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Old 09-13-2012, 10:48 AM
KeithS KeithS is offline
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Mein Auto: '11 335d, '00 540iT
Newer cars B7, older was B5. Don't know if anything was really changed other than the sticker by the fill port.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:21 PM
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Mein Auto: '14 Volt/'12 X5d (wife's)
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How do you like your volt?
I commute 98 miles each way (90% highway) which includes a 45-mile HOV lane stretch. I love the Volt because it gets me in California HOV lanes, the main reason I leased it. You can't put a price tag on extra time for the family, sleep and less "commute stress" on the body. I also save on fuel and can save even more if my company pushes through with plans on setting up car chargers.

I am not an auto expert like the others on this forum so I can't give a review on the Volt...or provide input on additives. I naturally compare it to the 335d which I have driven ~70K miles over the last 2 years and 9 months, both '10 and '11. Night and day. Steering in the Volt feels loose, I can't drive it aggressively and the biggest noticeable difference for me is the brakes. I feel so much safer in the 335d.

I know, I know, apples and oranges. The only reason I bring it up is bec in fairness to the other Volt drivers, if you go to the Volt Facebook page, they always rave about its performance, handling, zip off the line in sport mode, and my favorite...the 273 ft-lbs of torque!!! One person even commented that his Volt was "so much better than my BMW 335d and I had an M-Sport."

I have fielded more questions and received more compliments on my Volt at gas stations and parking lots in the first two months than all of our BMW diesels combined.

Sorry for the threadjack.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:49 AM
Pierre Louis Pierre Louis is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 335d Sport
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Because of the post-injection used for PDF burn-off, biodiesel tends to dilute the crankcase lubrication oil more. See: http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/art...ction-problem/ That's one reason we have 13K or less oil changes while gassers go 18K-20K.
Thanks! This is very interesting. I suppose 2% Biodiesel might be OK, especially from a reputable supplier, but I haven't seen any biodiesel labels on Chevron/Texaco pumps.

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