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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-30-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By bjbolduc
I hope the oil level calculation is more accurate...

I hope the oil level calculation is more accurate than the speedometer or the mph display on the computer. Neither are hard calculations
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-29-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By bjbolduc
Diesel drivers help needed.

Are you in a cold weather climate
You have two factors that will impact economy. Ambient temperatures and fuel properties
Your car will have lower fuel economy until it reaches normal operating...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,114
Posted By bjbolduc
328d NOx sensor problems and check engine lights

Got a cel also on 328xd and bringing in on Tuesday. It came on after onset of colder weather in northern NJ
Will update all once I get a diagnosis.


Update it was a fault in egr cooler system.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,633
Posted By bjbolduc
Agree it will cover bubbles in tires which paid...

Agree it will cover bubbles in tires which paid for coverage.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By bjbolduc
Which tires do you have?

Which tires do you have?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By bjbolduc
I use android and swiss army knife. Which has...

I use android and swiss army knife. Which has several additional useful functions.
I am sure there are a few on apple. Fixing the flat shouldn't cause a height issue
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By bjbolduc
A few suggestions. Can u measure from ground to...

A few suggestions. Can u measure from ground to top of each wheel well on flat ground? Can u check with a level (you can get an app for that) on the hood and roof and trunk across the car? Have you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By bjbolduc
Winter tires for BMW 328d

Which are your current tires?
I would look at the tire rack ratings too.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By bjbolduc
I meant Turanza.

I meant Turanza.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,054
Posted By bjbolduc
Curious about feedback with those running non-run...

Curious about feedback with those running non-run flats. I have Bridgestone potenzas on my 328xd which seem to have summer tire performance in the winter and winter tire ratings in summer. I have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By bjbolduc
Things I noticed with my 4 series

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By bjbolduc
I upgraded from x1 to 328xd in August The x1 is...

I upgraded from x1 to 328xd in August
The x1 is a good car and has the hydraulic steering so a better steering feel.
I really liked the car. Fast and handled well

That said the car is a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,695
Posted By bjbolduc
Actually a kafkaesque turn :)

Actually a kafkaesque turn :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,695
Posted By bjbolduc
320 vs 328d

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-bmw-328d-diesel-sedan-instrumented-test-review-old-man-torque-page-2



http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-bmw-320i-test-review



Car and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By bjbolduc
Try the bmw online apps. They have a fuel finder...

Try the bmw online apps. They have a fuel finder app that finds the lowest price fuel near you
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,695
Posted By bjbolduc
One thing to note on the instrumented test of the...

One thing to note on the instrumented test of the 328d vs 320 are the red lines.
You will have to shift more on the d as it has a lower red line
The lower hp will show up in the quarter mile time...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,695
Posted By bjbolduc
For me the dealer had better deals on the 328xd...

For me the dealer had better deals on the 328xd than other cars. They had several on lot since January so they got some corporate money to help convince me to go for diesel
Other thing is that the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-19-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By bjbolduc
That can also come off in a car wash so keep an...

That can also come off in a car wash so keep an eye on that piece.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By bjbolduc
On the tire point, my 328 xd has the Bridgestone...

On the tire point, my 328 xd has the Bridgestone turanza rf that have very poor tire rack reviews in snow. Has anyone else experienced this tire in moderate winter conditions? I am leaning towards...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,547
Posted By bjbolduc
X-1 slammed by Car and Driver after 40K miles

Back to the original post, car and driver also had a poor review of the 2013 model so not a surprise
I don't agree with their review and liked it a lot with som reservations (just don't consider it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-07-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,029
Posted By bjbolduc
Agree the eps is a significant weakness. That...

Agree the eps is a significant weakness. That said the EPs is controlled by software and there are other companies that have tuned EPs to give a road feel

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By bjbolduc
My 328 had 2013-2 map when I purchased in August....

My 328 had 2013-2 map when I purchased in August. It would certainly be nice to have bmw update to most current version. But I won't hold my breath.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,487
Posted By bjbolduc
I have had some cvt cars as rentals but never...

I have had some cvt cars as rentals but never owned
Did you not like the drive experience noise or reliability. Just curious


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,981
Posted By bjbolduc
In my case I traded a 2013 x1 for the 328xd and...

In my case I traded a 2013 x1 for the 328xd and the x1 had a diesel sound due to di (and lack of noise suppression) so the sound difference to this driver wasn't material.

Everyone has different...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By bjbolduc
What is the "pull-ahead" program?

In my case my lease was up in end November and I was able to get a 2014 with no early turn in penalty in August.
My car was a 2013 on a 24 month lease so I didn't technically qualify for the pull...
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