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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By alpinweiss
Very nice cars! Hmmmm....Is that a BMW CCA...

Very nice cars!

Hmmmm....Is that a BMW CCA badge on the grille of the Z4? :D

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By alpinweiss
If your headlight is turning pink, that normally...

If your headlight is turning pink, that normally means your Xenon bulb is nearing the end of its service life. Xenon bulbs should be replaced in pairs (both left and right headlights). Good quality...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! The E46 sedans have...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

The E46 sedans have replaceable headlight lenses. I would not spend very much money trying to restore the old lenses, when they can be easily replaced.

Here are some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow! :yikes: If you are wanting a BMW with...

Wow! :yikes:

If you are wanting a BMW with less ownership costs, consider a 328i with manual transmission. It is almost as much fun to drive as the 335i, but has less to repair and maintain. If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By alpinweiss
Remember to file a claim for diminished value, if...

Remember to file a claim for diminished value, if that is available in your state.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,716
Posted By alpinweiss
Or drive slightly farther and be a guest of the...

Or drive slightly farther and be a guest of the New México Chapter of the BMW Car Club. We have multiple driving events every year, and some of our mountains rise above 13,000 feet elevation. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,716
Posted By alpinweiss
¡Felicitaciones y aplausos Kat y John! :thumbup:...

¡Felicitaciones y aplausos Kat y John! :thumbup:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By alpinweiss
One button is to activate the front fog lights,...

One button is to activate the front fog lights, which are the lights in question. The other button activates your rear fog light, which is a rear-facing bright red light on the driver's side of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-18-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! BMW softened the...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

BMW softened the steering, beginning in the 2000 model on the E46. (The 1999 models had the firmer steering.) There were customer complaints for the 2000 model year; some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By alpinweiss
I am glad we could help. :) Did they replace the...

I am glad we could help. :) Did they replace the entire fuel system?

I am guessing the previous owner may have sold the car because he/she knew about the cost of replacing the fuel system. Maybe...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By alpinweiss
I think the BMW branded oil is now Shell. Which...

I think the BMW branded oil is now Shell. Which reminds me, how long until we receive the recall notice on the "Castrol" branded oil filler caps? I am holding my breath. :rofl: :rofl:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By alpinweiss
Since you are in California, your car could be an...

Since you are in California, your car could be an E46 SULEV, with the M56 engine. In your case, this is a bit of a bad news / good news situation.

The bad news (if your car is an E46 SULEV) is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest Tom! Most BMW...

Welcome to Bimmerfest Tom!

Most BMW speedometers are a few mph optimistic, but 10 mph sounds like too much.

16 inch diameter wheels were available for your car, but many were equipped with 17...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By alpinweiss
The one advantage that stands out on the E92...

The one advantage that stands out on the E92 328i, is the naturally-aspirated (non-turbo) inline six cylinder engine. IMO, this may be a more trouble-free engine than the turbo models; YMMV. There...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By alpinweiss
I have often wondered if the oil level sensor...

I have often wondered if the oil level sensor should be replaced preventatively. This is even more important on the cars that do not have an oil dipstick.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-10-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, Xenon lights can be added........for a...

Yes, Xenon lights can be added........for a price. But the $900 option price will not even begin to cover the cost of a retrofit. The last I heard, it will cost around $3k to $4k. :yikes:

You...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-08-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By alpinweiss
There is a slogan I have always heard about a...

There is a slogan I have always heard about a well-used BMW 7-Series (or Mercedes S-Class, Audi 8, Jaguar, or any other older high end car). "You can afford to buy it, but you can't afford to keep...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By alpinweiss
That seems like a reasonable price, assuming the...

That seems like a reasonable price, assuming the car is in decent shape. Remember that any major repair that comes along could exceed the value of the car.

That car is equipped with the M52...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By alpinweiss
Overtightened lug bolts are often the result of...

Overtightened lug bolts are often the result of somebody using an air wrench turned up full strength (with a maximum torque of 250 ft. lbs.). :mad:

The result can be stretched (or broken) wheel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By alpinweiss
A clear bra will protect your paint and...

A clear bra will protect your paint and headlights from sand and small rocks. But it is best to apply the clear bra when the car is new (before damage from road debris).

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, that is a lot of damage. I am guessing...

Wow, that is a lot of damage. I am guessing somebody was driving a bit over the posted 35 kph speed limit?

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
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) 03-01-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
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) 03-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,239
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) 03-01-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,239
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...
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