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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-24-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,161
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,161
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,826
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,074
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, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
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.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-27-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,074
Posted By sirbikes
The first thing they should have checked was the...

The first thing they should have checked was the hp egr valve.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-23-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,499
Posted By sirbikes
In SC yesterday, diesel ranges anywhere from...

In SC yesterday, diesel ranges anywhere from $2.59 to $3, but typically around $2.87. However, regular gas is around $1.75. Diesel is now more than $1 higher than regular. Talk about killing off the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By sirbikes
I think the reason they say to drive it like you...

I think the reason they say to drive it like you stole it, including my bmw head service advisor recommending me to get the rpm needle past the 12 o'clock mark, is because at high loads (>2500 rpm...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By sirbikes
They don't have a separate windshield deductible...

They don't have a separate windshield deductible here in the great state of North Cackalacky, and I kept getting cracked windshields on my travels through South Carolina, because their roads suck, so...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,074
Posted By sirbikes
Is the buildup all emissions related, such that...

Is the buildup all emissions related, such that if you removed the egr you would no longer have this problem? I've heard about Ford diesels having similar issues, so owners block or remove the egr....
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-07-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By sirbikes
I have a DTUK tuning box:...

I have a DTUK tuning box: http://www.diesel-performance.co.uk/systems_available.php?id=3776
It connects to both fuel rail and boost pressure. It has 4 maps, with 7 levels per map, so you can fine...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,607
Posted By sirbikes
Should have had it tuned. Turns it into a beast....

Should have had it tuned. Turns it into a beast. 0-60 in 6s. That's a conservative setting too. 82k miles and running great.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By sirbikes
I put more than 20k miles a year on mine and the...

I put more than 20k miles a year on mine and the comfort seats are a must for me. I have frequent lower back pain. I have the seat massage feature as well and that helps prevent fatigue in your...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By sirbikes
I looked into it and it won't work. They have a...

I looked into it and it won't work. They have a different size dpf and different measurement system so no place to attach the US sensors.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By sirbikes
New Study Revels Diesel Vehicles Cleaner Than Electric Vehicles

Have not read the study but in places that get their electricity primarily from coal sources I would agree.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By sirbikes
learned something new ...

... diesels have great compression (engine) braking. When I was in the mountains going down a steep dirt road, I put it in sport/manual mode and using 1st/2nd gear was able to go down without using...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-10-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,499
Posted By sirbikes
I can't believe diesel in CA is cheaper than in...

I can't believe diesel in CA is cheaper than in NC now. Never expected that.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-05-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,788
Posted By sirbikes
Only in California... :dunno: :confused:

Only in California... :dunno: :confused:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By sirbikes
M57D30T2 (this is the official US engine...

M57D30T2 (this is the official US engine designation)

Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1epIteFE7i-c2IybHVDX0l2bVk/view
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,548
Posted By sirbikes
Consumer Reports just listed the CT200h as one of...

Consumer Reports just listed the CT200h as one of the most reliable cars. Lexus is #1, BMW is mid-pack now. But is it fun to drive?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By sirbikes
Crazy fuel saving tips for diesels...

I was on fuelly.com today poking around and I checked out the fuel saving tips page. It is one big unorganized list, from sensible to contradictory to downright ridiculous. These two related to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,548
Posted By sirbikes
They are just. so. ugly.

They are just. so. ugly.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By sirbikes
Can you attach it here? Does it cover carbon...

Can you attach it here? Does it cover carbon build-up? I recently had mine replaced -- it became stuck due to cbu. Maybe I can get reimbursed.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,899
Posted By sirbikes
While I agree with you for the most part, a...

While I agree with you for the most part, a problem I have with the epa test is that the mfrs do their own testing and report results to the epa. This introduces bias and gaming possibilty. In fact,...
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