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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,033
Posted By bjbolduc
Likely been used as a demo for at least a few...

Likely been used as a demo for at least a few test drives
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-27-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,402
Posted By bjbolduc
How magazines do their acceleration runs 0-60 is...

How magazines do their acceleration runs 0-60 is pretty tough on the vehicle. Take a look at their rolling start time for 5-60 which is about a second longer. They can't brake start on a rolling...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By bjbolduc
Any station on route 17 should have good turnover...

Any station on route 17 should have good turnover on the fuel. I hadn't heard that diesel ages poorly myself. If you have home heating oil you will have a longer residence time.
Nice car btw
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,443
Posted By bjbolduc
I actually agree with you. My point is that...

I actually agree with you. My point is that Europeans have different concerns about health than the US (eg, no GMO food, concern over small particle diesel emissions) but generally smoke like...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 16,649
Posted By bjbolduc
There are still refinery issues on the left coast...

There are still refinery issues on the left coast and in the midwest so the high gasoline prices will continue until at least labor day.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,594
Posted By bjbolduc
There are so many options that SHOULD be standard...

There are so many options that SHOULD be standard on a 3 series but to answer the op question would start with xenon lights then backup camera
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,443
Posted By bjbolduc
I think cigarettes would also fit that criteria....

I think cigarettes would also fit that criteria. The irony is that Europeans smoke quite a bit more than US
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-05-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 16,649
Posted By bjbolduc
Don't think that ethanol will go away as Iowa is...

Don't think that ethanol will go away as Iowa is the first caucus.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,171
Posted By bjbolduc
from what I can tell, about 1/3 of the service...

from what I can tell, about 1/3 of the service stations in northern NJ have diesel so you don't have to go to truck stops for fuel. If you use BMW connect app in car, you can find diesel stations by...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,171
Posted By bjbolduc
I believe the a4 is an interference engine so a...

I believe the a4 is an interference engine so a timing belt failure would be the end of you engine so that was wise. A chain should have a fairly long life.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,171
Posted By bjbolduc
Timing belt or chain on your a4? A timing belt...

Timing belt or chain on your a4? A timing belt is a consumable item but a chain should last the life of a car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By bjbolduc
I have had my 328xd for a year and have not...

I have had my 328xd for a year and have not smelled diesel at all. But I may not be as sensitive as you.
On the engine noise, there is a noise on the inside but not much greater than a direct...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,171
Posted By bjbolduc
In full disclosure I leased my 328xd. There is...

In full disclosure I leased my 328xd.
There is uncertainty about long term reliability of di diesel. The 335d has a well documented carbon buildup issue history which may or may not have been...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,171
Posted By bjbolduc
I have the 328xd and very happy. The dealer was...

I have the 328xd and very happy. The dealer was pushing the diesel last summer and the 328xd price was competitive with 320i
I have not found diesel station availability to be an issue
The gasoline...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By bjbolduc
If you use the time delay (say you got a call...

If you use the time delay (say you got a call when driving) you can skip tracks so this is of limited general use.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-30-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,067
Posted By bjbolduc
Not to be picky but its Gay-Lussac's Law that...

Not to be picky but its Gay-Lussac's Law that absolute pressure / absolute temperature is a constant. Except if someone lets the air out of the football :)
The benefit of nitrogen is that it is dry....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By bjbolduc
Torrance refinery explosion has impacted gasoline...

Torrance refinery explosion has impacted gasoline production significantly from the Exxon refinery not really diesel.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-21-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 16,649
Posted By bjbolduc
The explosion at the Torrance refinery has...

The explosion at the Torrance refinery has impacted gasoline much more than diesel.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By bjbolduc
At least in new jersey i found the Sirius signal...

At least in new jersey i found the Sirius signal more reliable than xm
I dont lose Sirius under most underpases but the sound is suboptimal.





You would need a portable xm radio. Or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By bjbolduc
Did the other cars have Sirius or xm? I believe...

Did the other cars have Sirius or xm? I believe there is a difference in the sound quality
The best way to tell the difference between Sirius and FM and HD FM is if there is a station that is both...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,924
Posted By bjbolduc
I think the battery shows if you are in eco pro...

I think the battery shows if you are in eco pro mode. The two pictures seem to be of different generations of the BMW. My 328xd looks like the top.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By bjbolduc
[QUOTE=tex2670;8965421]Which would you choose?...

[QUOTE=tex2670;8965421]Which would you choose? The 2012 still have the newer body style which I like, and am not sure which is the smarter choice. Any help would be appreciated! I am looking at going...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By bjbolduc
You can purchase additional miles on lease...

You can purchase additional miles on lease cheaper than penalty miles.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-13-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By bjbolduc
You can get the auto stop start turned off by the...

You can get the auto stop start turned off by the dealer (coding) if it really annoys you.
There are a lot of other things you can get coded if you wish.
My wife has our X1 and I have a 328XD, and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By bjbolduc
More than enough Power with the 4 and great with...

More than enough Power with the 4 and great with 6 cylinder.
The x1 is one of the last BMW with hydraulic steering and has a solid feel. 3 series don't have same feel
Not really a suv in terms of...
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