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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-28-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By KeithS
I recently tested this myself (I do not have...

I recently tested this myself (I do not have paddle shifters). Just left it in auto and counted the gear changes. I counted 5 changes from a stop with gentle acceleration to 60 MPH, that would be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By KeithS
You do know when someone posts this kind of...

You do know when someone posts this kind of message CBU often hits shortly after......
Except for one CBU event, my car has been trouble free (67K miles), unless you count the blown radio antenna...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,147
Posted By KeithS
It's more like MUCH lower, at this point I would...

It's more like MUCH lower, at this point I would say nearly 1/2 that of before.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,147
Posted By KeithS
While the DEF tank on my car was never replaced...

While the DEF tank on my car was never replaced the DDE software was updated. The last fill was by the dealer nearly 20K miles ago and I'm still waiting for the low DEF warning to go on. :dunno:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,111
Posted By KeithS
Exactly. I use to work in the Fusion Research...

Exactly. I use to work in the Fusion Research field (Princeton University). When I was there in the late 70's, Fusion was 20 years away. Today as you have said, it is still 20 years away. But now...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,111
Posted By KeithS
There is one problem with the "dirty" electric...

There is one problem with the "dirty" electric car concept. at least for Tesla. Their sister company, Solar City has installed more solar cell capacity than all the Tesla vehicles consume. Thus the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-07-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,362
Posted By KeithS
The fan running/DPF has no connection with CBU....

The fan running/DPF has no connection with CBU. You may just need a trip a little longer than 20 minutes.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By KeithS
Most feel the diesel engine will mechanically...

Most feel the diesel engine will mechanically last forever. But the same cannot be said for all the external Emission Control systems which is where my major concern would be. There is always the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,147
Posted By KeithS
There is a big difference in filling the 335D...

There is a big difference in filling the 335D than the X5 and the newer cars that have the single fill port near the fuel filler.

For the 335D the first couple of times it took 2 techs using this...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,147
Posted By KeithS
My understanding is that dealers no longer drain...

My understanding is that dealers no longer drain the DEF, they just fill it. This change was made years ago.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,147
Posted By KeithS
There is nothing to reset to turn off the 'miles...

There is nothing to reset to turn off the 'miles to no start' warning. Once filled it will go out on it's own. If you continue to drive until it really doesn't start, that may be completely...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By KeithS
Can't respond about not being able to get into...

Can't respond about not being able to get into neutral, but based on reading these boards for years, HPFP failure is pretty rare.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-29-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,362
Posted By KeithS
This is very important to be aware of. Once the...

This is very important to be aware of. Once the DPF regen flag has been set, it will keep trying to do it until it completes. If you only take short trips (less than 10 miles) it is possible to get...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By KeithS
My car has both the engraved cap and the yellow...

My car has both the engraved cap and the yellow DIESEL sticker. But this is all academic for me, there is no self service in NJ :D
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By KeithS
There is a big yellow sticker in the fuel...

There is a big yellow sticker in the fuel compartment of my car that says DIESEL. Our cars do have a mechanical misfuel interlock in that as long as the stations are using the correct size nozzles,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By KeithS
They indicate it cleans carbon off the injector,...

They indicate it cleans carbon off the injector, that's not where our problem is. The intake track does not see the fuel at all, only the end products of combustion due to the EGR.

I really do...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,111
Posted By KeithS
I too have been thinking about the Tesla for well...

I too have been thinking about the Tesla for well over a year. It makes zero economic sense but the engineer in me is drawn in like a gravitational field. But as much as the cost, are all the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By KeithS
You have been one of the lucky ones not to need...

You have been one of the lucky ones not to need CBU cleaning. Don't get me wrong, I love the 335D and am keeping it for a long time. But it doesn't take much with any of the many emission control...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By KeithS
Forgot about the eco credit. But as mine was a...

Forgot about the eco credit. But as mine was a former service loaner, the dealer took that.

In the NorthEast Diesel is usually costs more then premium fuel. If you add $1500 in CBU cleaning...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,111
Posted By KeithS
I'm in the same boat!! I'm an EE, but work for...

I'm in the same boat!! I'm an EE, but work for an oil company. Talk about being torn between ICE and the next generation of transportation. I have a 16 year old 540iT to replace. It's down to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,678
Posted By KeithS
I find it very hard to believe the valve cover...

I find it very hard to believe the valve cover would need to be replaced due to carbon. There is a constant spray of hot oil in there which should keep it clean. Now if you were doing the full 13K...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By KeithS
As long as the cleaning was done correctly, there...

As long as the cleaning was done correctly, there should not be any secondary or downstream issues as a result. This doesn't mean some other emissions component will not independently fail either...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By KeithS
As does the initial higher purchase price. The...

As does the initial higher purchase price. The 335D will never pay out economically over the 335i. We purchased it because of the driving characteristics.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-19-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,094
Posted By KeithS
Yes looks are deceiving. Just picked up a...

Yes looks are deceiving. Just picked up a container of DEF from my local truck stop (where I get my diesel). The good news is it was manufactured last week so real fresh. The bad news is the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-19-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,094
Posted By KeithS
The tool to open the filler should be in your...

The tool to open the filler should be in your trunk in the (very modest sized) tool kit. It's the screwdriver. Take out the metal double ended shaft of the screwdriver and the plastic handle is the...
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