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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,219
Posted By imtjm
How does the chemex filter ensure the cleanliness...

How does the chemex filter ensure the cleanliness of your generic DEF? is there dirty DEF out there?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,219
Posted By imtjm
Wow, that's a lot of filters for what reason? Do...

Wow, that's a lot of filters for what reason? Do you have big chunks of stuff in your water system or something? Why would you put the ceramic filter after the carbon filter?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By imtjm
There's no need to ballast, since the computer...

There's no need to ballast, since the computer spits out adjustments. Moreover, ballasting doesn't do a darn thing when the vehicle is being used in many different modes (e.g. #people, cargo, etc)...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By imtjm
the dealership sells cars first. Don't...

the dealership sells cars first. Don't understand the point, especially since Firestone shop doesn't just sell tires first.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By imtjm
I suppose until they actually put it on the...

I suppose until they actually put it on the alignment computer, they won't know if the alignment is out of spec. So, I don't understand the comment about they couldn't tell me exactly if my car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,622
Posted By imtjm
??? I thought the 335D has an integrated...

??? I thought the 335D has an integrated filter/pan, not separate filter and pan cover. Don't know where you would get an aluminum pan cover which would need to be a combo filter/pan cover. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By imtjm
I've done that, but I have never noticed a...

I've done that, but I have never noticed a change. I always get reverberation inside the car at certain speeds with just the sunroof open, regardless of the slipstream deflector.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,670
Posted By imtjm
It's dangerous on all cars, not just BMWs. I had...

It's dangerous on all cars, not just BMWs. I had a long argument with BMW service manager about why they were pushing high price tire rotations when BMW specifically wrote not to rotate in the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,670
Posted By imtjm
urea crystal creep can clog things up and cause a...

urea crystal creep can clog things up and cause a fault. The seal can also be leaky which creates crystal build up as well. The first step in remediation of crystal build up at the injector is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-03-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By imtjm
well, even with the slip stream deflector you are...

well, even with the slip stream deflector you are going to get the noise at a certain speeds. At least I always have.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-22-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By imtjm
Really? Please tell me where in BMW owners...

Really? Please tell me where in BMW owners manual it disagrees with me? BMW Manual" "When DSC is deactivated, driving stability is reduced during acceleration and when driving in bends. To...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-22-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By imtjm
Sorry about the week old reply, but did you...

Sorry about the week old reply, but did you receive the ones from TireRack? I'm not sure how TireRack can determine which ones you need without your VIN, since they need to know if your car is VDO...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-14-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By imtjm
Given that they both carry PN: 021-0128 on the...

Given that they both carry PN: 021-0128 on the label, they are the same. It's common for accessories and parts to be a rebranded OE product. As Doug noted, BMW has been rebranding CTEK...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-14-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By imtjm
Yes and no to it being a good article. I have an...

Yes and no to it being a good article. I have an issue with them turning off stability and traction control in doing the tests, since you will never be able to turn those off in a real world...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-14-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By imtjm
First, I find the dealer's "snowproof" comment to...

First, I find the dealer's "snowproof" comment to be utterly ridiculous, absurd, stupid, fill in the blank. I don't even know what snowproof means.

Second, I am not sure why you are going with...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-14-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By imtjm
The dealer is sort of right about not being...

The dealer is sort of right about not being compatible. Your two cars could have different TPMS. Continental VDO and Huf/Beru TPMS are not interchangeable, so if you have one and the other person...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By imtjm
If you get one of those cheapo $1 telescoping...

If you get one of those cheapo $1 telescoping mirrors, you can check for yourself if something is amiss. frankly, I would not have known mine was bad, if it hadn't been for the other dude's car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By imtjm
tomato, tomahto...balancer, damper...filter,...

tomato, tomahto...balancer, damper...filter, strainer...vibration damper, harmonic damper

77k on mine, and 70k on the other dude's 2010 335d. But, I would say, mine probably has been bad for a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By imtjm
I wouldn't wait too long for a trend, because the...

I wouldn't wait too long for a trend, because the next thing you know, you will be out of warranty. Hopefully, it is just normal consumption rather than a leaky widget somewhere. Doesn't hurt to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By imtjm
I hear you. I think the reality is that the...

I hear you. I think the reality is that the operator isn't really supposed to add DEF under normal conditions, since it is an estimated service at each oil change. I would think, though, if the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By imtjm
First, I guess if my car was still under warranty...

First, I guess if my car was still under warranty and it was not consuming any DEF and I did get the SES, that I would bring the car in regardless.


Second, how do you know you are using any DEF...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By imtjm
supposedly 40mpg+ on highway...tweaked e250...

supposedly 40mpg+ on highway...tweaked e250 bluetec or I would guess more along the GLE300d engine line? euro has c250d with the same e250, so I would think that the C300d would be more consistent...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By imtjm
Yup, can add up quickly. Just got mine back...

Yup, can add up quickly. Just got mine back after $2500 donated to my indie. A bad Harmonic balancer (attached), led to charging malfunction, which led to somehow frying my FRM triggering full...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By imtjm
two personal anecdotes do make data. They aren't...

two personal anecdotes do make data. They aren't anecdotal when they are fact. Seems to me that your no crystals is entirely based on the system remaining closed without leaks. I imagine when they...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By imtjm
I think your conclusion about the SCR system...

I think your conclusion about the SCR system starting to work and it using 1/3 the amount needed to catalyze the NOx maybe incorrect. You could still pass the emissions if the SCR injector was still...
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