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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,472
Posted By alpinweiss
All of my cars are manual transmission. So I...

All of my cars are manual transmission. So I would prefer to not risk my clutch, or other expensive driveline component, to a valet who may have never driven a manual transmission. If the only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,472
Posted By alpinweiss
My answer to this question is "absolutely yes". ...

My answer to this question is "absolutely yes".

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 759
Posted By alpinweiss
My wife and I visited Fredericksburg* last year. ...

My wife and I visited Fredericksburg* last year. It was the first time I have visited since my college years (in Austin), which were er...um a few years ago. Things have changed a lot there, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 759
Posted By alpinweiss
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Y que tenga muchos años...

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Y que tenga muchos años felices en el futuro.

(Estoy en Nuevo México, y no se habla alemán aquí, solamente español.)

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 759
Posted By alpinweiss
In all fairness, TCHUS does look a bit different...

In all fairness, TCHUS does look a bit different than TSCHÜS. It also took me a while to decipher it.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,143
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, thank you for posting that. :drive:

Wow, thank you for posting that.

:drive:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By alpinweiss
I use Sonax wheel cleaner. It is specifically...

I use Sonax wheel cleaner. It is specifically formulated for brake dust removal. Spray it on; let it sit a few minutes, and wash it off.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By alpinweiss
This is certainly better, but even a bottle of...

This is certainly better, but even a bottle of water and rag will do, for quick removal of bird poop. Anything is better than leaving it on your paint.

In terms of paint quality, some bird poop...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, I saw the article too. Unfortunately, it is...

Yes, I saw the article too. Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree with Mr. Blazey.

On a somewhat related note, I remember seeing a headline in the local paper "Crash involving BMW and garbage...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,723
Posted By alpinweiss
I am a strong advocate of amber rear turn...

I am a strong advocate of amber rear turn signals.

I am disappointed that BMW equips its US models with red turn signals. But, all is not lost. European tail lights are an easy retrofit. They...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By alpinweiss
It sounds like a security camera could solve your...

It sounds like a security camera could solve your mystery.

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By alpinweiss
To the OP: I mostly agree with your probability...

To the OP:
I mostly agree with your probability of failure for the various components. I think the failure of a SULEV fuel tank or fill pipe would be extremely rare.

On the other hand, the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By alpinweiss
I would not cancel the deal on the basis of the...

I would not cancel the deal on the basis of the N51 engine. I cannot speak to the rest of the deal on the car.

I did a simple search on the 2011 SULEV warranty, and came up with....well, nothing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By alpinweiss
The SULEV models that most people try to avoid...

The SULEV models that most people try to avoid are the E46 cars with the M56 engines. The major problem with these cars is that they have a completely sealed fuel system. Individual components...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, and these people are on the same road as we...

Yes, and these people are on the same road as we are. :yikes:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, that sounds very scary. When your...

Wow, that sounds very scary.

When your brakes "let go", does your brake pedal get harder to depress? This would maybe indicate a problem with the vacuum system.

On the other hand, does the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By alpinweiss
If the 323i has an automatic transmission,...

If the 323i has an automatic transmission, converting it to a manual transmission would boost the performance of the car. It would also be a lot more fun to drive.

Converting the car from an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By alpinweiss
Isn't "older BMW that needs nothing" an...

Isn't "older BMW that needs nothing" an oxymoron? :rofl:

To the OP:
125,000 miles is reasonable for a well-maintained BMW. But there are some potential pitfalls.
1. How can you determine it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By alpinweiss
Wouldn't removing the catalytic converters be...

Wouldn't removing the catalytic converters be considered tampering? This would seem to void the repair cap waiver. I think you could end up spending thousands of dollars to get the car to pass the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By alpinweiss
I think you made a wise choice. This car sounds...

I think you made a wise choice. This car sounds like real trouble.

The right car will come along; keep looking. :)

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By alpinweiss
You may wish to take it to an upholstery shop. ...

You may wish to take it to an upholstery shop. They may be cheaper than you expect, and the results will be professional. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By alpinweiss
Although the discussion about the car being...

Although the discussion about the car being abused is important, I view this as a secondary problem. Right now, the main problem is the car will not pass an emissions test. Therefore, it may not be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By alpinweiss
I noticed the CarFax said the car should be worth...

I noticed the CarFax said the car should be worth $880 above retail book value. :dunno:
After three accidents and airbag deployment? I wonder if they read their own reports.

A quick research...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By alpinweiss
I do not know the true story behind this car, so...

I do not know the true story behind this car, so I propose the following fictional account:

The dealer now selling the car is an independent, and bought the car at a dealers' auction. Auctions...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By alpinweiss
The engine is designated M54 B30. :drive:

The engine is designated M54 B30.

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