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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,534
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: 4,081
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: 488
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: 10
Views: 1,037
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: 532
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: 706
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: 1,796
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: 1,796
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: 302
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: 31
Views: 1,484
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: 752
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...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By MotoWPK
While the mess the dealer left is inexcusable, it...

While the mess the dealer left is inexcusable, it will wash off readily with water as urea is highly soluble in water. A light spray from a hose will completely remove it. And, while it is corrosive,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By MotoWPK
Thanks for the tip Matt. Hadn't seen a mention of...

Thanks for the tip Matt. Hadn't seen a mention of this issue on Bimmerfest and don't frequent Bimmerpost. I've emailed my SA with this information, advising them they should initiate the PUMA case...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By MotoWPK
Doors spontaneously unlatching

Over the last couple of weeks we've experienced doors spontaneously unlatching on three occasions, the left rear door on two of those occasions and the driver's door on one. Prior to driving off...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By MotoWPK
If the windows go down when you start the roof...

If the windows go down when you start the roof down retraction sequence, that would seem to indicate the computer sees the conditions necessary to permit roof retraction; e.g. the load height limiter...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-09-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,534
Posted By MotoWPK
Deleting the DPF would have no impact on CBU. As...

Deleting the DPF would have no impact on CBU. As far as having no diesel emissions, UKBimmer indicates he's in Kentucky, so there are applicable diesel emission regulations (federal and possibly...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-09-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By MotoWPK
This sounds right. Holding the key next to the...

This sounds right. Holding the key next to the marked area on the side of the steering column, referred to by the OP, is to allow starting of the vehicle when the fob battery has died (the vehicle is...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,760
Posted By MotoWPK
I believe by 'direct' he means with pressure...

I believe by 'direct' he means with pressure sensors in the wheels and by 'indirect' where a change in tire pressure is indirectly determined by monitoring differential rotation of the wheels.

To...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-08-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,050
Posted By MotoWPK
No, you should not have to go through this. Some...

No, you should not have to go through this. Some have experienced it, but it appears to be a small sample, indicating the coating of those components on those vehicles was defective.

After 10...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-07-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By MotoWPK
The local Safeway - because it's the most...

The local Safeway - because it's the most convenient and, with the 10 cent discount they provide when you purchase with a debit card, the least expensive in our small town.

A few years ago with my...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-02-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By MotoWPK
The rear defroster is electric so I don't see how...

The rear defroster is electric so I don't see how that would have anything to do with the rear heat, which is air.

Also, I've never seen electric defrost, or for that matter air defrost, that...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,706
Posted By MotoWPK
Welcome Elaine from NJ. I've had a 128 vert for...

Welcome Elaine from NJ. I've had a 128 vert for almost a couple of years now (a '13), my first convertible in almost 40 years, and can say that when the weather cooperates, motoring with the top down...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By MotoWPK
It all relies on the tanker driver connecting the...

It all relies on the tanker driver connecting the tank on the tanker to the correct station filling connection. If the driver makes a mistake, the station has the wrong fuel in the tank and the wrong...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By MotoWPK
Don't think anyone was trying to put anyone else...

Don't think anyone was trying to put anyone else down here either. To expand on the point, not only should you not depend on the color of the fuel nozzles (as pointed out, they are not a standardized...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By MotoWPK
I'm seeing the same symptom as others have...

I'm seeing the same symptom as others have reported.

Tried MattBianco's tips, but as soon as I re-set iDrive to auto time zone it displays CT as the current time zone rather than the correct MT...
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