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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By chetah45
I think pricing/value for money spent is also a...

I think pricing/value for money spent is also a deterrent. You can price out a 328d to 60k without breaking a sweat. And for the 60k you get an all wheel drive Jetta(same relative size) fighter....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By chetah45
Dealers out here are starting to discount the...

Dealers out here are starting to discount the 328d and 535d...about 4500 for the 328d and 9000 for the 535d.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By chetah45
We just had a 328d as a loaner during service for...

We just had a 328d as a loaner during service for the 335d and my girlfriend commented on the loss of get up n go while driving 328d. Somehow I don't think she is gonna give up the 335d unless it was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-03-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,776
Posted By chetah45
Urea TDI Passats sold in USA began with model...

Urea TDI Passats sold in USA began with model year 2012 not 2009. USA TDI Jettas started in model year 2009 without urea. Through model year 2014, only urea based TDI model was the Passat. Jettas...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-30-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
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: 22
Views: 1,810
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: 22
Views: 1,810
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: 22
Views: 1,810
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: 3,938
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: 3,938
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: 3,938
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: 3,938
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: 3,938
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: 4,126
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: 4,126
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: 4,126
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: 904
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: 904
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: 1,252
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: 1,252
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: 1,494
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: 810
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: 1,881
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: 810
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: 1,598
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::)
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