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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Pierre Louis
I have various concerns about a Tesla, which...

I have various concerns about a Tesla, which seems like a great car and fine addition to a stable of, say, 4 other cars...

1. $85,000 to start. What would I need to be drinking to buy one? I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,188
Posted By Pierre Louis
Data please. Mechanics will tell you CBU is...

Data please. Mechanics will tell you CBU is common but they mostly see only the engines with problems.

As I've said before, out of 10,000 335d's sold in NA, the relative handful found on web...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,188
Posted By Pierre Louis
I consider "performance" to include fuel economy...

I consider "performance" to include fuel economy and handling, not just 0-60 acceleration. The freedom from 15 mpg on premium fuel keeps me away, far away, from cars like the e90 M3. Sorry.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,188
Posted By Pierre Louis
The 335d is the ultimate commuter car. Instant...

The 335d is the ultimate commuter car. Instant torque at lower RPM.

The 335i needs to be revved up to get the same torque (or less) so "performance" is good only if you drive like a race driver...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,053
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here...

Here (http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2010_BMW_335d_3.0L_6_Cyl._Turbo_Diesel/coolant_antifreeze/add_coolant) is a great site that gives basic information on our d's. The link is for adding coolant...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Pierre Louis
I used to believe that customer satisfaction was...

I used to believe that customer satisfaction was around 50% positive at dealers anyway, from stats that I read/heard about years ago. Nowadays, there is more effort, at least at fancier dealers, to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Pierre Louis
Rotating tires in a performance car is debatable....

Rotating tires in a performance car is debatable. I've had good and bad experiences with rotating tires, mostly belt problems after rotation, even with Michelin. Other times, rotating the tires...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Pierre Louis
I believe its Stanadyne, a company that also...

I believe its Stanadyne, a company that also makes fuel pumps, that VW sells, not Power Service.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Pierre Louis
Techron has always been a recommended additive,...

Techron has always been a recommended additive, originally to treat/prevent valve deposits in BMW and other overhead cam gasoline engines. But if you read the fine print and know about premium fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,193
Posted By Pierre Louis
Summer blend gas for emissions PL

Summer blend gas for emissions

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,364
Posted By Pierre Louis
Diesel is more expensive because there is a wold...

Diesel is more expensive because there is a wold market for ULSD and the refiners have been exporting more diesel since the ULSD standard came into effect. Gasoline is cheaper because there is a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By Pierre Louis
Current "clean diesels" are arguably much cleaner...

Current "clean diesels" are arguably much cleaner than current gasoline cars, including hybrids. EPA doesn't count small particulates which can enter the deep spaces of the lungs more than visible...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,323
Posted By Pierre Louis
There are three O-rings. One big one for the...

There are three O-rings. One big one for the main screw-in area, and two smaller ones for the far end of the plastic piece that fits inside the filter. Its nice that they include the copper crush...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,323
Posted By Pierre Louis
I just changed the oil with the Mobil 1 and I...

I just changed the oil with the Mobil 1 and I feel better.... except the BMW dealer sold me an OEM filter without the two smaller O-rings that go on the plastic shaft holding the filter! It came...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,565
Posted By Pierre Louis
If you carefully analyze fuel economy data of...

If you carefully analyze fuel economy data of some nearly identical cars, such as the Prius and the Lexus CT200h, the former was originally designed for the US market while the latter for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,276
Posted By Pierre Louis
501946 Here's a discussion of recent BMW...

501946

Here's a discussion of recent BMW reliability: http://www.germancarforum.com/threads/the-most-dependable-cars-jd-power-3-year-study.49688/
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-02-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,276
Posted By Pierre Louis
Gasoline originally was a waste product of...

Gasoline originally was a waste product of kerosene refining. Standard Oil would dump gasoline into the environment.

The argument that ULSD is "less refined" sounds bogus since separating out a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-02-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,276
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yeah, the American market. Must be why there is...

Yeah, the American market. Must be why there is no such thing as a 335d manual anywhere in the world. Makes sense to me....

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,276
Posted By Pierre Louis
Marginal improvement? EPA numbers can be...

Marginal improvement? EPA numbers can be misleading. From www.fuelly.com:

2011 335d (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/335d): 30.5 mpg
2011 335i (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/335i): 21.7 mpg
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pierre Louis
So you agree with me on the pump, which is still...

So you agree with me on the pump, which is still just a theory. The rest is not a matter of argument. The evidence is weak (reading ASTM rationale for current specs, with the exception of pump...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-08-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'm well aware of the bias that exists on TDIClub...

I'm well aware of the bias that exists on TDIClub in favor of added lubricity. What I know is that there is little evidence pointing to lubricity as the cause of the HPFP "failures" where the data...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-07-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pierre Louis
:(Makes sense that fuel gelling can occur in...

:(Makes sense that fuel gelling can occur in Virginia with the latest "climate change." Then of course there are "lubricity" deniers among us.:D
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pierre Louis
Diesel is a unique brew of ingredients customized...

Diesel is a unique brew of ingredients customized from crude oil of various quality/composition. Each refining process and additive package are made to work with each other and are unique to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Pierre Louis
Is that $.12/mile just on costs associated with...

Is that $.12/mile just on costs associated with CBU or resale value?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-28-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By Pierre Louis
I'm at 60,000 miles now and without warranty,...

I'm at 60,000 miles now and without warranty, which is usual for me. Had I purchased every extended warranty on cars and electronics over the past 30 years, it would add up to way North of $20,000...
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