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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-08-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 58,518
Posted By BrianNC81
The 335i with the twin turbo was not as bad as...

The 335i with the twin turbo was not as bad as you are describing with the 328. It did pull at lower RPM's but not nearly as hard as the D. To really get it going it had to downshift and rev over...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-08-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 58,518
Posted By BrianNC81
They changed out the DEF mixer and SCR Catalyst...

They changed out the DEF mixer and SCR Catalyst on my car. The EGR was replaced a few months back with the newer designed unit on the last round in the shop due to carbon buildup.

I've noticed...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 58,518
Posted By BrianNC81
100% stock, I did not try starting in M2 but will...

100% stock, I did not try starting in M2 but will give it a shot next time. Outside air temps were in the 80s during the runs
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 58,518
Posted By BrianNC81
Best run was 14.430 at 98.79 mph Fastest...

Best run was 14.430 at 98.79 mph

Fastest trap time was 99.08 mph and ran 14.633

All runs were in sport mode with traction control off
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,719
Posted By BrianNC81
I think there may be some truth to the not...

I think there may be some truth to the not driving the 335d hard enough. Diesel engines generally thrive on being loaded down so that they reach operating temperature. 425 lb torque moving 3800lb...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 58,518
Posted By BrianNC81
haha, I guess the former owner of my car drove...

haha, I guess the former owner of my car drove like a grandma. I try to run it hard on a regular basis. This past Friday I did 6 runs down the local 1/4 mile drag strip to clean the carbon out of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 58,518
Posted By BrianNC81
The Problem: BMW has announced that certain...

The Problem: BMW has announced that certain emissions components on 2009-2011 3 Series, X5, and X6 diesel models including the SCR catalyst, DEF mixer, and the EGR valve may overstate vehicle...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-05-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,719
Posted By BrianNC81
In my truck I blocked the EGR. The oil stays...

In my truck I blocked the EGR. The oil stays much cleaner. Maybe something to think about when the D goes out of warranty.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-05-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,719
Posted By BrianNC81
Scan of what was done with mine (used OCR to...

Scan of what was done with mine (used OCR to convert to text):

CUSTOMER CAME TO PICK UP CAR AND SES LIGHT WAS BACK ON . CAR
DID NOT LEAVE THE DEALER SHIP.
SHORT TESTED CAR AND FOUND FAULTS 4583...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,719
Posted By BrianNC81
They replaced my cylinder head due to carbon...

They replaced my cylinder head due to carbon buildup. The engine was running just fine except I was getting a yellow SES light. Even after changing the cylinder head and EGR valve the SES came...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
They mentioned that what was found from my car...

They mentioned that what was found from my car other 335d's could be recalled
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
I plan on keeping it as long as possible. ...

I plan on keeping it as long as possible. Hopefully get at least 250K miles out of it!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
It did get resolved (finally)! After they...

It did get resolved (finally)!

After they replaced the EGR and cylinder head BMW spent a week reprogramming the computer with no results. (A BMW engineer actually came to the dealer) The check...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-27-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
I got my car back today after 6 weeks at the...

I got my car back today after 6 weeks at the dealership for a SES light. No issues at all on way home then I took it out about an hour later to pick up some food and got on the throttle a little...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,071
Posted By BrianNC81
On mine they replaced NOX sensors and an injector...

On mine they replaced NOX sensors and an injector and it did not fix my Service engine light. After 2 weeks of research and multiple attempts by BMW to figure out what was going on they decided to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
My thoughts exactly but since its under warranty...

My thoughts exactly but since its under warranty probably easier for the dealership just to replace rather than try to clean it out. The parts replacement was recommended by an engineer from BMW...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
Its a Base 335d no extra options

Its a Base 335d no extra options
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
The car remains in the shop waiting on parts from...

The car remains in the shop waiting on parts from Germany. They are replacing the top half of the engine due to the buildup. I'll let you know soon as I get it back on the manufacture date. I had...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-17-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
Maintenance is available but at a cost. I plan...

Maintenance is available but at a cost. I plan on performing my own oil changes using the LL04 oil and filters available at the dealer. As long as you save the records of self performed work you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
The CPO covers up to 100,000 miles on the...

The CPO covers up to 100,000 miles on the odometer (48k Remaining) or 6 years which ever comes first. It was about $29,600 out the door (not including the NC 3% road tax which needs to be paid when...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,186
Posted By BrianNC81
Air should be replaced every oil change to keep...

Air should be replaced every oil change to keep it fresh :rofl:

Along with the blinker fluid every 10,000 blinks.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,251
Posted By BrianNC81
New to forum and BMW - CPO 2009 335d

Hello all,

I've been reading for forum for a while now and pulled the trigger on a certified pre-owned 2009 335d with 52k on the clock. I was between the new Passat TDI or picking up a used...
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