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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By sirbikes
Hmmm... I always thought the epa numbers were...

Hmmm... I always thought the epa numbers were hard to beat. I never had a gasser that could exceed or even meet the epa numbers, no matter how I drove it. Until I got my diesel. I easily best the epa...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By sirbikes
Here is some interesting data ... These are my...

Here is some interesting data ... These are my regens. I track them and then plotted the 4mo. averages, mainly because it smooths out the data, esp. when I miss one or I am on a long road trip. But...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-12-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By sirbikes
Or the motor is generating excess soot. I think...

Or the motor is generating excess soot. I think that's what my recent loss of ~2mpg turned into.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By sirbikes
I'm still getting regens every 150 mi, so I know...

I'm still getting regens every 150 mi, so I know something's still not right.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By sirbikes
Tracking regens is a great way to predict if...

Tracking regens is a great way to predict if you're going to have problems. Mine dropped from 300mi avg between regens to 125mi. Then I got the engine malfunction lamp and stuck egr valve. It was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By sirbikes
Is the only function of the EGR to reduce...

Is the only function of the EGR to reduce emissions? Or is it to also regulate combustion temps? Will blocking it off cause hotter temps and create more NOx particulates, causing the SCR system to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-01-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By sirbikes
No but it helps. You can have it coded out as...

No but it helps. You can have it coded out as well.

Lot of folks with diesel trucks delete the EGR ... very common.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
My only concern with these egr deletes is that...

My only concern with these egr deletes is that they are all made in Europe and they may not be compatible with the US spec diesels. Otherwise this part is less expensive than what I just paid for my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
Update: The new egr cleared all codes except for...

Update: The new egr cleared all codes except for one. I'll post a pic of the fouled up one when I pick up my car. The boost pressure sensor was all fouled up with carbon and could not be cleaned to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
[Edit: Duplicate post]

[Edit: Duplicate post]
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
Well, my engine malfunction light came back on...

Well, my engine malfunction light came back on and with a vengeance. This time I was 200 miles from home, and the car went into limp mode. I don't know if you've ever driven a heavy diesel car with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,880
Posted By sirbikes
300 miles is about average. I am currently...

300 miles is about average. I am currently getting regens every 150 miles. I think that's due to high heat and humidity around here and lots of a/c use combined with stop and go driving. Or it could...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By sirbikes
Regarding 2, I have had new cars where I followed...

Regarding 2, I have had new cars where I followed the mfr instructions and babied the car for the first 1000 miles, and ones where I just drive the piss out of it, and guess what, it doesn't make one...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,114
Posted By sirbikes
I was at the pump today and a guy filling an...

I was at the pump today and a guy filling an older Ford F-250 saw that I was using an additive and asked what I used. I told him the OptiLube Summer blend and he said he uses inexpensive auto tranny...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
My mechanic could not find anything wrong with my...

My mechanic could not find anything wrong with my car (no leaks, valve issues, excessive carbon buildup, etc). His theory is that maybe the EGR valve closed a bit too slowly given the fuel / boost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,880
Posted By sirbikes
Watch the instantaneous mpg gauge on the...

Watch the instantaneous mpg gauge on the instrument cluster. It drops. Easiest to tell on the highway at constant speed. If the gauge is showing close to 30mpg, when a regen starts happening, it will...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
I got around to hooking up my code reader. Here...

I got around to hooking up my code reader. Here is the generic code info:

P02CB
Turbocharger /
Supercharger B
Underboost
Condition
PENDING
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
Started car this morning and light is gone. I...

Started car this morning and light is gone. I don't know if it will come back, but I don't want to worry that something bad is going to happen if I push the car. I mean, what's the point of having...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By sirbikes
Ugh ... just got my first major code -- an engine...

Ugh ... just got my first major code -- an engine malfunction light came on tonight, the big icon on the dash. Here's what I was doing. Every so often I give it the boot. Well, on my way home,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,900
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks. I always thought, diesel is diesel, and...

Thanks. I always thought, diesel is diesel, and bought the cheapest I could find. But I always added my 2oz of Optilube Summer+ blend to every tank, which is still cheaper than paying the brand name...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,900
Posted By sirbikes
Dumb question ... but what is off-brand diesel? I...

Dumb question ... but what is off-brand diesel? I typically use GoGas, which is convenient to me and is fairly busy (mainly because they are less expensive, and have a whole bunch of cheap soda...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,900
Posted By sirbikes
Isn't that for the large diesel pump nozzles? ...

Isn't that for the large diesel pump nozzles?

Btw, I use a funnel and a small 6oz bottle with 2oz lines marked on it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,900
Posted By sirbikes
Turns out I use the Summer+ blend which doesn't...

Turns out I use the Summer+ blend which doesn't have the antigel and storage life additives that XPD has. I only need to use 2oz per tankful which is very economical. XPD also has better water...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,667
Posted By sirbikes
Which is why in the interim I think you will have...

Which is why in the interim I think you will have the hybrids, where you can run up to 50 miles or so on pure ev, then for longer trips the ICE kicks in. I think I read somewhere that 40% of all...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-02-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,667
Posted By sirbikes
I'll wait for a lower power Tesla or equivalent....

I'll wait for a lower power Tesla or equivalent. Think about it, the Tesla is a sports sedan, with 0 - 60 in 5 s and a 362hp motor with 85 kWh battery. I don't need that. I need range. Put that same...
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