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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By sirbikes
Clean diesels not so clean?

Interesting read:

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/11/clean-diesel-not-clean/?icid=autoblog%7Ctrend%7Cclean-diesels-are-not-so-clean
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By sirbikes
I don't know ... It was serviced by bmw in Feb....

I don't know ... It was serviced by bmw in Feb. When they change the oil do they replace the fuel filter? Also, the vehicle was warmed up. Dirty Mass Air Filter maybe?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By sirbikes
Stuttering / vibration on hard acceleration

Went to pull onto the highway and accelerated hard. Around 4k rpm the car started hesitating and jerking for a second or two before resuming acceleration normally. I thought it might be the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
Posted By sirbikes
So does it just have one connection, to the fuel...

So does it just have one connection, to the fuel rail pressure, intercepting and altering the voltage level from the ECU?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-10-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,522
Posted By sirbikes
Compared to if I had purchased a gas equivalent...

Compared to if I had purchased a gas equivalent vehicle, I have saved more than $1100 in fuel costs in three years with the diesel. Granted, I put nearly 20k miles a year on my car, ymmv. However,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,145
Posted By sirbikes
This thread is starting to remind me of this...

This thread is starting to remind me of this Oatmeal comic:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By sirbikes
That's so funny I do the exact same thing with my...

That's so funny I do the exact same thing with my 9 yr old. I located the seat latch rattle and rear liftgate rattle using the child labor method. Electrical tape, felt tape, and Gummi Pfledge are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-24-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By sirbikes
I love my Coco Mats (www.cocomats.com). Just came...

I love my Coco Mats (www.cocomats.com). Just came back from the mtns skiing with the family -- in and out with slush and snow and gravel and the mats just absorb it all.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,703
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks. A couple of things... My minivan only has...

Thanks. A couple of things... My minivan only has D and L and some overdrive button which I never use. I assume L is 1st gear but it could be 2nd. I have no idea what the OD is there for and why...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,703
Posted By sirbikes
How do you do this with an automatic that does...

How do you do this with an automatic that does not have a manual/sport mode?

My thought is that as long as you cycle through the rev range and don't run it at a constant rpm, the engine is going...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,657
Posted By sirbikes
Let me know how it does loaded down with four...

Let me know how it does loaded down with four adults plus luggage (maybe a roof box).
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-30-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,571
Posted By sirbikes
EGR cooler is a big long box. I'm surprised that...

EGR cooler is a big long box. I'm surprised that would clog up before the EGR valve. I would think the EGR valve would stick and cause fault codes and engine malfunction and go into limp mode long...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By sirbikes
In my neck of the woods they will sometimes use...

In my neck of the woods they will sometimes use the gasoline size nozzles at the diesel pumps.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-27-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,571
Posted By sirbikes
The first thing they should have checked was the...

The first thing they should have checked was the hp egr valve.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,014
Posted By sirbikes
In SC yesterday, diesel ranges anywhere from...

In SC yesterday, diesel ranges anywhere from $2.59 to $3, but typically around $2.87. However, regular gas is around $1.75. Diesel is now more than $1 higher than regular. Talk about killing off the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By sirbikes
I think the reason they say to drive it like you...

I think the reason they say to drive it like you stole it, including my bmw head service advisor recommending me to get the rpm needle past the 12 o'clock mark, is because at high loads (>2500 rpm...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By sirbikes
They don't have a separate windshield deductible...

They don't have a separate windshield deductible here in the great state of North Cackalacky, and I kept getting cracked windshields on my travels through South Carolina, because their roads suck, so...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,571
Posted By sirbikes
Is the buildup all emissions related, such that...

Is the buildup all emissions related, such that if you removed the egr you would no longer have this problem? I've heard about Ford diesels having similar issues, so owners block or remove the egr....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-07-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By sirbikes
I have a DTUK tuning box:...

I have a DTUK tuning box: http://www.diesel-performance.co.uk/systems_available.php?id=3776
It connects to both fuel rail and boost pressure. It has 4 maps, with 7 levels per map, so you can fine...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,097
Posted By sirbikes
Should have had it tuned. Turns it into a beast....

Should have had it tuned. Turns it into a beast. 0-60 in 6s. That's a conservative setting too. 82k miles and running great.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By sirbikes
I put more than 20k miles a year on mine and the...

I put more than 20k miles a year on mine and the comfort seats are a must for me. I have frequent lower back pain. I have the seat massage feature as well and that helps prevent fatigue in your...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By sirbikes
I looked into it and it won't work. They have a...

I looked into it and it won't work. They have a different size dpf and different measurement system so no place to attach the US sensors.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By sirbikes
New Study Revels Diesel Vehicles Cleaner Than Electric Vehicles

Have not read the study but in places that get their electricity primarily from coal sources I would agree.
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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By sirbikes
learned something new ...

... diesels have great compression (engine) braking. When I was in the mountains going down a steep dirt road, I put it in sport/manual mode and using 1st/2nd gear was able to go down without using...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-10-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,014
Posted By sirbikes
I can't believe diesel in CA is cheaper than in...

I can't believe diesel in CA is cheaper than in NC now. Never expected that.
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