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  1. 2009 335D No Start After Filling BOTH PASSIVE AND ACTIVE

    BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
    hello, so ive had my 335D for about 3 weeks now and i was well aware i will eventually have to put in def. I recently poured a 2.5 gallon in the active and it maybe only took about 1 gallon before it started spitting it out. i drove the car around trying to get this message to go away and it...
  2. E70 2012 X5 diesel

    Cars - Private Party
    Well cared-for 2012 X5 diesel, 87,400 miles, $13,900. Black Sapphire Metallic ext / Nevada Cinnamon Brown leather, power seats w/lumbar, Cold Weather Package (heated front and rear seats, heated wheel), Premium Package (comfort access, rear view camera with top view, rear manual side window...
  3. E70 Selling during a time of COVID

    Cars - Private Party
    Hey, all - I'm getting ready to part with my 2012 E70 diesel and won't be going to Carmax or another dealer for a quick sale. For those of you who've sold (not traded) your car during the last few months, I'd like to know about your experience with the process in the midst of our time of...
  4. Limitations of the M51 engine?

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I heard heads and rods where a problem when going above 200hp, do any of you guys have anything to say/add to this? I want to make sure that when I upgrade mine I don't push it beyond it's limits.
  5. e53 Diesel, Loud engine and Oil pressure light.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, so I have e53 2002 diesel and I noticed that the engine is quite loud, also when I am driving for a long time especially when going uphill for example in the countryside, after 1.5 hours of driving the oil pressure warning light comes on and it is flickering when pushing the gas pedal...
  6. Looking for a 540d

    G30 (2017 - Current)
    Hi - I'm interested in purchasing the unicorn 540d (in carbon black, no less). I've been keeping an eye on, BMW CPO, leasetrader and swapalease. Obviously, very few come available. I'm not sure how many were imported to the states, but it looks like < 200 from what I'm reading? I...
  7. E70 2011 E70 X5d for Sale - 55K Miles - Columbus, OH

    Cars - Private Party
    Selling my 2011 E70 X5d. Only 55k miles (54600 currently). Black Sapphire with Black Dakota interior. Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, Navigation, SiriusXM ready, Roof Rails, and Running boards. HK Premium Sound Pkg. Excellent condition. Front and Rear brakes in August 2019. New Pirelli...
  8. e53 diesel weird noise when starting.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, So my diesel car has yet another problem...:mad: It makes this weird sound when starting the car for a few seconds... Does anybody know what could it be? and how to fix it? Thanks!

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I am very mad atm, :mad: I had a problem with my car when trying to start in the cold weather and logically I had it taken to replace the glow plugs. I took it to the local garage and had them work on replacing it, I was there watching them and when the mechanic started on screwing off...
  10. What is the Swirl flap delete close with cap correct size? 22mm or 33mm

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi guys, I have a 2012 x5 35d e70 - glow plug code came up and will get that taken care of. Just wanting to get the intake manifold swirl flap delete at the same time while having to remove the intake manifold anyways. 2 questions come to mind prior to removing intake manifold: 1- what is...
  11. 335d No Copper Washer on Injector

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Happy New Years! I had to pull the intake on my 2011 335d (110k) to clean up the CBU. I figured that while I have it apart I would pull the injectors and send them out for cleaning and testing. The first 5 injectors lulled me into thinking that getting them out was a breeze.... until injector...
  12. wanting advice re: BMW diesel(s)

    General BMW Questions
    Brand new to this forum. A little background - I've owned exclusively VW TDIs (several 4 cylinder 1.9s manual trans, and 1 V6 3.0 auto) over the last 20 years or so. I've also owned several diesel Sprinters and Ford Powerstrokes at my company. So I'm pretty familiar with diesel engines and their...
  13. Worst Case Scenario - 2011 X5 35d

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I purchased a used 2011 X5 35d last week (private party), I haven't even transferred the title and after only 5 days the yellow (1/2 yellow) engine malfunction light came on. After using my Veepeak OBD with the OBD Fusion app (iOS) I have found the injector on #5 cylinder is...
  14. E82 Light-Up Eyebrows Help!?

    E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hi Guys, I need some help with my E82 Headlights, I have the non-Xenon Headlights which are all OEM, including the light-up eyebrows which can be seen in the images provided. How do I get these to work?:dunno: I have read several things online however nothing is conclusive and everything...
  15. New guy sorry. Looking for tuning solution.

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    New to the forum and new to BMW, we recently purchased a 2011 X5 xDrive 35D. Great little SUV/SAV whatever they wanna call it. But I cant leave well enough alone. For some back ground info i have custom tuned our vehicles myself for the past several years and have also ventured into doing...
  16. Cali Smog & my 2012 X5 35d

    BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
    Hello, Looking for some clarifications if possible. Been reading the forums and I got analysis paralysis. Been having some fun trying to pass smog and I think I'm close however I can't figure out the following: 1) Can my 2012 X5 35d pass smog test with the " PM Filter " still not set...
  17. F31 Fuel Injectors

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi, wondering if anyone has had an experience like mine: * 2014 F31 328d * @ 70,000, #3 fuel injector malfunctioned and was replaced. Four digit repair cost at the dealer. * Now @ 137,000, and the check engine light is back on. My mechanic indicated that its now time for #s 1 and 4. Talking...
  18. Diesel exhaust smell under hood

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I have a 2014 535d xDrive, 56000 miles. Recently I noticed a slight diesel exhaust smell coming from under the hood of my car. The car seems to run fine despite this. When I pull the sound deadening engine cover off and look at where the injectors are on top of the cylinder head, I notice...
  19. Smoke problem!

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    hi; I do have diesel e90 n47 177hp. i renewed the particulate filter with original one. Revised the engine full. Egr and intake manifold has also changed. Injectors test and cleaned. Turbo is revised. But we still receive BLACK SMOKE!!. DDE is also updated.:cry::cry::cry::cry:
  20. turbo air intake leaking oil?

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi, I have an E91 325d (similar to 330d with smaller turbo to those not familiar with this model). I've noticed that there is some oil leaking from around the bottom of the turbo (I tried to take a picture, but it is difficult to see). According to a mechanic this was due to a seal on the air...