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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Pierre Louis
Is that $.12/mile just on costs associated with...

Is that $.12/mile just on costs associated with CBU or resale value?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'm at 60,000 miles now and without warranty,...

I'm at 60,000 miles now and without warranty, which is usual for me. Had I purchased every extended warranty on cars and electronics over the past 30 years, it would add up to way North of $20,000...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Pierre Louis
Seems you also need to know that warranties from...

Seems you also need to know that warranties from non-BMW companies have a spotty record, reading the reviews.

But a warranty on a used vehicle is often a good thing.

I would go with non-runflat...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,090
Posted By Pierre Louis
To my knowledge at least the 2009-2011 335d and...

To my knowledge at least the 2009-2011 335d and corresponding X35d models through 2013. Would think of it as a "recommendation."
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,090
Posted By Pierre Louis
This makes the most sense. The other reasons...

This makes the most sense.

The other reasons may include driving short distances at mild speeds. I'm not sure about the EGR part since most cars have it, so BMW might have dialed in too much in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By Pierre Louis
My first diesel was a class C motorhome with the...

My first diesel was a class C motorhome with the Ford/Navistar 7.3 Powerstroke. It got 12 mpg. It was like a locomotive. I loved it for its power/torque and relative efficiency. It could tow...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-06-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,638
Posted By Pierre Louis
Perhaps. But when I started to do this...

Perhaps. But when I started to do this "maneuver" on the 335d, it was after 20k miles and it may have fried the catalytic converters which are slightly upstream. They apparently can take some of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,638
Posted By Pierre Louis
The extent of my "hard driving" involves what I...

The extent of my "hard driving" involves what I used to do to tailgaters and other undesirables who were behind me: stomp on the pedal and produce a "hard" downshift. This would produce a most...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, my technically astute nephew in France says...

Yes, my technically astute nephew in France says Peugeot diesels used around town are more prone to CBU. He does his own engine work and was captain of a huge merchant ship before he retired.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pierre Louis
Its hard to find, I agree. Here are two...

Its hard to find, I agree. Here are two references and a journalist's opinion FYI:

http://www.chevron.com/documents/pdf/DieselFuelTechReview.pdf


...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pierre Louis
Perhaps, but there are reports among dealer...

Perhaps, but there are reports among dealer service departments that CBU can be a regional problem. Unless we know specifically what factors are involved causing CBU in one engine and not so much...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pierre Louis
It seems obvious to me that branded fuel has its...

It seems obvious to me that branded fuel has its own specific additive package - how specific I don't know. There are diesel pumps at branded stations that specify that the diesel is not branded. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah, I seem to trust BG but don't really know...

Yeah, I seem to trust BG but don't really know what to do, unless of course I get a CEL w/possible CBU as a cause. I am having an active conversation with my private mechanic on this and other...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pierre Louis
If decreased fuel economy is a function of CBU,...

If decreased fuel economy is a function of CBU, then all of my diesels with EGR haven't had it - yet.

2002 TDI: 156,000 miles: no decrease, no CBU "problem"
2004 TDI: 110,000 miles: no...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-05-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By Pierre Louis
Electric power steering can be analog. It...

Electric power steering can be analog. It involves not having variability, which means avoiding "power steering plus" or any other "active" change in ratio, boost etc. The reality of driving...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By Pierre Louis
Haven't seen an i8 but a Tesla sure impresses. ...

Haven't seen an i8 but a Tesla sure impresses. Not sure I would go for it quite yet, even if I had the coin. Its a bit too much like a computer (ha ha it actually is) and I still long for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By Pierre Louis
Mercedes builds a "normal looking" car, the B...

Mercedes builds a "normal looking" car, the B class, in electric to a similar price point that the i3 is at. Too bad the Tesla is double the price, then I would consider your argument valid. BTW,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-02-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, changing it more frequently. Perhaps...

Yes, changing it more frequently.

Perhaps a similar argument can be made for mineral oil for the engine.

Correction: it appears that the OEM ZF fluid...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-02-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pierre Louis
The ZF approved fluids are all mineral oil based:...

The ZF approved fluids are all mineral oil based: http://www.zf.com/media/media/en/document/lubricantslists/TE-ML_11.pdf but the OEM ZF fluid...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-01-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pierre Louis
Although I also agree with the electronic nature...

Although I also agree with the electronic nature of the transmission and its ability to "lock" especially when warm, I do have a sense backed up by experience that automatic transmission fluid, which...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,617
Posted By Pierre Louis
Chevron on Abercorn: best diesel, best price ...

Chevron on Abercorn: best diesel, best price

Diesel: $2.69/gal
Premium: $2.69/gal
Mid-grade: $2.47/gal
Regular: $2.09/gal

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,638
Posted By Pierre Louis
My 1991 E30 318is was plenty fast and was...

My 1991 E30 318is was plenty fast and was better/faster driving lumpy hilly narrow country roads than my 1988 Carrera 3.2 with sport suspension tuned for Lime Rock. The Carrera, however, was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-26-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,022
Posted By Pierre Louis
I believe they are, and also HPFP failures which...

I believe they are, and also HPFP failures which thankfully are few and far between for the 335d. I'd wager gasser direct injectors aren't much better either, but I really don't know.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,022
Posted By Pierre Louis
2011 X5 diesel...

2011 X5 diesel (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/x5?engineconfig_id=13156&bodystyleconfig_id=&submodel_id=) mpg: 23.1
2011 X5 I6...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,617
Posted By Pierre Louis
Enough places around here have diesel - $2.74...

Enough places around here have diesel - $2.74 seems the going discount rate today. Competition.

PL
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