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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By listerone
My Bluetec,which didn't have "free"...

My Bluetec,which didn't have "free" maintenance,gave me my first warning at just over 18K miles.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By listerone
Given that you get a warning at 1000 miles (I...

Given that you get a warning at 1000 miles (I actually got such a warning while I had my Bluetec) there's no reason for *me* to carry any.However,I went on a road trip with my Bluetec after I got the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By listerone
Geeze...with a finely tuned,complex (and...

Geeze...with a finely tuned,complex (and expensive) vehicle like yours why not have a pro do it...either a dealer or an indy specializing in BMWs?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By listerone
Strangely,my Bluetec came with a first aid kit as...

Strangely,my Bluetec came with a first aid kit as did the various C Class models I got as service loaners while neither of my "d" did.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By listerone
Mine can be set to default,upon startup,to the...

Mine can be set to default,upon startup,to the last setting.


Mine can
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By listerone
I've been quite disappointed with the OEM...

I've been quite disappointed with the OEM halogens.Are these Philips bulbs noticeably superior?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,697
Posted By listerone
I bought off the lot even though I wanted to...

I bought off the lot even though I wanted to order.I did so for two reasons,primarily because my Bluetec had been totaled and the insurance would only pay for a rental for 30 days.I couldn't be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By listerone
Assuming you have toll roads/bridges in your area...

Assuming you have toll roads/bridges in your area you probably have a plan that features transponders for quick passage through the toll booths (we have "EZ-Pass" in the Northeast).You can get...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-06-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,192
Posted By listerone
Octopump...do you travel? To New England perhaps?...

Octopump...do you travel? To New England perhaps? Do you work on the 3 Series (2014 diesel)?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,192
Posted By listerone
This is absolutely something I'd want to have...

This is absolutely something I'd want to have done.Anyone know of reliable people in Eastern New England (CT,RI or MA) that do it?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By listerone
My 328d has it.Of course it can be set to off...

My 328d has it.Of course it can be set to off *or* on as the default setting.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-31-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,364
Posted By listerone
A curious recommendation.Just a couple of months...

A curious recommendation.Just a couple of months ago CR had high praise for my 328d and gave it an overall score of 86...which is pretty close to the highest score they typically give.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,216
Posted By listerone
I've toyed with the idea of getting "DIESEL" or...

I've toyed with the idea of getting "DIESEL" or "DEEZIL" or "DEEZEL" but I give the state far too much $$$ as it is,living in one of the most heavily taxed states in the nation.I'll just lumber along...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By listerone
OK,honesty and integrity are one thing but...

OK,honesty and integrity are one thing but accuracy is another important factor.Are the figures you're quoting,by chance,the ones you get from the trip computer? If so they mean nothing.My trip...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By listerone
My routine is about 80% highway,10% city and 10%...

My routine is about 80% highway,10% city and 10% suburban.However,on the several long trips I've done so far at 70mph my mileage has been close to 50mpg.And,for comparison,in my recently departed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By listerone
I buy most of my fuel in Massachusetts (*much*...

I buy most of my fuel in Massachusetts (*much* cheaper than CT) and in winter diesel is within a few cents of Premium and in summer it's within a few cents of Mid-Grade.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By listerone
I get up to Quebec on a fairly regular...

I get up to Quebec on a fairly regular basis...the most recent visit being last Monday.I'm always struck by the fact that spending a few hours on Autoroutes 55,10 and 15 I see more "d"s,Bluetecs and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By listerone
My rule of thumb...after nearly six years in...

My rule of thumb...after nearly six years in diesels...is,first and foremost,that diesels are highway cruisers.They are,IMO,nothing to write home about as an "around town" or a "five miles to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By listerone
The only car I've ever owned that featured the...

The only car I've ever owned that featured the weather band was my recently departed Bluetec.I found it a very helpful feature for sure.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,948
Posted By listerone
I'll walk before I buy an electric vehicle.

I'll walk before I buy an electric vehicle.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By listerone
I can think of another reason...as you probably...

I can think of another reason...as you probably know there's lots and lots and *lots* of money in certain Middle Eastern countries.Saudi,the UAE and Qatar among others.That could,IMO, help explain...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By listerone
I've been to South Africa and I guarantee you...

I've been to South Africa and I guarantee you that it's an astoundingly chaotic and violent place.In short it resembles,in many ways,the several Third World countries I've visited.Given what I've...
Forum: General BMW 07-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,014
Posted By listerone
Thankfully my "d" isn't affected.But that feature...

Thankfully my "d" isn't affected.But that feature is a noteworthy selling point with some,if not many,for sure.The maintence on my Bluetec was outrageous...it's one of the main reasons why I didn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,566
Posted By listerone
I don't see any mention of you having previous...

I don't see any mention of you having previous experience with diesels but the info I'm about to give is given with the assumption that this would be your first.IMO diesels are highway cruisers.My 5+...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,566
Posted By listerone
Complete candor would require you to reveal that...

Complete candor would require you to reveal that you're a long time opponent of diesels.The OP would very probably want to know that.And FYI my "d",at a steady 70mph,get's close to 50mpg....and it...
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