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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By KeithS
I believe registration will make the battery last...

I believe registration will make the battery last longer, and possibly save some energy by not overcharging. If your going to replace every 3 years anyway, probably doesn't matter. But then many on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By KeithS
I believe there is a 'hill holding' feature on...

I believe there is a 'hill holding' feature on these cars. I noticed it early on, especially when pulling in the garage which requires a stop waiting for the door to open. Under very light...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,491
Posted By KeithS
I trusting what you saying Oil you purchase or...

I trusting what you saying Oil you purchase or who been service even at BMW is no good low qualities - I gave an example of over 400K miles of driving on 3 cars with no oil consumption and no engine...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,491
Posted By KeithS
And? What does this have to do with the...

And? What does this have to do with the purchaser of a car over the X5? Most on these boards are technically minded and know all of this, at least the points that are accurate. Many US states have...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,491
Posted By KeithS
As an owner of a 335D I completely disagree. I...

As an owner of a 335D I completely disagree. I purchase cars because I DO NOT LIKE SUV's. Instead I drive a touring (station wagon) which drives and handles like a car but holds MORE than the SUV. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,491
Posted By KeithS
Correct that CBU issues on the X5 are not nearly...

Correct that CBU issues on the X5 are not nearly as common as with the sedan. The thoughts are with a heavier vehicle the engine is working harder keeping average intake flow rates higher not giving...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-09-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By KeithS
Bet these don't have CBU issues..... And while...

Bet these don't have CBU issues..... And while still the best car we ever owned, the 335D was our first Diesel vehicle, and probably our last. With the efficiency improvements of gas engines,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By KeithS
I have found my OBC computer to read consistently...

I have found my OBC computer to read consistently 5% lower than actual mpg. I had fixed the correction factor at one point to making it within 1% but when I got the update from the CBU treatment it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By KeithS
This is done while costing to a stop because the...

This is done while costing to a stop because the 2 to 1 gear change on deceleration would cause the car to jolt, resulting in lots of owner complaints.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-27-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By KeithS
I don't think so. This has been a BMW rumor for...

I don't think so. This has been a BMW rumor for decades. Count the gears as you are coming up to speed.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-25-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By KeithS
It may just be my interpretation (of our 335D),...

It may just be my interpretation (of our 335D), but I seem to get faster response by easing into full throttle (such as over 1 second) rather than just stomping on it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-25-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By KeithS
Many of us are just unwittingly part of a big...

Many of us are just unwittingly part of a big experiment to introduce BMW clean diesels to the USA. And one would like to think BMW has learned a thing or two and made design changes to the latest...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By KeithS
Based on experience with my 335D I seem to lose...

Based on experience with my 335D I seem to lose 2%-3% efficiency for every 10 degree (F) drop in ambient temperature.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By KeithS
Maybe dumb question but has the battery ever been...

Maybe dumb question but has the battery ever been replaced? Just because it tests OK for the duration of a few minute test does not mean there cannot be an internal issue.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By KeithS
As others have said they are all the same. But...

As others have said they are all the same. But DEF does have a shelf life so as fresh as possible, believe you may actually find an printed expiration date.. There is a diesel fuel specialty...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By KeithS
My M57 engine takes 8 quarts (including filter...

My M57 engine takes 8 quarts (including filter change). Does yours still have a dipstick (the 335D does) or are they gone on the 535D?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,268
Posted By KeithS
The puller I used came from a set of suspension...

The puller I used came from a set of suspension tools I got long ago.: http://www.harborfreight.com/front-end-service-tool-set-5pc-60306.html

The one you listed from harbor freight will not work...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By KeithS
The 8 speed vs 6 speed in the 335D helps as well.

The 8 speed vs 6 speed in the 335D helps as well.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-05-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By KeithS
As already suggested it's carbon build up. When...

As already suggested it's carbon build up. When my CBU was cleaned at 53K miles, I was able to again achieve the 42 MPG (ideal conditions) that I had when the car was new.

Also the diesel seems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-05-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,268
Posted By KeithS
Wow, this thread is almost 5 years old! And I...

Wow, this thread is almost 5 years old! And I still have the car. But to answer the question I did nothing special to pitman arm for the center rod. I did try and match the new center rod to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,909
Posted By KeithS
"How do you clean all of that without taking the...

"How do you clean all of that without taking the head off? That's just my 2 cents." By using the tools and procedures developed by engineers, not backyard mechanics.

"And I love my smelly,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,206
Posted By KeithS
My guess is this sensor measures the differential...

My guess is this sensor measures the differential pressure across the DPF so it knos when to start a regen cycle. This old style filter may be prone to collecting water (combustion condensate) and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,909
Posted By KeithS
A clean burning BMW diesel is nothing like a...

A clean burning BMW diesel is nothing like a smelly smokey Ford truck. Hundreds if not thousands of CBU cases, all on the intake track. Never on the combustion side. Do you know that there are as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By KeithS
You left out your mileage. PO2CE is "Cylinder #2...

You left out your mileage. PO2CE is "Cylinder #2 Fuel Injector offset learning at maximum limit". While the code is for an injector it's most likely triggered because of CBU (Carbon Build Up).
I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,909
Posted By KeithS
Sure if you like to unnecessarily double or...

Sure if you like to unnecessarily double or triple the CBU cleaning cost. There are hundreds of BMW customers who have had their vehicles successfully CBU cleaned without pulling the head using the...
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