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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,219
Posted By BlueC
Agreed. I've had two BMWs with RWD and two...

Agreed.

I've had two BMWs with RWD and two with xDrive. I've done RWD with dedicated winter tires and it doesn't compare to xDrive with rough conditions. It's the extreme cold and snow that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By BlueC
The Midwest is seeing a spike on gasoline prices...

The Midwest is seeing a spike on gasoline prices due to a refinery issue. Diesel is actually dropping a bit, now $0.20/gal cheaper than regular, $0.57/gal cheaper than premium.

Gotta love the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,569
Posted By BlueC
Regret going from the N54 to N47? No. I miss...

Regret going from the N54 to N47? No. I miss the N54 at times, but the N47 has the advantage at using nearly half as much fuel (averaged 19-24mpg in the Z4 and 335i, 35-45mpg in the 328d), which is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,569
Posted By BlueC
Well said. On paper the 328i seems much...

Well said.

On paper the 328i seems much faster than the 328d. However when I drove the two back to back, the 328d (without a tune) felt a lot quicker. Maybe that's because I rarely go full...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By BlueC
If you're looking for an affordable vehicle, I'd...

If you're looking for an affordable vehicle, I'd think there are other manufacturers better suited for your needs.

I don't think the BMW diesels are marketed as a value, but more so a blend of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,643
Posted By BlueC
If you're suggesting purchasing another car just...

If you're suggesting purchasing another car just for short trips, it simply doesn't make sense financially when CBU may never come up under 40k miles, and even then, it's a low 4-figure cost. Car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,643
Posted By BlueC
So for those of us who make short trips on the...

So for those of us who make short trips on the regular (5-30mi roundtrip), with an occasional longer drive every week or two weeks, what's the best strategy?

I know driving it hard is good, but is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,189
Posted By BlueC
I went back to E0 from E2. Fuel economy seemed...

I went back to E0 from E2. Fuel economy seemed to be really suffering, last fill up was 33mpg with mixed driving. Best that I've done with mostly highway was 37-38mpg. Haven't been able to break...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By BlueC
Sadly, we're forced to use B10 in the warmer...

Sadly, we're forced to use B10 in the warmer months (B5 in Fall/Winter) around here. Hoping that does not contribute to any issues down the road.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,056
Posted By BlueC
I looked at the X1 originally, wasn't even...

I looked at the X1 originally, wasn't even considering the F31. Once I looked at the X1 interior and then glanced over the F31 interior, it was a no-brainer, ended up with a 328d wagon.

No...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By BlueC
Based on my experience, no. However a careless...

Based on my experience, no. However a careless driver on the road (e.g. not avoiding potholes) might get more back.

I simply have never made a claim with the tire/wheel insurance BMW offers. So...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By BlueC
Living around potholes, I've had my fair share of...

Living around potholes, I've had my fair share of experience. I've only seen a bent wheel on a non-OEM wheel. Never have seen a damaged wheel (other than curb rash) on a BMW wheel on the last 4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,215
Posted By BlueC
Having had the N54 in my previous two cars, now...

Having had the N54 in my previous two cars, now on to the N47, I totally agree.

Around town the diesel provides plenty of power. The torque makes casual driving enjoyable, more so than the N2X. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,135
Posted By BlueC
Nearly 1500lbs of weight difference, why even...

Nearly 1500lbs of weight difference, why even compare the two.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By BlueC
I do, only because I prefer to drive the wagon in...

I do, only because I prefer to drive the wagon in sport mode, and do not like the behavior of the transmission when in sport mode (e.g. keeping it in a lower gear, higher revs). Manual mode + Sport...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By BlueC
+1 Previous car was a Z4 with the M Adaptive...

+1

Previous car was a Z4 with the M Adaptive Suspension. Going to the 328d wagon with xDrive and standard suspension was not all that bad. The comfort factor is a huge plus, yet it still handles...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,189
Posted By BlueC
2 months on E2, no issues.

2 months on E2, no issues.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By BlueC
+1 You can buy a pack of 100 off of Amazon...

+1

You can buy a pack of 100 off of Amazon for about $8. Easily enough to last you a multiple years (depending on mileage driven). Cheap insurance.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,569
Posted By BlueC
Well understood. I was comparing the 328d to the...

Well understood. I was comparing the 328d to the 328i in addition to the original point.

My point was that when I compared the 335i to the 335d, I still saw a noticeable increase in fuel economy...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,569
Posted By BlueC
I find that hard to believe. Both my 335i...

I find that hard to believe.

Both my 335i and Z4 35i averaged 20-23mpg combined (mostly city). When I had a 335d as a loaner, I was closer to 28-30mpg in the same conditions. That's nearly a 50%...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,569
Posted By BlueC
I do mostly shorter trips (5-15 miles round...

I do mostly shorter trips (5-15 miles round trip), with longer trips (>20mi) thrown in here and there.

No regrets with diesel. My fuel economy probably isn't the best, but I'm still average (at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,189
Posted By BlueC
I received a response from them via e-mail same...

I received a response from them via e-mail same day. Maybe double check the address you're sending to, not sure why they'd not respond back.

This is the e-mail I used:

info@racechip-usa.com
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By BlueC
You've got 2 extra cylinders in the 335D compared...

You've got 2 extra cylinders in the 335D compared to the VW, unless I'm mistaken.

That will make a big difference alone. It's simply a larger engine, it's going to consume more fuel no matter...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,712
Posted By BlueC
It varies a bit. Here in the midwest, diesel is...

It varies a bit. Here in the midwest, diesel is typically only significantly more than premium in the winter months (and by significant, I think it was maybe 30-50 cents more per gallon).

Now...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,712
Posted By BlueC
Best advice. When I was looking at the F31...

Best advice.

When I was looking at the F31 platform, I only had two choices. Gasoline 4cyl engine, or Diesel 4cyl engine. Coming from the N54 platform, torque was a concern.

Drove both,...
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