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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-09-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Pierre Louis
I understand the economic views and agree on how...

I understand the economic views and agree on how choices are made.

Those of us that consider ourselves "diesel heads" would likely be happy with a diesel even though fuel economy gains were modest...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-05-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Pierre Louis
I believe that the usual reason pumps go slow is...

I believe that the usual reason pumps go slow is you are nearing the bottom of the tank. Station workers have told me this. It makes sense because of the type of pressure feed that fuel uses that a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-30-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,016
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes. Shell has shown a marketing commitment to...

Yes. Shell has shown a marketing commitment to diesel, has its own pipeline, now has BMW using its products, and has had some of the best fuel over the years in my experience. I've spoken to two...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-30-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thanks! I miss my chemistry lessons! I...

Thanks! I miss my chemistry lessons!

I wonder how urea is on rubber seals on a topsider?

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-30-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thanks for all the comments folks. I was...

Thanks for all the comments folks.

I was thinking to use the access ports for both tanks (where we add fluid) and pass a suction tube deep into the tank to get the fluid out. Does that sound OK?...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-30-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,016
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, I'm now at 97,000 miles with no signs of CBU...

Yes, I'm now at 97,000 miles with no signs of CBU problems (no change in power or fuel economy, runs great) and have the DEF tank temperature probe CEL, working toward a solution.....:confused:

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-30-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,016
Posted By Pierre Louis
It amazes me how few posts are technically and...

It amazes me how few posts are technically and scientifically oriented to discuss all possible factors, especially the idea that there are many 335d's (only a handful post their CBU problems on here...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-29-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thanks, but I would need to find an "extractor." ...

Thanks, but I would need to find an "extractor." I am looking for a "DIY" procedure - manual pump??? Which is the easiest way to remove and flush the DEF.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-29-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Pierre Louis
I haven't found a DIY for flushing the tank. Did...

I haven't found a DIY for flushing the tank. Did you just use a small tube to suction the fluid out?

Thanks.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-25-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,748
Posted By Pierre Louis
The Jaguar XE 2.0d is EPA rated at 32 city 42...

The Jaguar XE 2.0d is EPA rated at 32 city 42 Highway. On our way from the dealer I got 48.5 miles per gallon maneuvering through interstate traffic for five hours. It even has what appears to be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-24-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By Pierre Louis
I recently called the local dealer and the...

I recently called the local dealer and the service manager said only the E70 DEF tanks have a recall, not the e90. :thumbdwn:

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-15-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Pierre Louis
Its a bit confusing if you read various BMW publications

From: "Introduction to Diesel Technology Workbook"



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From: "BMW Advanced Diesel Technology - FAQ"
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-14-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Pierre Louis
If you research cetane in the diesel engineering...

If you research cetane in the diesel engineering literature you might find that aftermarket cetane improvers do not improve the effects of cetane in fuel that is "low." The "natural" cetane of the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-06-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,748
Posted By Pierre Louis
Jaguar seems to be having cold feet introducing...

Jaguar seems to be having cold feet introducing the diesel since it is very difficult to order one and there are few choices on dealer lots. There is no competitive lease on the Jaguar XE 2.0d...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 11-05-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,748
Posted By Pierre Louis
I test drove a Jaguar XE 2.0d and it has a...

I test drove a Jaguar XE 2.0d and it has a suspension and steering feel that puts the current 328 to shame. Its also a great looking car.

See a lot of the reviews/test drives - its probably the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 10-11-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By Pierre Louis
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 10-08-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By Pierre Louis
Its good to know BMW is giving us a warranty on...

Its good to know BMW is giving us a warranty on the DEF tank to 10 years and 120k.

However, DEF has been around in Europe since at least 2009. It has been used in trucking on multiple continents...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 10-06-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By Pierre Louis
No-one has a clue about: 1. What causes...

No-one has a clue about:
1. What causes excessive CBU
2. Why some cars have it, some don't seem to be bothered

There are no scientific papers, other than some who find fuel composition in hidden...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-25-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By Pierre Louis
They are probably trying to market the hybrid...

They are probably trying to market the hybrid version of the X5 - which is, as always in vehicles, trashed by the diesel for drivability and fuel economy.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-14-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 31,245
Posted By Pierre Louis
I really like this conversation as it highlights...

I really like this conversation as it highlights what really happens with most owners, accentuates the positives, and brings a sense of reality to the ownership experience.

I for one have 89,000...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-10-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By Pierre Louis
Wouldn't be surprised that the M3 is just another...

Wouldn't be surprised that the M3 is just another BMW with expensive issues. Don't find its bearing design to be at all attractive. Here is one source but I've seen reviews of buying a used e92 M3...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 06-02-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,600
Posted By Pierre Louis
As I recall, updating the firmware of the DDE...

As I recall, updating the firmware of the DDE occurred several times for model year 2011. If your car has an early for 2011 build date, this is certainly true. Many of the posts that had fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-25-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pierre Louis
Sorry, association is another word for...

Sorry, association is another word for correlation, not at all implying causation, although it is possible.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-25-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pierre Louis
Correlation is not causation. If the studies...

Correlation is not causation. If the studies avoid looking at non-automotive pollution sources, or non-air pollution causes of heart disease (they can't even be in agreement on the calcium testing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 05-25-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pierre Louis
Having a strong background in this, as well as...

Having a strong background in this, as well as research and statistics, there are several rather large holes in the logic as presented here (I haven't read the article, but am familiar with this kind...
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