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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By MotoWPK
I find it quite common for diesel fueling nozzles...

I find it quite common for diesel fueling nozzles to have accumulated diesel on the handles. Unlike gasoline, which is a solvent and will evaporate with negligible residue left behind, diesel is an...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By MotoWPK
I've wondered about this. Where did you learn...

I've wondered about this. Where did you learn roadside assistance isn't available if you don't have runflats?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, but the phone is not connected via cable....

Yes, but the phone is not connected via cable. I've been using the 'Send To Car' app that works with Google Maps. I've only recently downloaded the BMW connected drive app, it may do it as well, just...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,901
Posted By MotoWPK
And better on the X5...and most anything else. An...

And better on the X5...and most anything else. An exhaust "pipe" is round (after all, a pipe is a cylindrical conduit). Square and rectangular terminations are fashion statements. Real drivers want...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-05-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By MotoWPK
Not quite all. I find the run flats on our '14...

Not quite all. I find the run flats on our '14 X5, '13 128i and the '13 328 we used to have to be very good - good handling, reasonably quiet and comfortable.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-04-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By MotoWPK
What will you do for a replacement in the future?...

What will you do for a replacement in the future? It's my understanding these need to be replaced fairly frequently to maintain satisfactory clarity as they are more subject to abrasion than glass....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Posted By MotoWPK
Sorry, but this simply isn't correct. Diesels...

Sorry, but this simply isn't correct. Diesels enjoy a significantly higher efficiency by virtue of their differences compared to spark ignition engines. As for real world, mileage for the 35i has...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-27-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, it is paint code A90, with name on the...

Yes, it is paint code A90, with name on the bottle reading "Sophisto grey met.". When ordering it through the dealer parts department I recall double checking the paint code because the listing name...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By MotoWPK
The name of BMW's "Dark Graphite Metallic" touch...

The name of BMW's "Dark Graphite Metallic" touch up paint is "Sophisticated Gray Metallic" (I forget the code). However...having tried it for the first time recently, it appears black...no gray or...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By MotoWPK
Your dealer's explanation sounds unlikely. ...

Your dealer's explanation sounds unlikely.

Changing the fan speed setting does not deactivate the auto function. Also, when in auto, changing the fan speed setting does not directly alter the fan...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,965
Posted By MotoWPK
When comparing economics of gas vs diesel, don't...

When comparing economics of gas vs diesel, don't forget to factor in the higher resale value of the latter. Taking a 2013 X5 with 30,000 miles as an example, Edmunds.com shows a value of the 35d...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By MotoWPK
While ammonia in small concentrations is not a...

While ammonia in small concentrations is not a pollutant, it's odor is readily sensed by people in as small a concentration as a few 10's of PPM and produces a strong reaction in most. A vehicle...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,965
Posted By MotoWPK
Alpha Papp - How do you do this? One of the...

Alpha Papp - How do you do this? One of the things I find lacking in my '14 X5 35d is that the fueling station POI search doesn't have a filter for stations with diesel. At least I haven't found it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By MotoWPK
Perhaps, but I have to wonder if it's time delays...

Perhaps, but I have to wonder if it's time delays in the response of the SCR relative to the rate of change in NOx production, combined with the system control response designed to err on the side of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,485
Posted By MotoWPK
Never getting up to operating temperature and...

Never getting up to operating temperature and running at low load, aka "babying it", are not mutually exclusive. The engine will come up to operating temperature at low load.

Please explain how...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,795
Posted By MotoWPK
I've read that, in large part, the unfavorable...

I've read that, in large part, the unfavorable treatment of diesels is due to how fuel economy is measured which, somewhat surprisingly, isn't based on measuring the fuel consumed by the vehicle, but...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-10-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By MotoWPK
When in Auto the fan speed does vary, with the...

When in Auto the fan speed does vary, with the fan speed control setting varying the intensity of air flow (maximum fan speed used and in proportion to air flow needs). If Auto is deactivated, the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By MotoWPK
This is an aspect I wonder about with regard to...

This is an aspect I wonder about with regard to replacing the original runflats with non-runflats. Both my '13 128i and '14 X5 have runflats, of course, and in both cases I'm quite pleased with them...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By MotoWPK
Quite something, 150 to almost 160 mph sustained....

Quite something, 150 to almost 160 mph sustained. Is there a speed limiter you were up against or simply power limited?

As dread driving on some of our local roads which have regressed past pot...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-19-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By MotoWPK
BMW has started to change its philosophy on a...

BMW has started to change its philosophy on a number of the design points mentioned to a more conventional one (whether that is an improvement or not is up for debate). For example, on the 2014+ X5:
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By MotoWPK
Not sure why you say that, except for reference...

Not sure why you say that, except for reference to your post in the thread started by imsachin about his problem starting in cold weather, which was diagnosed to be a failed fuel filter heater, and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By MotoWPK
I drove both the 35i and 35d and chose the latter...

I drove both the 35i and 35d and chose the latter for our '14 X5. I find the greater low and mid-range torque of the diesel (it has ~40% more power than the gas engine up to a few thousand RPM)...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-15-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By MotoWPK
We had the same issue on our '14 X5d and it took...

We had the same issue on our '14 X5d and it took re-programming by the dealer to resolve, in fact, they had to make several attempts before it was fixed.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-13-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,104
Posted By MotoWPK
I think BMW is missing a real opportunity by not...

I think BMW is missing a real opportunity by not having an iDrive simulator that you could run on your PC (or Mac, or iPad or Android device). With experience, I've found the iDrive very good and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-09-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By MotoWPK
It's also worthwhile to keep in mind that the...

It's also worthwhile to keep in mind that the diesel fuel you purchase at the pump already has additives for lubricity, anti-corrosion, cetane improvers, corrosion inhibitors and pour point reducers...
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