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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By alpinweiss
There are a lot of good lubricants available for...

There are a lot of good lubricants available for differentials. I prefer Redline lubricants for my BMW's: www.redlineoil.com. It is available through some auto parts stores, and it is available...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By alpinweiss
BMW recommends replacing the brake fluid every...

BMW recommends replacing the brake fluid every two years, regardless of how many kilometers per year you drive. So, if more than two years has elapsed, or if you are unsure, I would recommend...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By alpinweiss
This is correct. I just remedied a similar...

This is correct. I just remedied a similar problem on my E46. The air from the passenger-side vent was a few degrees warmer than the air from the driver-side vent. I found the refrigerant level to...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By alpinweiss
If you are simply wanting to change color, you...

If you are simply wanting to change color, you could change the rear turn signals to amber (instead of red). Replacing your taillights with the European versions should accomplish this. It does not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By alpinweiss
The E46 body style had a window regulator failure...

The E46 body style had a window regulator failure rate of about 99%. (Well, not really, but it was a high failure rate.)

Although there is an occasional report of a window regulator failure on...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By alpinweiss
Deleting the moonroof gives you almost 2 inches...

Deleting the moonroof gives you almost 2 inches additional interior headroom. It is better for tall people.

Deleting the moonroof decreases the possibilities of air and water leaks, squeaks and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By alpinweiss
The thickness of the rotors is not important to...

The thickness of the rotors is not important to me. I ALWAYS replace the pads and rotors together. I want all new friction surfaces, to restore factory braking efficiency (or as close to it as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By alpinweiss
My question too. There are many fine merchants...

My question too. There are many fine merchants in our sponsors section. Why not look at some of their websites?

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By alpinweiss
Actually, this is common in a lot of business...

Actually, this is common in a lot of business chains; supermarkets, convenience stores, department stores, etc. They have a first string "opening team" that gets the business going with its best...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By alpinweiss
IMO, since you fixed nothing, the original...

IMO, since you fixed nothing, the original problem is still there. If it were my car, I would stop using the sunroof. Next time it may get stuck open in a pouring rain. :(

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By alpinweiss
It could be a leaking head gasket, a warped head,...

It could be a leaking head gasket, a warped head, or even a cracked engine block. Was the engine overheated? Unfortunately, the future of your engine does not look very good.

Welcome to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By alpinweiss
To build upon floydarogers post: BMW offered...

To build upon floydarogers post:

BMW offered a "rough road suspension" as an option on the E46 in some markets (but not USA). The rough road suspension raises the E46 about 20mm over a similar...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, all you have to do is determine how much oil...

Yes, all you have to do is determine how much oil to add to your N52 engine. Just open the hood, remove the dipstick, and..........oh wait a minute. :dunno:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By alpinweiss
I would hope so. If you can drive THROUGH...

I would hope so. If you can drive THROUGH Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or Virgin Islands, you should be eligible for SOMETHING. :rofl: :rofl:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By alpinweiss
I have received a membership rebate several times...

I have received a membership rebate several times after purchasing or leasing a BMW. I also have received a membership discount on many parts and accessories. In short, my BMW CCA membership has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-29-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By alpinweiss
Did you have any luck with this yet? :drive:

Did you have any luck with this yet?

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By alpinweiss
You could make multiple repeated fast stops from...

You could make multiple repeated fast stops from 130 mph. I am looking at my map of NYC to see where this would be possible....:rofl:

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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-28-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,777
Posted By alpinweiss
+1. It is hard to tell from the photos, but the...

+1. It is hard to tell from the photos, but the 4-Series is BIG.

Even though I am a very tall person, I prefer to drive a smaller car. I think the 2-Series is well-sized.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, you are correct, but the moonroof can be...

Yes, you are correct, but the moonroof can be deleted on the 235i. It is listed that way on the BMW USA configurator.

BMW now offers several models where the moonroof is either optional or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By alpinweiss
I would definitely take it to a BMW-certified...

I would definitely take it to a BMW-certified body shop, if possible. A bargain shop.....well, you get what you pay for.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By alpinweiss
Kat....Kat.....calling Nordic Kat. Please tell...

Kat....Kat.....calling Nordic Kat. Please tell us about that deluxe Aveo. :rofl:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By alpinweiss
The car looks like it was nice. It is a shame it...

The car looks like it was nice. It is a shame it is now in such poor condition.

Based on NADA values, I would guess the car would be worth around $3500 to $4500. This is with a good engine,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By alpinweiss
+1. I have read a lot about the theory of...

+1.

I have read a lot about the theory of combining a green filter (or green bulb, etc.) with a red lens to produce an amber color. I have tried experimenting with this (other cars), but so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 577
Posted By alpinweiss
+1. To the OP: There are still a lot of...

+1.

To the OP: There are still a lot of nice E46 models available. And many can be purchased at a reasonable price. If money is tight, forego the 330 and get a 325 (or 328 or 323). A manual...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By alpinweiss
Hmmm. If you have a light failure indication, it...

Hmmm. If you have a light failure indication, it sounds like there may still be a problem. Could it be one of the bulbs in the outer taillight housings? There are brake light bulbs there. Also...
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