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12-12-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,938
Posted By listerone

I'm no expert but it's easy to imagine that cars...

I'm no expert but it's easy to imagine that cars are designed not to start if the airbags have deployed.Just a guess on my part.
11-13-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By listerone

When I bought my Bluetec a few years back the...

When I bought my Bluetec a few years back the basic MBrace included,among other things,stolen vehicle tracking and emergency response. IIRC I paid $200+ for a three year plan.One day,while driving in...
10-29-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,873
Posted By listerone

save for later

save for later
10-13-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By listerone

I can't answer any of your specific points but in...

I can't answer any of your specific points but in ten years of driving diesels (Mercedes and BMW) the only thing I've ever noted regarding regen is that the real time mileage seems to drop noticeably...
10-10-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,494
Posted By listerone

IOW you've never driven a mid sized sedan that...

IOW you've never driven a mid sized sedan that featured that much torque.OK,fair enough. And I've never driven a V12 before...but a few years ago
I drove a VW SUV with a V-10 diesel...an experience...
10-09-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,494
Posted By listerone

Once you go 457 ft lbs of torque (with the BMW...

Once you go 457 ft lbs of torque (with the BMW 540d diesel) you never go back! :y
10-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By listerone

save for later

save for later
08-16-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,940
Posted By listerone

Just bought a 5 Series in June after having...

Just bought a 5 Series in June after having considered,once again,an E Class.The mail reason was I wanted an oil burner but there were other factors as well.
04-08-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,849
Posted By listerone

I signed up for it.Given that I don't use my...

I signed up for it.Given that I don't use my vehicle for drive by shootings or drug deals I wasn't particularly worried about privacy.However,when the results were in I checked Geico's quote to...
Forum: Diesel Forum
11-08-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By listerone

Save for later

Save for later
05-16-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By listerone

It's my understanding that OnStar has the ability...

It's my understanding that OnStar has the ability to slowly lower the speed of a vehicle (down to zero,IIRC) thus allowing for a safe (or comparatively safe,at least) resolution to a stolen car...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-14-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,235
Posted By listerone

Don't know if this is your first diesel...or...

Don't know if this is your first diesel...or first *recent* diesel....but my experience with my three diesels (including my Bluetec) is that CELs were almost always connected with the DEF (Adblue)...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-25-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By listerone

Can't recall ever having done careful mileage...

Can't recall ever having done careful mileage calculations with either my first BMW or my Bluetec.However,I have done so with my current BMW.Using summer diesel my the dashboard reading on my "d" is...
11-16-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By listerone

If you're "middle class" you're likely to be able...

If you're "middle class" you're likely to be able to afford at least an E Class at my age.Younger? With young kids? It might be difficult.
11-15-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By listerone

I saw a Veyron Vitesse in the valet parking area...

I saw a Veyron Vitesse in the valet parking area of the Dubai Mall last year.Saudi plates...which is typical of the million dollar cars you see there.Dubai is where rich Saudis go to let their hair...
10-31-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,870
Posted By listerone

From what I've seen and heard I'd be very tempted...

From what I've seen and heard I'd be very tempted by the W213 except for the fact that there's no diesel.For me,no diesel = no W213.
10-28-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By listerone

IIRC correctly in order to get a celsius temp...

IIRC correctly in order to get a celsius temp reading you have to change everything to metric...or whatever it's called.IOW,you can get celsius but then you have kilometers per hour,etc.I think it's...
09-27-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,811
Posted By listerone

My current "d" is the first car I've owned with...

My current "d" is the first car I've owned with start/stop.Thankfully mine remembers the last setting so the only time I have to worry is when I engage "eco pro" on the Interstate...which engages...
09-27-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By listerone

After about 8 years of MB/BMW vehicles I've never...

After about 8 years of MB/BMW vehicles I've never had trouble getting a loaner that was at least equivalent to mine and in a few occasions better than mine.It would be interesting to see how things...
09-27-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By listerone

In Canada everyone has the right to mediocre...

In Canada everyone has the right to mediocre health care delivered days,weeks or even months later than it should have been delivered.In the US the large majority of people can get excellent health...
09-21-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By listerone

Continental Extreme Contact DW are highly rated...

Continental Extreme Contact DW are highly rated and I like them a lot.
09-06-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By listerone

Don't know about "outside North America" but the...

Don't know about "outside North America" but the one time I really needed it (airbag deployed...don't ask) it worked in the middle of nowhere on a highway about 150 miles north of Montreal.They knew...
08-31-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,080
Posted By listerone

Unlike some (or many?) I'm a "traditionalist"...

Unlike some (or many?) I'm a "traditionalist" and, therfore,am a fan of stock rims.So I vote no.Sorry.
08-29-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By listerone

Don't know how familiar you are with...

Don't know how familiar you are with diesels...and Bluetecs in particular...but I guarantee that your new ride will eat up the miles on those Texas Interstates.
08-26-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,074
Posted By listerone

I've seen it written more than once...

I've seen it written more than once that,everything else being equal,hot weather is tougher on car batteries than colder weather.Having never studied chemistry I'm sure a trained chemist could...
08-25-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,074
Posted By listerone

My Bluetec's battery (stronger than the gasser's)...

My Bluetec's battery (stronger than the gasser's) was still going strong at 3 years when I traded.In fact,just before I traded I spent a night in a town well north of Montreal and my Bluetec started...
08-18-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By listerone

Here it is: ...

Here it is:
...
08-18-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By listerone

A Puzzling E-Mail From My Dealer

Unless I'm reading it wrong (distinctly possible) the dealer from which I bought my Bluetec has gotten a hold of a couple of dozen *new* 2015 models.Some C-Class,E-Class and S-Class among...
07-25-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 223,959
Posted By listerone

save for later

save for later
07-21-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By listerone

It's my understanding that the diesel found in a...

It's my understanding that the diesel found in a particular area usually comes from a single distributor,making what you find at the cleanest suburban Shell station and the diriest Mom & Pop station...
07-21-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By listerone

It's my understanding that current diesels have...

It's my understanding that current diesels have this feature as standard given that,as you say,diesels take forever to warm up.All three of mine (BMW & MB) put out heat very quickly in winter.
07-14-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,004
Posted By listerone

Save for later

Save for later
07-13-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By listerone

At 70mph mileage with windows down would be...

At 70mph mileage with windows down would be lower...perhaps much lower...than with A/C on and windows up.
07-12-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By listerone

Walmart,to give just one example,sells 2.5 gallon...

Walmart,to give just one example,sells 2.5 gallon jugs of DEF that isn't "AdBlue".
07-12-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By listerone

My 328d easily gets 53mpg (US,not Imperial) on...

My 328d easily gets 53mpg (US,not Imperial) on Interstates that are at least somewhat hilly.If I were to drive the southern portion of Interstate 95 (the portion in South Carolina,Georgia and...
05-08-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,222
Posted By listerone

Yup....the driver's airbag deployed plus it...

Yup....the driver's airbag deployed plus it happened 200 miles north of Montreal and it would have cost the insurer (so I was told) a couple of thousand simply to get the car back to New York or...
05-08-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By listerone

I surely have a fair amount of experience but...

I surely have a fair amount of experience but cannot claim any "expertise".



I don't have it anymore.I totaled it (at 7mph...long story) when it had about 25K on the clock.It was pretty...
05-08-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,222
Posted By listerone

My Bluetec looked very much like that after my...

My Bluetec looked very much like that after my 7mph collision.The insurance company totaled it.
05-08-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By listerone

That's the ticket! :y Assuming you're at least...

That's the ticket! :y Assuming you're at least somewhat familiar,if not very familiar,with diesels you won't be surprised when,after you get a few miles on the clock,you can easily get 40...45...or...
05-02-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By listerone

I rear ended a car at a light (at 7mph) and the...

I rear ended a car at a light (at 7mph) and the airbags deployed.I was 200 miles north of Montreal and it was -25F.About 15 seconds after the impact,still stunned by the smell of gunpowder,I heard a...
04-24-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By listerone

Is It True?

I've read that Mercedes and BMW (among others) keep an inventory of vehicles in stock in Germany that are available for quick European delivery.I suppose these vehicles might,perhaps,be the result of...
03-10-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,004
Posted By listerone

save for later

save for later
01-23-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By listerone

+1 :y

+1 :y
01-21-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,990
Posted By listerone

So you guys are getting a C Class diesel this...

So you guys are getting a C Class diesel this year? Does Canada have different emissions regs than us.I can't think of any other reason why you'd get one and we wouldn't! :nix:
01-16-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,990
Posted By listerone

Hopefully they'll have a small diesel...one that...

Hopefully they'll have a small diesel...one that can get 45-50MPG on the Interstate.If they do the W213 will probably be my next ride.
01-15-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By listerone

Just went today...it wasn't there.However,the...

Just went today...it wasn't there.However,the woman I spoke to said it (and she) will be in NYC in the spring. I usually attend the NYC show and will do so this year.
12-31-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
Posted By listerone

The wheel look like something Elvis would...

The wheel look like something Elvis would have.Anyone who has been to Graceland knows what I'm trying to say.
11-01-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,249
Posted By listerone

Having traveled in South Africa I can assure you...

Having traveled in South Africa I can assure you that it's basically a Third World country with occasional pockets of wealth to be seen.It's not difficult to imagine workers in such a country not...
10-31-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By listerone

Given the huge added torque put out by the diesel...

Given the huge added torque put out by the diesel I'd wager that they're certainly not identical.They may be of the same basic design but the diesel's transmission would almost certainly have to have...
10-31-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By listerone

True enough...ugly blizzards certainly aren't...

True enough...ugly blizzards certainly aren't *unheard of* around here.Last winter was a doozie for us...we got something like twice the usual amount of snowfall.

I'm curious about...
10-30-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By listerone

If I lived in British Columbia,Colorado or even...

If I lived in British Columbia,Colorado or even Buffalo there's no way I'd drive anything but an AWD with winter tires all around.But you'll notice that the OP is in NJ (and I'm in CT)...neither of...
10-30-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By listerone

With all that torque it's a darn good idea to be...

With all that torque it's a darn good idea to be gentle with the accelerator in winter.I'm a rather conservative driver and have had little trouble with any of my three diesels in winter with the...
10-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By listerone

+1

+1
10-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By listerone

<B>"In the United States, as of 2009 ten states...

<B>"In the United States, as of 2009 ten states had laws on the books requiring that people at least notify law enforcement of and/or seek aid for strangers in peril under certain conditions:...
10-24-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By listerone

This feature isn't mandatory in the US.Therefore...

This feature isn't mandatory in the US.Therefore not all cars have it.So cars without it cannot,in *any* reasonable sense,be expected to offer such a service.


One might think so.But imagine a...
10-24-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By listerone

I'm not at all surprised.Although I'm not a...

I'm not at all surprised.Although I'm not a lawyer I can easily see how *failure* to respond in *just* that kind of situation could open them up to a huge lawsuit in which the jury wouldn't be...
10-23-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By listerone

5.9L/100km=about 39MPG (US) 7.0L/100km=about...

5.9L/100km=about 39MPG (US)
7.0L/100km=about 33MPG (US)
10-23-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By listerone

No,it's liters...which is universal...

No,it's liters...which is universal worldwide.Canada,a well as Europe,use liters and kilometers so the poster could be from either place.
10-23-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By listerone

Good question.One might think that nothing would...

Good question.One might think that nothing would happen *but* the company's legal department just might order otherwise...particularly in a situation where the airbags deploy.They might have...
10-23-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By listerone

I'm a believer in mBrace/Onstar/BMW Assist for...

I'm a believer in mBrace/Onstar/BMW Assist for one reason...automatic accident notification.I had an accident in my Bluetec in the middle of nowhere when it was -25F (I kid you not...200+ miles north...
10-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,242
Posted By listerone

I just started to use the "eco-pro" mode on my...

I just started to use the "eco-pro" mode on my BMW recently.At least 90% of my miles are Interstate miles *and* my car allows you to disable start/stop and still keep the other benefits of "eco...
10-23-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By listerone

I can't say that I had any trouble with my (2011)...

I can't say that I had any trouble with my (2011) Bluetec connected to emissions.My first (and only) "low fluid" warning came at about 11,000 miles which I handled myself.The next fill was at the "B"...
10-11-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By listerone

Given the circumstances I wasn't 100% certain...

Given the circumstances I wasn't 100% certain that I didn't need medical attention so I asked them to send an ambulance...I *did* have a fairly ugly looking laceration on my arm.As for who paid...I...
10-10-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By listerone

Could it be that the price you must pay for your...

Could it be that the price you must pay for your 20% saving is no FM radio?
10-08-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By listerone

Who says it should be free? The marketplace? It...

Who says it should be free? The marketplace? It surely costs *something* to install the hardware (and software) in the vehicles.Also,I think it's unlikely that the person who dispatched the ambulance...
10-07-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By listerone

I had an accident in my Bluetec that caused the...

I had an accident in my Bluetec that caused the airbags to deploy.I was in the middle of nowhere (200 miles north of Montreal) and it was -25F at the time.Within about 15 seconds of the impact mBrace...
09-16-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By listerone

I'll bet that the studded tires aren't of much...

I'll bet that the studded tires aren't of much use while you're wintering in California or Arizona. :D
07-26-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,478
Posted By listerone

The Chevy Cruze offers a 4 cylinder diesel.I...

The Chevy Cruze offers a 4 cylinder diesel.I drove one...a pretty impressive car overall.Particularly the drivetrain...the sticker said that both the engine and transmission were made in Germany.Jeep...
07-26-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,478
Posted By listerone

I've stared each of my three diesels once in...

I've stared each of my three diesels once in extremely cold weather in the same small town 200 miles northwest of Montreal.In 2011...-30F,in 2014...-40F (which is also -40C as it turns out),in...
07-21-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,478
Posted By listerone

When I say that I'm thinking more along the lines...

When I say that I'm thinking more along the lines of long term longevity.As you surely know diesels take longer to reach optimum operating temps than do gassers...diesels run "cooler".And "cooler" is...
07-21-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,478
Posted By listerone

I get to Quebec (Montreal and points north) on a...

I get to Quebec (Montreal and points north) on a semi regular basis.I'm always struck by the fact that I see more Bluetecs,TDIs and "d"s in 6 hours of traveling Autoroutes 55 & 10 than I see in a...
07-21-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,478
Posted By listerone

Diesels,IMO,are beautifully suited for America's...

Diesels,IMO,are beautifully suited for America's (and Canada's) wide open spaces.I've been driving them for 6 years now...with 90% of my miles having been traveled at 70mph.From the top of Mount...
07-14-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,959
Posted By listerone

That could certainly be true for your vehicle but...

That could certainly be true for your vehicle but it wasn't for mine.
05-31-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By listerone

I've found that the fuel economy computer in both...

I've found that the fuel economy computer in both my Bluetec and my current "d" was/is off by about 10%....too optimistic.
05-11-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,828
Posted By listerone

Save for later

Save for later
05-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By listerone

I was in a fairly serious accident (the airbags...

I was in a fairly serious accident (the airbags deployed) in the middle of nowhere...hundreds of miles north of Montreal.I was alone and wasn't seriously hurt but within about 15 seconds of impact...
03-12-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,010
Posted By listerone

My basic opinion...active cruise control is an...

My basic opinion...active cruise control is an interesting concept that,as seen on my 2011,needed a lot of work.I liked active lane change.It's certainly possible that MB has,in fact,improved the...
Forum: Diesel Forum
03-11-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By listerone

Not only would it almost certainly void your...

Not only would it almost certainly void your warranty...it's also illegal.IIRC it's a Federal offense.
03-06-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,150
Posted By listerone

If you wish you can search my older posts to find...

If you wish you can search my older posts to find posts regarding my experiences with the adapters and memory various cards.However I guess it's possible that my success in the US might not be...
03-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,839
Posted By listerone

Save for later

Save for later
02-20-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By listerone

Locate was always hit and miss for me.Sometimes...

Locate was always hit and miss for me.Sometimes it worked,sometimes it didn't.And,curiously,it's the same with my current BMW,sometimes success,sometimes failure.Remote lock always worked for me and ...
02-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By listerone

I've had three experiences with starting a diesel...

I've had three experiences with starting a diesel in temps of -20F or below..one experience with each of my three oil burners,the most recent occasion having been just last month.On all three...
02-08-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By listerone

I didn't like,or trust,the Distronic cruise...

I didn't like,or trust,the Distronic cruise control in my Bluetec.Far too "aggressive" (as you put it).My basic verdict was,and still is,"interestng concept that needs a *lot* of work".
02-06-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,399
Posted By listerone

Don't know if this would be your first diesel but...

Don't know if this would be your first diesel but if it is I'd just make this general comment....diesels are meant for the Interstate.All three of my diesels,including my Bluetec,were/are at their...
01-29-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,959
Posted By listerone

I loaded about 2000 songs onto my harddrive,songs...

I loaded about 2000 songs onto my harddrive,songs taken from several hundred CDs....most of them CD-Rs.The process took me months of periodic effort and was appallingly cumbersome,IMO.My two Bimmers...
01-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By listerone

On delivery the AM reception in my Bluetec was...

On delivery the AM reception in my Bluetec was abysmal.Took it to the dealer...they found that a part that shouldn't have been painted *had* been painted (can't recall which one).They removed the...
01-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By listerone

Although it's not really "apples to apples" my...

Although it's not really "apples to apples" my 2011 Bluetec didn't even break a sweat climbing Mt Evans (not far west of Denver) a couple of years ago.I just might do the trip again with my new "d"...
12-29-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,310
Posted By listerone

Early this year...middle of nowhere (two hundred...

Early this year...middle of nowhere (two hundred miles north of Montreal)....-25F ...crash,I rear ended a pickup truck stopped at a light.Airbag,stunned and confused.About 20 seconds later I hear a...
12-22-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,411
Posted By listerone

I spend lots of time in eastern Massachusetts and...

I spend lots of time in eastern Massachusetts and there's a Sunoco station that I often pass whose diesel prices are historically about as low as you'll find.I buy most of my diesel there.It was...
12-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By listerone

Just FYI...this is the extent of the...

Just FYI...this is the extent of the damage.Clearly not a major accident
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12-21-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By listerone

In short,the details of the accident,and its...

In short,the details of the accident,and its aftermath,are long and boring.However,it was pointed out to me that the car was clearly fixable but the insurance company "totaled" it nevertheless...for...
12-20-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By listerone

Lots of useful features.To me the most useful was...

Lots of useful features.To me the most useful was demonstrated when I had my accident early this year.Crash,middle of nowhere,-25F (I kid you not),airbag,stunned and confused (but not seriously hurt...
12-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,893
Posted By listerone

See my previous post (Post #6) regarding my...

See my previous post (Post #6) regarding my personal experiences.You,being a diesel owner in Alberta,surely have some experiences of your own that aren't connected to your familiarity with the...
12-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,893
Posted By listerone

YYZ is in Canada.It seems possible that Benzes...

YYZ is in Canada.It seems possible that Benzes destined for Canada have block heaters either as an option or standard equipment.I know that VW,at least at one time,had block heaters standard on their...
Forum: Diesel Forum
12-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By listerone

My Bluetec was rated at 33mpg Highway but I...

My Bluetec was rated at 33mpg Highway but I easily got 39MPG at a steady 70mph.Ditto with my current BMW...EPA rates it at 45MPG but I get 50MPG.


One thing to consider (I hope I don't get...
12-12-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,893
Posted By listerone

I've had two experiences starting a diesel in...

I've had two experiences starting a diesel in *really* cold weather.Both took place in a town called Val d'Or,Quebec which is a couple of hundred miles north of Montreal.One was in my first BMW,the...
11-14-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By listerone

Particularly with the assumption that the vehicle...

Particularly with the assumption that the vehicle is no longer under warranty I'd say brakes,transmission and fuel filter done by the dealer.
10-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By listerone

Don't know about iTunes/iPhone but my Samsung...

Don't know about iTunes/iPhone but my Samsung Android did Bluetooth well (after I solved a small probably specific to Samsung phones).I was able to play my music,stream TuneIn as well as a particular...
10-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By listerone

At least one of the two people who've responded...

At least one of the two people who've responded to you is from the US.IIRC US courts have ruled that one needn't have routine service done by a dealership in order to preserve the factory...
10-06-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,406
Posted By listerone

Deutsche Welle just reported today that German...

Deutsche Welle just reported today that German exports have been very weak recently.They didn't go into detail but given that autos represent a huge portion of Germany's exports one could reasonably...
09-29-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By listerone

I've never smelled anything unusual with any of...

I've never smelled anything unusual with any of my three diesels.One might think that if the smell is strong it could be a problem but,otherwise,it's not.If it happens regularly perhaps a call to the...
09-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,269
Posted By listerone

There was a 300 mile stretch of I-95/I-4 (heading...

There was a 300 mile stretch of I-95/I-4 (heading south from DC) that I drove a couple of years ago in my Bluetec.Steady 70mph...perfect conditions...no traffic slowdowns.I got 39mpg fill up-to-fill...
09-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By listerone

Would it be wise to be driving one of these when...

Would it be wise to be driving one of these when passing through Detroit or Chicago? :nix:
09-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,456
Posted By listerone

I have very mixed feeling about the option...more...

I have very mixed feeling about the option...more negative than positive.In fact I believe that the feature contributed to the accident that caused my Bluetec to be totaled (*very* long story).In...
09-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,920
Posted By listerone

As I suggested above the emergency notification...

As I suggested above the emergency notification could literally save a life.It might be worth calling them again and ask them what would happen if you had a serious accident without being signed...
09-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,356
Posted By listerone

Two things...I suspect that it can't find the car...

Two things...I suspect that it can't find the car in a garage because it needs GPS contact.I'm sure you've noticed going through a tunnel or driving through midtown Manhattan that your GPS loses...
09-08-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,920
Posted By listerone

I just recently disposed of my Bluetec...because...

I just recently disposed of my Bluetec...because I totaled it (actually,the guy who t-boned me totaled it).I was in the middle of nowhere and it was literally -25F (it was Canada in January).The...
09-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 25,413
Posted By listerone

You disengage the Hold function by depressing the...

You disengage the Hold function by depressing the accelerator.Unless I'm mistaken that's the only way it can be done.You only need to depress it slightly.
08-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,993
Posted By listerone

It worked in my Bluetec...both down *and* up.

It worked in my Bluetec...both down *and* up.
Forum: Diesel Forum
08-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,128
Posted By listerone

Both Mercedes and BMW say no diesel fuel...

Both Mercedes and BMW say no diesel fuel additives and that's been my policy with all three of my diesels.If you're referring to the old wives tale about diesels being hard to start in cold weather...
08-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,460
Posted By listerone

It's very probably easily found once the plastic...

It's very probably easily found once the plastic cover is removed.And BTW...I'd encourage you to at least let MB do every other service while it's under warranty.That is 20,000 miles...40,000...
08-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By listerone

Worth studying

Worth studying
08-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By listerone

One would think that larger dealers at...

One would think that larger dealers at least....ones with a wealthy client base (Manhattan,LA,DC,etc)...might have one that's reserved for good customers...ones already owning an S Class or ones that...
08-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By listerone

Yes,you can.IIRC I had three phones paired to my...

Yes,you can.IIRC I had three phones paired to my Bluetec.However I don't believe that you can have more than one functioning at any given time...but I'm not 100% sure of that.
07-16-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,977
Posted By listerone

The Distronic Plus on my Bluetec may have been...

The Distronic Plus on my Bluetec may have been eclipsed by the current version but I found adaptive cruise and the start/stop feature to be interesting ideas but very much in need of refinement.The...
07-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,047
Posted By listerone

But OTOH,there's the wear and tear on the...

But OTOH,there's the wear and tear on the starter,battery and the engine itself.Are you saving $$$ in the long run?
07-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,047
Posted By listerone

Inability to permenently disable the start/stop...

Inability to permenently disable the start/stop feature was one of the reasons why I went with BMW rather than bought another Bluetec.Not the main reason surely...but a factor nevertheless.My "d"...
07-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By listerone

True enough.I was just reviewing the occasions...

True enough.I was just reviewing the occasions when my cruise control failed.
07-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By listerone

I'm trying to think back (my Bluetec was totaled...

I'm trying to think back (my Bluetec was totaled in January)...I had Distronic and got the coffee cup warning many times on long trips.Sometimes the warning was legit (I was drowsy) and other times...
06-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,875
Posted By listerone

My recently acquired "d" is the only car I've...

My recently acquired "d" is the only car I've owned with the feature.I got a couple of C Class loaners with the feature before I totaled my Bluetec (or someone totaled it for me by T-boning me).I...
06-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,200
Posted By listerone

Is Mercedes really using litium ion batteries?...

Is Mercedes really using litium ion batteries? That's the same type of battery that's caused the new Boeing 787 so much trouble!
05-01-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By listerone

I did a 400 mile (approx) run in my Bluetec from...

I did a 400 mile (approx) run in my Bluetec from somewhere in NC south to Orlando via I-95 and I-4.Cruise control at 69mph for just about the whole trip and got just over 39mpg on that stretch.
04-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,723
Posted By listerone

A Distronic malfunction was at least partially,if...

A Distronic malfunction was at least partially,if not completely,to blame for me having totaled my Bluetec.That's all I'm gonna say just in case I decide to take legal action.
04-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 54,000
Posted By listerone

Read the previous posts in this thread,including...

Read the previous posts in this thread,including mine.In a nutshell,my experiments showed that my Comand system was picky regarding which adapters and memory cards would work.I did manage to procure...
03-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,655
Posted By listerone

A tipoff might be if any (internal,not the kind...

A tipoff might be if any (internal,not the kind attached to the front bumper)EZ Pass kind of toll transponder (many folks in urban areas have them) works properly.If you have one and it doesn't work...
03-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,655
Posted By listerone

Strange...mine worked at least 100 yards from the...

Strange...mine worked at least 100 yards from the house.And at an angle too.
03-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By listerone

Search my previous posts (particularly ones that...

Search my previous posts (particularly ones that are more than a year old) and you'll find the results of experiments I did with my Comand system's audio capabilities.IIRC there were track...
02-25-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,398
Posted By listerone

I just totaled my Bluetec last month in far away...

I just totaled my Bluetec last month in far away Canada.I went up there a week or so after the accident to collect my belongings,erase my contacts and retrieve the 2000 songs I burned onto the HD.I...
02-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 71,896
Posted By listerone

No,it's not "hard" and there are certainly more...

No,it's not "hard" and there are certainly more "bothersome" things in this world than this.But it *is* annoying and if BMW can feature a "default to last setting" system why can't MB?
02-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 71,896
Posted By listerone

Yup,I was alone and just suffered some scratches...

Yup,I was alone and just suffered some scratches on my arm from the airbag.Rear ended a car at about 7mph.His rear bumper had about $50 worth of damage.Go figure!


Nope,I'm back with BMW because...
02-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,208
Posted By listerone

I wonder if it's a Federal "regulation"? Just...

I wonder if it's a Federal "regulation"? Just took delivery of my new "d" a week ago (I totaled my Bluetec) and it's set up to default to the last setting.One less thing to worry about. Perhaps the...
02-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 71,896
Posted By listerone

Just took delivery of my new "d" (after having...

Just took delivery of my new "d" (after having totaled my Bluetec) and it's designed to default to the last setting of "stop/start".One less thing to bother with.
02-06-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,096
Posted By listerone

Nope,I have no need for a wagon.As for emissions...

Nope,I have no need for a wagon.As for emissions problems with BMW diesels I had a couple with my "d" which I assumed were due to teething problems...mine having been,IIRC,one of the first passenger...
02-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,096
Posted By listerone

My BT,as well as my "d",were *terrible* in...

My BT,as well as my "d",were *terrible* in snow.Of course I suppose I could have improved things by using winter tires rather than the standard "all season" tires.My rule of thumb,with both,was "keep...
10-05-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By listerone

That's a good point to make and one that amazes...

That's a good point to make and one that amazes me.A vehicle for which I paid less than $60K (US) goes for about twice that (again,US dollars) in places like Hong Kong,Singapore and Australia and...
10-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By listerone

Agree on the heads up display...cool *and*...

Agree on the heads up display...cool *and* useful.A small thing that annoys the hell out of me is that I can't have full control of my headlights as one has in a BMW.Having the lights go on when...
09-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By listerone

On a stretch of I-95 in the Carolinas,GA and FL ...

On a stretch of I-95 in the Carolinas,GA and FL (no hills/mountains)...about 400 miles...I got 39mpg at a steady 70mph.Your figures sound pretty impressive indeed!
09-06-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 33,635
Posted By listerone

I must say that this upcoming BT,along with the...

I must say that this upcoming BT,along with the BMW 328d,are very intriguing to me.I look forward to hearing of your experiences with the BT just as I'll monitor Bimmerfest to read about their "d".
08-24-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,793
Posted By listerone

Search my older posts (use keyword "PCMIA") and...

Search my older posts (use keyword "PCMIA") and you'll learn of my experiences on this topic and how I now can use 2 different types of cards (CF and SD) to successfully load and play about 30 GB of...
07-06-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,527
Posted By listerone

Over all I haven't had a particularly bad...

Over all I haven't had a particularly bad experience with RFTs.My "d" had them too...I got a flat...and the dealer told me that you cannot fix RFTs so I wound up shelling out $300+ for a new tire.I...
07-02-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By listerone

Athough it's completely off topic I must comment...

Athough it's completely off topic I must comment on this.In the 1970's the US Supreme Court took a case concerning this very point.Their ruling was that a driver is allowed to obscure anything that...
07-02-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By listerone

Understood.I've heard and read more than a few...

Understood.I've heard and read more than a few times that cars like the "d" and the BT can get a bit "pricey" when they're out of warranty.



Hmmm,OK.

1) Diesel "bucking",an issue that's...
07-02-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By listerone

That never occurred to me either.However,I wonder...

That never occurred to me either.However,I wonder if the concern that I expresses to "DC-IT" might apply there as well.


Yes,I've done a lot of driving in "buggy" areas,at 70mph at that.I...
07-02-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By listerone

Nope,that never occurred to me.I didn't even know...

Nope,that never occurred to me.I didn't even know it was possible.



I'll have to look that up,never heard of it.However,I wonder if that might confuse those transponder setups you see on toll...
07-02-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By listerone

If only I knew what "punk'd" means I could...

If only I knew what "punk'd" means I could respond to that comment.Keep in mind that I'm an old geezer who doesn't have the first clue what "Lady Gaga" is famous for. :nix:

The plates are...
07-01-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By listerone

A Silly Obsession..And A Question

Just found out that my state will reissue your plates,same plate number (I like mine),for an outrageous fee.I went to the DMV today and paid the fee..delivery will be in a few weeks.I'm doing it...
07-01-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By listerone

You and I have gone similar routes...apart from...

You and I have gone similar routes...apart from out-of-warranty trouble with the "d".Mine had fewer than 50K miles when I traded.I still miss the "d" in some ways...particularly its ability to loosen...
06-21-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,118
Posted By listerone

I liked MB Tex too until I recently realized that...

I liked MB Tex too until I recently realized that I had two rips in it...one large and one small.The large one was on the seat portion of the driver's seat.A tear right across one of the stitch...
06-21-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,118
Posted By listerone

I'd like to participate.If I could be PMed that...

I'd like to participate.If I could be PMed that would be great.
06-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By listerone

I do 36 front...38 rear.

I do 36 front...38 rear.
06-06-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By listerone

Wanting An Extra Keyfob

Consumer Reports recently did a piece on replacing keyfobs cheaply.After doing a web search I seem to be getting conflicting info.Anyone know of a cheap,reliable way of doing it for a 2011 W212...
06-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By listerone

On my W212 there's an "A/C" button that,when...

On my W212 there's an "A/C" button that,when lit,means that the air conditioner's compressor is running and,when not lit,the compressor isn't running.Just engage the dash vents and make sure the...
06-03-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,231
Posted By listerone

Hello,OP...I have a few minutes so here's a...

Hello,OP...I have a few minutes so here's a summary of how I solved *my* problem.This may,or may not,solve yours.

First: I completely unpaired the phone both on the Comand system *and* the phone...
06-02-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,231
Posted By listerone

The Galaxy is a Samsung,right? If so,I have a...

The Galaxy is a Samsung,right? If so,I have a Samsung Android phone (Droid Charge) that I has trouble setting up properly until I found the "secret".I don't know if this "secret" applies to your...
05-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,252
Posted By listerone

Although it's hard to imagine that my lowly W212...

Although it's hard to imagine that my lowly W212 has BT audio and your vehicle doesn't the quick peek I just gave to the 2013 Comand manual seems to make mention of every type of music input *but* BT...
05-25-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,191
Posted By listerone

Given how large and sparsely populated it is it's...

Given how large and sparsely populated it is it's easy to imagine large parts of Australia,particularly away from the coasts,having spotty cell phone coverage.If my suspicion is correct I'd be...
05-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By listerone

A dealer could probably tell you if your vehicle...

A dealer could probably tell you if your vehicle is equipped with Sirius capability.If it was it's pretty easy to sign up with Sirius for service.
05-22-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By listerone

I've seen it several times in 2+ years...all of...

I've seen it several times in 2+ years...all of them being during ugly weather (snow,slush,ice,heavy rain).
05-15-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,768
Posted By listerone

DVD-A can be played on my Comand...can't speak...

DVD-A can be played on my Comand...can't speak for other models or model years.I've played hybrid CD-SACDs on it before and I think it only played the CD portion.Maybe I'll try a pure SACD out of...
05-12-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By listerone

Stolen car recovery isn't the most important...

Stolen car recovery isn't the most important feature IMO.Having worked for years in a large hospital's ER I know that in medical emergencies seconds *do* count.I have mbrace for the automatic...
04-28-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,325
Posted By listerone

I'm now about 50K miles into my two German cars...

I'm now about 50K miles into my two German cars after having done 100K on two Infinitis.With the Infinitis there was one service visit not related to routine maintenance whereas I'm about to book my...
04-28-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,325
Posted By listerone

Currently being on my second diesel I'm now a...

Currently being on my second diesel I'm now a firm believer and can't see myself ever again driving anything else.I have heard about the B10-20 situation in Illinois and have been curious about...
04-28-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,712
Posted By listerone

The two Infinitis I've owned both stated clearly...

The two Infinitis I've owned both stated clearly in the manual that Premium was recommended but not required.It went on to say that use of 87 octane would cause no damage to the vehicle but would...
04-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,934
Posted By listerone

Annoying? Are you planning much travel on the...

Annoying? Are you planning much travel on the Autobahn?
03-29-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By listerone

Try as I did the only way I could do it was the...

Try as I did the only way I could do it was the most difficult and time consuming...placing CDs into the slot and "burning" songs.Far more difficult than with my BMW's *standard* sound system.
03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By listerone

Diesels In Canada

Having spent about five hours,yesterday,on several of Quebec's main "autoroutes" (10/15/55) I was struck by how often I saw
"Bluetec","TDI",and "d" pass me (I take it easy when in Canada so that my...
03-21-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By listerone

My understanding of "winter" diesel is that it's...

My understanding of "winter" diesel is that it's a mixture of actual diesel and kerosene with the final result being a fuel that won't gel as easily at a given temp but which,OTOH,contains less...
03-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,020
Posted By listerone

Just go the mbusa dot com,click on "owners" and...

Just go the mbusa dot com,click on "owners" and then on "manuals" (or "owner's manuals",can't recall which) and you'll find downloadable PDF's for all recent Benzes sold in the USA.It's easy to...
03-16-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,020
Posted By listerone

In the 2013 US owner's manual it says that there...

In the 2013 US owner's manual it says that there are at least two ways to disable it...at least temporarily. Didn't read carefully or fully so I don't know if there's a way to disable it...
03-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,922
Posted By listerone

The dealer did the same thing when I owned my...

The dealer did the same thing when I owned my BMW.But,unlike MB,BMW offers 4 years of "free" maintenence.
03-05-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,105
Posted By listerone

93 is what you see here.I think it's an East...

93 is what you see here.I think it's an East Coast/West Coast thing.
03-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,523
Posted By listerone

Outstanding!

Outstanding!
03-05-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,105
Posted By listerone

I've owned two Infinities ('03 & '08),both of...

I've owned two Infinities ('03 & '08),both of which featured Nissan's 3.5 litre V6.Both cars *recommended* 91 octane but specifically said that 87 could be used with reduced performance but no damage...
03-03-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,570
Posted By listerone

My "Distronic Plus" features have only shut down...

My "Distronic Plus" features have only shut down or shown a "feature not available" warning a few times,all of which were during slushly,snowy,icy weather when,I assume,one or more of the sensors...
03-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,570
Posted By listerone

My BMW would show distance to empty even into...

My BMW would show distance to empty even into negative numbers! With my Bluetec I've gone more than 20 miles (about 35km) with the icon lit.In fact I think I've gone much more than that.IIRC the...
03-01-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,496
Posted By listerone

I have no expertise on the subject but I've...

I have no expertise on the subject but I've always been under the impression that short trips...particularly in cold weather..isn't good for *any* engine.I've recently read that such a routine is...
03-01-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By listerone

You may or may not know that Herb Chambers is a...

You may or may not know that Herb Chambers is a huge player in car dealerships in Eastern Massachusetts.He has at least one dealership selling every major make,and many minor makes,of...
03-01-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By listerone

And if the garage happens to be full....? The...

And if the garage happens to be full....? The potential problems stagger the imagination.Well,mine at least.
02-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,647
Posted By listerone

Sounds like business there is absolutely...

Sounds like business there is absolutely stellar.Their client base is probably local sports stars...lots of multimillionaires on the Yankees,Giants,Jets,Knicks and Nets.Probably not many on the Mets...
02-27-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,809
Posted By listerone

Just look on the bright side.Contributing "your...

Just look on the bright side.Contributing "your fair share" to the People's Republic of Kalifornia helps so many of "the most vulnerable among us",some of whom,amazingly,have never even been in...
02-25-2013, 08:09 PM
02-20-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,207
Posted By listerone

Regarding battery replacement...when replacing...

Regarding battery replacement...when replacing the battery on my BMW "d" a dealer had to somehow flash the vehicle's main computer to tell it that there was a new battery.This,apparently,was to...
02-20-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By listerone

I'm not sure for which models the hold feature is...

I'm not sure for which models the hold feature is standard and for which it's not but my 2011 E Class,equipped with P1 and Distronic Plus (and not much else),has it.It's pretty easy to deploy...when...
02-20-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,020
Posted By listerone

Focusing on the torque of diesels...you say "Wow"...

Focusing on the torque of diesels...you say "Wow" after your spin in the ML.As great as the OM642 engine is in the ML,E,etc....my BMW "d" had the ability to literally pin you back in your seat by...
02-17-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,564
Posted By listerone

A CD is something,along with a DVD-A and an...

A CD is something,along with a DVD-A and an SACD,on which you'll find the best quality sound for a particular piece of music.My attitude always has been,and always will be,that if a song is worth...
02-15-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,564
Posted By listerone

Perhaps it's an indication of how old fashioned I...

Perhaps it's an indication of how old fashioned I am but I'm amazed by the fact that I can listen to the same station driving from Maine to San Diego or Miami to Seattle.That amazement renders me...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-14-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By listerone

Question #1...yes,that's the way they're...

Question #1...yes,that's the way they're designed.If it can be cahnged I'm unaware of it...I think it's designed that way to avoid running down the battery.

Question #2...don't know,but if the...
02-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By listerone

I change my oil every 6mo/5K miles at a local...

I change my oil every 6mo/5K miles at a local shop...I provide the 229.51 oil and the Mann filter and they charge me $20 for labor.I did have the B service done at the dealer mainly so the AdBlue...
02-13-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By listerone

I bought floormats (the rubber ones) from a...

I bought floormats (the rubber ones) from a dealer and paid less than $200 (US)...can't recall the exact figure.Things often *do* cost more in Canada than here but close to three times as much is...
02-06-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,739
Posted By listerone

Usless for my purposes but I can see where some...

Usless for my purposes but I can see where some might like it.



I have "active" blind spot assist that took me a while to get used to but I'm now glad I have it.

What I like most about...
02-04-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,383
Posted By listerone

I'm jealous of your move to the S Bluetec...a...

I'm jealous of your move to the S Bluetec...a very nice vehicle for sure.Of course I'd have to win the lottery to afford one but...life's not always fair! :v:
The one diesel of that class that I'd...
02-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,762
Posted By listerone

My cable's in the glove box and completely...

My cable's in the glove box and completely detaches from its connection point.It takes a bit of twisting of the wrist to detach it IIRC (haven't done it in a while).Your setup might be different...I...
02-01-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,762
Posted By listerone

I bought the USB port for my Bluetec soon after...

I bought the USB port for my Bluetec soon after taking delivery.The dealer had it in stock and it was about $50.Can't recall the part # but the dealer should be able to determine what's required and...
02-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,638
Posted By listerone

Interesting

Interesting
01-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,424
Posted By listerone

The Adblue system on my Bluetec had been...

The Adblue system on my Bluetec had been completely problem free so far.The "add fluid" warning came on at about 18K miles (don't know what that is in kms) and I think that's damn good on one...
01-30-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,501
Posted By listerone

Unlike with my BMW the paddles on my Bluetec...

Unlike with my BMW the paddles on my Bluetec refuse to upshift the transmission when the engine's cold.I don't like the high revs you get at startup during the winter yet the paddles are of no...
01-29-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By listerone

I'm pretty sure that the most recent version...

I'm pretty sure that the most recent version (2013) has several cool,new,features.The ability to track where you're vehicle is and/or has been sounds interesting.The version I have has several...
01-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 72,848
Posted By listerone

There's a well documented problem pairing at...

There's a well documented problem pairing at least *some* Samsung Androids phones (including mine) with many cars.It's a quirk of the phone,not the car.Search my posts from the last year or so and...
01-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By listerone

Mine's come on a number of times in 2 years.About...

Mine's come on a number of times in 2 years.About 50% of the time they were false alarms and 50% were legit.
01-23-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,762
Posted By listerone

My Bluetec came with one cable....a split one...

My Bluetec came with one cable....a split one featuring an iPhone adapter and a standard 3.5 inch female port.There's a seperate cable (about $50 at the dealer) has a USB port.
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