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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,283
Posted By KeithS
The orientation of the little vent tube inside...

The orientation of the little vent tube inside the filler bottle is important. As I recall it needs to be near the top in the air space, not in the liquid. When in the liquid there is too much back...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,283
Posted By KeithS
Unless your 2011 is different than mine the DEF...

Unless your 2011 is different than mine the DEF trap door, which is about a 2" diameter circle is located on the drivers SIDE of the lower rear bumper. You press the little button towards the front...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-02-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By KeithS
I have what may be a dumb question. What if one...

I have what may be a dumb question. What if one simply pulls the connector off the EGR valve. Will it just stay closed? I know it will generate a fault, but so does plugging the flow.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By KeithS
I too noticed how clean my wheels were on my 335D...

I too noticed how clean my wheels were on my 335D compared to other BMW's. I also run Akebono Euro Ceramics on my other cars. These are very different than the newer lower dusting BMW brake pads. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,030
Posted By KeithS
None of my cars, 335d with 52K miles, 328i with...

None of my cars, 335d with 52K miles, 328i with 180K miles or our 540iT with 150K miles use any oil between changes, Certainly less than 1/4 quart. BMW oil is used in all cases.

I plan on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-27-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,740
Posted By KeithS
Not sure if anyone in particular has taken the...

Not sure if anyone in particular has taken the crown. I think it's more like the crown has been cut up and shared among multiple brands. I've stated before BMW has made changes to make themselves...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By KeithS
The larger 6-cyl engine uses more and under some...

The larger 6-cyl engine uses more and under some conditions (especially in the X5) will not last the full oil change cycle (which also use to be 13K miles). It's roughly 1.5% of the diesel consumed....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By KeithS
As we are all becoming aware, it's not if, only...

As we are all becoming aware, it's not if, only when. I have 51K and the car seems to run perfectly, the SES light has NEVER been on. Perfectly except MPG is down at least 15%. Based on the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By KeithS
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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By KeithS
While I am no where near that # of BMWs (I keep...

While I am no where near that # of BMWs (I keep things a long time), I have the same feeling. I think a lot stems from BMW trying to be more mass market than niche market as they use to be. Yes...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-03-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,641
Posted By KeithS
Without question we cannot flip a switch and...

Without question we cannot flip a switch and overnight have everyone driving electric vehicles. But I read an interesting article that our electric demand has tapered off in most areas and is a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,641
Posted By KeithS
I believe lithium is actually quite abundant, and...

I believe lithium is actually quite abundant, and we have very good supplies of it here in the good old USA. In addition to conventional mining techniques there is a company in California (Simbol...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,641
Posted By KeithS
With electric more HP does not use more...

With electric more HP does not use more electricity, only the weight of the car and your right foot does. They will be coming out with the Tesla 3 in about 3-4 years which will compete with the 3...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,052
Posted By KeithS
Just curious, did you have any other...

Just curious, did you have any other issues/symptoms/SES before you hit the 80K mile issue? At this point we have 50K completely trouble free miles (not counting the 5 bent rims due to the crappy...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,641
Posted By KeithS
Actually I've been thinking about a Tesla myself....

Actually I've been thinking about a Tesla myself. Looking for a replacement for our "larger car" the 540iT, Tesla proves to be a very interesting, albeit expensive option. But when you consider the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-01-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,641
Posted By KeithS
The have the diesels as loaners to get people to...

The have the diesels as loaners to get people to like them plus it creates an inventory of lightly used diesels for them to sell. That's how I got my 335D with 8K miles on it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,539
Posted By KeithS
At 50K miles I have yet to see an SES light, car...

At 50K miles I have yet to see an SES light, car runs perfectly. But I think the MPG is down a bit. So either it's nothing, CBU, or a leaking injector(s) which will result in CBU. At least BMW now...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By KeithS
I fill up at a few locations. Brand really is...

I fill up at a few locations. Brand really is not important, diesel does not have a lot of additives like gas. In most cases it will be coming from the same regional refinery regardless of brand...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,109
Posted By KeithS
Yes, it IS illegal to pump your own fuel in NJ. ...

Yes, it IS illegal to pump your own fuel in NJ. However as the pumps are the same as the ones used for self serve, most attendants will not stop you from pumping yourself, but some will.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,539
Posted By KeithS
Correct! Diesel has excess air in the combustion...

Correct! Diesel has excess air in the combustion process. Which is exactly why it produces so much NOx that needs to be taken out to meet pollution standards.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-28-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,801
Posted By KeithS
At 49K my plans are very similar, hold on till...

At 49K my plans are very similar, hold on till no longer reliable, which hopefully is the 200K mark. Because my car rarely sees severe service, most mileage is highway, my plan was for tranny fluid...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By KeithS
The deal with Safelite is if you use aftermarket...

The deal with Safelite is if you use aftermarket glass, they will warranty the installation for life. If you insist on BMW OEM glass, warranty is only for like 90 days, no more than a year. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By KeithS
I have a better one. Was in Germany last year and...

I have a better one. Was in Germany last year and rented a gasoline Golf. Essentially a brand new car, 300 km on the odometer. Kicker was the 1.2 naturally aspirated engine automatic with I think...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-13-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,732
Posted By KeithS
How often would you exceed 250 miles in one day?

How often would you exceed 250 miles in one day?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,732
Posted By KeithS
Several interesting thoughts in this thread. Just...

Several interesting thoughts in this thread. Just wanted to jump in on the conversation. We currently have 49K miles on the 11 335D and so far (fingers crossed) the only warranty issue was the AC...
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