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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By railroader
Haha yeah that's what I figured. Only observation...

Haha yeah that's what I figured. Only observation is the older cars
had that "extra" orange zero, where the newer don't. No big deal.
I'll never see 100K on a leased car anyway! :) Thx.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By railroader
Slay- good going and congratulations for the 100K...

Slay- good going and congratulations for the 100K milestone. I'll never see that on my current car; a leased 2014 535d which will go back to the Company on 12/31/16. However, it brings
up a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By railroader
Maybe your car was going through what we used to...

Maybe your car was going through what we used to call a "cold reboot" in the early computer days?
But I'm glad everything came back to normal, and no further issues...
Seeing that German menu was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By railroader
My now-gone 2010 335d weakest link was definitely...

My now-gone 2010 335d weakest link was definitely the battery and charging system. It's the only
thing that ever tripped any codes/warnings: I even got the original batt replaced under warranty...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By railroader
Took me a day to get used to it; coming from a...

Took me a day to get used to it; coming from a 335d with dark wood trim.
Have the aluminum hex in my leased '14 535d, paired with ivory nappa interior.
One observation I can make is the aluminum is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-05-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By railroader
I agree with the members who think it's best (and...

I agree with the members who think it's best (and better looking) to keep the tints
fairly equal through all the windows. Gives a more balanced look, I guess...
On my 535d I just installed Llumar...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By railroader
Union Pacific's Los Angeles divisions had a few...

Union Pacific's Los Angeles divisions had a few natural gas switchers in experimental use, even several years ago.
Some of those units ended up sitting forlornly on a lonely siding by the LA River,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By railroader
I'll second Stugots question. I'm hoping it...

I'll second Stugots question. I'm hoping it might be Chevron with 53, since that's what I usually pump in.
Have had no injector problems/issues yet, thankfully. Still runs pretty much as new...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By railroader
Earlier this year, maybe 2 months ago or so- D...

Earlier this year, maybe 2 months ago or so- D was the cheapest fuel on the station's number board;
less expensive than even the regular gasoline. That was a nice change (here in east San Diego...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By railroader
I don't have a One Series, but this is still an...

I don't have a One Series, but this is still an interesting post. Heck, I carry all kinds of liquids in my trunk every week! Not only jug water, but milk gallons and in this hot weather, six packs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 55,537
Posted By railroader
My quick report, (after the recall) is no unusual...

My quick report, (after the recall) is no unusual surprises. Minimum was done; the EGR, O-ring, seal, re-program, and wiper blade replace. They kept my car two full days due to a heavy work load;...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-26-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By railroader
There seems to be a lot of variation between what...

There seems to be a lot of variation between what is "standard" OC requirements/intervals
between our individual 335d's and the on-board notification system. Like Snipe, I'm on my
third; 2 were...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,785
Posted By railroader
Thanks m6-- the only problem is she thinks I'm...

Thanks m6-- the only problem is she thinks I'm nuts when I tell her I go
"the long way round" when I deliver her to these short distance locales;
I've found a dandy 15 miles fun freeway run with a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-12-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,542
Posted By railroader
East San Diego county, CA. Drove by a generally...

East San Diego county, CA. Drove by a generally very expensive
full service Shell, with the car wash option, etc. and saw our precious
golden diesel at about $4.20. The really interesting thing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,438
Posted By railroader
Thanks for the thought-provoking thread. My '10...

Thanks for the thought-provoking thread. My '10 model (build 2/10) fortunately has been trouble-free; other than the reflash(es) most of us have had along the way and the free OC's/services. Oh, I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,785
Posted By railroader
Thanks for this nugget of oil-wisdom, m6pwr. ...

Thanks for this nugget of oil-wisdom, m6pwr. You've made me a "convert." ;)
I admit to a few occasions of doing the harmful short commute, such as running
my GF to the light rail stop 5 mi....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By railroader
True that! I also notice that if you open the...

True that! I also notice that if you open the hood on the
335d, no matter the temp. of the engine, there can be an
amazing number of various odd relays clicking open or closed...
These clicks...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By railroader
As others have observed, there seems to be no...

As others have observed, there seems to be no real rhyme or reason to when the regens will occur;
I've seen one happen after a very short little hop of less than 10 miles on a cool morning, after an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,089
Posted By railroader
Like DC-IT and some others, I'm in for the long...

Like DC-IT and some others, I'm in for the long haul too with my 2010 d...
even got the Sirius/XM "Lifetime" plan for this car to be assured of the music
end of it as well! I took the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,675
Posted By railroader
Thanks for all the replies; I did find an indy...

Thanks for all the replies; I did find an indy shop that will do it for about a third of what the official "dealer"
wants. Yeah I know every other car here is a European exotic- (I deserved that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,675
Posted By railroader
Guys, forgive me for resurrecting a kind of old...

Guys, forgive me for resurrecting a kind of old thread, but now it's my turn to take my yearling (2010 335d) in for the hated smog check...:tsk:

Been shopping around (I'm a Cali guy) and my BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-27-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By railroader
I'll take a stab at answering-- (I have an early...

I'll take a stab at answering-- (I have an early '10 build 3 series iDrive with both plans activated (Safety and Convenience.) If I understand it correctly, new BMWs (2007 and above) get 4 comp...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,740
Posted By railroader
I don't have experience with the Zaino- (I'm sure...

I don't have experience with the Zaino- (I'm sure it is a superb product, though) but I have had good results with the dealer-branded leather care kit from BMW. Comes in a silver box// product code...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,389
Posted By railroader
Hehheh- I like that comparison analogy, Pasa-d! ...

Hehheh- I like that comparison analogy, Pasa-d! (See my user name)

They do pull as described; also I think I know where that low priced diesel station is;
not far from the tangle of industrial...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,966
Posted By railroader
Thank you for putting this information out...

Thank you for putting this information out Alpine! I've had the "IBD" Increased Batt Discharge message about 7-8 times; generally after a period of 4-5 days no driving. Had the car "checked" by the...
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