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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By MotoWPK
The major reason for an increase in fuel...

The major reason for an increase in fuel consumption is the additional injection that takes place during the exhaust stroke, adding nothing to power, but providing fuel for the thermal reactor...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By MotoWPK
DEF fill caps

Shortly before a recent trip I had the dealer top up the active and passive DEF tanks on our '14 F15 35d. Washing the car today, about 3000 miles later, I noticed a fair amount of crystallized DEF in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By MotoWPK
Fkyingman, your description of the fan running...

Fkyingman, your description of the fan running when you stop the car in the middle of a regen was what I was used to with my Jetta TDI. I have yet observe that with our F15. While it's possible I've...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-17-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By MotoWPK
With ~9000 miles on our F15 35d I'd be interested...

With ~9000 miles on our F15 35d I'd be interested in this as well.

With the '09 Jetta TDI I used to have it was pretty obvious when you stopped the car while a regen was underway what with the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By MotoWPK
An advantage of the first one, for $125, are the...

An advantage of the first one, for $125, are the molded areas for the cargo tie down cut-outs. Not only do they locate where to make the cut-outs and provide a guide for the cutting, but they form a...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By MotoWPK
Move the lever to the left for sport mode and...

Move the lever to the left for sport mode and change gears manually. I use this for most of my 128i driving.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By MotoWPK
Actually the F15 35d warms up quite quickly,...

Actually the F15 35d warms up quite quickly, easily as fast as a typically gasser, indeed, noticeably faster than the '13 328xi the 35d replaced. Also, diesel efficiency is particularly greater than...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By MotoWPK
We have Michelin OEM RFT's and in 8th or any gear...

We have Michelin OEM RFT's and in 8th or any gear at any speed we've driven at (including the 80 mph posted portion of I15 in UT) our F15 is dead smooth.

From a prior experience with vibration on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,352
Posted By MotoWPK
Living near Colorado Springs, I can tell you that...

Living near Colorado Springs, I can tell you that is not a one time event. For ice and snow CDOT spreads sand and crushed rock on the roads, and the rocks are often not all that crushed. Following a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By MotoWPK
When we purchased our X5 35d in March of this...

When we purchased our X5 35d in March of this year the USAA discount was equivalent to 4.7%. You'll build your X5 on the USAA site and it will then provide you the MSRP and their 'target price',...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By MotoWPK
Bluehorse, a bit more research found the...

Bluehorse, a bit more research found the following page on BMW's site:...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By MotoWPK
Bluehorse, I do not have Driver Assistance Plus...

Bluehorse, I do not have Driver Assistance Plus on our F15. The Brake Assist I am describing is standard and there is no way to defeat it.

I am sure there are situations in which Brake Assist is...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By MotoWPK
Brake Assist

Brake Assist, aka Emergency Brake Assist has become standard on more and more cars including, as I recently discovered, the F15.

Earlier this week, traveling on a busy section of I15 in CA, a car...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By MotoWPK
Having returned from a ~2600 mile trip I took the...

Having returned from a ~2600 mile trip I took the opportunity to compare the vehicle mileage display to that calculated using vehicle displayed miles and pumped fuel.

Over the entire trip the trip...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,345
Posted By MotoWPK
This being corrected under warranty, as it should...

This being corrected under warranty, as it should be, if it occurs again it is an indication the problem was never resolved the first time and is still subject to coverage under warranty.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By MotoWPK
Remaining range can vary significantly as it uses...

Remaining range can vary significantly as it uses the average mileage from the last 20 miles or so, not the average mileage displayed, which is based on total miles and fuel consumed since the last...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,345
Posted By MotoWPK
Ask your SA where it appears in the maintenance...

Ask your SA where it appears in the maintenance schedule. That's as ridiculous as saying your vehicle needing a valve job at 44,000 miles was part of the maintenance schedule.

Diesels have been...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By MotoWPK
Through the first ~5,000 miles our '14 X5 35d has...

Through the first ~5,000 miles our '14 X5 35d has averaged 29 mpg, a fair bit of that city and/or short trips. Cruising the mountain roads at speeds up to 65 or so, it'll return 34.5 and on a 1200...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,352
Posted By MotoWPK
Thanks for the tip zach and the link Pierre. ...

Thanks for the tip zach and the link Pierre.

Does anybody have experience with how BMW handles their road side assistance or wheel/tire protection package if you've replaced the OEM run flats with...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,255
Posted By MotoWPK
In their training document (a link to which I...

In their training document (a link to which I found on this site, don't have the link at the moment) BMW describes the need for two tanks being to reduce the amount that needs to be heated to have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,255
Posted By MotoWPK
From descriptions I'd read of the small DEF...

From descriptions I'd read of the small DEF bottles sold by BMW (and VW and Audi) it appeared the valve on the bottle prevented spillage from overfilling - as the DEF level backed up to the valve it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By MotoWPK
Flyingman - Using your figure of 6.5 gal of DEF...

Flyingman - Using your figure of 6.5 gal of DEF to 450 gal of diesel would indicate DEF consumption at 1.4% of diesel, which is just what I 'veexperienced on our '14 X5 through ~5,000 miles. Given...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By MotoWPK
Additional fuel used for regen is small enough...

Additional fuel used for regen is small enough relative to overall fuel consumption that, from a practical standpoint, you cannot reliably measure it. Some have reported noting a drop in the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By MotoWPK
Believe you misunderstood. Driving habits do...

Believe you misunderstood. Driving habits do affect DEF usage, as stated in my post; "...fuel consumption is the strongest influence and higher fuel consumption will lead to increased DEF...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By MotoWPK
While driving more aggressively may increase the...

While driving more aggressively may increase the frequency of regen cycles and will increase DEF usage, DEF usage has no direct relationship to regen cycles.

Regen is regeneration of the DPF...
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