Yesterday, we went for a 170 mile trip in our 2009 335d SE. Odometer now up to
miles. Will do an oil + filter change next week.
During the trip, we experienced rainy conditions from misty spray to heavy rain.
the first time we have driven this car in the wet.
The Auto Wipers function was tested extensively, and after a poor start, they
very well indeed. The wiping modes automatically changed from a single sweep now
then, to slow continuous wiping and to fast wiping speeds, without intervention
This was far better than the previous experiences of Auto Wipers on previous
By the way, Asda are selling Mobil 1 5w-30 ESP for £33 for a 5 litre bottle.
This is BMW
LL-04 spec, which I 'think' incorporates LL-01 spec and LL-98 spec, too. This is
bought 3 bottles. The 335d takes 7.5 litres at oil change.
I also found that it is not possible to turn off the ignition whislt moving,
worry some drivers that think that if the electronic 'throttle' control 'sticks'
then the engine cannot be turned off. Hence, I will be fitting a (hidden) fuel
switch to this car too.
I have found it handy to be able to turn off the electric fuel pump when;
Doing oil changes - to prevent the engine starting and running without oil
Doing compression checks - stops unburnt fuel entering and damaging the
Depressurising the injector system - to work on the fuel system, and
An additional immobilisation device.