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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-17-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,861
Posted By dragoncoach
Those prices are in So Cal. Cheapest chevron...

Those prices are in So Cal. Cheapest chevron diesel I've seen or used around SF is the one on Hickey & El Camino in Colma near the Costco...$2.99
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By dragoncoach
I've found kbb and edmunds gives you both. But,...

I've found kbb and edmunds gives you both. But, there is often a big discrepancy in their valuations. It's always good to check around to see what the real market around you are asking for their...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By dragoncoach
The only 335d's near me in that price range are...

The only 335d's near me in that price range are salvaged or are really stripped and have high mileage. There are many factors to consider when determining a car's value. Around me, a typical 335d w...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By dragoncoach
Really? It's right under THIS discussion topic!!!...

Really? It's right under THIS discussion topic!!! . Then, it's cars- private party.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-31-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,943
Posted By dragoncoach
Not a trick, just luck. When I'm going fast, I am...

Not a trick, just luck. When I'm going fast, I am either by myself or ahead of at the front of a pack. Lidar can an isolate any given car in a pack, not just the first one.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-31-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,943
Posted By dragoncoach
Most detectors don't work well against Lidar. For...

Most detectors don't work well against Lidar. For that you need a jammer.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-24-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By dragoncoach
It's free enterprise in CA. The smog check prices...

It's free enterprise in CA. The smog check prices are set by the company, not the state. Hence, the large price variations. I pay the same for either gas or diesel smog checks but the smog station...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-23-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By dragoncoach
Yea, CA diesel emission testing is pretty much...

Yea, CA diesel emission testing is pretty much visual. I drove my car in and it sat in the same spot while other cars who came later where put on the testing machine. Then the guy does a quick visual...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By dragoncoach
So is this is just a reliability comparison? It's...

So is this is just a reliability comparison? It's difficult to compare a SUV to a sedan and what one is looking for in a vehicle. You have to compare similar vehicles. It just seems this is basically...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,861
Posted By dragoncoach
Filled up 2 cars this week. $3.19 on Tuesday and...

Filled up 2 cars this week. $3.19 on Tuesday and $3.07 on Thursday. GOING DOWN. again!!!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-18-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By dragoncoach
Careful what you wish for...

Careful what you wish for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,943
Posted By dragoncoach
Sorry to hear about your ticket. I would take the...

Sorry to hear about your ticket. I would take the class and keep the points off my record. You never know when it may benefit you in the future. Off topic, next time get your money's worth, anything...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By dragoncoach
Nice post... I hope no one I know ends up getting...

Nice post... I hope no one I know ends up getting stuck with it. Maybe trade it in and not feel any guilt selling it to a private party. If I sold a POS car to someone, I'd worry they knew where I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-13-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By dragoncoach
Actually, there are a lot of people in this age...

Actually, there are a lot of people in this age category that have more than enough income or wealth to afford an I8.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-11-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,570
Posted By dragoncoach
Will this affect your factory warranty? A lot of...

Will this affect your factory warranty? A lot of us don't mod the car until after the warranty period is over. Sound good though.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-09-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,693
Posted By dragoncoach
I read a lot about CBU and have become sort of...

I read a lot about CBU and have become sort of numb about it now. I'll just allocate money to do it and view it as a service item. If it doesn't happen, I'll be that much more ahead. Not going to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-09-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By dragoncoach
Regardless of being necessary and labor intensive...

Regardless of being necessary and labor intensive as you say, it's still questionable as to the timing. When a few refineries close at the same time it creates an artificial shortage and resulting in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-08-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By dragoncoach
In California, the summer formulation costs more...

In California, the summer formulation costs more to produce than winter blend. Hence, one of the factors. Another excuse for the annual spring gas price rise is the oil companies routinely close some...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-08-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By dragoncoach
See it as a current trend around som parts of CA....

See it as a current trend around som parts of CA. Definitely a good thing... We own 3 oil burners.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,861
Posted By dragoncoach
That's a tough call. CA has the tightest air...

That's a tough call. CA has the tightest air pollution laws in the country and part of it is special formulation gas for summer that supposedly cuts down on air pollution. I am thinking there may be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,861
Posted By dragoncoach
Just paid $3.17 today in San Diego. Regular was...

Just paid $3.17 today in San Diego. Regular was $3.39! It's the annual gas/ diesel price reversal.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By dragoncoach
To me, if you have to explain walnut shell...

To me, if you have to explain walnut shell cleaning/blasting to your mechanic, you shouldn't let him do the work. Don't be the guinea pig. Plain and simple.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,861
Posted By dragoncoach
It's the same story EVERY year. Refineries closed...

It's the same story EVERY year. Refineries closed for maintenance, conversion to summer blend, it goes on and on.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,861
Posted By dragoncoach
We are in San Diego this weekend. Gas prices are...

We are in San Diego this weekend. Gas prices are soaring! Diesel down here is LESS expensive than regular ar some stations! GO DIESEL!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By dragoncoach
I assumed...yea, I know, the X3 had a 3.5. With a...

I assumed...yea, I know, the X3 had a 3.5. With a 2.0, I can see 32.
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