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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By sirbikes
Even the X3 28d doesn't match up against the...

Even the X3 28d doesn't match up against the Mercedes GLK 250BT. The 250 is cheaper and has more hp and a lot more torque from its 4-cyl diesel, 369lb-ft. Even the Audi q5 diesel has a larger more...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By sirbikes
Plus tuners are starting to play with the Cruze...

Plus tuners are starting to play with the Cruze diesel, getting more power out of it making it a real sleeper.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By sirbikes
Presently about 37 percent of all electricity...

Presently about 37 percent of all electricity generated in the United States comes from coal. Burning coal to generate electricity to charge an electric vehicle would be insane. We have to lower the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By sirbikes
While they are nice, I need range, like 700 miles...

While they are nice, I need range, like 700 miles on one tank. Consumer Reports top luxury sedan was the Tesla, but the next two were diesels, the Audi A7 and I can't remember the third. They did a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-31-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By sirbikes
It's fairly specific. Has to fail an emissions...

It's fairly specific. Has to fail an emissions test and be a covered component. And the Federal program is 8 yrs / 80,000 miles:

http://www.epa.gov/obd/pubs/420f09048.pdf
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,586
Posted By sirbikes
I have an 2011 X5d with ~70k on it and no issues....

I have an 2011 X5d with ~70k on it and no issues. But I would love to get hold of a totaled X5d and remove the injectors, DPF, turbos and other undamaged parts so I have spares. Maybe just keep the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By sirbikes
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By sirbikes
Could be the plastic tabs on that piece - it's a...

Could be the plastic tabs on that piece - it's a single piece - that go into the metal frame. The tabs should be covered with felt tape. There are instructions online for how to do this. I'll try to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By sirbikes
No. The only safety benefit I see from run flats...

No. The only safety benefit I see from run flats is in the case of a rapid loss of air, like if you run over an object in the road and it gashes the tire open. Or possibly even more than one tire. In...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By sirbikes
I test drove a Q5 diesel this weekend. Compared...

I test drove a Q5 diesel this weekend. Compared to my X5d, the cabin and engine are quieter. The engine has a nice growl when you step on it. Makes the X5 sound like a rattle-box in comparison....
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By sirbikes
It's why I moved to NC from CA.

It's why I moved to NC from CA.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By sirbikes
Volt, i3, Tesla ... we won't be seeing many...

Volt, i3, Tesla ... we won't be seeing many plug-in EVs in North Carolina. Not only do you not get any tax credit, but they are now going to hit you with an extra tax. They call it a "fair" tax, to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-20-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By sirbikes
I bought a 2011 used with 35k miles on it. I had...

I bought a 2011 used with 35k miles on it. I had my car dealer friend check history and negotiate the deal since I suck at it. I have 64k on it now and have not had any issues.
I think the price...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-14-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks... good to know it's normal, annoying as...

Thanks... good to know it's normal, annoying as it may be. I'll continue to shift in manual mode for a mile or so.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By sirbikes
Tranny not wanting to upshift when cold

I am trying to figure out if this is normal behavior ... When I cold start my X5d and drive off, the tranny just revs and hangs there, up around 2.5 to 3k, until it finally decides to shift after...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By sirbikes
Well I repeated my test, leaving work, the car is...

Well I repeated my test, leaving work, the car is on for only a few minutes before having to boot it onto the highway ... turn left onto the on ramp and go from 0 to 75-80. It happened a bit later...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-05-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By sirbikes
No hills around here either. So the on ramp after...

No hills around here either. So the on ramp after I leave work is the only place where I have seen and been able to reproduce this code. Just seeing if it has to do with sudden increased load when...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-04-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By sirbikes
Then try this: When the car has been running for...

Then try this: When the car has been running for a few minutes (not quite fully warmed up), drive up a hill (or on ramp), and about half-way, give it a kick like you need to merge quickly. Let us...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,755
Posted By sirbikes
Forgot to mention that a pleasant surprise with...

Forgot to mention that a pleasant surprise with this rack and the X5 is that you can still open the upper tailgate with the rack in the folded up position, which is awesome. The door just clears....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,755
Posted By sirbikes
I use the Thule T2 with the 2 bike add-on. It is...

I use the Thule T2 with the 2 bike add-on. It is super stable. I sometimes jam a shim in the receiver to lock it in better and prevent movement. I've been using this rack for 5 years now with no...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-03-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By sirbikes
Yes, please post. Because the tuner (ETG - ecu...

Yes, please post. Because the tuner (ETG - ecu tuning group dealer) suggested I check the mass air meter and perform an induction cleaning to get rid of carbon buildup. So I did. And guess what? I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By sirbikes
The engine management light code of P323F...

The engine management light code of P323F represents a fault for the monitoring of the fuel injection rate. The information for the code was provided from All Data. The fault description defined for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By sirbikes
This is interesting because on a recent trip...

This is interesting because on a recent trip across the states of NC/SC I am starting to see the same bio 5-20% sticker at certain Hess stations. I ended up filling half a tank with it. So it's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,755
Posted By sirbikes
62k miles on the vehicle now and my lifetime...

62k miles on the vehicle now and my lifetime average is 24.3mpg, using manual (not computer) drain and fill calculation. Lot of factors involved, including quality of fuel, location/terrain, style of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-29-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,777
Posted By sirbikes
2011 X5 35d 62k miles No issues so far ...

2011 X5 35d
62k miles
No issues so far

I take it to the mountains about once a month. This is where the car really shines.
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