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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,110
Posted By dragoncoach
Will do. In SD for the 4th. Diesel prices are...

Will do. In SD for the 4th. Diesel prices are from $2.89 and up. In the valley, the prices are almost the same. So, I can either fill up in SD and drive back to SF or drive to Lost Hills and fill up...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By dragoncoach
I got it! I thought u filled it up. Either way,...

I got it! I thought u filled it up. Either way, it's all good.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By dragoncoach
Or maybe why put anything that says diesel in...

Or maybe why put anything that says diesel in that area? There are times when others fill up who aren't used to diesels. Sometimes people have brain farts and need to be reminded. Not a bad thing ,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By dragoncoach
Mine just has diesel stenciled on the cap. No...

Mine just has diesel stenciled on the cap. No other advisory sticker anywhere else.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By dragoncoach
So you went ahead and filled it up? You are an...

So you went ahead and filled it up? You are an enabler!!! JK. My wife leaves the filling to me and just takes the other car! So when I get in, I HAVE to fill it, but at least she tells me the fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By dragoncoach
I was just wondering whether or not BMW made a...

I was just wondering whether or not BMW made a different color gas cap, or is one even made, to differentiate gas from diesel. I was thinking a yellow one will work. It may help some who "forget"...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By dragoncoach
Just a thought....

I originally deleted this post but flying ace wanted to know what I posted. So I reposted my original thought below.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,110
Posted By dragoncoach
Yea. But I usually use my charge card so the...

Yea. But I usually use my charge card so the price ends up around $3.20 a gallon W 5% cash back on top. I usually check gas buddy first.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,110
Posted By dragoncoach
Thanks. I'd only go there if I was going down the...

Thanks. I'd only go there if I was going down the peninsula. Even @ .15 savings, it equates to less than $2.50 but good to know! We are actually going down to San Diego in a week. I'll check the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,110
Posted By dragoncoach
$2.99? Where? :dunno:

$2.99? Where? :dunno:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By dragoncoach
Exactly. My V1 does an ok job but against LIDAR,...

Exactly. My V1 does an ok job but against LIDAR, I probably would be toast. I've mellowed out quite a bit. The last speed run I made was 3 years ago up I-5 at 2am. I was able to exercise the SL. Ran...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By dragoncoach
Just make sure you know where the CHP's hide....

Just make sure you know where the CHP's hide. Sometimes they are all over the place and pulling cars and trucks over like flies. I usually don't do much over 80, more like 75...unless provoked! And,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-10-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,311
Posted By dragoncoach
Filling up that beast must cost a fortune on a...

Filling up that beast must cost a fortune on a long trip. 29 gallon tank? Big $$$$$$...but comfortable! We did a run up 1-5 and ran with a Tahoe and a Mustang. We were in our SL. Did over 100 for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-31-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
Posted By dragoncoach
I think you're being a little unrealistic. 2.0 vs...

I think you're being a little unrealistic. 2.0 vs 3.5 and you expect to get 40+ mpg? The VW and BMW are totally different cars, built for different reasons. I get 32 for all around driving in the BMW...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By dragoncoach
I don't really rotate my tires. With staggered...

I don't really rotate my tires. With staggered wheels, rotating side to side doesn't make too much difference in longevity. Besides, if you drive a performance car the way it meant to be driven,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-17-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,110
Posted By dragoncoach
Those prices are in So Cal. Cheapest chevron...

Those prices are in So Cal. Cheapest chevron diesel I've seen or used around SF is the one on Hickey & El Camino in Colma near the Costco...$2.99
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By dragoncoach
I've found kbb and edmunds gives you both. But,...

I've found kbb and edmunds gives you both. But, there is often a big discrepancy in their valuations. It's always good to check around to see what the real market around you are asking for their...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By dragoncoach
The only 335d's near me in that price range are...

The only 335d's near me in that price range are salvaged or are really stripped and have high mileage. There are many factors to consider when determining a car's value. Around me, a typical 335d w...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By dragoncoach
Really? It's right under THIS discussion topic!!!...

Really? It's right under THIS discussion topic!!! . Then, it's cars- private party.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-31-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,068
Posted By dragoncoach
Not a trick, just luck. When I'm going fast, I am...

Not a trick, just luck. When I'm going fast, I am either by myself or ahead of at the front of a pack. Lidar can an isolate any given car in a pack, not just the first one.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-31-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,068
Posted By dragoncoach
Most detectors don't work well against Lidar. For...

Most detectors don't work well against Lidar. For that you need a jammer.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-24-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By dragoncoach
It's free enterprise in CA. The smog check prices...

It's free enterprise in CA. The smog check prices are set by the company, not the state. Hence, the large price variations. I pay the same for either gas or diesel smog checks but the smog station...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-23-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By dragoncoach
Yea, CA diesel emission testing is pretty much...

Yea, CA diesel emission testing is pretty much visual. I drove my car in and it sat in the same spot while other cars who came later where put on the testing machine. Then the guy does a quick visual...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By dragoncoach
So is this is just a reliability comparison? It's...

So is this is just a reliability comparison? It's difficult to compare a SUV to a sedan and what one is looking for in a vehicle. You have to compare similar vehicles. It just seems this is basically...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,110
Posted By dragoncoach
Filled up 2 cars this week. $3.19 on Tuesday and...

Filled up 2 cars this week. $3.19 on Tuesday and $3.07 on Thursday. GOING DOWN. again!!!
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