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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,708
Posted By bjbolduc
On the noise side, I really can't tell much...

On the noise side, I really can't tell much difference between a 328xd and my wife's x1. Note that the BMW direct injection engines do have a bit more motor noise. On the road you really don't hear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,708
Posted By bjbolduc
Or move to new jersey where politicians think we...

Or move to new jersey where politicians think we are too dumb to pump our own fuel .
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,533
Posted By bjbolduc
At least in southern california a major refinery...

At least in southern california a major refinery has gone back into service which will close gap between gasoline and diesel
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By bjbolduc
+1 on the xenon lights. Base lights are weaker...

+1 on the xenon lights. Base lights are weaker than I would like.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-30-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,686
Posted By bjbolduc
I have a 2014 328xd with about 33k miles. One...

I have a 2014 328xd with about 33k miles. One unplanned repair but apart from that no issues. There are some configuration complaints (embarrassing that hid lights are option at this price and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By bjbolduc
I believe in our x1 the auto stop/start does not...

I believe in our x1 the auto stop/start does not engage when ambient temperature is less than about 37f. The threshold temp in my 328xd is a bit lower
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By bjbolduc
I think you need to code the car for the tire...

I think you need to code the car for the tire pressure and temperature to be displayef
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-26-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
The qualification for tuning products is...

The qualification for tuning products is typically for off road use and not for use in the peoples republic of California :)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
Well if you check other threads in the diesel...

Well if you check other threads in the diesel forum, there are many people looking to tune their cars. There is a big difference between an individual owner bypassing emission controls and the same...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-16-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By bjbolduc
I have a 2014 with 26k miles and have had no...

I have a 2014 with 26k miles and have had no problems. So far.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-07-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
Not quite. N2O is a strong GHG but NO2 is a weak...

Not quite. N2O is a strong GHG but NO2 is a weak GHG that normally returns to earth as nitric acid.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By bjbolduc
I agree with that and it makes sense Except...

I agree with that and it makes sense
Except they put the emissions bypass logic in the VW with scr. That doesn't make sense to me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,298
Posted By bjbolduc
Had a gti. They engineered exactly the warrantee...

Had a gti. They engineered exactly the warrantee life on all parts so after 50k work began on it :(
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
Let the market work Their new Car sales will...

Let the market work
Their new Car sales will be zero and their share price will approach that level
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
Dumb question. Does the carbon buildup impact...

Dumb question. Does the carbon buildup impact emissions?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-22-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
Hmm. Too lazy to change code? I didn't know they...

Hmm. Too lazy to change code? I didn't know they bypassed urea inject
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,364
Posted By bjbolduc
How about this as a theory. Vw used NOx traps...

How about this as a theory.
Vw used NOx traps rather than urea injection for cost reasons and the NOx traps were not sized or designed right. Vw chose to run the emission system only when tested...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,533
Posted By bjbolduc
LA times article today said that scaqmd was going...

LA times article today said that scaqmd was going to rule next week if they would allow com to resume operations at the Torrance refinery. That should bring gasoline prices down if allowed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,958
Posted By bjbolduc
Likely been used as a demo for at least a few...

Likely been used as a demo for at least a few test drives
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-27-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,353
Posted By bjbolduc
How magazines do their acceleration runs 0-60 is...

How magazines do their acceleration runs 0-60 is pretty tough on the vehicle. Take a look at their rolling start time for 5-60 which is about a second longer. They can't brake start on a rolling...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By bjbolduc
Any station on route 17 should have good turnover...

Any station on route 17 should have good turnover on the fuel. I hadn't heard that diesel ages poorly myself. If you have home heating oil you will have a longer residence time.
Nice car btw
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,660
Posted By bjbolduc
I actually agree with you. My point is that...

I actually agree with you. My point is that Europeans have different concerns about health than the US (eg, no GMO food, concern over small particle diesel emissions) but generally smoke like...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,533
Posted By bjbolduc
There are still refinery issues on the left coast...

There are still refinery issues on the left coast and in the midwest so the high gasoline prices will continue until at least labor day.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,077
Posted By bjbolduc
There are so many options that SHOULD be standard...

There are so many options that SHOULD be standard on a 3 series but to answer the op question would start with xenon lights then backup camera
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,660
Posted By bjbolduc
I think cigarettes would also fit that criteria....

I think cigarettes would also fit that criteria. The irony is that Europeans smoke quite a bit more than US
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