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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By alpinweiss
Is it a manual or automatic transmission? ...

Is it a manual or automatic transmission?

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By alpinweiss
If I lived in Ohio, I would go for the X-Drive. ...

If I lived in Ohio, I would go for the X-Drive. Although I have never lived there, it is my understanding that parts of Ohio can get some serious winters.

The 2011 year model is arguably the best...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By alpinweiss
You should be able to turn off the DRL's with the...

You should be able to turn off the DRL's with the engine running. IIRC, the car may have to be stopped (not moving) to get into that menu.

Unless.......your car was originally sold in Canada. It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By alpinweiss
If your X3 is equipped with the panoramic...

If your X3 is equipped with the panoramic moonroof, that is a common source of leaks. Start by checking and cleaning out the drains.

Another possibility is the door interior weather seals.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By alpinweiss
Remember, the dealer markup on most of these...

Remember, the dealer markup on most of these protection plans is very high; often around 100%. So are you getting a bargain? Maybe so, but probably not.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By alpinweiss
I just posted on your other thread. It appears...

I just posted on your other thread. It appears this price is for the plugs only, and does NOT include the valve cover gasket set. I would view that price as really expensive for what you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By alpinweiss
OK, it appears the valve cover is shown as a...

OK, it appears the valve cover is shown as a separate item, so the $579 for the spark plugs includes nothing else. (I am also referencing your other thread.) At those prices, and given your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By alpinweiss
Does that include a new valve cover gasket set? ...

Does that include a new valve cover gasket set?

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,642
Posted By alpinweiss
Thank you. I will buy one. :drive:

Thank you. I will buy one.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By alpinweiss
Congratulations on the incoming 320i; and...

Congratulations on the incoming 320i; and welcome to Bimmerfest!

A basic 320i will give you the BMW great driving experience, without a lot of unnecessary options. The six-speed manual is a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By alpinweiss
Although my X3 is an E83 (previous version), I...

Although my X3 is an E83 (previous version), I think the issues are the same. Mine does not have the panoramic moonroof. I have never regretted the lack of this feature. It is something I would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By alpinweiss
To the OP: any update on your engine yet? Is it...

To the OP: any update on your engine yet? Is it the N47 engine?

If it is the N47, my informal research has found that the timing chain problems SHOULD have been resolved in cars produced after...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By alpinweiss
Question I am not familiar with Australian-specification...

I am not familiar with Australian-specification cars. But, if you have the N47 engine (2.0 litre Diesel), this engine has had a history of timing chain and tensioner problems. I was under the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By alpinweiss
Some of the sunvisor labels are glued in such a...

Some of the sunvisor labels are glued in such a manner to thwart their removal. It can be done, but it is a lot of work.

An alternative is to order a pair of European sunvisors from one of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, I wonder how the new 4-Series would be...

Wow, I wonder how the new 4-Series would be pronounced. "Vierer" could easily be very slightly mispronounced.

Around here (N Mex.), if I refer to my car as a "Dreier", everyone looks around for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By alpinweiss
If you are looking for reliability in a BMW E90,...

If you are looking for reliability in a BMW E90, the best model is a 328i (IMO). The last year for this model was 2011, which was arguably the best of the run. Most of the bugs had been worked out....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,241
Posted By alpinweiss
But don't you have to be traveling on the Venturi...

But don't you have to be traveling on the Venturi Highway for this to happen? :rofl:

Sorry, that was just too easy. :tsk:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By alpinweiss
One other possibility is a defective power brake...

One other possibility is a defective power brake booster. When you step on the brake pedal, it could cause an internal vacuum leak in the booster, which would raise the engine idle speed. This is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, sorry about the break-in. This is always a...

Wow, sorry about the break-in. This is always a bummer. Your personal space has been violated.

The repairs should be covered by your comprehensive insurance (less the deductible). In defense of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! As you know, the 320i...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

As you know, the 320i is a four cylinder, whereas the 325i is a six cylinder. Many mechanical components will be different. I would make the assumption that the radiator,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By alpinweiss
I believe all E90 Xi models have the same...

I believe all E90 Xi models have the same suspension, whether or not they have the Sport Group. Your suspension choices should be:
1. RWD standard
2. RWD sport
3. AWD

That is my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,709
Posted By alpinweiss
There are always some people for whom cost is no...

There are always some people for whom cost is no object. (Unfortunately, I am not among those people.)

Normally, a large "Adjusted Market Value" will disappear fairly quickly, as supply catches...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By alpinweiss
Beware of satellite radio. If you are playing...

Beware of satellite radio. If you are playing the satellite radio through your Harman Kardon system, it may sound bad. This is because the input signal may be poor quality. Some of the radio...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By alpinweiss
It appears individual parts are not available for...

It appears individual parts are not available for the high brake light. Here is a diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=WX93&mospid=54684&btnr=63_1260&hg=63&fg=25

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By alpinweiss
The decoder is showing a production date of...

The decoder is showing a production date of 07/2002. I think that would make it a 2003 model. :)

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