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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By stan01
Did you try using CA emissions warranty? Just...

Did you try using CA emissions warranty? Just curious if they are saying this stuff isn't covered, or are you over 70K miles?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-22-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By stan01
One data point: I bought 4 new tires yesterday. ...

One data point: I bought 4 new tires yesterday. Rims came back with 1-2 small scratches on each and a 2 cm scratch on one. I think your dealer has a good point (especially if you want your rims to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 55,483
Posted By stan01
It's speculation, but my guess is the...

It's speculation, but my guess is the recall/reprogramming ties to either (or both) the California emissions investigation that several board members were contacted about earlier this year and the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-16-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,251
Posted By stan01
$4.199 today in San Diego at Shell Regular...

$4.199 today in San Diego at Shell

Regular unleaded was $4.299!

This is the first time since about September, 2010 that I've seen diesel cheaper than regular unleaded here.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-16-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 55,483
Posted By stan01
Any speculation on whether this recall will do...

Any speculation on whether this recall will do anything to prevent the disturbing cylinder head issue that several cars experienced earlier this year?
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 55,483
Posted By stan01
This article has a little more info: ...

This article has a little more info:

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120504/RETAIL05/120509927/1246/bmw-will-recall-diesel-models-to-fix-emissions-glitch

"BMW said the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,045
Posted By stan01
Will this work? Buy 1 BMW bottle. Empty...

Will this work?

Buy 1 BMW bottle. Empty into car.

Cut hole in bottom of bottle when empty and fill with cheaper DEF from another source using funnel.
Cover hole with duct tape and empty into...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,262
Posted By stan01
I saw the matte red metallic trim today, and it's...

I saw the matte red metallic trim today, and it's very tasteful. The red piping on the black seats is also understated and classy (think Mini). I think this choice will be very popular.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,262
Posted By stan01
Just saw the modern line wood trim today at the...

Just saw the modern line wood trim today at the dealership.

It looks like and feels like a piece of corrugated shipping cardboard with the top layer of paper torn off.

I would NOT order this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By stan01
It's usually more of an issue in markets where...

It's usually more of an issue in markets where there is only one BMW dealer within 100 miles (eg limited competition). People go to the "big city" to buy the car where there is competition among...
Forum: European Delivery 09-07-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By stan01
Deutsche Bank ATMs seemed easy to find in Munich...

Deutsche Bank ATMs seemed easy to find in Munich and larger cities in Germany. Less so in small towns. Barclays branches in London seemed to be more scarce. You can also use BNP Paribas branches in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,557
Posted By stan01
My car is currently in the shop at 6600 miles/12...

My car is currently in the shop at 6600 miles/12 months. Started with a scheduled oil change, but a few days before the appointment my SES light came on. When I dropped the car off, I also...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,466
Posted By stan01
I don't know why, but I've noticed that people...

I don't know why, but I've noticed that people who live in Maryland get some of the highest mileage in their 335ds on Fuelly. By no means scientific, but I wonder if its because it is generally flat...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By stan01
Oyster

I have had Oyster/Black for a year now since my ED.

All I do is wipe it with leather cleaner and conditioner about once per month. Takes about 5 minutes. I don't do the back seat every month...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-27-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,287
Posted By stan01
Photos of modified AdBlue Bottles?

Does anyone have a photo you can post to show how you have modified a BMW DEF bottle/nozzle to accept much cheaper VW or Kragen AdBlue? I'm at 4500 miles so figure I'll be coming due for an early...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-21-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,535
Posted By stan01
Here in San Diego fuel grades are still $0.10...

Here in San Diego fuel grades are still $0.10 apart, so yesterday when I filled up I saw:
87 Unleaded $3.559
89 Unleaded $3.659
91 Unleaded $3.759
#2 Diesel $3.859

Still coming out ahead since...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,065
Posted By stan01
Look under Federal Taxes -> Deductions and...

Look under Federal Taxes -> Deductions and Credits
Click Explore on my own

Under Cars and other things you own,
Energy-Efficient cars


I used to fill out the forms directly, but I've found...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-05-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,535
Posted By stan01
Paid $3.759 yesterday.

Paid $3.759 yesterday.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-31-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By stan01
Did you check the air pressure in the tires?

Did you check the air pressure in the tires?
Forum: European Delivery 10-26-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By stan01
There are two trains from Heathrow to Paddington:...

There are two trains from Heathrow to Paddington:

Heathrow Express: Non-stop, 15 mins, 4x/hour, 16.50 pounds one way
Heathrow Connect: 5 stops, 25 mins, 2x/hour, 7.90 pounds one way

I take...
Forum: European Delivery 10-20-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,578
Posted By stan01
sivert, sounds like you are experiencing the same...

sivert, sounds like you are experiencing the same BMW/Harms communication problems that many of us faced in the summer when we had 13+ week deliveries at Port Hueneme. BMW assured many of us that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-13-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,526
Posted By stan01
Yeah, smells kinda like burnt fish. So, my...

Yeah, smells kinda like burnt fish.

So, my car did the burn yesterday evening.
Drove to work (20 miles) but then today on the way home the SES light came on (2700 miles).

Coincidence?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,136
Posted By stan01
Other than some premature DEF refills, has anyone...

Other than some premature DEF refills, has anyone had any warranty problems with the d emission system yet? Has anyone even had to smog their d?

I think I'll have to get my 335d smogged in 2011...
Forum: European Delivery 09-10-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,255
Posted By stan01
My favorite -- "it depends"

My favorite -- "it depends"
Forum: European Delivery 09-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By stan01
IF you made the ship, and IF the ship stays on...

IF you made the ship, and IF the ship stays on schedule, and IF the improved ED processes at Port Hueneme are taking hold -- you'll be on track for a record quick delivery to AZ.

29 days from...
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