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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By KeithS
This is done while costing to a stop because the...

This is done while costing to a stop because the 2 to 1 gear change on deceleration would cause the car to jolt, resulting in lots of owner complaints.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-27-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By KeithS
I don't think so. This has been a BMW rumor for...

I don't think so. This has been a BMW rumor for decades. Count the gears as you are coming up to speed.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-25-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By KeithS
It may just be my interpretation (of our 335D),...

It may just be my interpretation (of our 335D), but I seem to get faster response by easing into full throttle (such as over 1 second) rather than just stomping on it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-25-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By KeithS
Many of us are just unwittingly part of a big...

Many of us are just unwittingly part of a big experiment to introduce BMW clean diesels to the USA. And one would like to think BMW has learned a thing or two and made design changes to the latest...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By KeithS
Based on experience with my 335D I seem to lose...

Based on experience with my 335D I seem to lose 2%-3% efficiency for every 10 degree (F) drop in ambient temperature.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By KeithS
Maybe dumb question but has the battery ever been...

Maybe dumb question but has the battery ever been replaced? Just because it tests OK for the duration of a few minute test does not mean there cannot be an internal issue.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By KeithS
As others have said they are all the same. But...

As others have said they are all the same. But DEF does have a shelf life so as fresh as possible, believe you may actually find an printed expiration date.. There is a diesel fuel specialty...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By KeithS
My M57 engine takes 8 quarts (including filter...

My M57 engine takes 8 quarts (including filter change). Does yours still have a dipstick (the 335D does) or are they gone on the 535D?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,911
Posted By KeithS
The puller I used came from a set of suspension...

The puller I used came from a set of suspension tools I got long ago.: http://www.harborfreight.com/front-end-service-tool-set-5pc-60306.html

The one you listed from harbor freight will not work...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By KeithS
The 8 speed vs 6 speed in the 335D helps as well.

The 8 speed vs 6 speed in the 335D helps as well.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By KeithS
As already suggested it's carbon build up. When...

As already suggested it's carbon build up. When my CBU was cleaned at 53K miles, I was able to again achieve the 42 MPG (ideal conditions) that I had when the car was new.

Also the diesel seems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,911
Posted By KeithS
Wow, this thread is almost 5 years old! And I...

Wow, this thread is almost 5 years old! And I still have the car. But to answer the question I did nothing special to pitman arm for the center rod. I did try and match the new center rod to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
"How do you clean all of that without taking the...

"How do you clean all of that without taking the head off? That's just my 2 cents." By using the tools and procedures developed by engineers, not backyard mechanics.

"And I love my smelly,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,987
Posted By KeithS
My guess is this sensor measures the differential...

My guess is this sensor measures the differential pressure across the DPF so it knos when to start a regen cycle. This old style filter may be prone to collecting water (combustion condensate) and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
A clean burning BMW diesel is nothing like a...

A clean burning BMW diesel is nothing like a smelly smokey Ford truck. Hundreds if not thousands of CBU cases, all on the intake track. Never on the combustion side. Do you know that there are as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By KeithS
You left out your mileage. PO2CE is "Cylinder #2...

You left out your mileage. PO2CE is "Cylinder #2 Fuel Injector offset learning at maximum limit". While the code is for an injector it's most likely triggered because of CBU (Carbon Build Up).
I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
Sure if you like to unnecessarily double or...

Sure if you like to unnecessarily double or triple the CBU cleaning cost. There are hundreds of BMW customers who have had their vehicles successfully CBU cleaned without pulling the head using the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
No, this is incorrect. The head is not removed...

No, this is incorrect. The head is not removed in this procedure. Is cleaned in place with walnut shells. Only the intake, which is plastic is removed. The valve cover is also removed to verify the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
This looks like the time: "32 FRU" 1 FRU = 1/8...

This looks like the time: "32 FRU" 1 FRU = 1/8 hour so by the SIB should take 4 hours. $7000, yea right.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
The dealers that were under $1000 were likely...

The dealers that were under $1000 were likely quoting for a gas engine, not diesel. If they do not know the difference that alone is a good reason to stay away. Also the prices may or may not have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-27-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
Nothing really breaks with CBU, you can wait...

Nothing really breaks with CBU, you can wait until it causes noticeable issues. But you already have a impact from CBU in reduced MPG.

This $7000+ quote would be enough to make my next car a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-26-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
This is exactly why many earn the title of being...

This is exactly why many earn the title of being Stealers instead of dealers. OK, Even if you replace the intake manifold that plus gaskets are around $700. As I recall we're talking about 5-6...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,651
Posted By KeithS
It's only an inferred guesstimate based on...

It's only an inferred guesstimate based on feedback from others on the amount of time it takes. Early on it was REAL expensive and BMW balked at covering it. Now that there is a well established...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By KeithS
"The base oil is produced at the Pearl GTL plant...

"The base oil is produced at the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar" Things really are global....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By KeithS
I had my CBU taking care of at the originating...

I had my CBU taking care of at the originating dealer, Flemington BMW. I will say that if you looked at the engine after they worked on it you couldn't tell it was even touched.
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