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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By BlueC
If you're suggesting purchasing another car just...

If you're suggesting purchasing another car just for short trips, it simply doesn't make sense financially when CBU may never come up under 40k miles, and even then, it's a low 4-figure cost. Car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By BlueC
So for those of us who make short trips on the...

So for those of us who make short trips on the regular (5-30mi roundtrip), with an occasional longer drive every week or two weeks, what's the best strategy?

I know driving it hard is good, but is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,249
Posted By BlueC
I went back to E0 from E2. Fuel economy seemed...

I went back to E0 from E2. Fuel economy seemed to be really suffering, last fill up was 33mpg with mixed driving. Best that I've done with mostly highway was 37-38mpg. Haven't been able to break...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By BlueC
Sadly, we're forced to use B10 in the warmer...

Sadly, we're forced to use B10 in the warmer months (B5 in Fall/Winter) around here. Hoping that does not contribute to any issues down the road.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,889
Posted By BlueC
I looked at the X1 originally, wasn't even...

I looked at the X1 originally, wasn't even considering the F31. Once I looked at the X1 interior and then glanced over the F31 interior, it was a no-brainer, ended up with a 328d wagon.

No...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,536
Posted By BlueC
Based on my experience, no. However a careless...

Based on my experience, no. However a careless driver on the road (e.g. not avoiding potholes) might get more back.

I simply have never made a claim with the tire/wheel insurance BMW offers. So...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,536
Posted By BlueC
Living around potholes, I've had my fair share of...

Living around potholes, I've had my fair share of experience. I've only seen a bent wheel on a non-OEM wheel. Never have seen a damaged wheel (other than curb rash) on a BMW wheel on the last 4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,984
Posted By BlueC
Having had the N54 in my previous two cars, now...

Having had the N54 in my previous two cars, now on to the N47, I totally agree.

Around town the diesel provides plenty of power. The torque makes casual driving enjoyable, more so than the N2X. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,940
Posted By BlueC
Nearly 1500lbs of weight difference, why even...

Nearly 1500lbs of weight difference, why even compare the two.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By BlueC
I do, only because I prefer to drive the wagon in...

I do, only because I prefer to drive the wagon in sport mode, and do not like the behavior of the transmission when in sport mode (e.g. keeping it in a lower gear, higher revs). Manual mode + Sport...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By BlueC
+1 Previous car was a Z4 with the M Adaptive...

+1

Previous car was a Z4 with the M Adaptive Suspension. Going to the 328d wagon with xDrive and standard suspension was not all that bad. The comfort factor is a huge plus, yet it still handles...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,249
Posted By BlueC
2 months on E2, no issues.

2 months on E2, no issues.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By BlueC
+1 You can buy a pack of 100 off of Amazon...

+1

You can buy a pack of 100 off of Amazon for about $8. Easily enough to last you a multiple years (depending on mileage driven). Cheap insurance.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By BlueC
Well understood. I was comparing the 328d to the...

Well understood. I was comparing the 328d to the 328i in addition to the original point.

My point was that when I compared the 335i to the 335d, I still saw a noticeable increase in fuel economy...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-22-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By BlueC
I find that hard to believe. Both my 335i...

I find that hard to believe.

Both my 335i and Z4 35i averaged 20-23mpg combined (mostly city). When I had a 335d as a loaner, I was closer to 28-30mpg in the same conditions. That's nearly a 50%...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By BlueC
I do mostly shorter trips (5-15 miles round...

I do mostly shorter trips (5-15 miles round trip), with longer trips (>20mi) thrown in here and there.

No regrets with diesel. My fuel economy probably isn't the best, but I'm still average (at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,249
Posted By BlueC
I received a response from them via e-mail same...

I received a response from them via e-mail same day. Maybe double check the address you're sending to, not sure why they'd not respond back.

This is the e-mail I used:

info@racechip-usa.com
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,732
Posted By BlueC
You've got 2 extra cylinders in the 335D compared...

You've got 2 extra cylinders in the 335D compared to the VW, unless I'm mistaken.

That will make a big difference alone. It's simply a larger engine, it's going to consume more fuel no matter...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,543
Posted By BlueC
It varies a bit. Here in the midwest, diesel is...

It varies a bit. Here in the midwest, diesel is typically only significantly more than premium in the winter months (and by significant, I think it was maybe 30-50 cents more per gallon).

Now...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,543
Posted By BlueC
Best advice. When I was looking at the F31...

Best advice.

When I was looking at the F31 platform, I only had two choices. Gasoline 4cyl engine, or Diesel 4cyl engine. Coming from the N54 platform, torque was a concern.

Drove both,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,249
Posted By BlueC
The whole point of a piggyback unit is that it...

The whole point of a piggyback unit is that it can be easily removed before bringing the car in for service.

Are you suggesting technicians will spend the time searching for a trace of a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,249
Posted By BlueC
Been working on that response for over a month,...

Been working on that response for over a month, huh...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-06-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,249
Posted By BlueC
Still seems to be great. No codes, running...

Still seems to be great. No codes, running smoothly.

Did a full-up today and my average was 34.5mpg, up 1mpg from the the last fill. Outside temps have been comparable between the two (30F-50F...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-04-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By BlueC
I've noticed mine can vary a bit. Best to rely...

I've noticed mine can vary a bit. Best to rely on actual calculations.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-30-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,497
Posted By BlueC
Exactly. I do most of my driving on 30-50mph...

Exactly. I do most of my driving on 30-50mph roads. 0-60 is pointless for me, which is why I chose the 328d over the 328i (even though the gasoline engine is rated higher for 0-60 specs).

I want...
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