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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-16-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By MotoWPK
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/80.606 ...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/80.606

"Tactical military motor vehicles or tactical military nonroad engines, vehicles or equipment, including locomotive and marine, having an EPA...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-16-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By MotoWPK
Their focus on autos could very well be a numbers...

Their focus on autos could very well be a numbers game; there are many more diesel powered autos than trucks in the UK. They may be leaving trucks for a second phase (some what like we did here...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By MotoWPK
British Doctors Beg Prime Minister to Phase Out Diesel ASAP

http://www.thedrive.com/news/7692/british-doctors-beg-prime-minister-to-phase-out-diesel-asap

The group, known as Doctors Against Diesel, sent an open letter to the U.K. PM on Tuesday begging May...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By MotoWPK
A few weeks ago my '14 X5d receive a good whack...

A few weeks ago my '14 X5d receive a good whack to windshield, leaving a sizeable crater near my line of vision. I knew it was going to be expensive since its; 1) a large windshield, 2) has the rain...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-02-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, you could think of then as Trip A and Trip...

Yes, you could think of then as Trip A and Trip B, though not entirely since they don't encompass the same information completely.

Auto reset only works on the Trip Computer, IIRC.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-02-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By MotoWPK
There's a fair amount a duplication between the...

There's a fair amount a duplication between the two, for example, distance traveled, fuel consumption and avg speed, but each set of information is stored separately allowing you to have different...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-02-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By MotoWPK
Brake dust would be black or very dark gray. ...

Brake dust would be black or very dark gray.

The OP is from New England and I believe they use the same or similar anti icing chemicals on the roads as we do here in CO, which is what I believe is...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,328
Posted By MotoWPK
Is this what you're referring to? REMUS...

Is this what you're referring to?

REMUS Responder...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-02-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By MotoWPK
This sounds like what I've seen on the brushed...

This sounds like what I've seen on the brushed aluminum trim on our '14 X5d (no running boards, but on the front, back and side trim pieces).

It's not corrosion, per se, but stain from chemicals...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-20-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By MotoWPK
A reasonable way to handle the situation where...

A reasonable way to handle the situation where you have to drive some distance to add air is to note the difference between the cold tire pressure vs. specified tire pressure, then, when you arrive...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-10-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By MotoWPK
I don't think he had a choice. When my daughter...

I don't think he had a choice. When my daughter shipped a car to HI a few years ago, the prep instructions included the fuel tank be at a maximum of 1/4 full.

There is a range of colors normal for...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-28-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,731
Posted By MotoWPK
Ordered the map update for our '15 X5d a couple...

Ordered the map update for our '15 X5d a couple of weeks ago using theh USB delivery option. USB arrive in a few days with clear instructions and the update went as described without a hitch. Have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-15-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By MotoWPK
CHDriver, where are you seeing this requirement...

CHDriver, where are you seeing this requirement by BMW? The owner's manual for my '14 X5d doesn't mention cetane, only specifying the fuel meets ASTM D975 and have a maximum biodiesel content of 5%....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-11-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By MotoWPK
My first opportunity to drive a 40e came...

My first opportunity to drive a 40e came yesterday, a loaner, and was very interested to compare how the power train performed to our '14 35d.

I was very impressed. Engine on/off transitions are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 10-02-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, or more specifically, to warn you when the...

Yes, or more specifically, to warn you when the pressure drops whatever the cause; loss of air, lower temperature or change in altitude.

And, it has nothing to do with RFT's, they react no...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,451
Posted By MotoWPK
This. It's easy for people to not be aware of...

This. It's easy for people to not be aware of this control or to forget it because it is unusual, but it's also unusually useful.

P.S. To be picky, it's not a 'slide switch', but a rotary control...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-07-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,059
Posted By MotoWPK
As a point of clarification, the algae is almost...

As a point of clarification, the algae is almost certainly being formed in the tanks of fueling stations where the presence of appreciable amounts of water is much more likely than in a vehicle (most...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-09-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By MotoWPK
No, it's not common. Having a '13 128i cab I...

No, it's not common.

Having a '13 128i cab I take note of the top of other BMW convertibles I see around and have been impressed with how good they look on vehicles that are quite old; e.g. 10, 15...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By MotoWPK
Here's what Tire Rack says about compact spares,...

Here's what Tire Rack says about compact spares, aka 'temporary spare tires' as used in the X5 and many other vehicles; "...temporary spare tires are usually accompanied with warnings that advise...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-03-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually the OEM spare, as is common with...

Actually the OEM spare, as is common with 'compact' or 'space saver' spare tires is rated for up to 50 miles at up to 50 mph, coincidentally the same rating commonly indicated for deflated run flat...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-03-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By MotoWPK
When I was researching replacing the OEM Michelin...

When I was researching replacing the OEM Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP's on our '14 X5, I noted the 'OEM' designation on the Tire Rack site. Asked and they stated these were BMW spec tires (with the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By MotoWPK
Replaced the Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP OEM...

Replaced the Michelin Latitude Tour HP ZP OEM tires on our '14 X5 35d a couple of weeks ago with ~30,000 miles on them. Tread was down to 4/32" near the edge on a couple of them. I'd estimate they...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-22-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By MotoWPK
Was reviewing info I have on this subject which...

Was reviewing info I have on this subject which includes;

SI B 16 02 10 March 2010 - which cautions "Filling the tanks to the top of their respective filler necks will cause the DEF to leak out of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-21-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually, in my previous post, I was quoting the...

Actually, in my previous post, I was quoting the manual for my F15 (MY 2014), and perhaps that points to a design difference between the older and current series that partially explains why the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-19-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By MotoWPK
When liquid in the fill line rises above the fill...

When liquid in the fill line rises above the fill line vent, near the open end or fill port, liquid will stop flowing from the bottle since there is no longer an atmospheric vent available. When you...
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