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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-10-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By d geek
Gotcha- thanks.

Gotcha- thanks.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By d geek
This was never sold here in the states. You'd...

This was never sold here in the states. You'd need to get really lucky to find one on this continent.

I suppose you could transplant an older diesel engine into a gasser if your heart is set on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By d geek
Which part of my post is bull? :dunno: I have...

Which part of my post is bull? :dunno:
I have posted the links to API and Shell documents that prove my point. Let me try to walk you through it:
1) Your 2002 540i owners manual states that you can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By d geek
Yeah, that's the problem when misinformation has...

Yeah, that's the problem when misinformation has been repeated many times- people begin to take it as truth.

I've tried to point out several times in this thread that all of Shell's published...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By d geek
In Germany the M550dx is >30% more expensive than...

In Germany the M550dx is >30% more expensive than a 535dx. No way is there a market that would support that car over here. I haven't noticed how the "740Ld x" has done since it was introduced here,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By d geek
Can't label it what way? To which emissions law...

Can't label it what way? To which emissions law do you refer? What does the owner's manual list as acceptable oil?

Rotella carries the API SM approval. It does not carry BMW LL01. I'm all for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By d geek
The API Sx rating carried by the Rotella T6...

The API Sx rating carried by the Rotella T6 debunks this statement.

No, it won't damage your M62.

It is a great oil for both diesel and gas engines. If you want to inquire more, then I'd advise...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By d geek
Here is the Shell technical data sheet on Rotella...

Here is the Shell technical data sheet on Rotella T6 (http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC_Local_TDS_United_States_Shell_Rotella_T6_5W-40_%28CJ-4%29_%28en-US%29_TDS.pdf).
Clearly states that it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 884
Posted By d geek
Rotella T6 also carries API SM rating, so it is...

Rotella T6 also carries API SM rating, so it is safe for use with cars using catalytic convertors. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By d geek
Congrats, Flyingman!

Congrats, Flyingman!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By d geek
How do the walnut shells get into the oil from...

How do the walnut shells get into the oil from the intake tract?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By d geek
I forgot to add that the Bosch HPFP used in the...

I forgot to add that the Bosch HPFP used in the 328d is the same one used by VW for their 4cyl diesels. This was something I was concerned about when BMW introduced their small diesel. Fingers...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-01-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By d geek
This sounds alarmingly similar to the problem VW...

This sounds alarmingly similar to the problem VW common rail diesels have been having since being introduced here in 2009. Its a pretty expensive fix (around $6k for VW), but should definitely be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By d geek
That engine was never sold here in the states....

That engine was never sold here in the states. The bi-turbo was sold in 2009-2013 e90 335d and E70 x35d.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,114
Posted By d geek
CARB diesel also has additional requirements that...

CARB diesel also has additional requirements that most likely justify a higher price at the pump.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-21-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,114
Posted By d geek
Or if gasoline was >$5/gal ;)

Or if gasoline was >$5/gal ;)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-19-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,114
Posted By d geek
Diesel is essentially the same as fuel oil....

Diesel is essentially the same as fuel oil. Winter weather means more demand for this petroleum product. Prices go up.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By d geek
Very cool! Congrats and please post some pics on...

Very cool! Congrats and please post some pics on the stickied thread.
:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By d geek
Nokian WRG2 worked great in Michigan.

Nokian WRG2 worked great in Michigan.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-09-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By d geek
Is this a new change? The last time I looked at...

Is this a new change? The last time I looked at the info on this engine none of the 3 were electrically driven turbos. When did this change and do you have a link? Thanks.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,511
Posted By d geek
Sameer- I hope this all is resolved to your...

Sameer-
I hope this all is resolved to your satisfaction and you are happy with the vehicle in the end. I also hope that this detailed account of events will result in some changes at BMW. There are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By d geek
I believe it started in Germany

I believe it started in Germany
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By d geek
True, but not too much diff between you and me...

True, but not too much diff between you and me (I'm originally from Michigan)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-04-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By d geek
However your brain translates it :) in english:...

However your brain translates it :)
in english: "three-er"
auf Deutsch: "Drei-er"
etc...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By d geek
Have you driven both yet? Two very different cars...

Have you driven both yet? Two very different cars (E90 vs F30, 280ft-lbs vs 425, etc)
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