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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By Pierre Louis
I know on my direct injection diesels without a...

I know on my direct injection diesels without a DPF, flooring it to cause an abrupt downshift would cause a cloud of black smoke to come out. It wouldn't happen on the second try a minute later.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pierre Louis
The major brands have their reputation at stake...

The major brands have their reputation at stake for providing "good quality" fuel, so there is incentive to bring at least an adequate if not superior product to the consumer. Sadly, the powers that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pierre Louis
I have had no trouble finding a busy brand-name,...

I have had no trouble finding a busy brand-name, top-tier gasoline brand station for diesel. The one station that may have had problems with its fuel (me needing to have NOx sensors and catalytic...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pierre Louis
Brand name diesel, including most "top tier...

Brand name diesel, including most "top tier gasoline" brands have their own terminals where the additives are put in, regardless if their base stock is common to other brands, which is not always the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By Pierre Louis
In my dreams I would have solar power to cool...

In my dreams I would have solar power to cool down my garage and even be available for other uses like a charging station.

Has anyone done this for a reasonable outlay?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By Pierre Louis
I believe most thinking scientists would object...

I believe most thinking scientists would object to calling EV's "Zero Emission Vehicles" and not really object to EV's as a form of transportation. Will the new natural gas electric generation be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, agreed. But the elephant in the room is...

Yes, agreed. But the elephant in the room is that many engines don't get it, even in cars that are known to have a problem like the 335d. Seems that fuel quality...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-10-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Pierre Louis
I think he is talking about the chemical...

I think he is talking about the chemical induction cleaning service, not the one that most of the posts on this board adhere to, nor the one at BMW.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-09-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Pierre Louis
Warning against induction service ruining turbo's on Ford Eco-Boost engines

Herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0irwbwpuEbQis a video that discusses the intake carbon buildup in Ford gasoline direct injection turbocharged motors. Interestingly, some cars get it early and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,929
Posted By Pierre Louis
I have various concerns about a Tesla, which...

I have various concerns about a Tesla, which seems like a great car and fine addition to a stable of, say, 4 other cars...

1. $85,000 to start. What would I need to be drinking to buy one? I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,767
Posted By Pierre Louis
Data please. Mechanics will tell you CBU is...

Data please. Mechanics will tell you CBU is common but they mostly see only the engines with problems.

As I've said before, out of 10,000 335d's sold in NA, the relative handful found on web...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-23-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,767
Posted By Pierre Louis
I consider "performance" to include fuel economy...

I consider "performance" to include fuel economy and handling, not just 0-60 acceleration. The freedom from 15 mpg on premium fuel keeps me away, far away, from cars like the e90 M3. Sorry.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,767
Posted By Pierre Louis
The 335d is the ultimate commuter car. Instant...

The 335d is the ultimate commuter car. Instant torque at lower RPM.

The 335i needs to be revved up to get the same torque (or less) so "performance" is good only if you drive like a race driver...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,219
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here...

Here (http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2010_BMW_335d_3.0L_6_Cyl._Turbo_Diesel/coolant_antifreeze/add_coolant) is a great site that gives basic information on our d's. The link is for adding coolant...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-07-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Pierre Louis
I used to believe that customer satisfaction was...

I used to believe that customer satisfaction was around 50% positive at dealers anyway, from stats that I read/heard about years ago. Nowadays, there is more effort, at least at fancier dealers, to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Pierre Louis
Rotating tires in a performance car is debatable....

Rotating tires in a performance car is debatable. I've had good and bad experiences with rotating tires, mostly belt problems after rotation, even with Michelin. Other times, rotating the tires...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Pierre Louis
I believe its Stanadyne, a company that also...

I believe its Stanadyne, a company that also makes fuel pumps, that VW sells, not Power Service.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Pierre Louis
Techron has always been a recommended additive,...

Techron has always been a recommended additive, originally to treat/prevent valve deposits in BMW and other overhead cam gasoline engines. But if you read the fine print and know about premium fuel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,356
Posted By Pierre Louis
Summer blend gas for emissions PL

Summer blend gas for emissions

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,528
Posted By Pierre Louis
Diesel is more expensive because there is a wold...

Diesel is more expensive because there is a wold market for ULSD and the refiners have been exporting more diesel since the ULSD standard came into effect. Gasoline is cheaper because there is a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Pierre Louis
Current "clean diesels" are arguably much cleaner...

Current "clean diesels" are arguably much cleaner than current gasoline cars, including hybrids. EPA doesn't count small particulates which can enter the deep spaces of the lungs more than visible...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By Pierre Louis
There are three O-rings. One big one for the...

There are three O-rings. One big one for the main screw-in area, and two smaller ones for the far end of the plastic piece that fits inside the filter. Its nice that they include the copper crush...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By Pierre Louis
I just changed the oil with the Mobil 1 and I...

I just changed the oil with the Mobil 1 and I feel better.... except the BMW dealer sold me an OEM filter without the two smaller O-rings that go on the plastic shaft holding the filter! It came...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,957
Posted By Pierre Louis
If you carefully analyze fuel economy data of...

If you carefully analyze fuel economy data of some nearly identical cars, such as the Prius and the Lexus CT200h, the former was originally designed for the US market while the latter for the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,481
Posted By Pierre Louis
501946 Here's a discussion of recent BMW...

501946

Here's a discussion of recent BMW reliability: http://www.germancarforum.com/threads/the-most-dependable-cars-jd-power-3-year-study.49688/
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