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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ChasR
As I understand, the free version just checks the...

As I understand, the free version just checks the communications compatibility of the car and the bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection to the phone. If you want to clear codes or do any coding you have to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ChasR
Mine made it to 92,000 miles before CBU hit. ...

Mine made it to 92,000 miles before CBU hit. It's running pretty good at +100K, after the cleaning, as one guy with a Pontiac (Holden) GTO can attest. It does run regens more frequently than before...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,280
Posted By ChasR
My experience with the BMW nannies is that in DSC...

My experience with the BMW nannies is that in DSC some wheel spin is allowed as long as both rear wheels are spinning before power is reduced. In Traction Control (DSC off), more wheel spin is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,361
Posted By ChasR
93K miles without an extended warranty.

93K miles without an extended warranty.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,361
Posted By ChasR
I paid $2800 for the carbon blast and then $1300...

I paid $2800 for the carbon blast and then $1300 for one injector. It runs OK, but has frequent regens, lowering mpg. Intermittent rough idle returned, but no codes yet. I will probably have to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
Intermittent rough idle returned yesterday. ...

Intermittent rough idle returned yesterday. Injector codes are almost certain to follow.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
You can watch the fuel mileage gauge on your...

You can watch the fuel mileage gauge on your commute. If it says 28 mpg where it normally says 36, it's doing a regen. If, when you park the car, the fan runs on and the car smells hot, it's doing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
Weeks later, after replacing the one injector,...

Weeks later, after replacing the one injector, the car is running OK, with the exception of at least 3 regens per tank and the resultant poor fuel mileage. I did a dyno run on an older model dynojet...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-29-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By ChasR
No unusual noise in mine up to 130.

No unusual noise in mine up to 130.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,474
Posted By ChasR
You may well be right. I happen to have both. ...

You may well be right. I happen to have both. The dealership said they had a very hard time selling 335ds, at least in part due to known reliability issues, which is why the trade in was so low. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,474
Posted By ChasR
My commute is mostly highway. 2 miles of surface...

My commute is mostly highway. 2 miles of surface streets to get on the freeway, 17 miles at 70+ then another 2 miles on surface streets. I've tracked the average speed on each tank of gas since I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,474
Posted By ChasR
After paying for CBU cleanup and subsequent...

After paying for CBU cleanup and subsequent replacement of injector 4, I found the car still runs regens twice or three times per tank, 2 to 3x as often as it used to. I decided to trade it in. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
Every 250 miles compared to every 500 or so. ...

Every 250 miles compared to every 500 or so.

Somehow, they decided that replacing injector 4 would fix it. It didn't and they still have the car. I'm supposed to be able to get it back tomorrow....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
I have no doubt they did the work I paid for. I...

I have no doubt they did the work I paid for. I have doubts that they were addressing the real problem. When I took it in, knowing how many 335d have CBU, I was pretty sure they had the correct...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
I'm going to see how the dealership handles this...

I'm going to see how the dealership handles this before I name them (disclosure: I own stock in the dealership conglomerate). No new injectors were installed in the CBU cleanup.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
No smoke, but more frequent regens.

No smoke, but more frequent regens.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,321
Posted By ChasR
CBU repair update

So the local dealership diagnosed my car with CBU after the SES light came on and the car exhibited a rough idle. It threw two injector codes and corresponding smooth running codes. I paid $2800 to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-29-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,100
Posted By ChasR
Yesterday, the SES light came back on, injector 3...

Yesterday, the SES light came back on, injector 3 zero adaptation, smooth running and camshaft sensor codes. Cleaning out the carbon didn't improve the rough idle or decreased fuel mileage a bit. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,100
Posted By ChasR
I'm thinking about methanol injection to prevent...

I'm thinking about methanol injection to prevent CBU.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,100
Posted By ChasR
Got the car back yesterday. Runs OK, but it...

Got the car back yesterday. Runs OK, but it still has a rough idle, exactly as it did when I brought it in. When I cleared the injector 6 code before, it took 1000 miles for it to come back. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,100
Posted By ChasR
I looked at the estimate more closely and find...

I looked at the estimate more closely and find they aren't replacing any injectors. I expect I'll be having injector codes pop up in the near future.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,100
Posted By ChasR
At 89K miles, I've joined the CBU club. $2800 to...

At 89K miles, I've joined the CBU club. $2800 to clean the CBU and replace 2 injectors.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,054
Posted By ChasR
At 89K miles, I have fallen victim to out of...

At 89K miles, I have fallen victim to out of warranty Carbon Build Up. It will cost me $2800 to have the dealership "fix" it. The "drive it hard and you won't have a problem" mantra, appears to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,054
Posted By ChasR
2011 with +88K. The car has never stranded me. ...

2011 with +88K. The car has never stranded me. Problems to date include a clunky steering rack and a failed turn signal. However, tomorrow it goes in for the SES light, related to injector #6...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 32,584
Posted By ChasR
33.26 mpg I'm running opti-lube xpd in every...

33.26 mpg

I'm running opti-lube xpd in every tank, though I've no way to know whether it helps or hurts. I suppose if I never have CBU, I might be able to claim it worked.

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