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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Pierre Louis
2011 X5 diesel...

2011 X5 diesel (http://www.fuelly.com/car/bmw/x5?engineconfig_id=13156&bodystyleconfig_id=&submodel_id=) mpg: 23.1
2011 X5 I6...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Pierre Louis
Enough places around here have diesel - $2.74...

Enough places around here have diesel - $2.74 seems the going discount rate today. Competition.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Pierre Louis
Chevron on Abercorn: Diesel: $2.74/gal ...

Chevron on Abercorn:

Diesel: $2.74/gal
Premium: $2.85/gal
Mid-grade: $2.59/gal
Regular: $2.26/gal

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-21-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Pierre Louis
Yes, but in effect, gasoline might as well be...

Yes, but in effect, gasoline might as well be considered a waste product of diesel refining, just as it started when kerosene was refined by Rockefeller in the 19th century. We just have more use...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-20-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
Don't forget, the majority of "health effect"...

Don't forget, the majority of "health effect" research gives gassers a pass on small particulate emissions while counting the larger particulates from diesels too much. Diesel particulates are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-20-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,223
Posted By Pierre Louis
My e30 MT, Honda CRX Si MT, and even the notchy...

My e30 MT, Honda CRX Si MT, and even the notchy noisy G50 Carrera 3.2 which didn't offer an automatic were all excellent shifters. The 944 was not so good, as I imagine a lot of other cars are not. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,396
Posted By Pierre Louis
A statistically imperfect but informative poll...

A statistically imperfect but informative poll would be to look up all cars w/CBU on the two main forums for the NA 335d and see how many out of the approximately 10,000 cars sold have documented...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pierre Louis
I agree that government meddling in the...

I agree that government meddling in the marketplace has its drawbacks and often plays favorites, but in spite of this, there is competition in the oil business, even with all the big mergers (which...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pierre Louis
Not really. Tax breaks to homeowners are...

Not really. Tax breaks to homeowners are subsidies? Tax breaks to oil companies for better treatment of the environment or creating more efficient energy production/energy use/renewables (how well...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pierre Louis
Not really, unless you are changing the language,...

Not really, unless you are changing the language, which certain people certainly are. Here (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/subsidy) is one version:

I would wager most people understand...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Pierre Louis
Air Man Rescue Pro...

Air Man Rescue Pro (http://www.amazon.com/Tire-Repair-Air-Compressor-Sealan/dp/B00BJ2TBL2) Perfect for our 335d. Get it while your local AutoZone still has it. I love mine.

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pierre Louis
A play on words. By a misinformed and poorly...

A play on words. By a misinformed and poorly functioning media.

Oil "subsidies" are nothing but tax breaks for oil companies doing environmentally friendly things they might not be required to do...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Pierre Louis
Still not the most accurate data, but pretty...

Still not the most accurate data, but pretty thorough.

Yeah, diesel is still better even if you use flawed EPA fuel economy numbers and compare gasoline engines of slightly less power compared to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Pierre Louis
$2.95 per gallon for diesel at the best, busiest...

$2.95 per gallon for diesel at the best, busiest Chevron station yesterday. Top Tier fuel station: diesel isn't just diesel......
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By Pierre Louis
Diesel needs to be 50% more expensive than...

Diesel needs to be 50% more expensive than premium gasoline for it to break even. Its nowhere near that. People look at regular gas which looks better but they would need to get a car that takes...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-28-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Pierre Louis
I agree that the masses think this way. When...

I agree that the masses think this way.

When compared to similarly powered vehicles of similar type (335i vs 335d) the advantage of diesel is substantial, even with a 30% increase in cost over...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
Perhaps. Just that some 335d's get CBU problems...

Perhaps. Just that some 335d's get CBU problems (I'm specifying "problems" not CBU by itself per se) a lot earlier than others. I don't mind having the cleaning done, but not at 30,000 or even...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
Quite logical and possibly true. But also...

Quite logical and possibly true. But also possible is that some other factor pushed the camel's back to break, with yes, EGR as a main contributor.

Example, as long as you are using Medicine:...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
Why doesn't every car with EGR have CBU problems?...

Why doesn't every car with EGR have CBU problems?

PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
Here (http://papers.sae.org/841161/) is a paper...

Here (http://papers.sae.org/841161/) is a paper that may cause concern on the formulation of diesel base stock:



PL
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
I haven't read all of the papers yet, but thank...

I haven't read all of the papers yet, but thank you!

Unfortunately, this doesn't explain the problem well enough. As an anecdote, I'm on my 5th direct injection diesel and no problems yet...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By Pierre Louis
I look at it this way: imagine the perfect car: ...

I look at it this way: imagine the perfect car:

BMW 3 series/e90 - check
Inline 6 - check
3.0 liter displacement - check
Diesel - check
Twin turbo - check
50/50 wt distribution - check...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Pierre Louis
I haven't heard enough about it, but you might...

I haven't heard enough about it, but you might consider contacting BG for its diesel service. The local rep called me and told me he would supply private mechanics with the proper adapters for our...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,471
Posted By Pierre Louis
As per my research, its not that diesel is too...

As per my research, its not that diesel is too expensive, but the price is held higher due to demand for exported USLD, its that gasoline is still what one would call a "waste-product" of diesel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Pierre Louis
No offense but I was under the impression that...

No offense but I was under the impression that the cause(s) of common CBU are not established - except perhaps direct injection itself. This does not in any way imply that the reasons given above...
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