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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-31-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By floydarogers
Must be coded out - you need to find someone with...

Must be coded out - you need to find someone with knowledge and the system (OBD cord and software) that can do it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,456
Posted By floydarogers
Only if you drive a LHD car. Otherwise it's the...

Only if you drive a LHD car. Otherwise it's the left arm. Makes you ambidextrous, too!


Also in general: gives you more reasons to complain/rant - about the Clutch Delay Valve.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-31-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By floydarogers
The CA warranty covers all emissions-related...

The CA warranty covers all emissions-related parts to 7/70K.
The Federal emissions warranty covers SPECIFIC parts (most of the emissions system) to 2/24K, and ONLY the ECU/OBD system and catalytic...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-31-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By floydarogers
You haven't been reading long enough - it's...

You haven't been reading long enough - it's clearly around $1200 for CBU for M57:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9138109&postcount=17

Walnut blast for gassers is more like $800...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-30-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By floydarogers
IMO, many of these SES's for "DEF Insufficiency"...

IMO, many of these SES's for "DEF Insufficiency" or other indications for NOx sensors etc are bogus. My SES went on, Autozone read codes (Insufficiency), I drove it and the SES went off at the next...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By floydarogers
I should be clearer: for my E90 335d, which of...

I should be clearer: for my E90 335d, which of course has different sized tires than F30.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By floydarogers
Not a bad price at all. The tank is a $1300 part...

Not a bad price at all. The tank is a $1300 part on realoem.com, the NOx sensors are quite expensive - europarts has them at $479 each.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-30-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By floydarogers
80K miles. Yes. (70K miles is CA emissions...

80K miles. Yes.

(70K miles is CA emissions warranty, which would also cover it.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By floydarogers
Interesting. Tirerack doesn't list it (which is...

Interesting. Tirerack doesn't list it (which is what I was going from.) I'm probably going to drop down to the PS A/S3 with my next change, however.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By floydarogers
It's PS2 ZP, not "PSS". It's one of the two...

It's PS2 ZP, not "PSS". It's one of the two sport package OEM selections for E9x.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By floydarogers
1) Right now, diesel is costing less than...

1) Right now, diesel is costing less than premium in 2/3 of the US. It's the same as regular in about 1/2 the US. The 328i comes no-where close to the 328d. My wife's 328d xDrive is currently...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By floydarogers
1) You probably don't need an alignment. ...

1) You probably don't need an alignment. Stealers love to sell un-needed stuff, and unless the fronts show uneven wear an alignment is not indicated.
2) You need to return the car (when lease is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By floydarogers
The 330 has an entirely different intake, and...

The 330 has an entirely different intake, and some electronic controls that go with it. You cannot just dump a 25-designated engine in and have it work. If you swap the intake (and possibly head),...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,488
Posted By floydarogers
Saw this today: ...

Saw this today:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/diesel-prices-tank-amid-global-glut-1437606254

Diesel Prices Tank Amid Global Glut
Pump prices are cheaper than regular gasoline in 21 states
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By floydarogers
1) oil change intervals are one of the top 3...

1) oil change intervals are one of the top 3 topics on these forums. Please search for the discussions.
2) most people are just fine with 15K (or whatever the cars says is fine - it's a variable...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By floydarogers
The diesel engine in the US/CA 5-series and newer...

The diesel engine in the US/CA 5-series and newer X5 is the 30d sold everywhere else in the world. BMWUSA did another of their designatation tricks to make it palatable for people coming from the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By floydarogers
What are you talking about? It's a 328xi - "x"...

What are you talking about? It's a 328xi - "x" for xDrive, which definitely has a center diff.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By floydarogers
He's talking about the 330d - which isn't sold in...

He's talking about the 330d - which isn't sold in the US/CA. The 330d is the 6 cylinder M57/N57, depending upon year. (The N57 is in the current US/CA X5d and 535d - it's the 30d tune rather than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By floydarogers
Most performance tires (and if we're talking...

Most performance tires (and if we're talking staggared, we're talking performance), and most snow tires and even many a/s tires, are DIRECTIONAL. That is, they have a tread pattern (like tractor...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By floydarogers
F30 should have the newer N57 motor, should be...

F30 should have the newer N57 motor, should be less troublesome than the M57. If you are pressed for room, it's also a bigger car with significantly more rear seat and trunk space than the E90.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By floydarogers
Hope you're reading replies here, because that's...

Hope you're reading replies here, because that's not what we're about.

1) What "typical" performance tires? Bridgestone RE050A? Michelin Pilot Sport 2 ZP? you need to be specific.

2) ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-21-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By floydarogers
BMW recommends against rotating tires. They say...

BMW recommends against rotating tires. They say you can do it, but reduced handling or weird handling may result from doing so, according to BMW's manuals.

The type of rotation you do depends...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,160
Posted By floydarogers
Diesels easily trump gas for total cost of ownership

Saw this on news.msn.com: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/diesels-easily-trump-gas-for-total-cost-of-ownership/ar-AAd7PsN

"When looking at three-to-five years of ownership, the diesels...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By floydarogers
BT comes only with the advanced iDrive/nav and...

BT comes only with the advanced iDrive/nav and CIC functions, and with BMW Assist. If you don't have an SOS button in your headliner next to the sunroof switch, you don't have BT. Also, if hitting...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-20-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,136
Posted By floydarogers
lubricity and bio-diesel

Although we've discussed it in other threads, I wanted to mention the subject of lubricity vis-a-vis bio-diesel. Bio-diesel in the 5-7% range is acceptable to BMW (noted in the manuals), and...
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