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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,087
Posted By MotoWPK
An SA topped up our F15 using a 2-1/2 gallon jug...

An SA topped up our F15 using a 2-1/2 gallon jug and funnel, judging it was full by DEF backing up into the funnel. When he removed the funnel, excess DEF overflowed from the fill ports into the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By MotoWPK
We had an RX 450h, trading it in for our first...

We had an RX 450h, trading it in for our first Bimmer after only 2-1/2 years due to a rude surprise regarding their vulnerability due to poor design of a specific component (long story), but prior to...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By MotoWPK
True, however, over the 18 years hybrids have...

True, however, over the 18 years hybrids have been produced and sold, battery failures or even wearing out have been very rare. The battery replacement market for the largest producer of hybrids,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-19-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By MotoWPK
We live in a small town with local trips of a...

We live in a small town with local trips of a couple of miles or so common, interspersed with trips of 50 miles or more. For those short trips we could be operating entirely on electric power with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-18-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By MotoWPK
A higher cost of $15 would be paid off in the...

A higher cost of $15 would be paid off in the first tank full - perhaps you meant $15,000, but as the base price of an xDrive 35i is $56,200, the stated base of the xDriver40e of $63,095 is $6,895...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By MotoWPK
From the posted video I would suspect one or more...

From the posted video I would suspect one or more sun roof guides are missing or loose. Air flow over the roof causes constantly varying forces on the panels and if the guides fail to securely hold...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-17-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By MotoWPK
I find it quite noticeable.

I find it quite noticeable.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-17-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By MotoWPK
Bio-diesel does have a higher lubricity than...

Bio-diesel does have a higher lubricity than ULSD, which typically has an HFRR in the range of ~380 to ~580, depending on the base diesel and additives used by the fuel supplier. Adding only ~2%...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By MotoWPK
The other, more complex issue, is oil dilution....

The other, more complex issue, is oil dilution. BMW, as many diesel producers, uses a post combustion injection (to supply fuel to the thermal reactor in front of the DPF to generate heat for...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-05-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By MotoWPK
The beginning of the Owner's manual states the...

The beginning of the Owner's manual states the capabilities described in the manual covers all possiblyeconfigurations and the applicability of specific topics depends on the configuration of your...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
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: 52
Views: 2,477
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: 4
Views: 678
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: 53
Views: 2,434
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: 1,661
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: 610
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: 2,079
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: 829
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: 829
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: 422
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: 3,346
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: 811
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: 3,346
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: 811
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: 7,389
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...
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