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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-26-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By boooomer
Update: Because I'm traveling & it's a bit of a...

Update:
Because I'm traveling & it's a bit of a safety hazard not having your right turn signal operative while on the interstate, I decided to get it repaired while traveling. I took the car into...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-24-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By boooomer
Why do they have to replace both sides? Is it...

Why do they have to replace both sides? Is it written somewhere?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-24-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By boooomer
You would think that. This time I took a pic of...

You would think that. This time I took a pic of the error message on the vehicle check window so that if magically stops doing it when I visit a dealer, I'll have the photo..

When I expressed my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-24-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By boooomer
Bad Right Rear Tail Light

I took my 335d in for that problem last week. It was intermittent and of course the dealer couldn't replicate - so they did nothing. I hate when that happens!:mad:
On the road now traveling for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Mpg
Views: 814
Posted By boooomer
I can't comment on the impact of High heat on the...

I can't comment on the impact of High heat on the engine - but it definitely does have an impact on the AC system. Compressors work longer (cycle off less) to maintain interior temperature set...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-29-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By boooomer
FWIW My dealer replaced the belt without having...

FWIW My dealer replaced the belt without having to duplicate the problem. Good thing as it only made the squeal on first starting up after sitting at least overnight and the ambient temp in the upper...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,679
Posted By boooomer
I think you're wise to let this go through to the...

I think you're wise to let this go through to the next service/ oil change. I would get them to properly document the paperwork to show the quantity & type of oil they used as well as the quantity of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,679
Posted By boooomer
Interesting point... is there a different warning...

Interesting point... is there a different warning for the two tanks - active vs passive? I couldn't tell in the tech literature I've read. I know they both have level sensors - but it wasn't clear...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,476
Posted By boooomer
Glad to hear that you figured out how to add DEF....

Glad to hear that you figured out how to add DEF. There are two fill ports, the upper port is for the passive tank, the lower port is for the active tank. Together they hold about 6 gallons.
You...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-31-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,679
Posted By boooomer
I understand that your frustrated with the car...

I understand that your frustrated with the car BUT the problem isn't with the car - it's with the dealer's service. So my question is why would you buy another car from that dealer? In the scenario...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-30-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,679
Posted By boooomer
Your SA is BSing you. 6k is NOT normal. Or it...

Your SA is BSing you. 6k is NOT normal. Or it might be normal for THEIR dealership because they might not be filling the tanks properly. You are correct to be concerned about it. The manual says that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,686
Posted By boooomer
I think it comes down to what a CPO'd car will...

I think it comes down to what a CPO'd car will cost vs a non CPO'd car. If there was a way to put hard dollars on the actual cost of the CPO warranty then you could make an informed value judgement....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 53,778
Posted By boooomer
+1 I would add that AC compressors - for any...

+1
I would add that AC compressors - for any given interior cabin temperature - draw more power (reduces mpg) at higher exterior temperatures. This occurs in 2 ways - the ac compressor cycles longer...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,378
Posted By boooomer
I think that is exactly why Audi did it. I think...

I think that is exactly why Audi did it. I think Braman Audi is an outstanding dealer - not only because of the way they handled Audi, but also because their SA's really know their cars, and they are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,378
Posted By boooomer
Unfortunately this is becoming more common. There...

Unfortunately this is becoming more common. There is no way for a consumer to know when the dealer records a fictitious sale with the mfg to gain an advantage with quotas. and if they don't disclose...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-02-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By boooomer
My Trip from Palm Beach to Santa Fe

Palm Beach - Sunoco - $3.60/gal
Gainesville FL - BP - $3.50
Shreveport LA Shell $3.33
Amarillo TX Shell $3.49 (550 miles 15.3 gal!!):yikes:
Eldorado NM $3.64

All credit prices. Florida...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 53,778
Posted By boooomer
I always felt that the auto held gears too long...

I always felt that the auto held gears too long and set the shift points at too high rpms. So I typically force upshifts in manual mode. However based on what folks have written on this thread about...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,247
Posted By boooomer
My tire was successfully plugged even though I...

My tire was successfully plugged even though I had driven 10 miles on it flat.
When I did eventually replace my tire, the tire mechanic & shop foreman both said that the tire sidewall looked ok &...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,247
Posted By boooomer
While driving on the interstate - about 300 miles...

While driving on the interstate - about 300 miles from home, I picked up a spike that left a 1/4" hole in the center of the tread. Fortunately, after having driven about 10 miles to the next exit,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By boooomer
All news media have agendas.:rofl: This WHO...

All news media have agendas.:rofl:
This WHO report has been reported in several media outlets in a similar fashion.

My take away from this confirms what i suspected, black stuff coming from...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By boooomer
+1 on the oil service. The bench mark for the CBS...

+1 on the oil service. The bench mark for the CBS is the build date.

My early '2010 335D stereo sucks in comparison to other cars that I've owned. Probably the only disapointment in what is an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By boooomer
I would echo everything written. I would only add...

I would echo everything written. I would only add that if your 25 mile commute is in stop & go traffic, you will be disappointed in the fuel mileage. OTOH If you're commute is mostly cruising, the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,118
Posted By boooomer
Garmin eco route HD

I just bought the Garmin eco route hd and have it connected via bluetooth to my Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone. The phone is running a free app called Garmin Mechanic. The connection seems to be pretty...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-21-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,675
Posted By boooomer
We rented a Prius a few years ago in Albuquerque...

We rented a Prius a few years ago in Albuquerque driving up to Santa Fe. It was ok for that and fuel consumption on the highway was just shy of the TDIs. They're reasonably quiet & surprisingly roomy...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-20-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,675
Posted By boooomer
Before I bought my 335D I was cross shopping the...

Before I bought my 335D I was cross shopping the TDI Sportwagen with the Prius. And in that comparison it was a no brainer. I could not stand driving the Prius on NY Expressways. It had no power at...
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