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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By DnA Diesel
Right there you lose everyone. We understand...

Right there you lose everyone. We understand torque converter clutch engagement TO BE "lock-up."

When the TCC is NOT engaged is when slippage between the impeller and the turbine occurs, causing...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By DnA Diesel
Actually I work and live in a world where...

Actually I work and live in a world where accuracy is paramount. How does my assertion that a modern electronically-controlled transmission would, through sensing one of a number of measurable...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-01-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By DnA Diesel
Which is exactly what the transmission controller...

Which is exactly what the transmission controller does, delay lock-up of the convertor until the transmission fluid has reached a pre-set limit.

You do know the ZF 6HP26TU (or 6HP28 for later...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By DnA Diesel
Hooper correctly noted what is going on with the...

Hooper correctly noted what is going on with the cold engine. Until the transmission temperatures rise to reach a certain threshold, the torque convertor will not lock up at lower road speeds. It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,295
Posted By DnA Diesel
I would think that if they made an M550xd,...

I would think that if they made an M550xd, there's no reason a true 535d couldn't be made with x-drive either.

D.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,295
Posted By DnA Diesel
Notwithstanding what many autophiles understand...

Notwithstanding what many autophiles understand about the cars they like, particularly diesel heads, the marketing folks at BMW NA clearly think that 'numbers' matter (and for many, they probably...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,245
Posted By DnA Diesel
Do they require coding, or are they plug-n-play...

Do they require coding, or are they plug-n-play with no codes thrown?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-29-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,164
Posted By DnA Diesel
Tony, having recently taken both a 328d and a...

Tony, having recently taken both a 328d and a 535d for some drives to keep my local dealer thinking about me (and my 150,000km 335d ;) ), I can say that when the time comes to move beyond the 335d...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-29-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,085
Posted By DnA Diesel
I used to get it a fair bit, but my wife gets it...

I used to get it a fair bit, but my wife gets it more often, just like in the Audi A8 TDI ad. We've driven diesels for 14 years now (Jetta TDI, Liberty CRD, 335d and now a GLK250BT) and as diesels...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-29-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By DnA Diesel
Thanks Amigo, I ended up buying another set of...

Thanks Amigo, I ended up buying another set of 225/255 PSS...man I love this tire. My installer asked what pressure I had run, and told him the 42/49. While he initially thought that sounded high,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By DnA Diesel
Pierre, does your door pillar have the 100+mph...

Pierre, does your door pillar have the 100+mph pressures? (42F/49R) I run my summer staggered set-up at that 100+ placard pressure and the tires last a fairly long time...just hit 150,000km (shared...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By DnA Diesel
I wouldn't trust mileage numbers unless the...

I wouldn't trust mileage numbers unless the reporting source conducted manual calculations based on fill amounts and travel over confirmed distances. Basing results on the vehicle's own economizer...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-23-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By DnA Diesel
My CA has been saying the same thing for the last...

My CA has been saying the same thing for the last three years. Knowing that I was in the market for an SUV to go along with my 335d, he phoned me recently to see if I was interested in a gas X3. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,286
Posted By DnA Diesel
I think you 328d folks should be okay for the...

I think you 328d folks should be okay for the most part. Newer CJ-grade low-ash oils should also help. The only sure-fire solution to eliminating any carbon build-up would be to disable EGR...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-11-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,286
Posted By DnA Diesel
Colo328dGirl, I'd echo what BMWTurboDzl notes. I...

Colo328dGirl, I'd echo what BMWTurboDzl notes. I have an '09 335d with over 90,000mi and no major issues. Almost all my miles are highway, when the engine is loaded up, so the soot build up isn't an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,286
Posted By DnA Diesel
North of the 49th, one gets the backdoor...

North of the 49th, one gets the backdoor treatment by the tax man. My 2009 335d Sport with pretty much everything less navi was close to $60K list, and I got it for $51k. Probably about 20-25% more...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-03-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By DnA Diesel
Drove the X3, Q5 TDI and GLK Bluetec. Would have...

Drove the X3, Q5 TDI and GLK Bluetec. Would have stayed with BMW if they had a 23d X3, but they didn't. GLK was a nicer ride than the Q5, IMO, so went with that. Very happy with the little diesel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,151
Posted By DnA Diesel
Congrats, Peter! That's a sharp looking colour!

Congrats, Peter! That's a sharp looking colour!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By DnA Diesel
OP, congrats on the 328d and escaping the...

OP, congrats on the 328d and escaping the potential of the exploding CP4.1 pump... ;)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By DnA Diesel
Honestly, use the a/c. The (ever so) slight...

Honestly, use the a/c. The (ever so) slight improvement in mileage that turning a/c off would yield would be wiped out with a single, over-zealous move away from a green light.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By DnA Diesel
Concur. The rest of the rig is great, but the MB...

Concur. The rest of the rig is great, but the MB COMAND on my wife's GLK BlueTec makes me want to punch kittens.

I'm glad I dot my D without navi.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,796
Posted By DnA Diesel
140,000km (85,000mi) on my '09. Only issue was a...

140,000km (85,000mi) on my '09. Only issue was a defective DEF injector, replaced around 40,000km. Probably amount 31-32 mpg avg with a 1/3 city-2/3 hwy split.

Regards
D.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-03-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By DnA Diesel
And a GLK 250 BT...

FM, nice on the GL. We just got a GLK for my wife...250BT. Great little SUV, she loves it already. Less than 100mi and it's getting 35-40 (US) on the highway, even better than my D when I'm trying...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,317
Posted By DnA Diesel
Sorry to hear, FM. :( Like Happy said, you...

Sorry to hear, FM. :(

Like Happy said, you let your guard down for just a second...hopefully the repair comes out well and the hit to your rates isn't too great.

D.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-29-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,699
Posted By DnA Diesel
I'm keeping my eyes on to the 535d M-sport, as a...

I'm keeping my eyes on to the 535d M-sport, as a potential successor to my D.

Since BMW was taking its own sweet time doing a 23d X3, I recently ordered a GLK250BT. Flyingman, I hear you on the...
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