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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By MotoWPK
A week ago stage 5 of the USA Pro Cycle Tour...

A week ago stage 5 of the USA Pro Cycle Tour started from our town which included a significant number of support vehicles. Among them were three or four series 1 hatchbacks, all of which had CA...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,493
Posted By MotoWPK
Look at your picture and you'll see it says "NO...

Look at your picture and you'll see it says "NO BIODIESEL (MAX B7)".
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,493
Posted By MotoWPK
The 'no bio diesel' instruction is in the context...

The 'no bio diesel' instruction is in the context of how fuel is labeled; i.e. no diesel fuel labeled as bio diesel. In the US, in accordance with federal labeling regulations, this means the fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,569
Posted By MotoWPK
I assume this was meant a bit tongue-in-cheek as...

I assume this was meant a bit tongue-in-cheek as Havokin probably didn't mean gas literally...but who knows. Referring to the fuel used in diesel powered vehicles as 'gas' is just mentally sloppy and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By MotoWPK
I wouldn't say it doesn't matter, even though I...

I wouldn't say it doesn't matter, even though I purchased what is a fairly expensive vehicle I still want value and fuel efficiency is a form of value.

That said, it was secondary in my choosing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,894
Posted By MotoWPK
I don't know if this is an issue with ATF, but it...

I don't know if this is an issue with ATF, but it is important that any additive not contain, or have only trace amounts of, ash. Ash is a traditional component of lubricating fluids and has benefits...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By MotoWPK
For any of the bimmers we've purchase, all at the...

For any of the bimmers we've purchase, all at the same dealer, they do not apply dealer logos (aka ads). I have found this on other cars I've purchased and always ask they remove it before I take...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By MotoWPK
The Reno dealer was wrong, it's not good will,...

The Reno dealer was wrong, it's not good will, it's part of the 4 year / 48k miles maintenance you paid for when you purchased the vehicle. Similarly, if engine oil needs to be topped up between oil...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By MotoWPK
For the first four years / 48K miles you should...

For the first four years / 48K miles you should be able to stop by any BMW dealer and have the DEF refilled at no cost. Whether this will always be convenient to your route I can't say, but the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-11-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By MotoWPK
Plastic trim cleaning

When it rains water drains at the lower rear corner of each rear door, running down the plastic trim at the rocker panel. Along with this water is, of course, dirt mixed in. When it dries, there is a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, we had this issue on our '14 X5, as several...

Yes, we had this issue on our '14 X5, as several others on this forum have. We did find the previously set HUD height would be recalled upon pushing the seat memory button (i.e. button 1 or 2).

We...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By MotoWPK
The recall is not on the HUD height, but was a...

The recall is not on the HUD height, but was a separate issue the SA identified when I dropped off the vehicle to have the HUD height recall issue addressed. That issue does appear to have been...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By MotoWPK
Recall 34 03 14

Picked up our '14 X5 35d yesterday for a repair related to the HUD height setting recall and found a recall was also performed: 34 03 14, with the following description:
"F15 US program control ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By MotoWPK
I experienced the same thing with a Jetta TDI...

I experienced the same thing with a Jetta TDI years ago, but our F15 35d warms surprisingly quickly, indeed, much faster than our '13 328xi did. Comparing those two I considered the possibility that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By MotoWPK
The 320i is turbocharged, the turbo isn't missing.

The 320i is turbocharged, the turbo isn't missing.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By MotoWPK
...and, if I recall correctly, the ding repair...

...and, if I recall correctly, the ding repair coverage is a "paintless" repair, meaning it does not cover paint repair. As a general observation about the various protection programs offered by the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By MotoWPK
Pretty sure all of these engines are 4 valves per...

Pretty sure all of these engines are 4 valves per cylinder. BMW's description of the current X5 35d (which I believe is called the 30d in Europe) specifically states it's 24 valve (== 4/cyl).
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By MotoWPK
and rocker panels

Having just washed our '14 X5 this morning I was unable to remove what I'll call a stain from rain water (with the usual road dirt mixed in) that drains from just behind the lower, rear corner of the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-20-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By MotoWPK
Yes, by using the fan up/down button and it is...

Yes, by using the fan up/down button and it is one of the things I like about the way the BMW HVAC works. While having this set below the maximum does limit the maximum speed the system uses in Auto,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,106
Posted By MotoWPK
Back on point re: disabling or modifying the...

Back on point re: disabling or modifying the emissions control system (in part or in whole), an important aspect not mentioned are issues related to resale. Specifically, it would not be legal to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,325
Posted By MotoWPK
The engines, and their emissions systems, are not...

The engines, and their emissions systems, are not identical. For example, where the 335d had one EGR the E70 35d has two, one being upstream of the DPF, as with the 335d, and one downstream of the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,325
Posted By MotoWPK
Correct, with the qualification that air flow in...

Correct, with the qualification that air flow in diesel engines varies with engine speed and for gas engines it varies with engine speed and throttling.

While gas engines operate near...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,106
Posted By MotoWPK
Hybrids, like modern diesels, do add another...

Hybrids, like modern diesels, do add another level of complexity to regular ICE cars. As complicated as the emissions systems of modern, regular ICE cars are these days, they seem simple compared to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,325
Posted By MotoWPK
There are a number of misconceptions regarding...

There are a number of misconceptions regarding carbon build up and engine loading. One of them is the idea that high power loading will burn off the carbon. This misconception likely stems from high...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,569
Posted By MotoWPK
Federal regulations do not require labeling of...

Federal regulations do not require labeling of bio content if it is less than 5%, so the lack of bio labeling only means the fuel may have up to 5%, not that it doesn't contain some bio diesel.
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