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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By mecodoug
I used to have difficulty filling my 335d DEF,...

I used to have difficulty filling my 335d DEF, then saw how someone jacked up the corner first. I tried that and it worked great.

I agree not a good idea to top off DEF, better to get close to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By mecodoug
Sorry for the late reply, but glad others chimed...

Sorry for the late reply, but glad others chimed in. I have the Bentley manual for the E90 (I had a 2006 330i) and the transmission fluid change is the same for the D. It's pretty much the same as...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-02-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By mecodoug
I've had no issues with RWD with snow tires in...

I've had no issues with RWD with snow tires in winter, and will not go with AWD for my drivers car anytime soon. Weight and mpg penalties cannot be justified, plus increased maintenance makes it a no...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-02-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By mecodoug
My 335d experience

I picked my car up in Munich on June 28 2010 and now have a bit over 81000 miles. I have done all work aside from carbon and free maintenance. I put performance brakes on all four corners last...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By mecodoug
I really appreciate all the info. Overall you are...

I really appreciate all the info. Overall you are fine. I think they now owe you goodwill since in southern FL your glow plugs have been used about 1/100 of mine in MA, and mine are fine at 80K.......
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-03-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mecodoug
No noticeable difference, but I experienced no...

No noticeable difference, but I experienced no issues prior to the change. The 80K miles I have are like 95% highway so the old fluid was probably in pretty good shape.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mecodoug
I completed the fluid change yesterday. It took 5...

I completed the fluid change yesterday. It took 5 1/2 liters.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mecodoug
Thanks, that is my plan. I don't want to be short...

Thanks, that is my plan. I don't want to be short (or long) in what I have on-hand, so I was hoping someone else has done it and can tell me how much they used.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mecodoug
How much Transmission Fluid?

I am planning to replace the transmission fluid on my 335d (now at 80K) soon. The dealer wanted $1,050, which is truly insane. I can get the parts (ZF fluid, pan/filter/plug, and replacement bolts)...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,371
Posted By mecodoug
My dealer in MA west of Springfield replaced all...

My dealer in MA west of Springfield replaced all 6 injectors and did a carbon cleaning with 'mostly' goodwill. I don't know how much of that came from them and how much from BMW. I paid around $1300...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,754
Posted By mecodoug
You could ask the dealer if they could please, as...

You could ask the dealer if they could please, as a gesture of goodwill, remove the pads and re-install them with some brake quiet lube on the backside. Aside from the first stop in a few days, when...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By mecodoug
They look fine. I wonder if my Rial Flair 17"...

They look fine. I wonder if my Rial Flair 17" winter set that fit on my E90 330i and my 335d would also fit over the M235 calipers. Way back when Gary at Tire Rack shipped them with spacers but I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,467
Posted By mecodoug
2011 fully loaded with 66K. Had CBU a couple of...

2011 fully loaded with 66K. Had CBU a couple of months back, which they cleaned as well as replaced the injectors, and emissions recalls earlier. Never stranded, but hit limp mode prior to the carbon...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-29-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By mecodoug
Looks good, but for my money I want LSD.

Looks good, but for my money I want LSD.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-29-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By mecodoug
On my E90, I mounted my V1 to the left of the...

On my E90, I mounted my V1 to the left of the mirror and ran the power and remote line under th headliner and down to the power plug under the glovebox, with the remote placed on the bottom of the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By mecodoug
Sometimes the impact is with a stationary object,...

Sometimes the impact is with a stationary object, like a tree.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By mecodoug
I thought ED did not come out of dealers...

I thought ED did not come out of dealers allocation:dunno::dunno:
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-26-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,699
Posted By mecodoug
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,796
Posted By mecodoug
I think we can rule out the oil question based on...

I think we can rule out the oil question based on many of us who have had CBU that also change their oil every 6K or so with an LL-04 oil.

The source of the carbon has to be the exhaust gas...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,400
Posted By mecodoug
Already well into May with no news on this front....

Already well into May with no news on this front. Has anyone heard when details may be available for a MY2015 order?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By mecodoug
Total cost to me for all 6 injectors and the...

Total cost to me for all 6 injectors and the carbon SIB was $1100, though I have no idea how much goodwill was provided. I'm guessing I covered about 25% of their actual costs. The intake was cleaned...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By mecodoug
The first 2500 miles were in europe at various...

The first 2500 miles were in europe at various shell stations. After that it has been almost 100% at a local station that used to be shell branded and now I think is their own brand but the fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By mecodoug
No, but I will ask when I pick it up.

No, but I will ask when I pick it up.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,377
Posted By mecodoug
I've been using the Lubro-Moly LL-04 5W-30 oil in...

I've been using the Lubro-Moly LL-04 5W-30 oil in both our diesel's. You can get it from the online sources like Bavauto.com.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By mecodoug
Also, FWIW I have changed the oil every ~6500...

Also, FWIW I have changed the oil every ~6500 miles, or twice as often as the car calls for it, so we probably cannot blame the long intervals on this either. I suppose I did put my first 20K miles...
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