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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, I agree about the gasoline formulation...

Yes, I agree about the gasoline formulation possibilities, but I thought that had already been mentioned by vintage42 in a previous post. The mileage reduction experienced by the OP seems to be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By alpinweiss
Extremely cold temperatures will reduce the...

Extremely cold temperatures will reduce the efficiency of your engine, resulting in a greater fuel burn. Your engine has a pre-heat on the intake side. This helps your fuel to atomize and burn more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,845
Posted By alpinweiss
I am sure they have much more than that. Without...

I am sure they have much more than that. Without knowing the specific laws in New Jersey, here is my best guess on this situation. Assuming the other driver is 100% at fault, his/her insurance will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,845
Posted By alpinweiss
If your car is a lease, it SHOULD automatically...

If your car is a lease, it SHOULD automatically have gap insurance. This will cover the difference between the potential insurance payoff (if it is a total loss), and what you actually owe on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,845
Posted By alpinweiss
You did not mention a lot of the details about...

You did not mention a lot of the details about your car (age, mileage, etc.?).

Based on the photos, you have damage to the rear, to the front, and possibly to the convertible hard top. The car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! The thing to remember...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

The thing to remember about a sport exhaust system for your E90 323i, is that performance gains will be very minimal. So the things you will get, are a different sound and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By alpinweiss
If the engine got really hot, a new head gasket...

If the engine got really hot, a new head gasket is unlikely to solve your problem. There may be damage to the head, and maybe the engine block.

If you wish to repair the vehicle, probably the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 755
Posted By alpinweiss
Winter gasoline also hurts the mileage of any...

Winter gasoline also hurts the mileage of any car. But a severe winter will do terrible things to your mileage.

I would not make a judgement about mileage based on just one tank of gas. Could...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,768
Posted By alpinweiss
Hmmm. Over $200k and is a "car"? This comes to...

Hmmm. Over $200k and is a "car"? This comes to mind:

http://www.autocartruck.com/acx





:rofl::rofl:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By alpinweiss
Removing emissions equipment could result in...

Removing emissions equipment could result in fines and even jail time for a shop that is caught doing it. Therefore, it may not be easy to find a willing shop.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By alpinweiss
If the highways are dry and the temperatures are...

If the highways are dry and the temperatures are moderate, 300 miles between fill ups should give you a reasonable margin for error.

If the highways are wet or snowy, your mileage will drop. Cold...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By alpinweiss
A dewpoint of 53 degrees should be enough to...

A dewpoint of 53 degrees should be enough to produce some condensation water in your evaporator; but it is not enough to produce a LOT of consensation. So the remaining question: is your automatic...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,169
Posted By alpinweiss
This is possible, but Volkswagens still have...

This is possible, but Volkswagens still have dipsticks, and Mercedes Benz returned the dipsticks to most (if not all) of their cars.

:drive:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By alpinweiss
It is designed that way for better fuel economy. ...

It is designed that way for better fuel economy. If the fuel door stays frozen shut, you cannot fill the fuel tank. This results in using less fuel.






:rofl: :rofl:

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, this is very possible. Air Conditioner...

Yes, this is very possible. Air Conditioner designs vary. The R134a charge may vary. Evaporator temperatures vary; which means that condensation will vary.

But......if all other cars are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-19-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By alpinweiss
I am sorry for your misfortune. The bumper cover...

I am sorry for your misfortune. The bumper cover can be ordered through the dealer, but it will then have to be painted at a body shop. They can install the bumper cover and the part for the grille...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-18-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By alpinweiss
It is not my intent to offend anyone on this...

It is not my intent to offend anyone on this forum, but I wish to correct information in multiple posts above. I had hoped someone else would have already done this. High Relative Humidity does not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By alpinweiss
Could you tell us a bit more about your X3? What...

Could you tell us a bit more about your X3? What is the year model? What engine does it have? How many miles (kilometers)?

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By alpinweiss
With a dewpoint of 39 degrees F, you will not get...

With a dewpoint of 39 degrees F, you will not get much condensation from the evaporator.

Relative humidity is not really a direct factor here.

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, Xenon bulbs get dimmer over time. The same...

Yes, Xenon bulbs get dimmer over time. The same is true for halogen bulbs. The change is slight, but it is there. Add to this the fact that the headlight lenses become more opaque, due to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By alpinweiss
I am not trying to dispute your diagnosis here,...

I am not trying to dispute your diagnosis here, but are you absolutely certain it is the oil pan gasket that is leaking, and not oil seeping from above it? More common sources of leaks on this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,110
Posted By alpinweiss
LED's are the wave of the future. But at $1900,...

LED's are the wave of the future. But at $1900, they are not in MY immediate future. :yikes:

For now, I will stay with Xenon lights.

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By alpinweiss
Why? Maybe to keep insects and small rodents...

Why? Maybe to keep insects and small rodents from crawling under the car? :rofl: :rofl:

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-15-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By alpinweiss
I think you are wise to hesitate on this car. If...

I think you are wise to hesitate on this car. If the car is otherwise right for you, I would recommend you research:
Why was the head gasket replaced?
Who is the independent shop that did the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-14-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By alpinweiss
BMW replaced the head bolts of many 2006 models,...

BMW replaced the head bolts of many 2006 models, under the factory warranty, and even beyond it. I believe they improved the design of the aluminum alloy bolts. It may be worthwhile to ask your...
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