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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
Perhaps. Just that some 335d's get CBU problems...

Perhaps. Just that some 335d's get CBU problems (I'm specifying "problems" not CBU by itself per se) a lot earlier than others. I don't mind having the cleaning done, but not at 30,000 or even...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
Quite logical and possibly true. But also...

Quite logical and possibly true. But also possible is that some other factor pushed the camel's back to break, with yes, EGR as a main contributor.

Example, as long as you are using Medicine:...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
Why doesn't every car with EGR have CBU problems?...

Why doesn't every car with EGR have CBU problems?

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here (http://papers.sae.org/841161/) is a paper...

Here (http://papers.sae.org/841161/) is a paper that may cause concern on the formulation of diesel base stock:



PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
I haven't read all of the papers yet, but thank...

I haven't read all of the papers yet, but thank you!

Unfortunately, this doesn't explain the problem well enough. As an anecdote, I'm on my 5th direct injection diesel and no problems yet...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By Pierre Louis
I look at it this way: imagine the perfect car: ...

I look at it this way: imagine the perfect car:

BMW 3 series/e90 - check
Inline 6 - check
3.0 liter displacement - check
Diesel - check
Twin turbo - check
50/50 wt distribution - check...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Pierre Louis
I haven't heard enough about it, but you might...

I haven't heard enough about it, but you might consider contacting BG for its diesel service. The local rep called me and told me he would supply private mechanics with the proper adapters for our...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Pierre Louis
As per my research, its not that diesel is too...

As per my research, its not that diesel is too expensive, but the price is held higher due to demand for exported USLD, its that gasoline is still what one would call a "waste-product" of diesel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
No offense but I was under the impression that...

No offense but I was under the impression that the cause(s) of common CBU are not established - except perhaps direct injection itself. This does not in any way imply that the reasons given above...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Pierre Louis
The theories I've heard seem to imply that the...

The theories I've heard seem to imply that the origin of the diesel, which refinery, can affect a region. No data that I can remember other than maybe dealer conversations.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Pierre Louis
One source I read recently was that flat tires...

One source I read recently was that flat tires are pretty uncommon.

Michelin has a 3 year 24/7 roadside service apparently that will fix a flat. Haven't heard of anyone trying it.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-05-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Pierre Louis
Just out of curiosity, how did you find out the...

Just out of curiosity, how did you find out the cetane levels in the fuel at the different stations?

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-05-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thanks for your response. From the article...

Thanks for your response.

From the article you mentioned, it is a little disingenuous with its statement about fuel economy as they had several statements implying that fuel composition was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Pierre Louis
Impressive mpg with your departed 335d. Most...

Impressive mpg with your departed 335d. Most studies don't support the efficiency theory of "better" cetane but it may apply to our engine.

What brands of diesel did the best for you? Around...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,132
Posted By Pierre Louis
Good question. The CT200h is kind of slow...

Good question.

The CT200h is kind of slow off the line and feels a bit plasticky compared to the more organic e90, especially the diesel version. The standard CT200h suspension is stiffer than...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-02-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Pierre Louis
BMW apparently went through several iterations of...

BMW apparently went through several iterations of the DDE (Digital Diesel Electronics or Dwight David Eisenhower if you wish!) before they ended production for the North American market around...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-02-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,132
Posted By Pierre Louis
My wife drives a Lexus CT200h which is basically...

My wife drives a Lexus CT200h which is basically the drivetrain of a third generation Prius in a more sexy body (she's not too shabby either!). They both look really good in black!:thumbup:

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,132
Posted By Pierre Louis
From some people I would. Kind of depends on the...

From some people I would. Kind of depends on the care the cars got.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,132
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, this is the information I was looking for. ...

Yes, this is the information I was looking for.

Now, are BMW diesels afforded the same longevity, given proper maintenance and repair, as this? Mercedes still seem to, especially diesels.

The...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pierre Louis
Sometimes its best to use the most likely true...

Sometimes its best to use the most likely true words: "I don't know."

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Pierre Louis
We may find that the ULSD market has matured in...

We may find that the ULSD market has matured in NA and the price may even out with gasoline at some point.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pierre Louis
I for one went into 335d ownership with eyes wide...

I for one went into 335d ownership with eyes wide open. You are talking about an engine that is at the cutting edge of diesel performance and technology. There are risks with this. The choice that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,132
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'm not sure that "mainstream" hybrids will do...

I'm not sure that "mainstream" hybrids will do that well in the resale market as repair costs may be prohibitive compared to less complex designs. I haven't read anything about how well a Prius does...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Pierre Louis
Diesel usually lags behind in price up or down...

Diesel usually lags behind in price up or down compared to gas. Probably because of, for one, that gasoline is not as profitable and in relative surplus, some shipped from Europe, while ULSD is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,132
Posted By Pierre Louis
Interesting thanks. Perhaps now the standard for...

Interesting thanks. Perhaps now the standard for gasoline engines will be on par with the ones for diesel, with lots of bins though!

PL
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