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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-25-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Pierre Louis
They are probably trying to market the hybrid...

They are probably trying to market the hybrid version of the X5 - which is, as always in vehicles, trashed by the diesel for drivability and fuel economy.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 28,779
Posted By Pierre Louis
I really like this conversation as it highlights...

I really like this conversation as it highlights what really happens with most owners, accentuates the positives, and brings a sense of reality to the ownership experience.

I for one have 89,000...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Pierre Louis
Wouldn't be surprised that the M3 is just another...

Wouldn't be surprised that the M3 is just another BMW with expensive issues. Don't find its bearing design to be at all attractive. Here is one source but I've seen reviews of buying a used e92 M3...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-02-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,333
Posted By Pierre Louis
As I recall, updating the firmware of the DDE...

As I recall, updating the firmware of the DDE occurred several times for model year 2011. If your car has an early for 2011 build date, this is certainly true. Many of the posts that had fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-25-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Pierre Louis
Sorry, association is another word for...

Sorry, association is another word for correlation, not at all implying causation, although it is possible.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-25-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Pierre Louis
Correlation is not causation. If the studies...

Correlation is not causation. If the studies avoid looking at non-automotive pollution sources, or non-air pollution causes of heart disease (they can't even be in agreement on the calcium testing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-25-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Pierre Louis
Having a strong background in this, as well as...

Having a strong background in this, as well as research and statistics, there are several rather large holes in the logic as presented here (I haven't read the article, but am familiar with this kind...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Why is it that with almost every post of mine I...

Why is it that with almost every post of mine I say the same thing you are repeating above. I never said VW should not be subject to the law.

But to understand what happened, I like to delve into...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Sorry I can't explain it to you any better. ...

Sorry I can't explain it to you any better. Avoiding the science and politics is the same as submission. I have already restated the legal portion of this scandal. Its the engineering/scientific...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
In a sense, VW wanted to become the new General...

In a sense, VW wanted to become the new General Motors with market share etc. I guess "be careful what you wish for!" is appropriate....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
OK, we know all this. And we know VW is guilty...

OK, we know all this. And we know VW is guilty as sin. VW didn't deny the programming did what it did, they said they didn't know who was responsible etc. Executive incompetence or lying, it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Kind of depends on what they call a "device"...

Kind of depends on what they call a "device" doesn't it. Legalese. Kind of like convicting a criminal for not disclosing their crime. Makes sense.

Personal attacks don't belong on this forum,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Engineering is a compromise. It is not unusual...

Engineering is a compromise. It is not unusual for companies to come out with products that are less than ideal but marketable (read: Microsoft). Its clear that the EPA wants both low emissions and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Admitted guilt? How if they also said at the...

Admitted guilt? How if they also said at the time they didn't know how it happened. We still don't really know a lot of details, but "admitting guilt" to the EPA may have been thought of as an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah, I read the article too.

Yeah, I read the article too.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Really?! I've read the entire thread so far and...

Really?! I've read the entire thread so far and don't know of anyone who doesn't think they "cheated" at least from the EPA's point of view. Its highly likely, and I don't know of anyone that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
VW and Audi Cheating on Their Emissions has...

VW and Audi Cheating on Their Emissions has everything to do with CARB/EPA and Euro emissions rules that were broken, apparently. The information we have about the litigation is little. Its easy to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Directly due to EPA bungling and ineptitude, and...

Directly due to EPA bungling and ineptitude, and dishonesty/corporate mismanagement at VW, we will no longer have a diesel marketplace in North America.

As a result, gasoline tech will continue...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
No. Please find a post that says cheating is OK....

No. Please find a post that says cheating is OK. I can't find one. Perhaps my reading ability is off.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
The soviet union as well as other fascist...

The soviet union as well as other fascist dictatorships had less crime. Must be a good thing then.

Bad arguments will not help the reality of EPA mismanagement.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Its an apology site for the EPA. Not one poster...

Its an apology site for the EPA. Not one poster is trying to get VW off the hook. Amazing how unqualified the arguments are. Statism and centralized planning is somehow supported by these flawed...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
This is a false argument used by others to cover...

This is a false argument used by others to cover up the intellectual and political corruption of the EPA, which arguably is making our air worse with its favoritism and poor choices. We deserve...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
There's more in this very prophetic essay: ...

There's more in this very prophetic essay:
Some may call this governmental malpractice, but VW obviously should have known....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here is another argument to show how the EPA is a...

Here is another argument to show how the EPA is a menace to automotive manufacturers: http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_08_3_5_yandle.pdf
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,710
Posted By Pierre Louis
Just an FYI: From:...

Just an FYI: From: http://www.allgov.com/usa/ca/departments/california-environmental-protection-agency/air-resources-board?agencyid=120



So that we know more about where this disaster...
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