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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 08:41 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By sirbikes
Regarding 2, I have had new cars where I followed...

Regarding 2, I have had new cars where I followed the mfr instructions and babied the car for the first 1000 miles, and ones where I just drive the piss out of it, and guess what, it doesn't make one...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,460
Posted By sirbikes
I was at the pump today and a guy filling an...

I was at the pump today and a guy filling an older Ford F-250 saw that I was using an additive and asked what I used. I told him the OptiLube Summer blend and he said he uses inexpensive auto tranny...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,426
Posted By sirbikes
My mechanic could not find anything wrong with my...

My mechanic could not find anything wrong with my car (no leaks, valve issues, excessive carbon buildup, etc). His theory is that maybe the EGR valve closed a bit too slowly given the fuel / boost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,824
Posted By sirbikes
Watch the instantaneous mpg gauge on the...

Watch the instantaneous mpg gauge on the instrument cluster. It drops. Easiest to tell on the highway at constant speed. If the gauge is showing close to 30mpg, when a regen starts happening, it will...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,426
Posted By sirbikes
I got around to hooking up my code reader. Here...

I got around to hooking up my code reader. Here is the generic code info:

P02CB
Turbocharger /
Supercharger B
Underboost
Condition
PENDING
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-16-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,426
Posted By sirbikes
Started car this morning and light is gone. I...

Started car this morning and light is gone. I don't know if it will come back, but I don't want to worry that something bad is going to happen if I push the car. I mean, what's the point of having...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,426
Posted By sirbikes
Ugh ... just got my first major code -- an engine...

Ugh ... just got my first major code -- an engine malfunction light came on tonight, the big icon on the dash. Here's what I was doing. Every so often I give it the boot. Well, on my way home,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,146
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks. I always thought, diesel is diesel, and...

Thanks. I always thought, diesel is diesel, and bought the cheapest I could find. But I always added my 2oz of Optilube Summer+ blend to every tank, which is still cheaper than paying the brand name...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,146
Posted By sirbikes
Dumb question ... but what is off-brand diesel? I...

Dumb question ... but what is off-brand diesel? I typically use GoGas, which is convenient to me and is fairly busy (mainly because they are less expensive, and have a whole bunch of cheap soda...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,146
Posted By sirbikes
Isn't that for the large diesel pump nozzles? ...

Isn't that for the large diesel pump nozzles?

Btw, I use a funnel and a small 6oz bottle with 2oz lines marked on it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,146
Posted By sirbikes
Turns out I use the Summer+ blend which doesn't...

Turns out I use the Summer+ blend which doesn't have the antigel and storage life additives that XPD has. I only need to use 2oz per tankful which is very economical. XPD also has better water...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,946
Posted By sirbikes
Which is why in the interim I think you will have...

Which is why in the interim I think you will have the hybrids, where you can run up to 50 miles or so on pure ev, then for longer trips the ICE kicks in. I think I read somewhere that 40% of all...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-02-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,946
Posted By sirbikes
I'll wait for a lower power Tesla or equivalent....

I'll wait for a lower power Tesla or equivalent. Think about it, the Tesla is a sports sedan, with 0 - 60 in 5 s and a 362hp motor with 85 kWh battery. I don't need that. I need range. Put that same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,210
Posted By sirbikes
While I'd love to have a Cayenne S E-hybrid, or...

While I'd love to have a Cayenne S E-hybrid, or the X5 hybrid that will be coming next year, it's well beyond what I can afford. What may be next for me is a bmw 328d xdrive wagon. I make lots of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,946
Posted By sirbikes
Sorry, 11 and 12-speed cassettes. If you run a...

Sorry, 11 and 12-speed cassettes. If you run a triple up front, that's 36 speeds!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,946
Posted By sirbikes
10 speeds? It's getting as bad as bicycles are...

10 speeds? It's getting as bad as bicycles are now with 11-speed systems.

One thing I'm curious about concerning 8 speed transmissions and diesels ... if you are cruising at lower rpm's for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,946
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks. I'd say 50:50. I did some throttle...

Thanks. I'd say 50:50. I did some throttle stomping as well just to see how well the car accelerated. It had around 7500 miles on the odo. Like I said I really enjoyed driving it ... I just don't...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,946
Posted By sirbikes
I had a 328d as a loaner car today. Drove it...

I had a 328d as a loaner car today. Drove it about 36 miles. Got 37mpg average. Had fun with it and was a lot better than I expected. I guess from all the negative posts about it I had low...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,146
Posted By sirbikes
I don't think there's any biodiesel in the fuel...

I don't think there's any biodiesel in the fuel where I live. There's no label or anything indicating any bio. Now, if I drive a couple hours west into Raleigh then I start seeing labels (Hess...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,146
Posted By sirbikes
Per the directions, I only use 1 to 2 oz per...

Per the directions, I only use 1 to 2 oz per tankful ~ 20 gal. Should I be using more? I bought 5 gal of it when it was on sale over a year ago and it still feels full -- lasts a long time. A few...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By sirbikes
Can you PDF that email and post it here for...

Can you PDF that email and post it here for reference? Could be helpful to someone else.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,416
Posted By sirbikes
This sucker's going fast. DPF regens are dropping...

This sucker's going fast. DPF regens are dropping below 200 miles per. MPG seems to be suffering as well. I might need to get that tool to see what's going on but it's expensive and I don't even have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,416
Posted By sirbikes
This is awesome, thanks!

This is awesome, thanks!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,416
Posted By sirbikes
Just the DPF, or are you also removing the SCR...

Just the DPF, or are you also removing the SCR cat and associated parts as well. Who is doing your coding out, or are you leaving the sensors in the new pipe?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,416
Posted By sirbikes
Yes, this is how i can tell. It's not hard. I get...

Yes, this is how i can tell. It's not hard. I get the major regens. Smaller ones and any passive regens I miss.
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