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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) Today, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By n1das
At only 265k miles, if the HPFP hasn't grenaded...

At only 265k miles, if the HPFP hasn't grenaded by now, it probably won't. Failures seem to happen early in the pump's life. The OP must be doing something right regarding fuel quality.



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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-12-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By n1das
265k miles, congrats! If my 2014 535dx were...

265k miles, congrats!

If my 2014 535dx were my only car, it would have just over 320k miles by now. I split the miles up between my 535dx and my 2012 X5 35d.

My 535dx had been very reliable. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-04-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By n1das
Exclamation Per the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 (USA...

Per the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 (USA federal law), routine maintenance DOES NOT have be done at a BMW dealer in the USA in order to keep warranties valid. A lot of car owners in the USA...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-03-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By n1das
Reset the service reminder yourself and drive on....

Reset the service reminder yourself and drive on. The vehicle check reminder can be reset from the instrument cluster like the reminders for the other maintenance items.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By n1das
The TC case fluid in my 2012 X5 35d was changed...

The TC case fluid in my 2012 X5 35d was changed for the first time around 150k miles after getting the "oil abrasion" code. The transmission fluid was changed for the first time around 165k miles....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-30-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 90,285
Posted By n1das
We couldn't find this information during our...

We couldn't find this information during our frantic searching on our smartphones. Having this information in the owner's manual would have been a BIG help.



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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-30-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 90,285
Posted By n1das
2011, IIRC. I had a situation with my 2014...

2011, IIRC.

I had a situation with my 2014 535dx 4 years ago. I was unable to avoid hitting a piece of a truck tire on the highway at night and it ruptured the fuel tank. The car was dumping...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-29-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By n1das
Possibly due to a clogged DEF nozzle in the...

Possibly due to a clogged DEF nozzle in the exhaust system? IIRC this can cause the same error code due to the DDE seeing NOx levels not being reduced.

How is the car driven? Is the car regularly...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-29-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By n1das
DEF is made to an ISO standard and is used...

DEF is made to an ISO standard and is used worldwide and is a commodity item. DEF is 32.5% Urea and 67.5% deionized water.

DEF is DEF is DEF is DEF...is DEF.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By n1das
Looks like another victim of lead-free solder. ...

Looks like another victim of lead-free solder.

Nice fix. Thanks for posting!



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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-27-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,666
Posted By n1das
January 2020 update: 2014 535dx: 136k miles ...

January 2020 update:
2014 535dx: 136k miles
2012 X5 35d: 235k miles. The car still has the original DPF.



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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By n1das
Exclamation The video is interesting but I'm wondering about...

The video is interesting but I'm wondering about the lubricity tests. Howes did not do well in the lubricity test and did worse than straight untreated diesel. I'm wondering what the lubricity data...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-23-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,178
Posted By n1das
I was wondering about this too. I suspect...

I was wondering about this too. I suspect probably YES.



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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-22-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By n1das
Smile Same here! I only drive around 50-55k...

Same here! I only drive around 50-55k miles/year. My 100 mile/day highway commute plus having a life outside of work puts me at around 1k miles/week. My 2014 535dx only has 136k miles and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-22-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,178
Posted By n1das
Exclamation :yikes: Rust and microbial growth (not algae...

:yikes:

Rust and microbial growth (not algae as Doug pointed out) is an indication of water contamination from condensation. Diesel fuel supposedly is hygroscopic like brake fluid is and likes to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By n1das
Yes, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I had mine done...

Yes, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I had mine done already too.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-19-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By n1das
Interesting video. My two favorite fuel...

Interesting video. My two favorite fuel additives are Howes Lubricator Diesel Treat and PowerService Diesel Fuel Supplement (white bottle). I have been using them for many years. I've been on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-16-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By n1das
Sticky anti-shudder valve stuck in the closed...

Sticky anti-shudder valve stuck in the closed position and blocking air to the engine? I'm thinking of the classic VW TDI crank no-fire/no-start condition due to a stuck ASV.
If he no-start were...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,486
Posted By n1das
Only at 234k miles and climbing on my 2012 X5...

Only at 234k miles and climbing on my 2012 X5 35d. The car still has the original DPF.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By n1das
The GPs are used for a cold start and afterglow...

The GPs are used for a cold start and afterglow following a cold start until the engine is up to temp. They aren't used for regens. Running under temp for a long time due to a failed thermostat...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By n1das
I will keep an eye out for this issue in my 2012...

I will keep an eye out for this issue in my 2012 X5 35d. The EGR system has never been touched. The car is only at 234k miles and climbing.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-10-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By n1das
PowerService Diesel Fuel Supplement (white...

PowerService Diesel Fuel Supplement (white bottle) is my favorite of PowerService products. I do not use PowerService Diesel Kleen (silver bottle) because it doesn't have any anti-gel for winter use...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-09-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By n1das
My general strategy is to avoid getting water...

My general strategy is to avoid getting water contaminated fuel in the first place and regularly use an additive to increase lubricity and take care of any water I can't avoid getting. The fuel at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-09-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By n1das
Looks like I will be keeping my 2014 535dx long...

Looks like I will be keeping my 2014 535dx long enough to find out. The car is only at 135k miles and climbing. My 2012 X5 35d is only at 234k miles and climbing. Both cars are long term keepers...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-09-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By n1das
Additives containing alcohol are to be avoided at...

Additives containing alcohol are to be avoided at all costs. Commercially available additives that advertise "for gasoline and diesel engines" likely contain alcohol. Run away from these products. ...
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