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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By zach0726
Indy mechanics for diesel eng and exhaust system

How much luck have you had finding competent indys to work on the engine and exhaust system of your 335d/X5d/M57?

I'm interested to hear if the indys are engaging with this technology, or if we'll...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By zach0726
32mpg combined is a slight reduction for my 335d,...

32mpg combined is a slight reduction for my 335d, but not very much.... maybe 1mpg down, if that.

A common theme seems to be that as carbon builds up, mpg can go down somewhat
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By zach0726
Flyingman, Appreciate hearing how your...

Flyingman,

Appreciate hearing how your 335d is doing, and glad to hear it.

I am at 80k miles and fundamentally the car seems very sold. Recently I did have to replace an oil line that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-26-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By zach0726
I think this is a key point that often gets...

I think this is a key point that often gets overlooked. I spoke with my SA yesterday while having oil & filters changed. He indicated that CBU cleaning started at $700, and could go as high as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-04-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By zach0726
I received the letter yesterday - April, 2010...

I received the letter yesterday - April, 2010 build date for my car.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,997
Posted By zach0726
Ditto on ditching the run-flats. For any of...

Ditto on ditching the run-flats.

For any of you who have gone (or are considering) going with Michelins - here is a story for you:

Perhaps Michelin does this for all tires, but for the Pilot...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By zach0726
Thanks for that.....yesterday the cold starts...

Thanks for that.....yesterday the cold starts were in the 1 - second range. I'm guessing either it is a fuel system issue (that will not remedy itself....like the HPFP) or maybe some bad fuel that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By zach0726
Never used any additives, not throwing any codes...

Never used any additives, not throwing any codes (that I can see)......

This happened to the car once before - about 3 years ago. After a rebuild of the fuel system, including draining the tank,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-23-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By zach0726
2 to 3 seconds...

Anybody ever encounter a "cold" engine taking 2-3 seconds of cranking the starter motor before the engine starts?

If the engine has been off for about an hour, its 1-2 seconds of cranking.

If...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 16,536
Posted By zach0726
True enough - but I am relieved to see a $1-2k...

True enough - but I am relieved to see a $1-2k solution that's sanctioned by BMW. Its the $10-15k "custom job" that had me concerned
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 16,536
Posted By zach0726
This is huge news, isn't it? Although I haven't...

This is huge news, isn't it? Although I haven't (yet) had an issue with carbon build-up this had been my only issue with the 335d

(64k miles, 80mi/day highway commute, 80% Shell Diesel, 20%...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 16,536
Posted By zach0726
thanks

thanks
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 16,536
Posted By zach0726
Do we know if the extended powertrain warranty...

Do we know if the extended powertrain warranty covers carbon removal?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By zach0726
Hey Flyingman: Your post made me smile. The...

Hey Flyingman:

Your post made me smile. The funny thing is my 80mi per day commute is all interstate with just about no turns, and 1 stoplight. That said, I have heard of a few folks getting the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By zach0726
d tires

I've been running the Michelin PSS and really, really like them. I'm on the tail end of my 2nd set.

But.......I'm averaging about 20k miles per set (non-staggered). Granted Michelin pro-rates...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-10-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By zach0726
Thanks guys

Thanks guys
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By zach0726
Brakes ?

Have you ever experienced an intermittent "squeak" when driving your car, immediately after start-up? I think I've also heard it the exact moment I apply pressure to the brakes, while at highway...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By zach0726
for my d - 59k miles and 3.5 years = dead...

for my d - 59k miles and 3.5 years = dead battery. Had dealer replace it. Probably too expensive at $400, but battery at AZ was $180 and didn't have tools to properly vent battery conduits and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-05-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By zach0726
Same here...I hear my turbo winding when windows...

Same here...I hear my turbo winding when windows are down and accelerating from 25-45ish all the time....

Or maybe some installed a whistle tip on your d while you weren't looking! Bubb Rubb and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By zach0726
I hope they pull it off. A somewhat drivers car...

I hope they pull it off. A somewhat drivers car with a midsize diesel, no DEF, and maybe.....Japanese reliability. I could get fired up about that. Granted, my daily commute is mostly interstate...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-28-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By zach0726
Mazda 6 Diesel

Anybody keeping tabs on the Mazda 6 Diesel? It's not in the 335d's class, but maybe somewhat closing in on the 328d (?)

From Car and River:
"The 2.2-liter oil burner is quiet, smooth, and loaded...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-27-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,873
Posted By zach0726
60k, today Rear wheel bearing replacement AC...

60k, today
Rear wheel bearing replacement
AC belt replacement
EGR/SCR reprogram
Bad load of fuel = fuel system rebuild
Normal brake, fuel filter, oil change maintenance
Paid out-of-pocket for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-09-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By zach0726
100k maint plan cover battery replacement?

Time to replace the battery.... I've read the "DIY" threads on this and potential issues.

Main question though is does anyone know if the extended maintenance plan covers this?

My car is at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-06-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By zach0726
A tuned 335D with a different 6th gear ratio...

A tuned 335D with a different 6th gear ratio should be capable of 200 MPH :rofl:[/QUOTE]

Awesome.

I am a believer in "working" the engine every now & then.....was curious about how much of a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By zach0726
hp at cruise

Anybody seen numbers for the amount of hp required to push a 335d at 70mph cruise, 80mph cruise?

Just wondering how loaded up our engines are at that level.
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