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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 11:47 AM
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Posted By d geek
Thanks for sharing that. Further proof that...

Thanks for sharing that. Further proof that Castrol is not the only oil suitable for BMWs.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By d geek
There is not a separate spec for top off. The...

There is not a separate spec for top off. The only spec is LL04.
Get back to us when you have a response from BMW stating that Castrol is the only LL04 oil approved for a complete oil change.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By d geek
:thumbup: excellent point

:thumbup: excellent point
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By d geek
FWIW: I contacted Mobil via...

FWIW:
I contacted Mobil via http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Home/Contact_Us.aspx
Here is the transcript of our emails:

> I am a auto enthusiast forum moderator and am trying to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By d geek
So you're still breaking it in. Your fuel economy...

So you're still breaking it in. Your fuel economy should get better and better.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By d geek
tuatua- Nice trip! How many miles were on the...

tuatua-
Nice trip! How many miles were on the car at the beginning of the trip?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By d geek
Would you agree that the emissions system...

Would you agree that the emissions system (particularly the EGR) is the primary cause of the CBU?

There may be other factors at play, but the CBU is the single biggest issue on the 335d IMO. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By d geek
This bears repeating. I agree 100%.

This bears repeating. I agree 100%.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By d geek
'DOH!! I wish I'd thought of that. Hey,...

'DOH!! I wish I'd thought of that.

Hey, you've already got one, FM. :D

(sorry for the inadvertant edit of your post. I'm not used to the position of that edit button yet !!)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By d geek
Here is a letter from BMW to Bardahl approving...

Here is a letter from BMW to Bardahl approving one of their products for BMW LL04 usage:
http://www.bardahl-ap.com/pdfs/oem-approvals/Approval-BMW-LL-04.pdf
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By d geek
J.J.- Have you tried the 328d yet? I'm not...

J.J.-
Have you tried the 328d yet? I'm not clear if you've made your judgement on that car from your own experience or if you are just looking at published numbers.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By d geek
Unless you have something in writing from BMWUSA...

Unless you have something in writing from BMWUSA that clearly states that the ONLY LL04 oil approved for use in US BMW diesels is Castrol's (and I don't mean your own convoluted interpretation of the...
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By d geek
I was working in Bern, Sw a few years back and...

I was working in Bern, Sw a few years back and took a drive around the Lucerne and Interlaken areas. It was early Nov and didn't see snow. It was beautiful weather and scenery.
Forum: European Delivery 09-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By d geek
I would skip driving to or in Amsterdam. Its not...

I would skip driving to or in Amsterdam. Its not worth it and if you want to see the "sights" there it is just as easy arranging a long layover there. Then take public transportation or taxi downtown...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By d geek
I wouldn't even wait 30 sec in a modern vehicle....

I wouldn't even wait 30 sec in a modern vehicle. As long as it is idling smoothly just put it in gear and don't accelerate quickly until the temp is up to normal operating range.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By d geek
Except they would call the 260hp "335d" instead...

Except they would call the 260hp "335d" instead of 330d. They did that for the "535d" that they introduced over here this year. :tsk:

They may do so if they feel the market supports that move. It...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By d geek
Yes- you need to pull a sample and inspect as...

Yes- you need to pull a sample and inspect as follows:


From reading the PS site, it does seem that you could use both as a preventive measure. I'd contact them to inquire directly.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By d geek
Although I've never had to store a diesel long...

Although I've never had to store a diesel long term, I'd recommend this approach:
1) Empty tank as much as possible.
2) Use a product such as:

link (http://www.powerservice.com/cd/)
3) Use the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By d geek
I think the main reason the pickings are so slim...

I think the main reason the pickings are so slim over here is because each chassis & powertrain combo needs EPA certification. This is a costly process that would only be done if corporate believed...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-28-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,059
Posted By d geek
Here is a BMW document that lists all of the oils...

Here is a BMW document that lists all of the oils meeting LL04 at the time it was printed (12/2006):
http://www.motor-talk.de/forum/aktion/Attachment.html?attachmentId=701830

I'm not aware of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By d geek
I agree with BMWTurboDzl: If they both the same...

I agree with BMWTurboDzl: If they both the same manufacturer and are both labeled LL04 I'd be comfortable mixing them.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By d geek
Previous versions of VW tdi (1997-2006 MY) are...

Previous versions of VW tdi (1997-2006 MY) are notorious for carbon build up in the intake. Typically between 100 or 200k mi. Actually more like tar than just carbon because it is a mixture of soot...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-23-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By d geek
The 40 cetane spec is the bare minimum. According...

The 40 cetane spec is the bare minimum. According to fuel testing done by Infineum, the average cetane at US retail fuel pumps is around 45.

Do you think that your 335d's performance has suffered...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By d geek
Nokian WRG3 are their latest All-Weather tire. I...

Nokian WRG3 are their latest All-Weather tire. I had the previous version (WRG2) on my MB and they worked great for the Michigan winters (slush, dry, packed, dry, ice, dry,...)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By d geek
congrats! Please check in over at the diesel...

congrats! Please check in over at the diesel subforum (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=154) and let us know how it lives up to expectations :thumbup:
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