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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By ChasR
My experience with tickets is that the best thing...

My experience with tickets is that the best thing you can do is go to court and plead innocent or accept the deal of the day. Here in metro Atlanta, the last two court appearances I've made,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-27-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By ChasR
My 335d starts in 1st gear in D or DS. If I...

My 335d starts in 1st gear in D or DS. If I forget I'm in manual mode, it starts in 2nd.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By ChasR
Resale value.

Resale value.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,118
Posted By ChasR
When I got mad about CBU and injector repairs and...

When I got mad about CBU and injector repairs and looked to trading into a 335i, the dealership offered me $15,500 on the d at 92,000 miles. The salesman said I should figure to lose $0.12/mile...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-03-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By ChasR
I made 92K before CBU hit. I don't think it's an...

I made 92K before CBU hit. I don't think it's an if, but a when it will get you.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By ChasR
The problem with chemical solutions to carbon...

The problem with chemical solutions to carbon buildup in direct injected vehicles is that the buildup is in the intake tract and none of the chemical is directly applied to it, but is injected...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By ChasR
1. My speedometer read 3 mph high at 80 MPH...

1. My speedometer read 3 mph high at 80 MPH (Indicates 83 at 80 actual, 3.75%). Reading low isn't typical on E90 BMWs. Does it have the stock tire sizes? Changing the rear tire size from 255/35 to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By ChasR
You can get to 340 hp and 530 lb/ft of torque...

You can get to 340 hp and 530 lb/ft of torque with just a tune for $800 to $1200. Is that not enough? With an inexpensive JBD, you can make just over 300 hp and 500 lb/ft of torque, for $279. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By ChasR
As I understand, the free version just checks the...

As I understand, the free version just checks the communications compatibility of the car and the bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection to the phone. If you want to clear codes or do any coding you have to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By ChasR
Mine made it to 92,000 miles before CBU hit. ...

Mine made it to 92,000 miles before CBU hit. It's running pretty good at +100K, after the cleaning, as one guy with a Pontiac (Holden) GTO can attest. It does run regens more frequently than before...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,648
Posted By ChasR
My experience with the BMW nannies is that in DSC...

My experience with the BMW nannies is that in DSC some wheel spin is allowed as long as both rear wheels are spinning before power is reduced. In Traction Control (DSC off), more wheel spin is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,250
Posted By ChasR
93K miles without an extended warranty.

93K miles without an extended warranty.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-26-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,250
Posted By ChasR
I paid $2800 for the carbon blast and then $1300...

I paid $2800 for the carbon blast and then $1300 for one injector. It runs OK, but has frequent regens, lowering mpg. Intermittent rough idle returned, but no codes yet. I will probably have to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
Intermittent rough idle returned yesterday. ...

Intermittent rough idle returned yesterday. Injector codes are almost certain to follow.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
You can watch the fuel mileage gauge on your...

You can watch the fuel mileage gauge on your commute. If it says 28 mpg where it normally says 36, it's doing a regen. If, when you park the car, the fan runs on and the car smells hot, it's doing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-04-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
Weeks later, after replacing the one injector,...

Weeks later, after replacing the one injector, the car is running OK, with the exception of at least 3 regens per tank and the resultant poor fuel mileage. I did a dyno run on an older model dynojet...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By ChasR
No unusual noise in mine up to 130.

No unusual noise in mine up to 130.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,707
Posted By ChasR
You may well be right. I happen to have both. ...

You may well be right. I happen to have both. The dealership said they had a very hard time selling 335ds, at least in part due to known reliability issues, which is why the trade in was so low. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,707
Posted By ChasR
My commute is mostly highway. 2 miles of surface...

My commute is mostly highway. 2 miles of surface streets to get on the freeway, 17 miles at 70+ then another 2 miles on surface streets. I've tracked the average speed on each tank of gas since I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,707
Posted By ChasR
After paying for CBU cleanup and subsequent...

After paying for CBU cleanup and subsequent replacement of injector 4, I found the car still runs regens twice or three times per tank, 2 to 3x as often as it used to. I decided to trade it in. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-18-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
Every 250 miles compared to every 500 or so. ...

Every 250 miles compared to every 500 or so.

Somehow, they decided that replacing injector 4 would fix it. It didn't and they still have the car. I'm supposed to be able to get it back tomorrow....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
I have no doubt they did the work I paid for. I...

I have no doubt they did the work I paid for. I have doubts that they were addressing the real problem. When I took it in, knowing how many 335d have CBU, I was pretty sure they had the correct...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
I'm going to see how the dealership handles this...

I'm going to see how the dealership handles this before I name them (disclosure: I own stock in the dealership conglomerate). No new injectors were installed in the CBU cleanup.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
No smoke, but more frequent regens.

No smoke, but more frequent regens.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChasR
CBU repair update

So the local dealership diagnosed my car with CBU after the SES light came on and the car exhibited a rough idle. It threw two injector codes and corresponding smooth running codes. I paid $2800 to...
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