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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By floydarogers
It won't affect the transmission, but if you have...

It won't affect the transmission, but if you have an awd car (325xi or such) it will affect the center transfer case in a very negative mannet. It also affects the operation of the traction control...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By floydarogers
tirerack.com shows 4 - the afore-mentioned...

tirerack.com shows 4 - the afore-mentioned Pirelli, Goodyear EfficientGrip, Bridgestone S001, and Continental ContiSportContact5
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By floydarogers
Your throw-out bearing is going, or soon to go. ...

Your throw-out bearing is going, or soon to go. However, they last a long time even when they're noisy like that. It's a relatively inexpensive part, but you have to remove the transmission (and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 9,985
Posted By floydarogers
Please get rid of the WOT acronym, since a diesel...

Please get rid of the WOT acronym, since a diesel doesn't have a throttle, and that's what the T stands for. :rofl:

The diesels actually don't do as well when the accelerator pedal is floored. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By floydarogers
Parking lamps are required by both the NHTSA and...

Parking lamps are required by both the NHTSA and the EU (although there are some slight differences.) They mark the corners of the car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By floydarogers
If you've suffered a loss of power, you've...

If you've suffered a loss of power, you've probably damaged the engine by driving when you shouldn't have.

Loss of the oil pump means *NO* lubrication, which can result in valvetrain or crankcase...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By floydarogers
It was stupid. Not only that, it was stoopid. ...

It was stupid. Not only that, it was stoopid. They used the 110 volt mode, not 220 volt mode. I'm pretty sure that generator had a 220v output they could have used, which is a far faster charging...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By floydarogers
Vacuum is most likely. Hard to find - close...

Vacuum is most likely. Hard to find - close inspection, perhaps smoke test to find infiltrations.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By floydarogers
Read the manual where it talks about eco pro mode.

Read the manual where it talks about eco pro mode.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By floydarogers
The 4-series is a swell-looking vehicle, for...

The 4-series is a swell-looking vehicle, for sure.:thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By floydarogers
I had to replace my battery a few months ago -...

I had to replace my battery a few months ago - that's on a 335d delivered in November of 2009. I was surprised (a bit) because the OEM in my '01 330xi lasted over 7 years.

My 335d has heated...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By floydarogers
Can't say (yet) about the 328d, but my 335d...

Can't say (yet) about the 328d, but my 335d starts just fine at -5F. There is a 2-3 second delay after hitting Start while the glow plugs fire up, possibly a stumble or two for the first 5 seconds...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,399
Posted By floydarogers
Totally sucks. You need to hold someone's feet...

Totally sucks. You need to hold someone's feet to the fire - I like the suggestion from Moto.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,399
Posted By floydarogers
It's not a wrench. It's the handle of the...

It's not a wrench. It's the handle of the screwdriver in the toolkit above the battery.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,104
Posted By floydarogers
I believe that the premium package gives you...

I believe that the premium package gives you this:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8285456&postcount=13
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By floydarogers
The SIB for cleaning the carbon build-up (CBU is...

The SIB for cleaning the carbon build-up (CBU is what everyone is calling "coking") is SIB 11 03 14. There is a copy of it residing in this post on the diesel subforum at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By floydarogers
Just remember that there are constraints to tire...

Just remember that there are constraints to tire sizes that work. 225/50R17 is the OEM tire size; to go to 215 you probably should go to a /55 aspect ratio. Not sure if you can find that tire...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By floydarogers
Somebody went to a lot of work. I recognize a...

Somebody went to a lot of work. I recognize a couple TLA's (by a couple notes) that I contributed to a list started on a 3-series forum last year, so the OP/whoever groped around a bit to compile it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By floydarogers
This is a pretty complete compendium: ...

This is a pretty complete compendium: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454814

Of BMW abbreviations (not www/texting)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,399
Posted By floydarogers
SoCalGuy - if the bumper was repaired under the...

SoCalGuy - if the bumper was repaired under the care of an insurance company, the work should be guaranteed, even if they chose a dirtbag body shop.

Of course, my guess is that it was Progressive...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 13,344
Posted By floydarogers
Go here: ...

Go here: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960658
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By floydarogers
Good advice from FlyingMan and TurboDzl. I...

Good advice from FlyingMan and TurboDzl.

I would add that I just turned over 85K and haven't had problems (yet, I'm still crossing my fingers, especially since I just moved into town and my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By floydarogers
Block is aluminum (with steel liners). Pan is...

Block is aluminum (with steel liners). Pan is aluminum (diesel - the gasoline engines are plastic.) There is a heater for the fuel in the fuel filter. There is also an electric heating element in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By floydarogers
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=VG92...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=VG92&mospid=50492&btnr=11_4088&hg=11&fg=25

The US/CA didn't have that engine until the 2014 model year in the F30. I've heard of that problem, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By floydarogers
My wife has put about 4K miles on her 328xd and...

My wife has put about 4K miles on her 328xd and loves it.

I think you nailed the essential differences:
1) 8-speed is much better. That's hard to believe because the 6-speed ZF in the 335d and...
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