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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Flyingman
Well, Still no paper work a week later and...

Well,

Still no paper work a week later and my windshield washer fluid is low again, so back it goes!:tsk:

Clearly they ignored my complaint about the leaking washer fluid tank.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-29-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Flyingman
Wow, that is an expensive part, almost $500 for a...

Wow, that is an expensive part, almost $500 for a idler pulley. Harmonic (?):yikes:

Until I see the paper work I'm only guessing at what all they did. Hopefully they can get this to me sooner...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-28-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Flyingman
Still haven't seen my paper work but SA emailed...

Still haven't seen my paper work but SA emailed me that it was actually the idler that went bad. The belt was fine. He said it was some mistake that they tried to charge me for a new belt when they...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-28-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Flyingman
Played a bit more today. What I have noted is...

Played a bit more today. What I have noted is that when I come to a stop I down shift using the paddle shifter to 2nd, brake to a stop and in a few seconds can feel a subtle shift down to 1st. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-28-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Flyingman
I got my car back from the shop yesterday...

I got my car back from the shop yesterday afternoon.

My regular SA was on vacation so the one that attended to me did not seem to know jack about my car. Paper work wasn't ready so they couldn't...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-28-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Flyingman
Hoop, Got my car back yesterday and gave...

Hoop,

Got my car back yesterday and gave your method a try. Indeed, in Auto (D), even though I downshift to 2nd gear, it appears to start back off in 1st at take off from a full stop.

I'll...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Flyingman
Yep, much to my SA's surprise. :bigpimp: It was...

Yep, much to my SA's surprise. :bigpimp: It was the first thing he checked was if I was still within the extended warranty or not.

As always they gave me a loaner, a new 328 with the sewing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Flyingman
Hoop, I shall give it a close look as soon...

Hoop,

I shall give it a close look as soon as I get it back from service. Looks like my Power Steering and/or fan belt have suffered some problem. 90,700 miles, still under extended...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Flyingman
90,000 Miles end of Warranty!

OK folks,

Its been 90,500 miles and almost 6 years, reaching the end of my extended warranty.:thumbup:

My MPG just gave me one of my better tanks last refill (31+mpg), so I can safely conclude...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Flyingman
Hoop, I'm pretty sure it usually starts off...

Hoop,

I'm pretty sure it usually starts off in 2nd gear from a standing start, and that this is normal. It doesn't always do this, depends on other factors for which I haven't analyzed but most...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,245
Posted By Flyingman
Sounds like another "he said", "she...

Sounds like another "he said", "she said".:tsk:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Flyingman
In Auto (D) my car almost always starts in 2nd...

In Auto (D) my car almost always starts in 2nd gear. I usually use downshift (using thumb shifters) when coming to a stop but rarely drop it into 1st for fear of really screwing up the gear box,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,484
Posted By Flyingman
$2.67/gal all day everyday in South Florida! ...

$2.67/gal all day everyday in South Florida! Regular has been about matching, sometimes up or down a few cents from diesel, but diesel has been holding steady.:thumbup:

I also just got one of my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,236
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: 671
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: 905
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: 1,737
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: 1,737
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: 7,708
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: 1,469
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: 1,737
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: 830
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: 1,745
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: 1,004
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: 1,745
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...
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