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Old 02-18-2013, 02:57 PM
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We moved inside Houston. It is the reason we put the BMW up for sale instead of trading it in. Just no need for the thing now.
Gosh. Make sure u have a canoe. You'll need it every time it rains.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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Gosh. Make sure u have a canoe. You'll need it every time it rains.

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I should have taken a picture of the street one hour ago when I left. It was much like a river. Our "old" house though is directly across the street from Lake Houston, which means land is downhill, so all too familiar with "flooding" issues. We eventually will add a third bay to the garage here and put a car lift in there, at least then the only car we care about should never get flooded
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:09 PM
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Another good article on oil change intervals from Edmunds.

http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/stop...-your-oil.html
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:55 PM
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I received my Black Stone Oil Sample Kit today. Now I have to get a pump to get it out of the dipstick hole.

I'm waiting to reach 1,000 miles since change of oil so at least I have a baseline. I'll probably do a sample at 1,000 ; 6,000 ; 10,000 and then when it is due at 13,000 or there abouts. This should give me a good trending.

I'll be posting on the My Oil Analysis thread.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:00 PM
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I'm waiting to reach 1,000 miles since change of oil so at least I have a baseline. I'll probably do a sample at 1,000 ; 6,000 ; 10,000 and then when it is due at 13,000 or there abouts. This should give me a good trending.

I'll be posting on the My Oil Analysis thread.
I'll be very interested in your results. Years ago I "got into" oil analysis on my cars and motorcycles.

Meaningful trend data is sometimes hard to get, as some of the items measured are in Parts Per Million (PPM), and quite low. This is particularly true on small engines, such as motorcycles.

When you take the samples is also important, as some characteristics can change quickly, based on operational cycle, e.g., viscosity can increase due to soot contamination (particularly on diesels) and "burn-off" of some of the higher fractions in the oil. Viscosity can decrease due to fuel dilution and shear of the VI molecules. So, for example, if one sample is taken in the Winter with a lot of short trips in the week before the sample is taken, there might be higher fuel dilution, and a lower viscosity). Take the sample after running long trips through Arizona in the summer, and the fuel dilution will likely decrease substantially, raising the viscosity.

So I applaud your efforts, and am very interested in the results, but just want to warn you that the resulting data may not showing the clear trending data you expect.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:10 AM
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I actually have no real expectations, nor am I particularly concerned about my oil or OCI.

I'm doing this mostly out of curiosity and the folks at Black Stone seem to be pretty helpful. They are trying to gather all of the oil analysis for our model engine, since there is a lot of confusion based on what folks have written on their lab requests. V-6 vs In Line, 3.0L vs 3.5L, M57 vs N57, twin turbo vs bi-turbo vs single turbo.

To the best of my knowledge the 2009-2011 335D has the N57 which is a 3.0L, in line 6, bi-turbo (or twin turbo). Same engine is in the X5D. USA Only! Kindly confirm?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:39 AM
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My car says one year to next oil change when starting. But the service menu says two years. I plan on this car being sold by May so not worried about it. In the past it was always one year intervals on both places.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 AM
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Regarding the fuel filter change frequency, my 2011 D is every 3rd oil change not every other. They showed me in writing specific to my year model. I'm due for the 3rd change in September. For whatever reason, my car "ask"s for oil change every 12 months. In the vehicle info portion of my idrive, it shows oli change uue on 9/2013 even though i will only have about 8000 miles driven by that time since last September.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:42 AM
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I actually have no real expectations, nor am I particularly concerned about my oil or OCI.

I'm doing this mostly out of curiosity and the folks at Black Stone seem to be pretty helpful. They are trying to gather all of the oil analysis for our model engine, since there is a lot of confusion based on what folks have written on their lab requests. V-6 vs In Line, 3.0L vs 3.5L, M57 vs N57, twin turbo vs bi-turbo vs single turbo.

To the best of my knowledge the 2009-2011 335D has the N57 which is a 3.0L, in line 6, bi-turbo (or twin turbo). Same engine is in the X5D. USA Only! Kindly confirm?
US Model: M57, SEQUENTIAL TURBO, I6, 3.0 liter

Euro now use the N57 for their I6 diesels.





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Old 02-23-2013, 05:20 AM
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US Model: M57, SEQUENTIAL TURBO, I6, 3.0 liter

Euro now use the N57 for their I6 diesels.





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Old 02-23-2013, 07:15 AM
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:34 AM
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My sticker says E90 LCI- 269PS Engine N57D30TU2 Is this correct? I have a 2011 335d
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:12 AM
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My sticker says E90 LCI- 269PS Engine N57D30TU2 Is this correct? I have a 2011 335d
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