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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-08-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By KeithS
In case you are not aware there are 2 sizes of...

In case you are not aware there are 2 sizes of diesel nozzles. The one for the big rigs (to pump the gallons much faster) will not fit your car.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-08-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By KeithS
The majority of the issues around the first...

The majority of the issues around the first generation BMW USA diesels is the emissions control systems, not the engine or fuel systems. These issues are around the DEF/SCR injections system, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-15-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,798
Posted By KeithS
Remember these cars are electronically shifted by...

Remember these cars are electronically shifted by activating solenoid valves. There is no mechanical valve body anymore. With that said the computer is not happy with one or more inputs it is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-04-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By KeithS
Plastic is not impermeable. Doesn't O2 from the...

Plastic is not impermeable. Doesn't O2 from the atmosphere have some impact?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-04-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By KeithS
Many good points here. It's not obvious you need...

Many good points here. It's not obvious you need to use the bottle to refill, there is a internal seal on the fill port that get's pushed opened by the bottle. Also DEF does have an expiration...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-30-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,777
Posted By KeithS
This is hard to read as I am nearing the 100K...

This is hard to read as I am nearing the 100K point. At 86K miles our car has been pretty reliable except all the recalls, the common A/C belt, one CBU cleaning (as we all know very expected) and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By KeithS
I use NO oil at all between 10K mile oil changes...

I use NO oil at all between 10K mile oil changes on our 335D with 85K miles on the car. The level at oil change time hasn't moved a detectable amount still filled from the last oil change. Any...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-02-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By KeithS
It probably is not leaking, just some messy work...

It probably is not leaking, just some messy work on previous oil changes. Clean it up real good and see if it returns.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 10-05-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,777
Posted By KeithS
This is not unique to the Diesel, it just happens...

This is not unique to the Diesel, it just happens more quickly. Every direct injection engine, including gasoline is subject to carbon built up. As this has become the standard design, it is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-30-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By KeithS
If the pressure is fine you need to reset the...

If the pressure is fine you need to reset the TPMS sensor system. It only alerts if the pressure drops 25% from what they are reset to. If you have Nav, it's an option on the iDrive screens. You...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-23-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By KeithS
I figure 1000 mile warning is enough. I so...

I figure 1000 mile warning is enough. I so rarely fill the DEF anyway. My 335D seems to use one gallon of DEF for every 5000 miles. The usage went WAY down after the last DDE update following CBU...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-19-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By KeithS
They stopped pulling the heads for just CBU over...

They stopped pulling the heads for just CBU over 2 years ago.
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By KeithS
My understanding is that in the past small items...

My understanding is that in the past small items such as minor dents, scratches, wheel rash would be handled by the VDC. That was the past, no more.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-15-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By KeithS
Early on in the CBU game they were pulling heads....

Early on in the CBU game they were pulling heads. They quickly figured out this would be a very expensive warranty proposition and BMW developed the tools and procedure to walnut blast the heads and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-14-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By KeithS
Welcome to the compression ignition crowd! How...

Welcome to the compression ignition crowd! How many miles on the car? Unless you have service records, it's hard to tell what may or may not have been done to the car in the past. While there are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-14-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 32,780
Posted By KeithS
I agree completely with all the comments. I also...

I agree completely with all the comments. I also have had few problems with my 335D with 82K miles, although I will likely be getting a new DEF tank for an SES that just popped on under extended...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-13-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By KeithS
I'm hoping a redesigned replacement DEF tank will...

I'm hoping a redesigned replacement DEF tank will solve most of the issues. I also expect to pay for a CBU cleaning at some point in the future. Then if just a NOx sensor or a hose here and there...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-12-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By KeithS
Haha, :yikes: I go and write this and the car...

Haha, :yikes: I go and write this and the car just popped the SES. Looks like the temp sensor in the DEF tank. I have an extended warranty so it should be covered.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-12-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 32,780
Posted By KeithS
If you put the system in Recirc mode, it will...

If you put the system in Recirc mode, it will cool better, especially on humid days. You do have the dash temp wheel set to 3 blue dots (full cold)?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-09-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By KeithS
How many miles? So far I have had the opposite...

How many miles? So far I have had the opposite experience. At 82K miles we've had very few issues. One CBU cleaning, one NOx sensor and Mass Flow meter all done under warranty. Add to that;...
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,127
Posted By KeithS
I suspect this was the reason. The program is...

I suspect this was the reason. The program is designed for people who are looking for the true Euro delivery experience, not simply a means for a discount. I suspect for those looking for the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By KeithS
Right in the middle of Oktoberfest, Brave! ...

Right in the middle of Oktoberfest, Brave! Munich will be a little crazy (but different crazy than yesterday). Actually that was about the time we had initially planned our ED but moved it up 2...
Forum: European Delivery 07-21-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,698
Posted By KeithS
Thanks for the speed trap tip!! Cash, hmm, ...

Thanks for the speed trap tip!! Cash, hmm, sounds fishy to me. I know they have lots of speed cameras in the area. If you see the flash, your caught.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-19-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By KeithS
I thought any significant amount of gasoline run...

I thought any significant amount of gasoline run thru a modern diesel engine is a death sentence to the engine.
Forum: European Delivery 07-18-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By KeithS
Not that it matters we have our reservations at...

Not that it matters we have our reservations at the Leonardo Royal. Never been there so no review at this time. It's walking distance to BMW where we will be spending half our time. Tell them you...
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