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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,422
Posted By Flyingman
I rotate my NonRFTs which are staggered. I go...

I rotate my NonRFTs which are staggered. I go left to right and there is no prohibition from Michelin on these Pilot SS to my knowledge. Rotation reverses when you do this but it helps add life if...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,422
Posted By Flyingman
I seem to recall the sensor might work on density...

I seem to recall the sensor might work on density to determine adequacy or not? Conductivity could also be used.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By Flyingman
If oil level is rising it is most likely due to...

If oil level is rising it is most likely due to fuel contamination via the Fuel Injection system which operates at a much higher pressure than the lube oil.

Smelling the oil you might detect the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flyingman
Sirbikes, 60k was the right call. I was...

Sirbikes,

60k was the right call. I was just over 100k. That was a month or so ago, so far so good. If something was going to go wrong it should have appeared by now.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-17-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Flyingman
Love this thread!:thumbup: My wife hasn't...

Love this thread!:thumbup:

My wife hasn't driven my 335D in over 6 1/2 years. Too "manly" for her!:rofl:

Seats are too low, she likes the higher position of an SUV, preferably a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-17-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Flyingman
I have over 100k and don't think I have had my...

I have over 100k and don't think I have had my wheels aligned more than two (2) times in the past 6 1/2 years.

If old tires wear even I don't waste the time and money to re-align when I install...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-17-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Flyingman
Lance, He is in Davie, Fl. near Ft....

Lance,

He is in Davie, Fl. near Ft. Lauderdale. I've been to him twice so far, battery change and now the ATF and Rear Diff Fluid.

He has a mechanic that is diesel certified by BMW and he...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-17-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 47,134
Posted By Flyingman
Oh yeah!!! I remember these well! My dad had...

Oh yeah!!! I remember these well! My dad had about three of these over that period of time!:thumbup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6jwgAAyR2w
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-17-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Flyingman
Definitely not related. GPW, the emission...

Definitely not related.

GPW, the emission system on our cars is really the Achilles heel, unfortunately.:mad:

I've given serious consideration to delete it. I have researched options and costs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-10-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Flyingman
F32Fleet, I think there is some...

F32Fleet,

I think there is some contradicting information out there. I found one BMW checklist that calls for ATF change at 100k. I showed that to my SA and he just shrugged.:dunno:

I spoke...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-10-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Flyingman
Maybe about 3k miles. No issues noted so far. ...

Maybe about 3k miles. No issues noted so far.

If you wait till you start having issues, then change the oil, then yeah, you are gonna have a problem.

My oil was just really dirty. Normal...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-10-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 47,134
Posted By Flyingman
Actually, a common practice is to cut the cars in...

Actually, a common practice is to cut the cars in half, legally they are now destroyed, then they sell those parted halves to developing countries as "parts" and not as complete cars, then they...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-10-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By Flyingman
GWP, I would recommend changing out the pan...

GWP,

I would recommend changing out the pan with integrated filter. There is also some type of rubber seal or grommet that should be replaced as well. I think it is a control cable penetration in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-10-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,471
Posted By Flyingman
It is a combination of both. I'm sure they have...

It is a combination of both. I'm sure they have actualized their charge for the warranty based on the rather poor warranty history they have had with the Emission Kit on these cars, plus the CBU and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-08-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By Flyingman
7X, I changed my ATF at 100k which is...

7X,

I changed my ATF at 100k which is actually recommended by BMW, but when you ask them to do it they will decline to do so a recite the "lifetime oil" B.S.:dunno:

I spoke with ZF in US and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
I was running twenty (20) X 5.5MW Marine Diesel...

I was running twenty (20) X 5.5MW Marine Diesel Engine Generators at a power plant, so approx. 144,000 hp. We got about 15 kw/gal of HFO, so were burning some 7,333 gals/hour, 176,000 gals/day, 24/7...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
Is it blind luck or do you take proper care of...

Is it blind luck or do you take proper care of your vehicles?:dunno:

For me it is a lot of both. Never had one occur in my cars, but have seen a few in industrial applications with catastrophic...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
Here is a very thorough paper by Donaldson...

Here is a very thorough paper by Donaldson Filters, a high respected manufacturer of industrial filters of all types.

It was too large to upload, so here is the link:

Engine Liquid Filtration...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
And it continues.... ...

And it continues....

http://www.tigercat.com/service-tips/dealing-with-diesel/
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Flyingman
I just looked at my 2010 and it has the same...

I just looked at my 2010 and it has the same holes, about 3 or 4 of them punched through the left front wheel well. I have a small water pump mounted there as well.

I never noticed this before,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
This one gets a bit closer to home, about the...

This one gets a bit closer to home, about the BMW/Mini Cooper "Lifetime" fuel filter.:yikes:

http://www.brrperformance.com/blog/?p=2309
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
Filter collapses are reported all over the truck...

Filter collapses are reported all over the truck and car forums.

Must be a figment of their imagination?:dunno:
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
OK, I lied!:rofl: ...

OK, I lied!:rofl:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1029421-collapsed-fuel-filter.html
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
Last one, I promise!:D ...

Last one, I promise!:D

http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/collapsed-rustfilled-fuel-filter_topic72944.html
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-05-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,474
Posted By Flyingman
We can do this all day.:bigpimp: Attached...

We can do this all day.:bigpimp:

Attached appears to be a training module for vehicle mechanics by the CTAE(?).http://www.ctaern.org/

Please take note of paragraph g.3 under Fuel Filter...
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