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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By MotoWPK
Thanks for the tip Matt. Hadn't seen a mention of...

Thanks for the tip Matt. Hadn't seen a mention of this issue on Bimmerfest and don't frequent Bimmerpost. I've emailed my SA with this information, advising them they should initiate the PUMA case...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By MotoWPK
Doors spontaneously unlatching

Over the last couple of weeks we've experienced doors spontaneously unlatching on three occasions, the left rear door on two of those occasions and the driver's door on one. Prior to driving off...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By MotoWPK
If the windows go down when you start the roof...

If the windows go down when you start the roof down retraction sequence, that would seem to indicate the computer sees the conditions necessary to permit roof retraction; e.g. the load height limiter...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-09-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,998
Posted By MotoWPK
Deleting the DPF would have no impact on CBU. As...

Deleting the DPF would have no impact on CBU. As far as having no diesel emissions, UKBimmer indicates he's in Kentucky, so there are applicable diesel emission regulations (federal and possibly...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-09-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By MotoWPK
This sounds right. Holding the key next to the...

This sounds right. Holding the key next to the marked area on the side of the steering column, referred to by the OP, is to allow starting of the vehicle when the fob battery has died (the vehicle is...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,189
Posted By MotoWPK
I believe by 'direct' he means with pressure...

I believe by 'direct' he means with pressure sensors in the wheels and by 'indirect' where a change in tire pressure is indirectly determined by monitoring differential rotation of the wheels.

To...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,814
Posted By MotoWPK
No, you should not have to go through this. Some...

No, you should not have to go through this. Some have experienced it, but it appears to be a small sample, indicating the coating of those components on those vehicles was defective.

After 10...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-07-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By MotoWPK
The local Safeway - because it's the most...

The local Safeway - because it's the most convenient and, with the 10 cent discount they provide when you purchase with a debit card, the least expensive in our small town.

A few years ago with my...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By MotoWPK
The rear defroster is electric so I don't see how...

The rear defroster is electric so I don't see how that would have anything to do with the rear heat, which is air.

Also, I've never seen electric defrost, or for that matter air defrost, that...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,229
Posted By MotoWPK
Welcome Elaine from NJ. I've had a 128 vert for...

Welcome Elaine from NJ. I've had a 128 vert for almost a couple of years now (a '13), my first convertible in almost 40 years, and can say that when the weather cooperates, motoring with the top down...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By MotoWPK
It all relies on the tanker driver connecting the...

It all relies on the tanker driver connecting the tank on the tanker to the correct station filling connection. If the driver makes a mistake, the station has the wrong fuel in the tank and the wrong...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By MotoWPK
Don't think anyone was trying to put anyone else...

Don't think anyone was trying to put anyone else down here either. To expand on the point, not only should you not depend on the color of the fuel nozzles (as pointed out, they are not a standardized...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-26-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By MotoWPK
I'm seeing the same symptom as others have...

I'm seeing the same symptom as others have reported.

Tried MattBianco's tips, but as soon as I re-set iDrive to auto time zone it displays CT as the current time zone rather than the correct MT...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,299
Posted By MotoWPK
And in case you're not quick enough to adjust the...

And in case you're not quick enough to adjust the volume control while the voice command is responding, you can use the command "repeat" and it will repeat the last response giving an opportunity to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-19-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By MotoWPK
But...on the street this will only represent a...

But...on the street this will only represent a very small percentage of operation since you simply cannot maintain these high levels of output. A few seconds of relatively high output accelerating...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By MotoWPK
This seems to express a common mistaken...

This seems to express a common mistaken perception regarding heat and CBU. To burn off soot takes several hundred degree F minimum. Indeed, fuel is added to the exhaust to provide sufficient heat in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-14-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,643
Posted By MotoWPK
Product description only lists hydrofluoric, but...

Product description only lists hydrofluoric, but the MSDS states it contains hydrochloric acid as well.

http://msds.mocauto.com/index.php/component/edocman/?task=document.viewdoc&id=1369&Itemid=477
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,998
Posted By MotoWPK
At least here in Colorado I'd think of it as...

At least here in Colorado I'd think of it as wishful thinking. In the five years I've been fueling a diesel I've never seen cetane posted on a pump. Perhaps twice I've seen a "premium diesel"...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MotoWPK
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to give this repair...

Thanks for the tip. I'm going to give this repair kit a try for a small chip/crack I picked up recently.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,998
Posted By MotoWPK
Pierre, for which model does BMW specify 51...

Pierre, for which model does BMW specify 51 cetane? I know in the '14 X5 manual they do not, only specifying ULSD to ASTM D 975 and a max of 5% bio-diesel.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-13-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,643
Posted By MotoWPK
Pretty aggressive cleaner, a solution of...

Pretty aggressive cleaner, a solution of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid. Don't think you'd want to use it on a regular basis...and keep it away from the aluminum.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,998
Posted By MotoWPK
It's not clear either from the Car and Driver...

It's not clear either from the Car and Driver page or the Land Rover site if the TD6 uses only low pressure EGR or low pressure in conjunction with high pressure EGR, as BMW does on the X5 (and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-11-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By MotoWPK
The active tank, the one that supplies the DEF...

The active tank, the one that supplies the DEF pump, is heated, as is the pump itself and interconnecting lines and components to the active tank. The passive tank, which supplies the active tank, is...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By MotoWPK
bimmerized, I have the Steptronic in my '13 128i...

bimmerized, I have the Steptronic in my '13 128i as well and find it a very good automatic with only one annoying trait. When manually shifting from 2nd to 3rd between about 2000+ RPM and 4000+ RPM...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-11-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,998
Posted By MotoWPK
As it is the mixture of crankcase vent oil and...

As it is the mixture of crankcase vent oil and exhaust soot that is building up (there are no problems with a similar soot build up in the exhaust where oil is not mixed with soot), if the Provent is...
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