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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,451
Posted By MotoWPK
I don't know if this is an issue with ATF, but it...

I don't know if this is an issue with ATF, but it is important that any additive not contain, or have only trace amounts of, ash. Ash is a traditional component of lubricating fluids and has benefits...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By MotoWPK
For any of the bimmers we've purchase, all at the...

For any of the bimmers we've purchase, all at the same dealer, they do not apply dealer logos (aka ads). I have found this on other cars I've purchased and always ask they remove it before I take...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By MotoWPK
The Reno dealer was wrong, it's not good will,...

The Reno dealer was wrong, it's not good will, it's part of the 4 year / 48k miles maintenance you paid for when you purchased the vehicle. Similarly, if engine oil needs to be topped up between oil...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By MotoWPK
For the first four years / 48K miles you should...

For the first four years / 48K miles you should be able to stop by any BMW dealer and have the DEF refilled at no cost. Whether this will always be convenient to your route I can't say, but the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-11-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By MotoWPK
Plastic trim cleaning

When it rains water drains at the lower rear corner of each rear door, running down the plastic trim at the rocker panel. Along with this water is, of course, dirt mixed in. When it dries, there is a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, we had this issue on our '14 X5, as several...

Yes, we had this issue on our '14 X5, as several others on this forum have. We did find the previously set HUD height would be recalled upon pushing the seat memory button (i.e. button 1 or 2).

We...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By MotoWPK
The recall is not on the HUD height, but was a...

The recall is not on the HUD height, but was a separate issue the SA identified when I dropped off the vehicle to have the HUD height recall issue addressed. That issue does appear to have been...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By MotoWPK
Recall 34 03 14

Picked up our '14 X5 35d yesterday for a repair related to the HUD height setting recall and found a recall was also performed: 34 03 14, with the following description:
"F15 US program control ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By MotoWPK
I experienced the same thing with a Jetta TDI...

I experienced the same thing with a Jetta TDI years ago, but our F15 35d warms surprisingly quickly, indeed, much faster than our '13 328xi did. Comparing those two I considered the possibility that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By MotoWPK
The 320i is turbocharged, the turbo isn't missing.

The 320i is turbocharged, the turbo isn't missing.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By MotoWPK
...and, if I recall correctly, the ding repair...

...and, if I recall correctly, the ding repair coverage is a "paintless" repair, meaning it does not cover paint repair. As a general observation about the various protection programs offered by the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By MotoWPK
Pretty sure all of these engines are 4 valves per...

Pretty sure all of these engines are 4 valves per cylinder. BMW's description of the current X5 35d (which I believe is called the 30d in Europe) specifically states it's 24 valve (== 4/cyl).
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By MotoWPK
and rocker panels

Having just washed our '14 X5 this morning I was unable to remove what I'll call a stain from rain water (with the usual road dirt mixed in) that drains from just behind the lower, rear corner of the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-20-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,579
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, by using the fan up/down button and it is...

Yes, by using the fan up/down button and it is one of the things I like about the way the BMW HVAC works. While having this set below the maximum does limit the maximum speed the system uses in Auto,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,744
Posted By MotoWPK
Back on point re: disabling or modifying the...

Back on point re: disabling or modifying the emissions control system (in part or in whole), an important aspect not mentioned are issues related to resale. Specifically, it would not be legal to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,071
Posted By MotoWPK
The engines, and their emissions systems, are not...

The engines, and their emissions systems, are not identical. For example, where the 335d had one EGR the E70 35d has two, one being upstream of the DPF, as with the 335d, and one downstream of the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,071
Posted By MotoWPK
Correct, with the qualification that air flow in...

Correct, with the qualification that air flow in diesel engines varies with engine speed and for gas engines it varies with engine speed and throttling.

While gas engines operate near...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,744
Posted By MotoWPK
Hybrids, like modern diesels, do add another...

Hybrids, like modern diesels, do add another level of complexity to regular ICE cars. As complicated as the emissions systems of modern, regular ICE cars are these days, they seem simple compared to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,071
Posted By MotoWPK
There are a number of misconceptions regarding...

There are a number of misconceptions regarding carbon build up and engine loading. One of them is the idea that high power loading will burn off the carbon. This misconception likely stems from high...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,140
Posted By MotoWPK
Federal regulations do not require labeling of...

Federal regulations do not require labeling of bio content if it is less than 5%, so the lack of bio labeling only means the fuel may have up to 5%, not that it doesn't contain some bio diesel.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,744
Posted By MotoWPK
Before you move to the Lexus camp to avoid this...

Before you move to the Lexus camp to avoid this in the future, let me briefly relate our experience with a 2010 Lexus RX450h.

At about 2-1/2 years old and almost 30K miles, a rock was kicked in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,579
Posted By MotoWPK
Last week we took our 2014 X5 on its first road...

Last week we took our 2014 X5 on its first road trip to the Kansas City area, certainly more challenging than its usual CO habitat, and the cooling capacity of the system was fine. As suggested by...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By MotoWPK
2014 X5 not charging iPod

My search has turned up some similar threads, but nothing specific to the 2014 X5.

My iPod Nano gen 3 works perfectly through the interface, but it is not being charged. Indeed, on a trip...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By MotoWPK
Interesting...thanks for the explanation.

Interesting...thanks for the explanation.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By MotoWPK
Me530, how would the diminished value be BMW's...

Me530, how would the diminished value be BMW's problem if you crash or total the vehicle? The lessee is responsible for returning the vehicle in as delivered condition less normal wear and tear. The...
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