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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By KeithS
I agree having to do expensive repairs are not...

I agree having to do expensive repairs are not the norm. But I also did not budget for the $5K automatic transmission my 540iT ate a few years back either. No these things should not happen, but...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By KeithS
Fortunately my experience has been much better. ...

Fortunately my experience has been much better. If we accept that CBU is the nature of the beast, and it can be handled, most of the other issues are no more common than other cars. For me I've...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By KeithS
In almost all cases, if you have any of the BMW...

In almost all cases, if you have any of the BMW warranties in effect, it looks like BMW will cover CBU regardless of what the fine print says. I'm sure there will be some dealers that will be a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-12-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By KeithS
Pretty much right on schedule. It was at 53K...

Pretty much right on schedule. It was at 53K miles for me. As I've said in other posts, this wipes out any savings the car could have provided by better MPG over the 335i. I believe BMW is at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-06-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By KeithS
Unless it's near the expiration of the factory...

Unless it's near the expiration of the factory warranty or you have an extended will it be fully covered. But 69K miles is pretty far from the expiration of the factory. The good news is this has...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By KeithS
Exactly how would the shells get into the oil? ...

Exactly how would the shells get into the oil? The oil side of the system is never exposed to the cleaning process. It's done with the valves closed and the shells are vacuumed out as they are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By KeithS
As long as the CBU cleaning was completed...

As long as the CBU cleaning was completed properly, you're done. There are no related follow-up issues/components, an oil change is not required due to the cleaning. There are 3 main parts that need...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,214
Posted By KeithS
Remember it's not a matter of if, only when. The...

Remember it's not a matter of if, only when. The only operability issue mine had until the SES popped on at 53K was decreased MPG. Just before cleaning I struggled to get 37 MPG on trip. After...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By KeithS
Of course port injection is not an option for a...

Of course port injection is not an option for a Diesel. But does sound promising for gas engines. But naturally more cost and more complexity to implement.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-15-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By KeithS
In this day of squeezing out all possible...

In this day of squeezing out all possible efficiency and minimizing emissions, I think we have to accept the CBU will become the norm regardless of gas or diesel. While no manufacturer has yet...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By KeithS
The process for the D is similar to the i but...

The process for the D is similar to the i but there are some very special and distinct tools to be able to access the long thin tangential intake ports. Without these specialized tools/wands, it's...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By KeithS
Think someone needed a BMW lug nut. I can't see...

Think someone needed a BMW lug nut. I can't see it just falling off. I've driven at least a million miles in my life and never had one just disappear. Fortunately only thing for me that has ever...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By KeithS
But with typical CBU, none of the items mentioned...

But with typical CBU, none of the items mentioned are broken and require replacement. Extending the warranty is no help for CBU. The CBU is cleaned out and most often, that's all that is needed. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By KeithS
Just as info, the 335D tranny is the same one...

Just as info, the 335D tranny is the same one used in 4.8 X5 from a few years ago.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By KeithS
I think the major engine failures are extremely...

I think the major engine failures are extremely rare and are due to something the dealer did wrong. Earlier on, they were removing the head to clean the CBU. This created many potential areas for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By KeithS
The 335D is an amazing car and BMW is unlikely to...

The 335D is an amazing car and BMW is unlikely to ever import another like it to the US. Closest will be the 535D. CBU will happen to all of them sooner or later, but then as everyone knows...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-31-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By KeithS
I think they are fine tuning the process. On my...

I think they are fine tuning the process. On my car they did multiple IRAP sessions before they gave it back to me. After the cleaning there was a session. Then a tech took my car home for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-28-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By KeithS
Apparently I've have a better experience. 1000...

Apparently I've have a better experience. 1000 miles since the CBU cleaning and no issues: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1050157
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By KeithS
Yes carbon buildup can be an issue. It is...

Yes carbon buildup can be an issue. It is covered by most the BMW warranties but it sounds as you would need to drive 50K miles in the next year on this car to maximize the CPO. The good news is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By KeithS
I think you will find that the first 1/2 tank of...

I think you will find that the first 1/2 tank of fuel includes an extra gallon not on the gauge contained in the filler neck. If I account for this extra gallon, all the rest of my calculations...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-09-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,442
Posted By KeithS
Just curious as to what are the symptoms that...

Just curious as to what are the symptoms that makes you believe CBU is back? At 53K miles I had my first SES for Injector #2 (P02CE) accompanied by random miss at idle. It persisted for several days...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By KeithS
If you have a warranty I certainly would expect...

If you have a warranty I certainly would expect that being an integral part of the engine they are covered. These are not suppose to wear out.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By KeithS
Well for me, the issue has been postponed. I...

Well for me, the issue has been postponed. I implemented an 'Italian tuneup' and that seems to have cleared the misfire at idle and the SES (code P02CE) has gone out. I called the dealer where I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By KeithS
Sport Activity Vehicle. This is BMW speak for a...

Sport Activity Vehicle. This is BMW speak for a SUV.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,614
Posted By KeithS
I understand that. But is there any value in...

I understand that. But is there any value in waiting to get the work done at a later time when it's more needed? This would extend the time for when the 2nd cleaning will be required (on my dime). ...
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