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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-12-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By clarkgd
Unhappy Drivers Side Fog Light -2010

This morning at -20 C a large ice ball off a truck hit the fog light area and it seems punched the light fixture backwards. No other damage is readily apparent other than a hole where the lamp was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-15-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By clarkgd
Talking Right Rear Turn Signal

I just had the same issue a few weeks ago. I thought that there was a bulb in there but no such luck. It was covered by warrenty and the LED unit was replaced very quickly and easily. I took the car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By clarkgd
Fuel Is Problem?

If you read carefully the notes that accompany the Delay it would seem to me that the USA may not have a fuel quality specification that limits Bio fuels to 5 %. Canada does have the 5 % mandate in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By clarkgd
GLK 250 In Canada

The subject vehicle is available in Canada. My neighbor bought one locally from a dealer and I was looking at it yesterday in his driveway. A nice looking machine. The ADBLUE tank filler is under the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,851
Posted By clarkgd
Thumbs up GLK 250 Beats X3 to Market

The 4 cyl GLK 250 is now avalable on the Mercedes.ca website well in advance of the proposed X3. No mention yet on the L/100 Km figures but it should be very good. How many of the GLK 250's will be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-07-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By clarkgd
S/W Reprogramming

Well I had the recall completed with an EGR changeout. S/W was programmed and there are some definate changes. The first most noticeable is the delay until the radio starts up. The radio and other...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,743
Posted By clarkgd
I have my car in for its 2nd annual oil change...

I have my car in for its 2nd annual oil change and the Service Advisor called me to say that it was done and that we need to set up another appointment for the recall. Supposedly all parts will be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-31-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,358
Posted By clarkgd
Ontario is only 1 province in Canada

Please note that if you live in CA the chances of visiting Ontario in a week of driving is not likely and certainly wouldn't be enjoyable for the family.
Speeding rules, regulations and Fines are...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-10-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,994
Posted By clarkgd
Low Mileage DEF Warning

My occurrance happened at 9300 KM when the No Start in 1600KMs came on. Initial diagnosis was that Active Tank was low and Passive tank was 100%. The active tank was filled under warranty and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-24-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,278
Posted By clarkgd
Poor Mileage

I would be interested in the SIB re fuel quality. You have my email from DEF SIB. I noted in your other post that you found and I assumed filled up with 47 Cetane fuel. Was it after this that your...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,330
Posted By clarkgd
DEF Warning at 9300 KM

Taibani please see my post in other string. We have the same issue with 100% Passive full and low active. Mine will be fixed under warranty as was top up of active tank. I am sure that they came to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,912
Posted By clarkgd
DEF Warning at 9300 KM

Thanks to Taibani who PM'd me the Special Information leaflet re early DEF warning.
I had my car into the dealer yesterday and sure enough the Passive tank was at 100 full and the Active Tank was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-16-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,330
Posted By clarkgd
Def Warning at 9.3K KM

Mine goes into shop on Friday this week. Will attempt to get them to pull codes re pump activity between tanks of DEF.
Look forward to receiving copy of SB. This is a issue that 335d seems to have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-13-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,692
Posted By clarkgd
Angry I Got DEF Warning Yesterday

Yes the dreaded warning came up on 2010 Can Spec 335D. I picked up the car end May 10 and now have 9300 KM ( about 5800 miles) and the warning says "No Start in 1603KM(1000Miles)".
That represents...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,677
Posted By clarkgd
Unhappy High Mileage 335d

The Long Highway blog by RoadWarrior has gone quiet. Has anyone heard "Whatsup"?
I certainly did enjoy the comments and I suspect he was or was near being the lead the fleeter.
Cheers
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-26-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,688
Posted By clarkgd
Thumbs up Ice and Snow

This morning we had the first opportunity to test the Blizzacks in Esatern Ontario. Hours of freezing rain and slight snow on top as the commute started.
These tires were wonderful without a slight...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-26-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,688
Posted By clarkgd
Thumbs up Ice and Snow

This morning we had the first opportunity to test the Blizzacks in Esatern Ontario. Hours of freezing rain and slight snow on top as the commute started.
These tires were wonderful without a slight...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-20-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,688
Posted By clarkgd
Smile Winters Installed Today

I got my Tire Rack supplied wheels and Blizzack RFTs installed this morning at the dealership. Yesterday I got their ad for tire packages and for my 335d they want $3075.50
plus taxes for their...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-15-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By clarkgd
Smile Shell V Power

I did use 1 tank of subject fuel and the mileage drove me back to Petrocan. There is no identified premium fuel at Petrocan. My next fill will sample the Sunoco Premium diesel and see how that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-15-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,688
Posted By clarkgd
Smile Ship to Canada

UPS charges a rather large fee for customs brokerage so do include that in your estimates. That is why I picked mine up in the US and brought them back myself. The tires were assembled on a Monday...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-15-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,688
Posted By clarkgd
Smile Winter Tires

I just purchased and picked up subject tires from TireRack installed on new wheels. Nothing special about the wheels ($115 ea) but the tires are stock size Bridgestone Blizzack RFT's. I have had...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-15-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By clarkgd
Fuels Provide Different Efficiency

DC-IT you seem to be getting really great efficiency. I have found that when using fuels from the generic stations such as Superstore or Mr Gas and even Shell is much less than that obtained using...
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