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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By alpinweiss
The European E90 lights appear red, but flash...

The European E90 lights appear red, but flash amber. I will try to get a video in a few days. I have actually never posted a video on this forum.

In the meantime, here is a link to Mars...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By alpinweiss
I could have modified my original headlight...

I could have modified my original headlight switch, but I wanted the real European look. So I bought the replacement Euro switch (also from ECS Tuning).

You might contact ECS and see if they are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By alpinweiss
I bought my BMW European tail lights through ECS...

I bought my BMW European tail lights through ECS Tuning. But I do not see those lights currently listed on their website. :dunno:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By alpinweiss
If the airbag deployed, the seat belt tensioner...

If the airbag deployed, the seat belt tensioner may have also deployed.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By alpinweiss
All of these solutions sound fine. But remember,...

All of these solutions sound fine. But remember, the E46 sedans have replaceable headlight lenses. And they are not terribly expensive. I would not want to spend too much time or money on the old...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By alpinweiss
It looks beautiful! Ummmm.... Is it hard...

It looks beautiful!

Ummmm.... Is it hard to get seated when the vehicle is upside down? :rofl:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By alpinweiss
Congratulations to all of you new E91 owners on...

Congratulations to all of you new E91 owners on this thread!

Remember, you can enable the rear fog lights by installing the European headlight switch. It is a simple "plug and play" modification....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to the E46 section! It sounds like a...

Welcome to the E46 section! It sounds like a great car. Thank you in advance for the photos you are planning to post. :D

Looking at your features list, it looks nicely equipped, but it seems...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By alpinweiss
Oops, my bad. I thought 16 was the diameter. ...

Oops, my bad. I thought 16 was the diameter.

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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By alpinweiss
I think Alpine White (Alpinweiss) is a really...

I think Alpine White (Alpinweiss) is a really timeless color. Even older BMW's still look stylish in AW. It s also a very sporty color (as previously mentioned).

To me, the 2-Series screams...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By alpinweiss
I do not think the 16" wheels will fit over your...

I do not think the 16" wheels will fit over your brakes on a 335xi. I think 17" wheels are the minimum diameter for your car.

Disclaimer: Canadian cars could be different than US cars.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By alpinweiss
In Europe they are often called "city lights" or...

In Europe they are often called "city lights" or "citilights". They illuminate the headlight housing, but they do not illuminate the road ahead.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By alpinweiss
I strongly recommend the Robert Bentley repair...

I strongly recommend the Robert Bentley repair manual for your BMW. It is very comprehensive, and a big step above the others. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By alpinweiss
Remember that E39 wheels will not be an exact fit...

Remember that E39 wheels will not be an exact fit for your E90. The hub center diameters are different. :mad:

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I do not know the...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

I do not know the details of your crash. With all due respect, a "minor fender bender" is not normally going to cause the airbags to deploy. I suspect your car may have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By alpinweiss
Your headlights appear to be Xenon. edit: ...

Your headlights appear to be Xenon.

edit: Sorry Nerdboss, it looks like we posted at almost the same time.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By alpinweiss
A 2009 E90 sedan should have LED rear turn...

A 2009 E90 sedan should have LED rear turn signals. If the LED's are defective, the entire tail light unit will have to be replaced. Be sure voltage is getting to the turn signal, before buying a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-06-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By alpinweiss
It sounds as though your fuel pump may have...

It sounds as though your fuel pump may have overheated and failed. If so, the pump probably tries to draw too many amperes, which could cause the module to cut the power to the fuel pump. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, that is painful. Does the $98 include...

Wow, that is painful. Does the $98 include import taxes and fees, or is it all shipping cost?

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-31-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,642
Posted By alpinweiss
My basic issue is that I am also almost 6'4"...

My basic issue is that I am also almost 6'4" tall, so I need the maximum headroom possible. I therefore always special-order my cars with the moonroof deleted.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By alpinweiss
I think I drifted slightly off topic here. Aside...

I think I drifted slightly off topic here. Aside from the cost considerations, cylinder head replacement on the M52 (or M54) engine is a very complex job, and requires some special tools. You may...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By alpinweiss
My estimates are based on information from a few...

My estimates are based on information from a few years ago, so I may be a bit low.

But even if you work with my (old) cost estimates, it still exceeds the value of virtually any E46 323i on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By alpinweiss
The 323i was a great car for its day (it replaced...

The 323i was a great car for its day (it replaced the 318i, in the US). Unfortunately, its day was 14+ years ago. The standard for performance has increased in more modern cars.

There is not an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome Jesús! Anything is possible, with...

Welcome Jesús!

Anything is possible, with enough time, work, and money. The problem here is that the 323i has an M52 engine, and the 330i has an M54 engine. Although these engines have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-31-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Congratulations on...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Congratulations on getting them to fix your timing chain. I can imagine it would be an expensive repair, if the chain were to break (new engine?).

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