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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
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: 446
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: 400
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: 1,445
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: 1,282
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: 172
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: 362
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: 1,168
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: 342
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: 657
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: 657
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: 3,086
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: 3,086
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) 03-01-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,086
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 4,003
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
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, 06:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,316
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.

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
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, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
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...
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