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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 10:21 PM
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Posted By d geek
I doubt most states test fuel lubricity.

I doubt most states test fuel lubricity.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By d geek
While I'll always suggest lubricity additive on...

While I'll always suggest lubricity additive on any diesel here in the US (unless 2-5% biodiesel is already in use), I have a hard time understanding how your 335d piezo injectors had such a short...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By d geek
It was Castrol but they are soon switching to...

It was Castrol but they are soon switching to Shell:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766202

Not that it matters. You are free to use anything that meets the BMW spec for your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By d geek
Correct. Snap a photo and post it here.

Correct. Snap a photo and post it here.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By d geek
If they are a licensed shop, and are using the...

If they are a licensed shop, and are using the correct procedure, fluid spec and parts, then BMW cannot void the warranty.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By d geek
Are you sure there is no emissions label that has...

Are you sure there is no emissions label that has an engine code on the underside of the hood? Or just park the one you know is a 2015 next to the mystery model and compare the engines side by side....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By d geek
Sure, they may register the vehicle by the...

Sure, they may register the vehicle by the calendar date, but per the manufacturer cars arriving in the late summer will be the next model year. The dealer you are looking at probably has both 2014...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By d geek
The models showing up in the dealership in Sep...

The models showing up in the dealership in Sep are 2015, not 2014.
The B47 is new for the 2015 model year.

Salesmen are the same everywhere: they'd prefer to sell you the 2014 model to get it off...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By d geek
BMW has not made a diesel without a turbo in...

BMW has not made a diesel without a turbo in about 30 years


Adblue is a emission system that uses a urea solution that is injected into the exhaust stream to decrease nitrous oxides.


The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-12-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By d geek
Wouldn't there be an engine code somewhere in the...

Wouldn't there be an engine code somewhere in the engine compartment? We have a label on the vehicles over here and I'd imagine you'd have the same over there.

Here's the BMW press release that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By d geek
I too am a long time member at tdiclub. While I...

I too am a long time member at tdiclub. While I would hesitate to recommend an Audi or VW, it would not be because they use a timing belt. I can't think of a tdi belt failure that was not due to a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By d geek
I've never used Biobor products, but if your...

I've never used Biobor products, but if your friend has and vouches for it I'd have no issue trying it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,343
Posted By d geek
Time for a new dealership...

Time for a new dealership...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
For the record, I did not "choose" an alternative...

For the record, I did not "choose" an alternative text. I quoted directly from the link in ard's post#18, quoted in its entirety below:


emphasis in above post is mine to highlight the link. See...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By d geek
I don't think it is true for any vehicle or...

I don't think it is true for any vehicle or driving conditions. Octane is an indicator of gasoline's resistance to pre-detonation. If you use a lower octane in a high compression or turbocharged...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
Thanks for providing that wording from your...

Thanks for providing that wording from your manual, FM. Note the plural of oil being used.

I would never add anything but a diesel rated oil to a 'd. These oils are able to suspend soot. So...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
See posts 18 & 26 above. :thumbup:

See posts 18 & 26 above. :thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
I'm saying you as a dealer are not allowed to put...

I'm saying you as a dealer are not allowed to put any oil but Castrol into the engine. Until 1/1/2015. Then you will only be allowed to stock Shell products.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
Consider the target audience of the letter: The...

Consider the target audience of the letter: The Dealerships.

Since BMW has the marketing arrangement with BP/Castrol, the dealership service departments are required to use that product during the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
Thanks for sharing that. Further proof that...

Thanks for sharing that. Further proof that Castrol is not the only oil suitable for BMWs.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
There is not a separate spec for top off. The...

There is not a separate spec for top off. The only spec is LL04.
Get back to us when you have a response from BMW stating that Castrol is the only LL04 oil approved for a complete oil change.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
:thumbup: excellent point

:thumbup: excellent point
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-01-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,664
Posted By d geek
FWIW: I contacted Mobil via...

FWIW:
I contacted Mobil via http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Home/Contact_Us.aspx
Here is the transcript of our emails:

> I am a auto enthusiast forum moderator and am trying to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By d geek
So you're still breaking it in. Your fuel economy...

So you're still breaking it in. Your fuel economy should get better and better.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By d geek
tuatua- Nice trip! How many miles were on the...

tuatua-
Nice trip! How many miles were on the car at the beginning of the trip?
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