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  1. New to the world of bmw diesels

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    Evening Thought id come say hello im now the proud owner of my very first BMW diesel 535D, loving the car but still need to learn some basics on these!! Ill try post a picture when i figure out how ;)
  2. Diesels and proposed LEZ

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    I was actually starting to think about buying diesel next time round until I read about the new low emissions zones popping up in various cities. My mate has just bought a 14 plate Honda Civic 1.6 diesel. It’s zero VED and does about 70mpg so should be a very cheap car to run. For now anyway...
  3. E39's Diesels: What do you add to your fuel ?

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    Every tank I am putting in 2 stroke oil. Have done for 17 years on more than 11 diesels .never once had a issue .Has always made a benefit .mainly noise . Also about 4 times a year I add 10 litres roughly of high grade kerosine /paraffin to a tank . Cleans out anything it can get to nicely ...
  4. Renault and diesels..

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    Renault announced they are phasing out diesel engines in the future,i think the writings on the wall and slowly they are going to be erradicated from urban use and the domestic user. due to NOx..
  5. E60/61 Diesels Lack of temperature gauge or is it??

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have asked this question on other forums, and not got a straight answer - so I will try again here - there IS a gauge of sorts on the rev counter, which gives the maximum allowable revs whilst the engine warms up. On mine when fully warm, the markings start at 4,600 rpm, maybe the rest of you...
  6. Dark days are ahead for diesels....

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    well it was coming slowly anyway, but VW have really blown it all wide open, it's not going to be pretty or good reading for derv owners and sellers in the coming months, and i bet other manufacturers are getting ready to sing like canaries too.... What a load of Arthur Daley spivs! Volkswagen...
  7. The downside of remapping E90 diesels

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Gents, I have been searching for a E90 330D saloon...I've been struggling to find an appropriate one so I've been widening the search to the 325D, which seems also relatively quick and does cost less. Then I started coming across all kinds of posts regarding how you can remap a 325D etc...
  8. What does the throttle valve do on the E60 Diesels?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Diesel engines are normally controlled solely by the amount of fuel injected, so what purpose does the throttle provide in the big scheme of things?? Apparently mine is showing a fault, but except for poor mpg - the car runs absolutely fine, so what does it do? I am talking about the throttle...
  9. Should we get rid of our diesels?

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    Should we get rid of our diesels? Well, according this article they're not that good for general health. There again, lots of diesel cars continue to be sold.
  10. Hmmm, and I thought Diesels were Tractors!!!

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    Hello All, After owning a E92 330i (Petrol) I decided to get rid of it for a 55 Plate Range Rover Sport 4.2 Supercharged (Petrol). Never again, Cash Cow Springs to mind. 15 MPG :eek So I've just got rid of that and gone back to an E92, but I decided to go for...
  11. so i hate diesels....

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    so allegedly i hate diesels, and i have a pathological hatred of all diesel owners? strange indeed? so why would i bother helping any diesel owners with problems and queries on here for the last 6 years? and why would i bother and take the time and effort coming up with 2 of the most popular...
  12. How far behind are modern diesels to petrols?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, looking at buying a used BMW, probably a 2012 328i or 335i. I know diesels are much better than they used to be but is it still fair to say you only buy a diesel out of necessity, not choice? I guess I'll test drive one as I know they have great torque. I also know they are quieter and...
  13. Diesels oh dear it's not looking good....

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    it looks like the good times are well and truly over for diesels after being encouraged to go diesel by everybody years ago, ya now gonna be taxed and and hammered for polluting by the EU:rofl all you sorts ripping ya Nox busting EGR's and DPF's or fudging and frigging them thats all gonna end...
  14. E46 Diesels reliable or avoid ?

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    Ive been looking around for a 2L diesel car for about £3500 budget ideally under 120,000 miles service history etc. Ive heard bad reviews about the E46 diesels made before 2004/5 with turbo failures. Ideally id like a 2004> 320D Msport but i doubt i can get that within my budget. Just wanted...
  15. All e46 diesels - ever compared pre-supplie fuel pressure sensor readings to readings from a gauge?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Pre-supplie pump (as it turned out) played up on my 330d last night (power loss & misfire over ~2k RPM). Had my car on the diagnostics at lunch, came up with 'low pre-supplie fuel pressure', sure enough at idle it was only doing ~240 kPa (2.4 Bar), I plugged in our fuel pressure gauges (incase...
  16. BMW turbo diesels

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    hi , iv been looking through quite a few old threads and has anybody else noticed the amount problems related to the 525d and the 530d engines? from poor starting to completly no starting and loads of issues relating to swirl flaps , turbos , fuelpumps , injectors ect ect . i...
  17. BMW 6 pots start/stop? diesels

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    Hi very interesting question i think, i know the 4 pot diesel have this stupid start/stop that i deeply hate but do the 325d 330d and 335d engines have this. I understand that having 6 cylinders to crank is going to naturally be a royal PITA to start again and again and eventually be expensive...
  18. All e46 diesels - OBC MPG is reprogrammable after all?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Looking for some info in WDS regarding EGR valve operation I stumbled across this for DDE 5 at http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/release/en/e46/index.htm :- Calibration of consumption calculation DDE 5.0/5.1 The DDE control unit calculates the amount of fuel currently being consumed and sends...
  19. E60 eisenmann exhausts for diesels

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    Noticed that eisenmann are doing exhausts for diesels too: http://www.eisenmann.co.uk/product/product.php?code=160&Category1=2&Category2=160 Any idea of what kind of performance gains you can expect to get on a 520d?
  20. E46 Diesels - Overflow/Leak Off Pipes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm looking for confirmation from someone who is certain about this ... I've got some new injector overflow/leak off hose (stainless braided, very nice) that I'd like to renew as part of my process, its nitrile hose so is pretty rigid to begin with. What I'd like to know for sure is can the...
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