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      02-22-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Quite Possibly a Stupid Question

Ok, so I own a 335D and I have modded it to some extent. To be quite honest I am absolutely in love with it and am proud of it being a diesel.
I constantly send pics of my MPG estimate to my friend lol.
Being in organic, gluten free, bicycle friendly, "ohhh I own a Tdi cause I am saving the environment," green Washington, I kinda want people to know it's a diesel.
Sooo how cheesy would it be to have a "BMW diesel" License plate frame? After writing this, it sounds pretty "we todd it." lol

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Not stupid! I've thought of getting a tag for the front that says "diesel power" or something like that lol.
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My frame already says "Diesel Power". That was my first mod. I could tell a funny story about one fill up station experience. The public knows BMW but they largely know nothing about BMW Diesel.
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My License plate says "DIESEL" so i am the only guy in Puerto Rico with a persoanl license plate saying its a DIESEL buuyyaaa!!!
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It is cool, but 99% of 'murican drivers don't even know anything about diesel.

Explaining my desire for a 335d or a tdi to my gf, she broke in and asked, "What is diesel....isn't that what trucks and buses use? You want to drive a truck?"

Then my 34yo brother in law as we were talking about tdis...."I heard you have to change spark plugs on those often and they go through distributor caps."

Your idea is cool, I'd probably want to tastefully differentiate my car slightly too like your idea. Just sad that most of America has no clue to what Diesel can do and sad that our worthless leaders in Washington tax it so highly yet demand automakers develop cars greater than 50mpg. Typical backwards retarded Government.
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I guess my logic was:
1. The plate frame was quite cheap.
2. I realized I was only going to reach a small percentage of drivers, mostly car junkies. And that's all I care about anyway.
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Then my 34yo brother in law as we were talking about tdis...."I heard you have to change spark plugs on those often and they go through distributor caps."
This is awesome. Doubly so considering I can't even remember the last time I saw a distributor cap on a gas engine. Actually, I can, it was a 2000 Chrysler Sebring. But my E46 of the same year had coilpacks, so it's been a VERY long time since BMW used them.
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I don't think it's a stupid question. I notice other diesels, and tend to remember if I've seen them before. For car commuters, it's the same thing as noticing the same people on the train. I'll have to see if I can find one of these plate frames.
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My frame already says "Diesel Power". That was my first mod. I could tell a funny story about one fill up station experience. The public knows BMW but they largely know nothing about BMW Diesel.
I have a fun story about a fill up station and a trucker diesel gun.... haha and another redneck gas station attendant who I had to argue with because he said I was wrong about it not being diesel.
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It is cool, but 99% of 'murican drivers don't even know anything about diesel.

Explaining my desire for a 335d or a tdi to my gf, she broke in and asked, "What is diesel....isn't that what trucks and buses use? You want to drive a truck?"

Then my 34yo brother in law as we were talking about tdis...."I heard you have to change spark plugs on those often and they go through distributor caps."

Your idea is cool, I'd probably want to tastefully differentiate my car slightly too like your idea. Just sad that most of America has no clue to what Diesel can do and sad that our worthless leaders in Washington tax it so highly yet demand automakers develop cars greater than 50mpg. Typical backwards retarded Government.
You shoulda said yes to both of those questions!
I found a place near my house that had a consistent $4.09 credit card price until recently. Now 4.15.
My friend in the Bay Area pays a lot more but I think in the end I am happy with the extended range I can drive.
I will say it gets tiring having to argue "Oh, you pay more in gas and the car costs more. Thankfully 320d is coming that'll fix that argument.
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I guess my logic was:
1. The plate frame was quite cheap.
2. I realized I was only going to reach a small percentage of drivers, mostly car junkies. And that's all I care about anyway.
I partially raced a Cayenne S on an empty freeway and I really wished I had the license plate frame!

Green diesel colored frame FTW!
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My License plate says "DIESEL" so i am the only guy in Puerto Rico with a persoanl license plate saying its a DIESEL buuyyaaa!!!
That's hella fresh dude! I should emphasize the hella part
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Random question. Is Fuelly a real time MPG tracker?
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Random question. Is Fuelly a real time MPG tracker?
It is just a tool for you to manually enter your raw numbers and it will do the calculations for you and allow you to see other users data.
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Two comments / questions....

Are we really sure the F30 is coming with a 320D configuration? The news of that dates back to Aug 2012. Prior to the news of the 320i. Perhaps BMW decided at the last minute the 320 will be the i model. Since the release of the 320i I have seen zero news of a D.

Second....Does fuelly compensate for Imperial gallon vs US gallon? Been on there a few times and often wonder if UK users are skewing the total average mpg higher due to their larger size gallon.
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Two comments / questions....

Are we really sure the F30 is coming with a 320D configuration? The news of that dates back to Aug 2012. Prior to the news of the 320i. Perhaps BMW decided at the last minute the 320 will be the i model. Since the release of the 320i I have seen zero news of a D.

Second....Does fuelly compensate for Imperial gallon vs US gallon? Been on there a few times and often wonder if UK users are skewing the total average mpg higher due to their larger size gallon.
Montreal Auto Show had a Diesel 3 series, but BMW seemed to have changed their mind on talking about it because the spec sheet didn't make a lot of sense. I'm willing to bet Canada will get it first like they got the X1 and 320i models first.

As soon as I hear news of a 320d Estate, my D will go up for sale.
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It is just a tool for you to manually enter your raw numbers and it will do the calculations for you and allow you to see other users data.
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Two comments / questions....

Are we really sure the F30 is coming with a 320D configuration? The news of that dates back to Aug 2012. Prior to the news of the 320i. Perhaps BMW decided at the last minute the 320 will be the i model. Since the release of the 320i I have seen zero news of a D.

Second....Does fuelly compensate for Imperial gallon vs US gallon? Been on there a few times and often wonder if UK users are skewing the total average mpg higher due to their larger size gallon.
1. As I understand it, the 3-series model with the diesel will be designated a 328d, and it will have the 2.0 liter diesel with less HP and torque than the 335d for sure, but with really outstanding MPG. I have heard that the diesel engines will also be introduced in the 535d and the X-series SAVs, but not sure about those details and timing. Production on the 328d is supposed to start in June or July of this year.

2. Fuelly lets you configure it anyway you want: gallons or liters, odometer reading or miles since last fillup, MPG or liters per 100km, etc. Quite a nice site. Plus you can email with other Fuelly users and establish correspondence, ask them about their cars, etc.
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When I renew mine in a few months I'm getting:

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Also there no stupid questions only stupid people who sometimes ask questions.
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yes the 328d is going to be a 2 liter engine the X5 X6 5 series and M5d will have the inline 6 M57 engine same as our but will get more ummphh!! specially the M5d with its TRI-TURBO setup.
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yes the 328d is going to be a 2 liter engine the X5 X6 5 series and M5d will have the inline 6 M57 engine same as our but will get more ummphh!! specially the M5d with its TRI-TURBO setup.
N57 actually. Comes in 3 -4 variants IIRC.

TBH from a performance perspective I'm thinking our M57(335d) will be the pinnacle of 3 series diesel in the US. Not thrilled about AWD only.
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