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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By MotoWPK
This. It's easy for people to not be aware of...

This. It's easy for people to not be aware of this control or to forget it because it is unusual, but it's also unusually useful.

P.S. To be picky, it's not a 'slide switch', but a rotary control...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-07-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,582
Posted By MotoWPK
As a point of clarification, the algae is almost...

As a point of clarification, the algae is almost certainly being formed in the tanks of fueling stations where the presence of appreciable amounts of water is much more likely than in a vehicle (most...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-09-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By MotoWPK
No, it's not common. Having a '13 128i cab I...

No, it's not common.

Having a '13 128i cab I take note of the top of other BMW convertibles I see around and have been impressed with how good they look on vehicles that are quite old; e.g. 10, 15...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-04-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,344
Posted By MotoWPK
Here's what Tire Rack says about compact spares,...

Here's what Tire Rack says about compact spares, aka 'temporary spare tires' as used in the X5 and many other vehicles; "...temporary spare tires are usually accompanied with warnings that advise...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-03-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,344
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually the OEM spare, as is common with...

Actually the OEM spare, as is common with 'compact' or 'space saver' spare tires is rated for up to 50 miles at up to 50 mph, coincidentally the same rating commonly indicated for deflated run flat...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-03-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By MotoWPK
When I was researching replacing the OEM Michelin...

When I was researching replacing the OEM Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP's on our '14 X5, I noted the 'OEM' designation on the Tire Rack site. Asked and they stated these were BMW spec tires (with the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By MotoWPK
Replaced the Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP OEM...

Replaced the Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP OEM tires on our '14 X5 35d a couple of weeks ago with ~30,000 miles on them. Tread was down to 4/32" near the edge on a couple of them. I'd estimate they...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By MotoWPK
Was reviewing info I have on this subject which...

Was reviewing info I have on this subject which includes;

SI B 16 02 10 March 2010 - which cautions "Filling the tanks to the top of their respective filler necks will cause the DEF to leak out of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-21-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually, in my previous post, I was quoting the...

Actually, in my previous post, I was quoting the manual for my F15 (MY 2014), and perhaps that points to a design difference between the older and current series that partially explains why the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By MotoWPK
When liquid in the fill line rises above the fill...

When liquid in the fill line rises above the fill line vent, near the open end or fill port, liquid will stop flowing from the bottle since there is no longer an atmospheric vent available. When you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By MotoWPK
It would appear that the system is designed for...

It would appear that the system is designed for filling to the top of the fill line since the manual states;

"Press the bottle down, see arrow.
The vehicle container will be filled.
The...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By MotoWPK
When the DEF 'miles to no start' warning appears,...

When the DEF 'miles to no start' warning appears, it is the active tank that has reached a low level, the passive tank already having been emptied replenishing the active tank.

There's certainly...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-09-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By MotoWPK
I'm sure part of the reason why BMW's recommended...

I'm sure part of the reason why BMW's recommended pressure for the rear tires is higher than the fronts is to account for when the vehicle has a maximum load in the cargo area. With this in mind, for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By MotoWPK
Not familiar with 'airstone like' vents, but...

Not familiar with 'airstone like' vents, but wetting of the vent lines seems inevitable to me since they are also an overflow line and even without an overflow, I expect at least the lower portion of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By MotoWPK
Interesting the SIB cautions against filling the...

Interesting the SIB cautions against filling the tanks up to the top of their respective filler necks but doesn't describe a procedure that will fill the tanks without filling them to the top of the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By MotoWPK
While compression is often the largest component...

While compression is often the largest component of engine braking in spark ignition engines (depending on speed and throttle position), parasitic losses within the engine (friction, coolant and lube...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By MotoWPK
To activate sport mode you move the shift lever...

To activate sport mode you move the shift lever to the left, which changes the shift points and engine response to throttle. Also, while in this sport mode, you can manually shift by moving the shift...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-15-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By MotoWPK
System pressure is not determined by the...

System pressure is not determined by the saturation pressure, instead being determined by the pressure relief valve in the radiator cap, which is set to maintain a pressure above the saturation...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-15-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By MotoWPK
It operates neither under or at saturation...

It operates neither under or at saturation pressure, but above saturation pressure, to avoid cooling passages with vapor and coolant pump cavitation. The pressure/vacuum relief valve build into the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By MotoWPK
No, it operates above the saturation pressure,...

No, it operates above the saturation pressure, otherwise the cooling passages within the engine would be filled with steam.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-12-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By MotoWPK
No it doesn't, it has mechanical steering with an...

No it doesn't, it has mechanical steering with an electrical power assist. Fly-by-wire would be the steering wheel and front wheels connected electrically, which Nissan is doing on a limited basis.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-07-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By MotoWPK
That would equate to about 590 gallons of fuel...

That would equate to about 590 gallons of fuel over 13,000 miles and a ratio of DEF/diesel of 2.5/590 = 0.004, or 0.4%. And, yes, this does seem low, but it's not zero.

So little is publicly known...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-07-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By MotoWPK
I've been tracking DEF consumption on our '14 X5...

I've been tracking DEF consumption on our '14 X5 35d closely since new, motivated to have an idea of the available range at any point in time to avoid needing a refill in the middle of a road trip.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-29-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By MotoWPK
The OP has a '14 328d so that the temp gauge is...

The OP has a '14 328d so that the temp gauge is oil, not water.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-25-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,801
Posted By MotoWPK
I've noticed the smearing as well at low...

I've noticed the smearing as well at low temperatures when, if the blade doesn't wipe the surface sufficiently, the film of water left behind will then freeze so that subsequent swipes of the blade...
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