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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-27-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By sirbikes
The price is high because of the battery. If they...

The price is high because of the battery. If they can get the range up to 500mi I think that may become the tipping point for electric.

As we move away from coal sources the emissions tips in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-25-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By sirbikes
I got to be honest, while I own a lot of bikes, I...

I got to be honest, while I own a lot of bikes, I have never tried a recumbent style bike. It looks like it would be fun to ride, but I have run out of room in my garage for any more toys.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By sirbikes
It was the 85D. I may be a little biased,...

It was the 85D. I may be a little biased, however, being a electric motors engineer. The electric car is much simpler than ICE vehicles. It should cost less, but the massive battery in the Tesla is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By sirbikes
I used to enjoy the diesel torque

...But then I drove a Tesla. Now I am ruined for any other car. My god the torque! The ICE's days are numbered.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-31-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By sirbikes
If you remove the dpf and code it out, no more...

If you remove the dpf and code it out, no more post injection. Does that mean you can run 100% biodiesel?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-11-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,374
Posted By sirbikes
Checked mine when I got home from work and it's...

Checked mine when I got home from work and it's clean, no oil and not even that dirty. I currently have 92,000 mi on my X5.

Still it's good to know for future reference since I'll be keeping the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-11-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,374
Posted By sirbikes
Dumb question, but how do you know you have this...

Dumb question, but how do you know you have this problem? What are the symptoms?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,938
Posted By sirbikes
After my intake was cleaned I got a code for one...

After my intake was cleaned I got a code for one of the sensors -- boost pressure sensor I think. I replaced it and everything was good. I guess some crud got on it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-04-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By sirbikes
What about coding out the SCR/DEF system?

What about coding out the SCR/DEF system?
Forum: Performance 04-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By sirbikes
Yes, still have it, with everything --...

Yes, still have it, with everything -- installation manual, settings, wire harness, plug.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-22-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,348
Posted By sirbikes
It's a diesel with egr -- it's not if, it's when.

It's a diesel with egr -- it's not if, it's when.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,348
Posted By sirbikes
Don't get me wrong, I love diesels, but they are...

Don't get me wrong, I love diesels, but they are not cheaper to drive than gassers. Any savings in increased fuel efficiency will be negated by higher maintenance costs. Unless you are willing to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By sirbikes
Clean diesels not so clean?

Interesting read:

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/11/clean-diesel-not-clean/?icid=autoblog%7Ctrend%7Cclean-diesels-are-not-so-clean
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By sirbikes
I don't know ... It was serviced by bmw in Feb....

I don't know ... It was serviced by bmw in Feb. When they change the oil do they replace the fuel filter? Also, the vehicle was warmed up. Dirty Mass Air Filter maybe?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-12-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By sirbikes
Stuttering / vibration on hard acceleration

Went to pull onto the highway and accelerated hard. Around 4k rpm the car started hesitating and jerking for a second or two before resuming acceleration normally. I thought it might be the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,991
Posted By sirbikes
So does it just have one connection, to the fuel...

So does it just have one connection, to the fuel rail pressure, intercepting and altering the voltage level from the ECU?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-10-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,265
Posted By sirbikes
Compared to if I had purchased a gas equivalent...

Compared to if I had purchased a gas equivalent vehicle, I have saved more than $1100 in fuel costs in three years with the diesel. Granted, I put nearly 20k miles a year on my car, ymmv. However,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-08-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,315
Posted By sirbikes
This thread is starting to remind me of this...

This thread is starting to remind me of this Oatmeal comic:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By sirbikes
That's so funny I do the exact same thing with my...

That's so funny I do the exact same thing with my 9 yr old. I located the seat latch rattle and rear liftgate rattle using the child labor method. Electrical tape, felt tape, and Gummi Pfledge are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-24-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By sirbikes
I love my Coco Mats (www.cocomats.com). Just came...

I love my Coco Mats (www.cocomats.com). Just came back from the mtns skiing with the family -- in and out with slush and snow and gravel and the mats just absorb it all.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,373
Posted By sirbikes
Thanks. A couple of things... My minivan only has...

Thanks. A couple of things... My minivan only has D and L and some overdrive button which I never use. I assume L is 1st gear but it could be 2nd. I have no idea what the OD is there for and why...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-13-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,373
Posted By sirbikes
How do you do this with an automatic that does...

How do you do this with an automatic that does not have a manual/sport mode?

My thought is that as long as you cycle through the rev range and don't run it at a constant rpm, the engine is going...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,836
Posted By sirbikes
Let me know how it does loaded down with four...

Let me know how it does loaded down with four adults plus luggage (maybe a roof box).
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-30-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,411
Posted By sirbikes
EGR cooler is a big long box. I'm surprised that...

EGR cooler is a big long box. I'm surprised that would clog up before the EGR valve. I would think the EGR valve would stick and cause fault codes and engine malfunction and go into limp mode long...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-28-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By sirbikes
In my neck of the woods they will sometimes use...

In my neck of the woods they will sometimes use the gasoline size nozzles at the diesel pumps.
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