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Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-22-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By MotoWPK
I can't claim a lot of direct experience, having...

I can't claim a lot of direct experience, having had my '13 128i vert from new for a bit less than 20K miles and a '14 X5 for a bit more than 20K miles, but both have been almost trouble free, indeed...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-05-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,178
Posted By MotoWPK
While living in the Rocky Mountains doesn't...

While living in the Rocky Mountains doesn't provide the greatest challenge to the AC, we just returned from a trip to KS and MO with temps typically in the 90's and humidity similar. I found the AC...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-03-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By MotoWPK
Glad you sorted it out but, yes, this is probably...

Glad you sorted it out but, yes, this is probably the most important practice to prevent your diesel from being inadvertently fueled with gasoline, along with always paying attention to what you're...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-02-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By MotoWPK
If you have reason to suspect it was fueled with...

If you have reason to suspect it was fueled with gas, even a relatively small amount, you should not start the engine and call BMW Assist for a tow to the dealership. Even small quantities of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,642
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, but the percent of operating time at WOT is...

Yes, but the percent of operating time at WOT is extremely small, even for the most aggressive drivers...at least on the road.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-26-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,642
Posted By MotoWPK
The cloud of black smoke is certainly known to...

The cloud of black smoke is certainly known to come from the cylinder - this characteristic pre-dates EGR. But, the temperatures in the intake simply don't rise to that which would burn off carbon,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,642
Posted By MotoWPK
As illustrated by various posts in this thread,...

As illustrated by various posts in this thread, this is a relatively popular theory, but I've yet to see any explanation as to why higher loads, including very short runs at higher loads (e.g. WOT...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By MotoWPK
Good point. A busy station that is poorly...

Good point. A busy station that is poorly maintained and receives shipments from a poorly run distributor can be selling a lot of contaminated diesel; e.g. minimal and/or low quality additives,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By MotoWPK
This is correct. While all diesel in a region may...

This is correct. While all diesel in a region may come from the same refinery, additives for lubricity, anti-corrosion, anti-gel (winter), etc., are brand specific. That said, many off brand fuels,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-14-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By MotoWPK
35d battery replacement service bulletin

I'd read not long ago of the service bulletin calling for replacement of the battery in 50i's at each oil change (though can't for life of me find it now), but learned today when I took our '14 35d...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
Posted By MotoWPK
I was referring to the first spreadsheet on the...

I was referring to the first spreadsheet on the linked page, which is generation only.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
Posted By MotoWPK
The spreadsheet doesn't show consumption, rather,...

The spreadsheet doesn't show consumption, rather, it is sources of electrical generation by state. Where it goes isn't reflected.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By MotoWPK
This idea of loading the engine to reduce carbon...

This idea of loading the engine to reduce carbon build up is often seen, but I've yet to see an explanation of why higher loads would reduce carbon build up.

I can think of one reason why higher...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
Posted By MotoWPK
For the US overall... Coal = 39% Natural...

For the US overall...

Coal = 39%
Natural gas = 27%
Nuclear = 19%
Hydropower = 6%
Other renewables = 7%
Biomass = 1.7%
Geothermal = 0.4%
Solar = 0.4%
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,130
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, but, almost no electricity generation in the...

Yes, but, almost no electricity generation in the US uses oil and almost no new generating capacity has used coal for about the last decade or so (coal does constitute a significant percentage of the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-13-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,588
Posted By MotoWPK
I've used Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax and...

I've used Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax and Ultimate Quik Detail for a couple of years now and been very pleased with them.

Quik Wax is the polish while Quik Detail is used to remove light dust or...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-09-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By MotoWPK
Your comparison of the driving experience between...

Your comparison of the driving experience between the 35d and 35i mirrors my impression exactly when we test drove the two, and decided on the 35d.
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By MotoWPK
Consider adding a pair of pliers to your kit to...

Consider adding a pair of pliers to your kit to remove nails or screws from the tire.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-01-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,284
Posted By MotoWPK
An SA topped up our F15 using a 2-1/2 gallon jug...

An SA topped up our F15 using a 2-1/2 gallon jug and funnel, judging it was full by DEF backing up into the funnel. When he removed the funnel, excess DEF overflowed from the fill ports into the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By MotoWPK
We had an RX 450h, trading it in for our first...

We had an RX 450h, trading it in for our first Bimmer after only 2-1/2 years due to a rude surprise regarding their vulnerability due to poor design of a specific component (long story), but prior to...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By MotoWPK
True, however, over the 18 years hybrids have...

True, however, over the 18 years hybrids have been produced and sold, battery failures or even wearing out have been very rare. The battery replacement market for the largest producer of hybrids,...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-19-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By MotoWPK
We live in a small town with local trips of a...

We live in a small town with local trips of a couple of miles or so common, interspersed with trips of 50 miles or more. For those short trips we could be operating entirely on electric power with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-18-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By MotoWPK
A higher cost of $15 would be paid off in the...

A higher cost of $15 would be paid off in the first tank full - perhaps you meant $15,000, but as the base price of an xDrive 35i is $56,200, the stated base of the xDriver40e of $63,095 is $6,895...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By MotoWPK
From the posted video I would suspect one or more...

From the posted video I would suspect one or more sun roof guides are missing or loose. Air flow over the roof causes constantly varying forces on the panels and if the guides fail to securely hold...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-17-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By MotoWPK
I find it quite noticeable.

I find it quite noticeable.
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