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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-01-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By chetah45
Faults found: 004592(smooth running controller...

Faults found: 004592(smooth running controller cylinder4) 004593(smooth running controller cylinder 2); 004AE6(DDE: zero quantity adaptation, injector, cylinder2). Performed test plan for zero...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By chetah45
Flyingman: I have my favorite fueling places...

Flyingman:
I have my favorite fueling places and always fuel car myself...don't allow the SO to do it. This last tank full was from my usual place that is high volume and I fuel there with my work...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By chetah45
Just got a call from service advisor apologizing...

Just got a call from service advisor apologizing for some misinformation he gave me yesterday. He told me car won't be done until next Wednesday because they had to send out intake to be cleaned at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By chetah45
I had just gotten the car back from another SES...

I had just gotten the car back from another SES issue where they replaced the fuel vapor canister(I believe) cuz the sensor went bad. A couple of days later I started out on my trip to Nevada and I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By chetah45
It's my turn...

2011 335D with 46,000 miles and 2 SES lights in last 1200 miles. My SO took the car in to dealership and within 90 minutes, they called me to tell me they found injector error codes. After testing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-15-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By chetah45
2015 328d wagon is all wheel drive...no 2wd...

2015 328d wagon is all wheel drive...no 2wd available
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By chetah45
BB_Cuda: It used to be that all cars in the...

BB_Cuda:
It used to be that all cars in the smog check 2 areas had to be dynoed. Now it's only cars older than model year 2000. The newer cars are plugged in to a machine and the state computers...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-24-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By chetah45
BB_Cuda: Cost for the state certificate is $8 I...

BB_Cuda:
Cost for the state certificate is $8 I believe and out the door cost for the place I take it to is $40 on a first come first serve deal. Prices for the test are all over the board, so...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By chetah45
Last time I took my 335D in for smog, they popped...

Last time I took my 335D in for smog, they popped the hood, looked around a bit, got on his hands and knees and looked under the car and told me that since he could not see the required equipment and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By chetah45
I think pricing/value for money spent is also a...

I think pricing/value for money spent is also a deterrent. You can price out a 328d to 60k without breaking a sweat. And for the 60k you get an all wheel drive Jetta(same relative size) fighter....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By chetah45
Dealers out here are starting to discount the...

Dealers out here are starting to discount the 328d and 535d...about 4500 for the 328d and 9000 for the 535d.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By chetah45
We just had a 328d as a loaner during service for...

We just had a 328d as a loaner during service for the 335d and my girlfriend commented on the loss of get up n go while driving 328d. Somehow I don't think she is gonna give up the 335d unless it was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-03-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,872
Posted By chetah45
Urea TDI Passats sold in USA began with model...

Urea TDI Passats sold in USA began with model year 2012 not 2009. USA TDI Jettas started in model year 2009 without urea. Through model year 2014, only urea based TDI model was the Passat. Jettas...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-30-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By chetah45
Update on battery issue: Took the 335D in for...

Update on battery issue:
Took the 335D in for the battery issue and a scheduled vehicle inspection. They connected battery charger and found" fault code 9D12" and they found "battery state of charge...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By chetah45
quasimodem: it is the accessory mode that this...

quasimodem:
it is the accessory mode that this all started. It used to be that I can run it until it times out and it shuts off. Now in accessory mode, it lasts about 3 minutes and the battery...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By chetah45
GreekboyD: Thanks for the feedback. If Toronto...

GreekboyD:
Thanks for the feedback. If Toronto can get 4 years out of a battery, I was hoping sunny Kalifornia can get more than 2 years out of one. My Z06(with lots of battery draining electronics)...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By chetah45
Life expectancy of a 335D battery?

For theose who own 335D, how long are your original batteries lasting? My 335D was purchased on October 2011, is driven daily, and currently has 25,000+ miles and resides at night in a garage that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,830
Posted By chetah45
DaveN007: I have to agree with you there about...

DaveN007:
I have to agree with you there about a pre-emptive complaint. I am 2 years into my ownership and I am at 24k and change and will be paying close attention to any changes. It is not my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,830
Posted By chetah45
Rancur: I just checked and there is a port behind...

Rancur: I just checked and there is a port behind a cover and it looks like obd but that was his excuse for not plugging the car in. It was fine with me at the time. For diesels, all they are looking...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,830
Posted By chetah45
Rancur: just relaying my experience and the techs...

Rancur: just relaying my experience and the techs excuse for not plugging the car into their machine. I have used this place for the last 4 years and they are good about explaining the process and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,830
Posted By chetah45
My point is that it's going to be difficult to...

My point is that it's going to be difficult to fail a smog test on these cars. There is no sniffer test, no dyno run, and no computer check. Hell, techs can't even see if all the required equipment...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,830
Posted By chetah45
My experience with CARB mandated smog check on...

My experience with CARB mandated smog check on passenger car diesels:
Shop tech takes a visual check for missing emission parts and since the 335d is tightly packaged, most of the stuff he was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,889
Posted By chetah45
d geek: I see but I did not observe. I stand...

d geek: I see but I did not observe. I stand corrected...2 tips on drivers side. Oh well. Stevens Creek BMW has actual photos...72k for that one. Ouch.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,889
Posted By chetah45
BB Cuda: I didn't find this thread till after I...

BB Cuda:
I didn't find this thread till after I test drove it. I am 99.5% sure that the pipes are set up like the 335I and 335D.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,889
Posted By chetah45
Yesterday, I test drove a Space Gray 535D in...

Yesterday, I test drove a Space Gray 535D in concord. This was done more to see how much more spacious the 5 series was in comparison to a 2011 335D. A definite nice car as it should have been with a...
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