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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By m6pwr
4wd Incidentally, there's a guy up in OC who...

4wd

Incidentally, there's a guy up in OC who came down to the BMW CCA SD chapter's autocross with a GOLF R. Set FTD.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By m6pwr
TurboDZL: VW has heard your cry against no more...

TurboDZL: VW has heard your cry against no more dull cars - http://www.leftlanenews.com/vw-confirms-golf-r-400-concept-will-see-production.html
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By m6pwr
Well, be patient TuboDZL. In spite of VAG's...

Well, be patient TuboDZL. In spite of VAG's vague murmurings, this baby will be out soon -
http://www.leftlanenews.com/volkswagen-golf-r-400.html. Check out the pics.

Then finally, there'll be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By m6pwr
Well, if I understand what you're saying - - I...

Well, if I understand what you're saying - - I think the main reason BMW NA brought the 328d here is to increase their Corporate Average Fuel Economy. As good as the 335d is (and I know, I owned...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By m6pwr
I just did a quick review of 328d's on Autotrader...

I just did a quick review of 328d's on Autotrader for the San Diego area and most all are new cars being advertised by the dealers. That's nothing new for Autorader. Dealers usually advertise their...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By m6pwr
I missed the PU Euro L. That will probably be...

I missed the PU Euro L. That will probably be the one we get. BMW could do a lot worse than going with Shell. TurboDzl is right that Shell appears to be a step ahead of everyone else with the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By m6pwr
BMW switches to Shell

Interesting development for those interested in oil. Starting next year BMW will end its longtime partnership with Castrol and switch to Shell (lubes sold under the brand names Pennzoil, Shell, and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By m6pwr
i know what you're saying. It may take more than...

i know what you're saying. It may take more than one short test drive to get acclimated to the virtues of a 328d. I remember the 335d - all that torque - was unbeatable going uphill.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By m6pwr
Good to know. I assume the n47 has the aluminum...

Good to know. I assume the n47 has the aluminum block with iron liners, then? I can't find any technical training guides on the n47. Neat engine.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By m6pwr
I had a 335d with M Sport. After a couple other...

I had a 335d with M Sport. After a couple other BMW's in between I now have a 328d M Sport. In a nutshell, I like the 328d more. I don't miss the torque of the 335d all that much. The ZF 8 speed...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By m6pwr
I'm not sure that's right. I have a VW TDI...

I'm not sure that's right. I have a VW TDI diesel and the service fill my dealer uses is Castrol SLX Professional LL03 5w30. Like our 328d Castrol it comes in a gold bottle, but it's a liter...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-13-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By m6pwr
The owner's manual says the approved oil for BMW...

The owner's manual says the approved oil for BMW diesels is BMW LL 04. The service fill I believe most all BMW dealers use for the diesels is Castrol Edge Professional OE 5w30 API SM/CF. Castrol's...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By m6pwr
Incentives on a M235?

Are there any bmw to customer incentives on a M235 lease? I believe you can get $500 if a USAA member. What about the $1200, or thereabouts, option credit or incentive? Any loyalty incentive for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By m6pwr
If you're a member of BMW CCA, take a look at...

If you're a member of BMW CCA, take a look at page 35 of the Feb issue of ROUNDEL magazine. There's a short article about a BMW 428 police car shown at the Essen Motor Show. It's shod with Hankook...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
Good that you asked for a cite. I think we need...

Good that you asked for a cite. I think we need more of that sometimes on the forums.

Here's a quick read on fuel dilution -...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-01-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
FWIW, all BMW diesel engines and most BMW sixes...

FWIW, all BMW diesel engines and most BMW sixes are mfrd at a plant in Austria - http://www.bmw-steyr.com/index.html. Somewhere buried on that site there is a description of how the engines get an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
Unless the oem calls for it, I've never done a...

Unless the oem calls for it, I've never done a break-in oil change or otherwise shortened the oem's oil change interval, and I've likewise never had an issue (at least not a problem related to lube)....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
Maybe I'll add what I know on fuel dilution and...

Maybe I'll add what I know on fuel dilution and uoa's in general -

The 2% fuel dilution limit is the generally accepted limit for gas fuel dilution. For egr diesels I've read anywhere from 5% to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
What is the nominal condemnation limit for diesel...

What is the nominal condemnation limit for diesel fuel dilution? I think I've seen some pretty high limits, particularly when compared to gasoline. I don't think it wrecks the oil quite as badly as...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
I'm in your camp + + . Don't know what is...

I'm in your camp + + .

Don't know what is about U.S. motor heads and oil changes. There was a thread on one of the BMW forums not long ago that hosted a lot of euro drivers. It was hilarious. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-19-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By m6pwr
As a counterpoint for the benefit of folks who...

As a counterpoint for the benefit of folks who are undecided if they should follow BMW's service intervals: Here is a quote from one Doug Hillary, a Euro-based lubricants engineer with decades of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By m6pwr
Thanks for the pics and explanation. Sorry for...

Thanks for the pics and explanation. Sorry for your unfortunate experience.

A word of caution to the folks on this forum who have yet to have their first 10k oil service. Judging from the OP,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By m6pwr
What's the trick to removing and replacing the...

What's the trick to removing and replacing the engine cover?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By m6pwr
Owner's of new 328d/320d in foreign lands: can you measure urea/def fluid

I've got a 2014 BMW 328d with the n47 diesel engine. It is I believe essentially the same as the BMW 320d sold in Europe and other lands. It uses ADBlue/urea fluid injected into the exhaust for...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,272
Posted By m6pwr
That may be. In theory. You are right in saying...

That may be. In theory. You are right in saying that a mfr cannot force a person to use only specific products or brands. That is restraint of trade - - a no, no. But is saying you can use any...
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