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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,813
Posted By Flyingman
I've seen some Japanese Diesel engines that...

I've seen some Japanese Diesel engines that continue to run at idle for about a minute or two even after you remove the key and lock the doors and walk away. It was really strange first time I saw...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-13-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Flyingman
I'm on my second set of Michelin Pilot Super...

I'm on my second set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports and can highly recommend them.

I'm getting well over 30k miles , near 35-36k, with spirited driving and handling. It is a summer performance...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-02-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Flyingman
DEF is Urea mixed with distilled water. The...

DEF is Urea mixed with distilled water. The water evaporates when exposed to air, thus leaving crystalized Urea.:eek:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-23-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By Flyingman
I installed slightly wider tires front and rear,...

I installed slightly wider tires front and rear, and think that had a slight impact on my MPG.

The trade off is now my tires are lasting much longer.:thumbup:

I have 265 rear and 235 fronts.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By Flyingman
Dezil, Check out my actuals on Fuelly.com,...

Dezil,

Check out my actuals on Fuelly.com, under Flyingman. Those are years of true MPG in this car in South Florida. Mostly flat and of course with A/C running. I'm an aggressive driver but...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-17-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,411
Posted By Flyingman
Who is this guy? I dont think he even has a...

Who is this guy? I dont think he even has a BMW.:tsk:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-17-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By Flyingman
Slug,, Well said and I would do the same thing...

Slug,,
Well said and I would do the same thing if in your shoes. :thumbup: Being able to read and reset the codes has helped me though my ownership so far. An unexpected glow plug expense of $1250...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By Flyingman
Go check out fuelly.com and compare what others...

Go check out fuelly.com and compare what others are getting.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-15-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Flyingman
Hey, dont scare him Keiths!:yikes: For some...

Hey, dont scare him Keiths!:yikes:

For some reason I have yet to explain, my washer fluid level seems to drop often after I seem to just refill it.

Either I am using a lot more windshield...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-09-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Flyingman
Folks, FWIW Bosch recommends that should one glow...

Folks, FWIW Bosch recommends that should one glow plug fail go ahead and replace them all. It wont be long before the other may fail.:thumbup:
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
You should read up about how the modern glow...

You should read up about how the modern glow plugs work in our diesel engines. They do much more than what they used to do in the 70's and 80's. Back then they were just glorified pre-heaters. Now...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Flyingman
The one plug and controller were bad. I went...

The one plug and controller were bad. I went ahead and had them replace all 6 glow plugs. None of this was covered under the extended warranty but they did give me 15% discount on parts and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
OK, I got my 335D back this morning, here is the...

OK, I got my 335D back this morning, here is the synopsis::thumbup:

I paid $1,297.42 for the Balance and Rotate and to replace all six (6) Glow Plugs plus a bad Glo Plug Control.:yikes:

I did...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
I've been using the car for more than 6 months...

I've been using the car for more than 6 months with the one bad glow plug. Cant say I noticed anything different. My car starts immediately, every time. Might run a bit rougher at first but hard...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
Looks like one of my posts didn't go through...

Looks like one of my posts didn't go through yesterday.

I got a quote from the dealer to do all 6 plugs for $1,250 vs. $850 for just the one bad one. I figured if one went bad chances are another...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Flyingman
I got the Platinum, the Gold was more and added...

I got the Platinum, the Gold was more and added in all of the electronics like radio, etc... Unless I have that reversed.

The cost was around $2,700 but it is 6 years/100k miles, whichever occurs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Flyingman
Well, I trust that they know if it is a bad glow...

Well, I trust that they know if it is a bad glow plug or a bad controller.

The controller is covered, the plugs are not.

The cost to replace the one glow plug was $850. All 6 was $1,260. So I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Flyingman
The SA said the same, that the controller would...

The SA said the same, that the controller would be covered but not the actual glow plugs.

I just looked at a sample extended service warranty and the glow plugs are not "excluded", which in my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By Flyingman
Brought car in and my SA is now saying the glow...

Brought car in and my SA is now saying the glow plug is $850 parts and labor and is not covered by my extended warranty.

Can anyone provide any evidence if it is covered or not under the extended...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-06-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
Folks, My SA just called to advise that my...

Folks,

My SA just called to advise that my car needed a new MAF (Mass Air Flow Meter) which is covered and that indeed one glow plug was bad but that the extended warranty will not cover the glow...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
OK, Dropped of the 335D this am at dealer. ...

OK,

Dropped of the 335D this am at dealer. My regular SA wasn't there so I was handled by a much younger guy who seemed to know quite a bit about the diesels. His first question was how I was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-30-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
I'll ask about those. To my knowledge I'm still...

I'll ask about those. To my knowledge I'm still on original brakes after 88k.:yikes:

This car has really good braking too.

I have an Indy lined up as soon as my warranty/extended maintenance...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-29-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
Yes, definitely. You'd think these would go with...

Yes, definitely. You'd think these would go with out asking!:eek:

And my DEF warning just came on, 200 miles before the service is due, so 12,800 miles since last refill. Right on time.:thumbup:...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Flyingman
Last Free Maintenance Service

OK Folks,

My 2010 335D is at 88k miles and about 200 miles short of it's next and last "free" maintenance under the extended maintenance plan.:p

If any of you have "been there", what should I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Flyingman
As others have noted it is hard to know if you...

As others have noted it is hard to know if you have CBU or not. I'm now at 87k with a 2010 335D Sport/Premium and so far so good. I do drive rather hard, putting on at least 50% highway miles with...
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