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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
Here is the spec sheet on the Castrol Edge...

Here is the spec sheet on the Castrol Edge Professional.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
And just what does this video try to show?:dunno:...

And just what does this video try to show?:dunno:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Tc-YkJRxk

Don't use the Castrol Oil Approved by BMW but use the BMW Oil made by Castrol!:eek::yikes:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
It is $12.79/quart at Pepboys.

It is $12.79/quart at Pepboys.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
By the way, this is the oil I have used to top...

By the way, this is the oil I have used to top off between oil changes:

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lubes/PDS/GLXXENPVLMOMobil_1_ESP_Formula_5W-30.aspx

Sounds safe to use to me.:thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
So, in conclusion::dunno: 1. Let the dealer...

So, in conclusion::dunno:

1. Let the dealer worry about this by going to them exclusively to change and top off your oil?

2. Buy your oil at the BMW Dealer and add yourself?

3. Buy only...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
And to add a bit more confusion here is another...

And to add a bit more confusion here is another interesting article:

http://www.quirkyuncle.com/2013/09/12/diy-choosing-the-correct-motor-oil-for-your-bmw/
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
The 3 Series owner manual has a section on page...

The 3 Series owner manual has a section on page 222 that indicates when to add oil and what oils to be used. They do weasel word it a bit with "Your Service Center can advise on which engine oils...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 06:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,177
Posted By Flyingman
There is a rather extensive list of approved...

There is a rather extensive list of approved LL-O4 oils shown on this other website from 2011.

I can't vouch for it's validity but it appears authentic. It appears there are plenty of available...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,493
Posted By Flyingman
That's cause you are in Stinkadena. They make it...

That's cause you are in Stinkadena. They make it there!:p
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Flyingman
I'll fly out to San fran, pick up your car and...

I'll fly out to San fran, pick up your car and drive it back to Miami. Take good care of it. Just let me know when you want it back!:rofl:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Flyingman
OK, Tried it my 2010 335D and it works as...

OK,

Tried it my 2010 335D and it works as advertised. Cool! Hold it down and the drivers window opens first, then the rest of the windows, then the sunroof last.

They all close when you lock...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Flyingman
Gracias! I still have it on my GPS, so not a...

Gracias!

I still have it on my GPS, so not a total loss. It's been rather useful to understand and troubleshoot what is going on.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Flyingman
I do not suggest mixing oils unless the...

I do not suggest mixing oils unless the manufacturer has suggested it can be done. I mixed some engine oil in an older gas engine many years ago and started getting some serious valve clicking. It...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
I think we all can agree that the SIB merely...

I think we all can agree that the SIB merely brings your vehicle back to original condition, i.e. clean. It does nothing to solve the problem of CBU.

I'm strongly in agreement with others that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
Totitan, you sir are correct!:thumbup: I'm...

Totitan, you sir are correct!:thumbup:

I'm sure some sea lawyers could interpret that wording many different ways. The OP that paid $4,000 to have this work done needs to go back with a copy of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,493
Posted By Flyingman
I paid $3.799 yesterday at my local station but...

I paid $3.799 yesterday at my local station but they give me $2.00 off a car wash. At another location further away it was $3.579.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
I'm not sure the SIB indicates it is anything...

I'm not sure the SIB indicates it is anything other than a procedure to clean the CBU which is usually seen with the list of error messages and codes they indicate.

Just saying it is not a given...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By Flyingman
Nadir, I think the CCV Catch is a great...

Nadir, I think the CCV Catch is a great possibility of reducing the oily soot build up. That appears to be the largest contributor to the lower temp, moist, oily build up, coupled with any drier...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Flyingman
:dunno:Anybody???

:dunno:Anybody???
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
I fail to understand why the injector would not...

I fail to understand why the injector would not be covered under the warranty or maintenance, unless they have evidence you operated the vehicle improperly.:dunno:

In fact I would argue that the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Flyingman
I've never tried this. I almost always leave my...

I've never tried this. I almost always leave my car under roof or tree shade whenever possible. But good to know.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Flyingman
Garmin Mechanic App

Folks,

I have had the Garmin ECORoute HD and Garmin GPS for sometime now, been able to read certain guages, about 10 or 12 in all, read SES lights and codes and even reset a few at times. But I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
Keith, Fully agree. We pay a pretty penny...

Keith,

Fully agree. We pay a pretty penny for these cars and then buy the extended warranty and maintenance for another pretty penny. Unless they can demonstrate it is something I have caused...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
Can you elaborate on what is included in the...

Can you elaborate on what is included in the $4,000 charge?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,153
Posted By Flyingman
I'd fight it. The CBU is a symptom of the...

I'd fight it. The CBU is a symptom of the problems caused by other things. Many others here have had it covered successfully by the dealer under warranty.

My MPG is now down by about 10% from...
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