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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By KeithS
Most feel the diesel engine will mechanically...

Most feel the diesel engine will mechanically last forever. But the same cannot be said for all the external Emission Control systems which is where my major concern would be. There is always the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,372
Posted By KeithS
There is a big difference in filling the 335D...

There is a big difference in filling the 335D than the X5 and the newer cars that have the single fill port near the fuel filler.

For the 335D the first couple of times it took 2 techs using this...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,372
Posted By KeithS
My understanding is that dealers no longer drain...

My understanding is that dealers no longer drain the DEF, they just fill it. This change was made years ago.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,372
Posted By KeithS
There is nothing to reset to turn off the 'miles...

There is nothing to reset to turn off the 'miles to no start' warning. Once filled it will go out on it's own. If you continue to drive until it really doesn't start, that may be completely...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By KeithS
Can't respond about not being able to get into...

Can't respond about not being able to get into neutral, but based on reading these boards for years, HPFP failure is pretty rare.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,855
Posted By KeithS
This is very important to be aware of. Once the...

This is very important to be aware of. Once the DPF regen flag has been set, it will keep trying to do it until it completes. If you only take short trips (less than 10 miles) it is possible to get...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By KeithS
My car has both the engraved cap and the yellow...

My car has both the engraved cap and the yellow DIESEL sticker. But this is all academic for me, there is no self service in NJ :D
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By KeithS
There is a big yellow sticker in the fuel...

There is a big yellow sticker in the fuel compartment of my car that says DIESEL. Our cars do have a mechanical misfuel interlock in that as long as the stations are using the correct size nozzles,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By KeithS
They indicate it cleans carbon off the injector,...

They indicate it cleans carbon off the injector, that's not where our problem is. The intake track does not see the fuel at all, only the end products of combustion due to the EGR.

I really do...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By KeithS
I too have been thinking about the Tesla for well...

I too have been thinking about the Tesla for well over a year. It makes zero economic sense but the engineer in me is drawn in like a gravitational field. But as much as the cost, are all the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,236
Posted By KeithS
You have been one of the lucky ones not to need...

You have been one of the lucky ones not to need CBU cleaning. Don't get me wrong, I love the 335D and am keeping it for a long time. But it doesn't take much with any of the many emission control...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,236
Posted By KeithS
Forgot about the eco credit. But as mine was a...

Forgot about the eco credit. But as mine was a former service loaner, the dealer took that.

In the NorthEast Diesel is usually costs more then premium fuel. If you add $1500 in CBU cleaning...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By KeithS
I'm in the same boat!! I'm an EE, but work for...

I'm in the same boat!! I'm an EE, but work for an oil company. Talk about being torn between ICE and the next generation of transportation. I have a 16 year old 540iT to replace. It's down to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By KeithS
I find it very hard to believe the valve cover...

I find it very hard to believe the valve cover would need to be replaced due to carbon. There is a constant spray of hot oil in there which should keep it clean. Now if you were doing the full 13K...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By KeithS
As long as the cleaning was done correctly, there...

As long as the cleaning was done correctly, there should not be any secondary or downstream issues as a result. This doesn't mean some other emissions component will not independently fail either...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,236
Posted By KeithS
As does the initial higher purchase price. The...

As does the initial higher purchase price. The 335D will never pay out economically over the 335i. We purchased it because of the driving characteristics.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-19-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,565
Posted By KeithS
Yes looks are deceiving. Just picked up a...

Yes looks are deceiving. Just picked up a container of DEF from my local truck stop (where I get my diesel). The good news is it was manufactured last week so real fresh. The bad news is the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-19-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,565
Posted By KeithS
The tool to open the filler should be in your...

The tool to open the filler should be in your trunk in the (very modest sized) tool kit. It's the screwdriver. Take out the metal double ended shaft of the screwdriver and the plastic handle is the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-18-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By KeithS
My feeling is this is a one time event that if...

My feeling is this is a one time event that if you need to do CBU cleaning again, you will not need to reset the adaption limits. That they really were not set correctly in the first place, and are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-18-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By KeithS
The learning limit is stored in the DDE, it can...

The learning limit is stored in the DDE, it can be changed. At the beginning all the dealers were replacing injectors that had nothing wrong with them because of the 'minimum adaptation limit...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-18-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By KeithS
The CBU cleaning process is well documented. You...

The CBU cleaning process is well documented. You should not need to specify anything extra. The process should include resetting/recalibrating the injector minimum adaptation values (reduces future...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-16-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By KeithS
As CBU builds the changes are very gradual over...

As CBU builds the changes are very gradual over time, and there is nothing sudden to be noticed. I take a repetitive 350 mile (each way) trip several times a year. With a clean engine 40 MPG is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-08-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By KeithS
As others have said, I probably would have done...

As others have said, I probably would have done the same. But so far at 64K miles we've had fewer SES lights than on any other BMW we've owned. Only major event was CBU at 53K miles taken care of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By KeithS
Poor mileage is the most prominent effect of CBU....

Poor mileage is the most prominent effect of CBU. I had zero symptoms of CBU until the SES light came on at 53K miles EXCEPT lower MPG. Then I had some occasional rough idle. Although I had an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By KeithS
Not that it matters the laws in Oregon were just...

Not that it matters the laws in Oregon were just changed and there will be self serve in rural areas....
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