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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By KeithS
I've seen one in person up close at a club...

I've seen one in person up close at a club meeting. Not only are the back seats only for show you need to be young to get out of the front seat. There is a very high lip on the side (due to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By KeithS
But are not the links bolted in place, bolts that...

But are not the links bolted in place, bolts that could be loose?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-20-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By KeithS
A little guessing here using input from these...

A little guessing here using input from these boards. I think the DDE replacement occurred more for the older, rather than newer year 335D's. I believe was not a issue for the 2011 models. 2011...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-19-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By KeithS
Often codes that point to injector adaptation are...

Often codes that point to injector adaptation are caused by CBU and are actually not injector problems. As others have said, things about timing on a diesel is probably BS. "The SA did specifically...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By KeithS
This is the PERFECT driving conditions for any of...

This is the PERFECT driving conditions for any of the electric cars out there including the i3.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-17-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By KeithS
There is a "routine" inspection every so often. ...

There is a "routine" inspection every so often. On my display it looked like a car on a lift. If this is what yours is, just like it sounds, a visual inspection of things, nothing really done...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KeithS
Last time I checked anything running a 7.3...

Last time I checked anything running a 7.3 powerstroke or a Cummins 24 valve was never labeled as the "Ultimate Driving Machine". Infatuation about 0-60 is for teenagers. My first BMW was the most...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-10-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KeithS
If you've not figured it out we are all driving...

If you've not figured it out we are all driving performance CARS, not trucks or anything that would use an engine from a locomotive.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-07-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By KeithS
We all don't live in Georgia and most of us DO...

We all don't live in Georgia and most of us DO have emissions inspections. Just ripping out all the emissions equipment is not an option. But even so, what it the cost to gut and reprogram? ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,200
Posted By KeithS
I'm not 100% positive on diesel, but I cannot...

I'm not 100% positive on diesel, but I cannot find anything relating to additives, other than the aftermarket ones you can put in your tank yourself. I always was under the belief the diesel that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,200
Posted By KeithS
You need to realize there are limited sources of...

You need to realize there are limited sources of fuel for any given area. That in most cases all the brands in an area can actually come from the same 1-2 sources. In the case of gasoline the big...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KeithS
Then keep the D as long a you can. You know the...

Then keep the D as long a you can. You know the "analog" hydraulic power steering is almost a thing of the past!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KeithS
B class styling is much better than the i3 but it...

B class styling is much better than the i3 but it still misses on range and internal size. Have you seen or been in the i8? The most beautiful and at the same time impractical car out there. Has...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KeithS
Or eliminate all of this completely and go...

Or eliminate all of this completely and go electric! While much more than I would want to spend I am seriously thinking about a Tesla for our next new car.

It's too bad that BMW does not make a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-30-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By KeithS
50K miles and no CBU cleaning? I'll give it a...

50K miles and no CBU cleaning? I'll give it a 90% likelihood of needing cleaning within 10K miles. My 2011 needed it at 53K miles. But if the price is right, that alone is not enough to walk away...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By KeithS
You're mixing up to different pollutants. The...

You're mixing up to different pollutants. The Particulate Filter which traps the soot is still cleaned by super heating through the use of diesel injection. Diesel is injected into the cylinders...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-26-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By KeithS
I'm not John but my understanding is because the...

I'm not John but my understanding is because the intake is plastic, walnut shell blasting is too harsh and would destroy the intake. So the intake is either replaced (as it was done in my case) or...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-26-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By KeithS
Were off by almost a magnitude here. Assuming...

Were off by almost a magnitude here. Assuming BMW covers CBU up to 100K miles, most owners would be on the hook for no more than 2 cleanings to take them to 200K miles running under $3K for the two...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-22-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By KeithS
At least they are now much more quickly and...

At least they are now much more quickly and easily coming to the CBU diagnosis and going right to the cleaning instead of throwing parts at it dragging out the process.

You will feel a difference....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,200
Posted By KeithS
Good clarification. I was answering the question...

Good clarification. I was answering the question for the same model years as the 335D.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,200
Posted By KeithS
My understanding is the core engine is exactly...

My understanding is the core engine is exactly the same, some of the EGR plumbing is different.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,200
Posted By KeithS
I agree having to do expensive repairs are not...

I agree having to do expensive repairs are not the norm. But I also did not budget for the $5K automatic transmission my 540iT ate a few years back either. No these things should not happen, but...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By KeithS
Fortunately my experience has been much better. ...

Fortunately my experience has been much better. If we accept that CBU is the nature of the beast, and it can be handled, most of the other issues are no more common than other cars. For me I've...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By KeithS
In almost all cases, if you have any of the BMW...

In almost all cases, if you have any of the BMW warranties in effect, it looks like BMW will cover CBU regardless of what the fine print says. I'm sure there will be some dealers that will be a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-12-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By KeithS
Pretty much right on schedule. It was at 53K...

Pretty much right on schedule. It was at 53K miles for me. As I've said in other posts, this wipes out any savings the car could have provided by better MPG over the 335i. I believe BMW is at...
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