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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-23-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By KeithS
Being from NJ we do not have this problem. Self...

Being from NJ we do not have this problem. Self service is not allowed, at least for now. As the very last state in the nation without self serve, there is currently a bill in NJ legislature to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By KeithS
The 328d does not have nearly the weight penalty...

The 328d does not have nearly the weight penalty of the 335d.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By KeithS
I think what everyone is saying, that the loss of...

I think what everyone is saying, that the loss of MPG for the 335D around town is a much higher percentage than the gas version of the car. On the highway where the D gets 30% better MPG than the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By KeithS
I find our 335D has minimal lag. But you...

I find our 335D has minimal lag. But you certainly feel the push on your backside when the big turbo spools up.

I also do not find it noisy. Inside the car same or quieter than the gas engine....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By KeithS
I do not think this is very common. Our 4 year...

I do not think this is very common. Our 4 year old 335D has the original MAF meter. But I did need to change it at about 100K on our 540iT. On the 540 the cleaning would help, but each time it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By KeithS
I recommend both. My OBC reads about 5% low in...

I recommend both. My OBC reads about 5% low in that I get better MPG than it indicates when compared with fill-up calculations. I changed the correction factor once to make it more accurate but...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-15-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By KeithS
Not much you can do to increase MPGs, the car is...

Not much you can do to increase MPGs, the car is already optimized with that goal in mind. There are things you can do for more power but naturally that will have a negative effect on MPG,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By KeithS
The MPG in the 335D is very sensitive to cold...

The MPG in the 335D is very sensitive to cold running (short trips) and stop/go traffic and your right foot. Under ideal conditions which is warm but AC not required, windows closed, level highway...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-13-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By KeithS
What are the codes? Any symptoms. I'm sure you...

What are the codes? Any symptoms. I'm sure you are well aware you are near the range that CBU commonly appears.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
You have it reversed. I specifically wanted the...

You have it reversed. I specifically wanted the one that covered all the electronics (Radio, idrive, etc). There were several mileage and year options. You could get 100K 6 years or 100K 7 years...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
I purchased the BMW platinum package from the...

I purchased the BMW platinum package from the dealer. It's good for 100K miles or 7 years whichever comes first. The coverage is as close to the factory warranty as you can get (things like the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By KeithS
I also no longer rotate. Most BMWs will wear the...

I also no longer rotate. Most BMWs will wear the rears faster then the front. I found that it generally works out that you replace rears twice as often as the fronts. On our 335D with 17" wheels, ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-05-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
I will leave this up to others to answer. I have...

I will leave this up to others to answer. I have an extended warranty and do not want to do anything that would compromise it. Plus the car already has more power than I ever need. There are lots...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
If it was owned by a soccer mom, unless she was...

If it was owned by a soccer mom, unless she was Danica Patrick, I'd give a 98% chance it was already CBU cleaned. The point I tried to make is not to lose any sleep over it. If you look at the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-05-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
The Trans is made by ZF (I think) There is...

The Trans is made by ZF (I think)

There is no timing chain maintenance on any modern BMW

Carbon builds up in the entire intake track starting from the EGR valve including the manifold, swirl...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
Most surely it has been carbon cleaned already. ...

Most surely it has been carbon cleaned already. While it is possible to CBU clean yourself, it requires very special tools and knowledge. Now that (honest) dealers do it for around $1500, probably...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By KeithS
Welcome to the Club! Diesels certainly do...

Welcome to the Club! Diesels certainly do provide a different driving experience. What's the year and mileage on the car? You will find that due to all the emissions systems, what was an extremely...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,038
Posted By KeithS
And it's a good thing it's not priced that way. ...

And it's a good thing it's not priced that way. Otherwise, except for having the experience of driving a torque monster, there would only be disadvantages with diesel (especially financially).
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,038
Posted By KeithS
When Diesel became ultra low sulfur several years...

When Diesel became ultra low sulfur several years back the price went up to cover the cost of removing it. If you read about Tier 3 fuels in the USA for Jan 2017 and the proposal holds, gasoline...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,038
Posted By KeithS
This is true if you are only looking at fuel...

This is true if you are only looking at fuel costs. If you factor in that the diesel car cost more to begin with, plus about 2+ cents a mile for CBU cleaning for the 335D ($1200 over 60K miles), the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,038
Posted By KeithS
I think we all agree except for the CBU issue the...

I think we all agree except for the CBU issue the 335D is a very desirable car, maybe the most desirable of all the diesels out there. We simply need to get our head around the fact that CBU cleaning...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,342
Posted By KeithS
I believe registration will make the battery last...

I believe registration will make the battery last longer, and possibly save some energy by not overcharging. If your going to replace every 3 years anyway, probably doesn't matter. But then many on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By KeithS
I believe there is a 'hill holding' feature on...

I believe there is a 'hill holding' feature on these cars. I noticed it early on, especially when pulling in the garage which requires a stop waiting for the door to open. Under very light...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,671
Posted By KeithS
I trusting what you saying Oil you purchase or...

I trusting what you saying Oil you purchase or who been service even at BMW is no good low qualities - I gave an example of over 400K miles of driving on 3 cars with no oil consumption and no engine...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,671
Posted By KeithS
And? What does this have to do with the...

And? What does this have to do with the purchaser of a car over the X5? Most on these boards are technically minded and know all of this, at least the points that are accurate. Many US states have...
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