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Forum: The Detail Department 11-14-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,758
Posted By AZDrPhil
I rented an ozone machine from a local rental...

I rented an ozone machine from a local rental shop and ran it overnight inside the car. It did a pretty good job but when winter arrived and I turned on the heater it all came back worse than ever. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By AZDrPhil
Why no replies to this? My lease allows me to...

Why no replies to this? My lease allows me to buy my d after 3 years with 45k on the ODO for $28,800. Premium package, iDrive/NAV, comfort access. It will be interesting to see what the dealer...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,101
Posted By AZDrPhil
Please verify that you stuck the AdBlue bottle...

Please verify that you stuck the AdBlue bottle into the filler tube on the bottom, i.e the one closest to the ground. Does it look like you'll be able to refill that bottle with bulk DEF?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-30-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,932
Posted By AZDrPhil
In Laveen, AZ (just South of Phoenix). May 30,...

In Laveen, AZ (just South of Phoenix). May 30, 2011.

Unleaded = $3.599
Premium = $3.799
Diesel = $3.669

Is Safeway Diesel any good? I always buy QT or Shell, but have never seen cetane...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-28-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By AZDrPhil
Menz Top Inspection after polishing

I bought a bunch of products to use on a two-month old Jet Black. Most were Menzerna, including two bottles of Top Inspection. This stuff is supposed to be used to "inspect" the surface after...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By AZDrPhil
A72, I don't quite get something you wrote. What...

A72, I don't quite get something you wrote. What incentive would BMWFS have to negotiate with you and accept less than the residual? If you walk away they make more money, no?
Forum: The Detail Department 05-16-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By AZDrPhil
Angelo: thank you for helping on this. I...

Angelo: thank you for helping on this.

I received a call from the pad manufacturer and have received some hints and tips to avoid future occurrences.

1) don't apply as much pressure
2) if...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-16-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By AZDrPhil
Size of backing plate: 5" Washer Installed: ...

Size of backing plate: 5"
Washer Installed: yes
Was pad wet?: no, it had never been used before

I did mist the pad once or twice using Adams detail spray several times before applying more...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By AZDrPhil
White Lake Country pad melts & shreds in 90 minutes

I was polishing away today with a White LC 5.5" pad. Using Griots Garage DA on a setting of 6. After about 90 minutes of on-off use the pad decided it had enough and flew off the backing plate. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-11-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,778
Posted By AZDrPhil
Chip4, you're in AZ? Phoenix area? If you don't...

Chip4, you're in AZ? Phoenix area? If you don't mind saying, which dealer are you working with: Phoenix, Chandler, or Scottsdale?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-10-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,778
Posted By AZDrPhil
Once the pump loses its prime is a trip to the...

Once the pump loses its prime is a trip to the dealer the only way to get it working properly again?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-09-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,778
Posted By AZDrPhil
What technique do you use to get the siphon...

What technique do you use to get the siphon started? Also, I've never removed my DEF cover plate. Is it obvious where to insert the tubing?
Forum: The Detail Department 05-08-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By AZDrPhil
Blue pad from detailersdomain for polish, black...

Blue pad from detailersdomain for polish, black for applying sealant. I read somewhere BMW jet black was soft so I erred on the cautious side.

Re clay, grit guard, 2 buckets, better MF towels. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By AZDrPhil
When it comes time to refuel, go to the station...

When it comes time to refuel, go to the station together and show her how to determine which pump(s) have diesel. Explain that the car cannot, under any circumstances, use anything else. If the...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-07-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,535
Posted By AZDrPhil
I want some BFWD

I want some BFWD
Forum: The Detail Department 05-07-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By AZDrPhil
Ok finished first polishing job Saturday with my...

Ok finished first polishing job Saturday with my new Griots DA. I'm a total amateur & left a few scratches that are especially visible under my halogens. Used Menzerna Micro Polish followed by...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,836
Posted By AZDrPhil
We cannot say for certain the OP would hurt...

We cannot say for certain the OP would hurt himself or even damage the car. My first car was a '68 GTO and I drove it like a madman at age 16. No accidents, no damages, no tickets. Guess how much...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-02-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By AZDrPhil
I have a DA polisher on order for future...

I have a DA polisher on order for future beautification plans but the truth is they actually went away on their own with future washings using Meguiars Gold Class shampoo. I also switched from...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-02-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By AZDrPhil
Thanks very much for the tips. I'll try ONR next...

Thanks very much for the tips. I'll try ONR next time but I do admit making my mixture too strong with the Meguiars soap. I probably used 1:6, didn't measure.
Forum: The Detail Department 05-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By AZDrPhil
Dissolved my clay bar?

I got a Mothers clay bar kit, gave 1 bar and the included detail spray to my daughter. I used the other bar with a 1-8 mixture of Meguiars Gold Class car wash & water. We both started together,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-30-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,932
Posted By AZDrPhil
This Safeway is South of Phoenix at 51st Ave &...

This Safeway is South of Phoenix at 51st Ave & Baseline. They change their prices at the flick of a button thanks to their digital sign so if it stays there more than a few days I'd be shocked.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-30-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,932
Posted By AZDrPhil
Excellent idea to compare tailpipes. Will do. ...

Excellent idea to compare tailpipes. Will do.

Re the diesel prices. Sometimes there's just no figuring them out. No sooner did I post our AZ diesel vs premium comparison did a Safeway gas...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-30-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 44,932
Posted By AZDrPhil
Here in AZ. Many many years ago, in the days of...

Here in AZ. Many many years ago, in the days of smoky sooty exhaust, belching city buses, etc. diesel was cheaper than regular unleaded. One day that changed, and we have never again seen diesel...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 04-26-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By AZDrPhil
I must be doing something wrong then cause I...

I must be doing something wrong then cause I tried it and still didn't get anything excluded. Do you see any errors in my URL?
...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 04-26-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By AZDrPhil
Filter New Posts?

When I click the New Posts link it gives me 15+ pages of posts in every forum mixed together. Is there a way to filter the view of new posts and show me only the forums I'm interested in?
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