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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-29-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,341
Posted By Pierre Louis
Good choices. I'm partial to the 3 series...

Good choices.

I'm partial to the 3 series here, but would look hard at a diesel E-Class if its still around when my beloved 335d goes to pasture. The styling of the more logical but more...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-29-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,341
Posted By Pierre Louis
I understand why someone would prefer the tsi,...

I understand why someone would prefer the tsi, but lets not avoid potential issues since GDI is certainly prone to CBU and has its own HPFP to contend with, as gasoline is not as lubricating as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,341
Posted By Pierre Louis
6.98 l/100 km for the TSI going a steady 75 mph...

6.98 l/100 km for the TSI going a steady 75 mph is 1.84 gallons/62.14 miles is 33.77 mpg. vs. 5.15 l/100 km with the diesel-engined TDI going a steady 75 mph is 1.36 gallons/62.14 miles is 45.69 mpg...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,341
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here's...

Here's (http://www.guideautoweb.com/en/articles/27805/volkswagen-golf-tdi-versus-golf-tsi-2015-two-tests-over-4000-km/) an article comparing the 2015 tsi to the 2015 tdi.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,341
Posted By Pierre Louis
On www.fuelly.com a 2016 Golf tsi gets 25.3...

On www.fuelly.com a 2016 Golf tsi gets 25.3 (http://www.fuelly.com/car/volkswagen/golf?engineconfig_id=36&bodytype_id=&submodel_id=) average mpg while a 2012 Golf TDI gets 39.8...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-26-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Pierre Louis
Its not clear that Canadian 335d's don't have...

Its not clear that Canadian 335d's don't have this as Mercedes did this in the past for cars imported North of the border.

Good to know the car is designed to bring heat fast. My 2005 CDI seemed...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-26-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Pierre Louis
Diesels draw more from the battery when starting...

Diesels draw more from the battery when starting - I think its the higher compression ratio and glow plugs (if cold I guess). Also, there is a fuel heater, a coolant heater (diesels don't warm up as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-25-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Pierre Louis
When the battery can't hold a charge. It can be...

When the battery can't hold a charge. It can be discharged if you use a lot of electronics/seat heaters/stereo/lights and don't do enough miles to recharge it, but usually it can handle a recharge...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-24-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Pierre Louis
If its the original battery, then maybe its...

If its the original battery, then maybe its normal for it to be dead by now and not hold a charge. The 335d appears to have a program that compensates for the battery and its aging process until of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 33,114
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thank you again, wxman.

Thank you again, wxman.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Pierre Louis
Interestingly, comparing what the two 4 cylinder...

Interestingly, comparing what the two 4 cylinder engines the US/Canada get on fuelly:

2014 328d (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/328d): 39.1 mpg
2014 328i (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/328i): 28.4...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 33,114
Posted By Pierre Louis
While you are at it, try and fix the politicians...

While you are at it, try and fix the politicians that put diesels in the precarious place they are now. They are in your district, no?

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-21-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 33,114
Posted By Pierre Louis
Countries with good health care systems don't. ...

Countries with good health care systems don't. Its what they don't. Sorry regdfry.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-21-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 33,114
Posted By Pierre Louis
We need politicians that don't politicize public...

We need politicians that don't politicize public health and are willing to work with all different people and their needs/interests.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-20-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Pierre Louis
The marketing of aftermarket additives all rings...

The marketing of aftermarket additives all rings the same. Sort of like vitamins, the claims may be literally true but the data are missing. I've always said that if the marketers had viable data...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Pierre Louis
There are a lot of "true-isms" akin to dualistic...

There are a lot of "true-isms" akin to dualistic thinking out there, and the online diesel community has plenty of them.

Agree that diesel, especially in heavier vehicles, is the clear choice...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-15-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Pierre Louis
Rank Abbr. Meaning PCD *****cat Dolls (band) ...

Rank Abbr. Meaning
PCD *****cat Dolls (band)
PCD Programmed Cell Death
PCD Polycrystalline Diamond
PCD Pollution Control Department (Thailand)
PCD PhotoCD (Kodak file extension) ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Pierre Louis
Our cars specify 5W30, but this is good to know. ...

Our cars specify 5W30, but this is good to know. Thanks.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,947
Posted By Pierre Louis
My mother-in-law thinks this way :eek: just on a...

My mother-in-law thinks this way :eek: just on a smaller scale....;)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,947
Posted By Pierre Louis
You're welcome. Its still bad news that the...

You're welcome. Its still bad news that the environmentalist movement implies we are all "subsidizing" civilization by not using their favored energy sources. In effect, all energy use "subsidizes"...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,947
Posted By Pierre Louis
Nothing of the sort. I just find it in my mind...

Nothing of the sort. I just find it in my mind how deceptive the propaganda and misleading published information is.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-11-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,947
Posted By Pierre Louis
"Subsidies" are projected environmental costs/Pigouvian "taxes"

Most readers think "subsidies" are direct payments to the producers/suppliers. This is not true for what is discussed in these articles, it seems....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-07-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Pierre Louis
The use of stations with high turnover is a good...

The use of stations with high turnover is a good idea, but the additive mix that is unique to each fuel brand is very important. Additives are put in mostly at the terminal since they are not...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Pierre Louis
What really affects health

Interesting take on particulate matter and health risks:

A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-02-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thank you wxman - always good to hear about the...

Thank you wxman - always good to hear about the information you bring to the discussion.

PL
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