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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-30-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By chetah45
Update on battery issue: Took the 335D in for...

Update on battery issue:
Took the 335D in for the battery issue and a scheduled vehicle inspection. They connected battery charger and found" fault code 9D12" and they found "battery state of charge...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By chetah45
quasimodem: it is the accessory mode that this...

quasimodem:
it is the accessory mode that this all started. It used to be that I can run it until it times out and it shuts off. Now in accessory mode, it lasts about 3 minutes and the battery...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By chetah45
GreekboyD: Thanks for the feedback. If Toronto...

GreekboyD:
Thanks for the feedback. If Toronto can get 4 years out of a battery, I was hoping sunny Kalifornia can get more than 2 years out of one. My Z06(with lots of battery draining electronics)...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By chetah45
Life expectancy of a 335D battery?

For theose who own 335D, how long are your original batteries lasting? My 335D was purchased on October 2011, is driven daily, and currently has 25,000+ miles and resides at night in a garage that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,131
Posted By chetah45
DaveN007: I have to agree with you there about...

DaveN007:
I have to agree with you there about a pre-emptive complaint. I am 2 years into my ownership and I am at 24k and change and will be paying close attention to any changes. It is not my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,131
Posted By chetah45
Rancur: I just checked and there is a port behind...

Rancur: I just checked and there is a port behind a cover and it looks like obd but that was his excuse for not plugging the car in. It was fine with me at the time. For diesels, all they are looking...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,131
Posted By chetah45
Rancur: just relaying my experience and the techs...

Rancur: just relaying my experience and the techs excuse for not plugging the car into their machine. I have used this place for the last 4 years and they are good about explaining the process and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,131
Posted By chetah45
My point is that it's going to be difficult to...

My point is that it's going to be difficult to fail a smog test on these cars. There is no sniffer test, no dyno run, and no computer check. Hell, techs can't even see if all the required equipment...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-10-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,131
Posted By chetah45
My experience with CARB mandated smog check on...

My experience with CARB mandated smog check on passenger car diesels:
Shop tech takes a visual check for missing emission parts and since the 335d is tightly packaged, most of the stuff he was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,767
Posted By chetah45
d geek: I see but I did not observe. I stand...

d geek: I see but I did not observe. I stand corrected...2 tips on drivers side. Oh well. Stevens Creek BMW has actual photos...72k for that one. Ouch.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,767
Posted By chetah45
BB Cuda: I didn't find this thread till after I...

BB Cuda:
I didn't find this thread till after I test drove it. I am 99.5% sure that the pipes are set up like the 335I and 335D.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,767
Posted By chetah45
Yesterday, I test drove a Space Gray 535D in...

Yesterday, I test drove a Space Gray 535D in concord. This was done more to see how much more spacious the 5 series was in comparison to a 2011 335D. A definite nice car as it should have been with a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-02-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Mpg
Views: 814
Posted By chetah45
Pierre Louis: Those figure are as accurate as...

Pierre Louis:
Those figure are as accurate as you are going to find in the real world. The odometer has been checked against the unmoving mileage markers alongside the interstate. The tank is filled...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Mpg
Views: 814
Posted By chetah45
We have an 2011 with 21,000+ and non-sport. The...

We have an 2011 with 21,000+ and non-sport. The total honest truth...no bs...no exaggeration long trip mileage we have experienced:
1)Feb 2012 Brentwood CA to Ft. Mohave AZ I-5 to CA-58 to I-40 at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-13-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By chetah45
Thanks for the link. Should have known the...

Thanks for the link. Should have known the dealership still not all that forthcoming with their secretive service bulletins.
Thanks again.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By chetah45
Service action?campagn?bulletin 130412???

I received a call from the dealership that I bought my 2011 335D claiming to have an open recall on my car. I pressed the caller for more information since I have never received anything from BMW, he...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-04-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By chetah45
My GF has an 01 X5 3.0 and in the summertime her...

My GF has an 01 X5 3.0 and in the summertime her mpg's were routinely in the 13's. Your X5d will get better than what you are showing right now. Give it time. Winter time will be your lowest(cold...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-07-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By chetah45
I would be interested to know the cause and cure...

I would be interested to know the cause and cure for your car's issue.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By chetah45
The way I remember it, CARB did not ban the sales...

The way I remember it, CARB did not ban the sales of diesel automobiles in the great state of Kalifornia, they just lowered the emission standards to the point that diesel automobiles could not meet...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By chetah45
Bummer to hear about this issue. I too have 2011...

Bummer to hear about this issue. I too have 2011 335D and only issue has been the trunk not opening with the key fob. I think you may need Dealer Warranty intervention. You paid for it...utilize it....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-18-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By chetah45
I am one not to brag too much, but Friday I found...

I am one not to brag too much, but Friday I found diesel for $3.779 (no discount for cash)in Fairfield:yikes::thumbup::)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-05-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By chetah45
You will spend more time scrounging up the tools...

You will spend more time scrounging up the tools you need than doing the actual change of plugs. Standard plug socket will work just fine. This is based on my experience with a 2000 X5 3liter. Also...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,329
Posted By chetah45
+1 I need to check out the '12 and see about...

+1
I need to check out the '12 and see about this. The D motor is loafing at 80 and interior noise pretty quiet, especially coming from Cummins powered Ram pickup. Outside at idle there is a quiet...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By chetah45
We owned ours for 4 months before we got our...

We owned ours for 4 months before we got our first rock chip in the window:rofl: Oh well...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-13-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By chetah45
Just finished a 1226 miles 2-day drive from...

Just finished a 1226 miles 2-day drive from Brentwood CA down I-5...across CA-58 to Barstow, CA then down I-40 to Needles, CA across the Colorado River and up AZ-95 to Fort Mohave. The route included...
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