornia as I do, what do you do when it's time for our 2 year RIPOFF inspection? Wouldn't the tech see you've modded the engine?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By magbarn
This sounds like much more cost effective than...

This sounds like much more cost effective than paying close to $3000-$4000 for a warranty coverage that won't even cover this car's major malady...

I also just got confirmation from a reputable...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,780
Posted By magbarn
SO in your case extended warranty would've been a...

SO in your case extended warranty would've been a waste of cash...
How did you drive your car? Sedately on Hwy 29/Silverado Trail? Drive it like you stole it? Let us know as many of us here are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By magbarn
Thanks OP, now you've given me even more reason...

Thanks OP, now you've given me even more reason to just bite the bullet and get the expensive extended warranty so BMW can get saddled with the uber expensive service bills to keep the 335d running. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By magbarn
After March 2010, if your E90 was built with the...

After March 2010, if your E90 was built with the iphone/ipod option the entertainment system was capable of interfacing directly with your Apple device without the use of a special adapter cable. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-01-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By magbarn
You need 3 things to get your iphone 5 to work...

You need 3 things to get your iphone 5 to work through the navi interface. The car must have had the iphone/ipod adapter option selected when the car was built, you need BMW's specific ipod/iphone...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-25-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,736
Posted By magbarn
Who's the guy/gal to contact for this? My local...

Who's the guy/gal to contact for this? My local dealers want full retail.

Also, hasn't BMWNA been known to call carbon build-up a regular 'maintenance item' In other words won't pay for it?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-25-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,736
Posted By magbarn
Keep vacillating between keeping or selling the D...

Keep vacillating between keeping or selling the D before the warranty runs out. I'm heavily leaning on dumping this car as it sounds like its going to be exponentially much more to keep this car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,864
Posted By magbarn
I'll be sure to give them the 'finger' when it...

I'll be sure to give them the 'finger' when it fails at 90,000 miles! :rofl:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,864
Posted By magbarn
When I sold my then 7 year old manual E46 I had...

When I sold my then 7 year old manual E46 I had very few of the issues you've listed and all of those are much cheaper to fix than the 335d's woes. Either case, the 335d doesn't seem to have a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,864
Posted By magbarn
My biggest concern is that approximately only...

My biggest concern is that approximately only 12,000 335d's were sold here which makes our cars extremely rare. Your only source for after warranty repairs are going to be $$$$ BMW stealerships. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,204
Posted By magbarn
Given that the large number of our D's...

Given that the large number of our D's DPF/SCR/DEF systems will not make it past 100K miles without at least 1 $1,000+ repair, the deletion of the stupid CARB mandated crap on our diesels is the only...
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