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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By KeithS
Yes carbon buildup can be an issue. It is...

Yes carbon buildup can be an issue. It is covered by most the BMW warranties but it sounds as you would need to drive 50K miles in the next year on this car to maximize the CPO. The good news is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By KeithS
I think you will find that the first 1/2 tank of...

I think you will find that the first 1/2 tank of fuel includes an extra gallon not on the gauge contained in the filler neck. If I account for this extra gallon, all the rest of my calculations...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-09-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,300
Posted By KeithS
Just curious as to what are the symptoms that...

Just curious as to what are the symptoms that makes you believe CBU is back? At 53K miles I had my first SES for Injector #2 (P02CE) accompanied by random miss at idle. It persisted for several days...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By KeithS
If you have a warranty I certainly would expect...

If you have a warranty I certainly would expect that being an integral part of the engine they are covered. These are not suppose to wear out.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,320
Posted By KeithS
Well for me, the issue has been postponed. I...

Well for me, the issue has been postponed. I implemented an 'Italian tuneup' and that seems to have cleared the misfire at idle and the SES (code P02CE) has gone out. I called the dealer where I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,320
Posted By KeithS
Sport Activity Vehicle. This is BMW speak for a...

Sport Activity Vehicle. This is BMW speak for a SUV.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,320
Posted By KeithS
I understand that. But is there any value in...

I understand that. But is there any value in waiting to get the work done at a later time when it's more needed? This would extend the time for when the 2nd cleaning will be required (on my dime). ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,320
Posted By KeithS
I did receive a nice and unexpected call from BMW...

I did receive a nice and unexpected call from BMW Corporate assuring me this will be taken care of without major cost. The effort to reach out to me was most appreciated. I made the appointment...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,320
Posted By KeithS
As you may have read in other posts, looks like I...

As you may have read in other posts, looks like I may also be up to bat for the "ordeal". Right now I only have an Injector #2 code. Car runs perfectly fine except MPG is down about 10%. Because...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-22-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,292
Posted By KeithS
I have almost the EXACT same story. I purchased...

I have almost the EXACT same story. I purchased a 2011 335D service loaner with 8K miles. ZERO issues until yesterday where at 52K miles the SES came on. My generic code reader indicates an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,246
Posted By KeithS
The orientation of the little vent tube inside...

The orientation of the little vent tube inside the filler bottle is important. As I recall it needs to be near the top in the air space, not in the liquid. When in the liquid there is too much back...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,246
Posted By KeithS
Unless your 2011 is different than mine the DEF...

Unless your 2011 is different than mine the DEF trap door, which is about a 2" diameter circle is located on the drivers SIDE of the lower rear bumper. You press the little button towards the front...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-02-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By KeithS
I have what may be a dumb question. What if one...

I have what may be a dumb question. What if one simply pulls the connector off the EGR valve. Will it just stay closed? I know it will generate a fault, but so does plugging the flow.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By KeithS
I too noticed how clean my wheels were on my 335D...

I too noticed how clean my wheels were on my 335D compared to other BMW's. I also run Akebono Euro Ceramics on my other cars. These are very different than the newer lower dusting BMW brake pads. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,885
Posted By KeithS
None of my cars, 335d with 52K miles, 328i with...

None of my cars, 335d with 52K miles, 328i with 180K miles or our 540iT with 150K miles use any oil between changes, Certainly less than 1/4 quart. BMW oil is used in all cases.

I plan on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-27-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,157
Posted By KeithS
Not sure if anyone in particular has taken the...

Not sure if anyone in particular has taken the crown. I think it's more like the crown has been cut up and shared among multiple brands. I've stated before BMW has made changes to make themselves...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By KeithS
The larger 6-cyl engine uses more and under some...

The larger 6-cyl engine uses more and under some conditions (especially in the X5) will not last the full oil change cycle (which also use to be 13K miles). It's roughly 1.5% of the diesel consumed....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By KeithS
As we are all becoming aware, it's not if, only...

As we are all becoming aware, it's not if, only when. I have 51K and the car seems to run perfectly, the SES light has NEVER been on. Perfectly except MPG is down at least 15%. Based on the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,608
Posted By KeithS
Duplicate Message

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,097
Posted By KeithS
While I am no where near that # of BMWs (I keep...

While I am no where near that # of BMWs (I keep things a long time), I have the same feeling. I think a lot stems from BMW trying to be more mass market than niche market as they use to be. Yes...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-03-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,261
Posted By KeithS
Without question we cannot flip a switch and...

Without question we cannot flip a switch and overnight have everyone driving electric vehicles. But I read an interesting article that our electric demand has tapered off in most areas and is a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,261
Posted By KeithS
I believe lithium is actually quite abundant, and...

I believe lithium is actually quite abundant, and we have very good supplies of it here in the good old USA. In addition to conventional mining techniques there is a company in California (Simbol...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,261
Posted By KeithS
With electric more HP does not use more...

With electric more HP does not use more electricity, only the weight of the car and your right foot does. They will be coming out with the Tesla 3 in about 3-4 years which will compete with the 3...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,103
Posted By KeithS
Just curious, did you have any other...

Just curious, did you have any other issues/symptoms/SES before you hit the 80K mile issue? At this point we have 50K completely trouble free miles (not counting the 5 bent rims due to the crappy...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,261
Posted By KeithS
Actually I've been thinking about a Tesla myself....

Actually I've been thinking about a Tesla myself. Looking for a replacement for our "larger car" the 540iT, Tesla proves to be a very interesting, albeit expensive option. But when you consider the...
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