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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By n1das
Smile I agree 100%. I drive my cars hard all the time...

I agree 100%. I drive my cars hard all the time and like I stole them. I regularly get on the power and use it, like when getting on long highway on-ramps.

With a new car, I start doing this as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By n1das
Smile With 100k miles representing around 2 years of...

With 100k miles representing around 2 years of driving for me, I have taken several cars past 100k miles without issues with oil consumption. When I sold my 2002 VW Golf TDI (diesel) in 2010 to a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-11-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By n1das
Thumbs up 2012 and 2013 model years.

2012 and 2013 model years.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By n1das
I DIY all oil changes and DEF fills my (diesel)...

I DIY all oil changes and DEF fills my (diesel) cars. The only exception has been during the free maintenance period on my 2014 535d. I took over all oil changes after the free maintenance ended.
...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-07-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By n1das
Those are expensive miles! ($70k) Sent...

Those are expensive miles! ($70k)


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By n1das
Thumbs up Congrats on reaching 200k! :thumbup: I'm...

Congrats on reaching 200k! :thumbup:

I'm only at 225k miles on my 2012 X5 35d and at 128k miles on my 2014 535dx. Both cars are long term keepers (10+ years) and won't be for sale anytime soon. ...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-04-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By n1das
We found the tow eye without any problem. It is...

We found the tow eye without any problem. It is stored in a holder on the trunk lid where a transmission unlock tool used to be stored. All we were missing was the magic shift procedure needed to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-04-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By n1das
On my 2014 535dx, there is no cover to pull up...

On my 2014 535dx, there is no cover to pull up under the cupholder. That was the first thing we looked for. There also was no transmission unlock tool in the trunk. There was a place to store an...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-04-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By n1das
The tow provider and I were frantically searching...

The tow provider and I were frantically searching for that document on our smartphones and were unable to find it. I have that document now and keep a paper copy it in both cars.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-04-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By n1das
With XDrive models, the car essentially has to be...

With XDrive models, the car essentially has to be dragged onto the ramp truck with all 4 wheels locked. That was the case with my 535dx during my first truck tire incident a few years ago. With the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-03-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By n1das
I've had the exact opposite experience. My 2012...

I've had the exact opposite experience. My 2012 X5 35d at only 225k miles and my 2014 535dx at only 128k miles are long term keepers and won't be for sale anytime soon. They have been too damn...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 09-03-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By n1das
I had the same sort of thing happen to my 2014...

I had the same sort of thing happen to my 2014 535dx a few years ago. I was unable to avoid hitting a piece of a truck tire on the highway at night and in heavy traffic. The truck tire "alligator"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,170
Posted By n1das
At only 225k miles on my 2012 X5 35d, I will...

At only 225k miles on my 2012 X5 35d, I will continue to do all oil changes at 11k miles by the book.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-02-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By n1das
They all have a CAI....from the factory. ...

They all have a CAI....from the factory.


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Forum: General BMW Questions 08-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By n1das
Exclamation I had a similar sort of thing happen with my X5...

I had a similar sort of thing happen with my X5 35d due to the FOB in tight pants pocket. It was not absentmindedness. It was a FOB foible. It happened in cold and heavy pouring rain during a visit...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-26-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By n1das
To help minimize soot buildup in the EGR and...

To help minimize soot buildup in the EGR and intake:
1. Put only the best diesel fuel you can find in your area from high turnover stations along major routes.
2. Drive the P!$$ out of it. Do not...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-25-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By n1das
Dunno about that. Mine is still original in my...

Dunno about that. Mine is still original in my 2012 X5 35d at only 224k miles and no issues with it.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-25-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By n1das
You get a new idler pulley w/bearing with the new...

You get a new idler pulley w/bearing with the new bolt. I was concerned about that and asked about it when I had the work done. Double check and make sure the radiator fan operates after the recall...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-25-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By n1das
As a senior electrical engineer I had to LOL at...

As a senior electrical engineer I had to LOL at "high resistance leading to high current loads." Uh..NO. I think what was meant to be said was "high resistance leading to localized heating due to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By n1das
2014 - 2018, at least in the USA. The last...

2014 - 2018, at least in the USA.

The last model year for the E70 X5 35d was 2013.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By n1das
The sludgey stuff at the bottom of the tank may...

The sludgey stuff at the bottom of the tank may be microbial growth due to water in the fuel from condensation. It makes me wonder about the HPFP if it was recently replaced after a failure or is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By n1das
The O2 sensor is used by the engine computer (DDE...

The O2 sensor is used by the engine computer (DDE in BMW-speak) to monitor the O2 content in the exhaust to trim the EGR rate. It is not used to trim fueling at all. Diesels 30 years ago probably...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By n1das
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THIS!


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By n1das
That is a generic OBD2 code description and...

That is a generic OBD2 code description and nothing else. It does indicate a possible O2 sensor fault.

Diesels are FUEL throttled, unlike gassers which are AIR throttled. If you want to think of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-24-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By n1das
A diesel can't run "rich" given that the engine...

A diesel can't run "rich" given that the engine is fuel throttled unlike a gasser which is air throttled. "Rich" and "lean" are gasoline engine concepts which are N/A to diesels. I've had NOx...
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