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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Thanks :) Winter is gone, so no more...

Thanks :)

Winter is gone, so no more drifting around the ice track. Time for summer, and driving around corners faster than is strictly necessary ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By AlaskaBMW
In Alaska premium is 90 octane. I tried finding...

In Alaska premium is 90 octane. I tried finding higher a few years back and everywhere I called only had 90 max.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Passenger Window Wind Noise - Fixed!

So I had a problem. The passenger side window in my 2007 328XI coupe was letting in a bunch of wind noise when I got up to highway speeds. I bought the car in March, and it's done it the whole time....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Manuals in North America are getting rarer. It's...

Manuals in North America are getting rarer. It's very sad. But fortunately they are still alive and well in Europe. I spent a semester in Northern England last year and the majority of the cars there...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I just bought a 2007 328XI coupe in march. Sport,...

I just bought a 2007 328XI coupe in march. Sport, premium, and cold weather packs. Manual transmission. 58k miles. Paid $18,500. The manual transmission was an absolute necessity for me. It makes the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I do park outside as I am a poor college student...

I do park outside as I am a poor college student and can't afford a place with a garage.

When I get the rare chance to park in my Dad's or friend's garage the steering and everything is fine.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Interestingly enough my 2000 328i doesn't have a...

Interestingly enough my 2000 328i doesn't have a location to put a block heater. I asked like 5 different parts places for one and they all said the same thing. So we went with a pad glued to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By AlaskaBMW
If you're looking for new wheels check out...

If you're looking for new wheels check out 'wheels and caps'. They're a company that sell replica stock BMW rims. I hear really good things about them. The rims would be brand new with no scuffs or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I know most people live in much warmer places...

I know most people live in much warmer places than I do, so I guess I need to remember that when other people talk about cold weather they don't mean the same thing I do. It needs to be below -20F...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Wouldn't the shorter period of time that the...

Wouldn't the shorter period of time that the engine is operated while cold be negated by the larger amount of fuel being used? The engine will warm up faster if the RPMs are higher, but there will be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
So the problem isn't that you're using a remote...

So the problem isn't that you're using a remote starter. It's that you're idling the car when it's cold?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Why would all of the things you mention about gas...

Why would all of the things you mention about gas getting everywhere happen if you idle the car and not if you drive it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I heard really good things about Bavarian Sound...

I heard really good things about Bavarian Sound Werks and so I bought the dice iPod integration kit from them. I had nothing but problems with them, and the product itself was sub-par quality. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By AlaskaBMW
BMW of Anchorage acted like I was crazy when I...

BMW of Anchorage acted like I was crazy when I asked what if what they recommended for a remote start. Not letting your car idle may be a good idea in California or somewhere that doesn't get cold....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,964
Posted By AlaskaBMW
That's not a bad idea. I didn't know that you...

That's not a bad idea. I didn't know that you could program that in to the computer. My Dad has access to the professional grade scan tools at work, which is nice because no one within several...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,452
Posted By AlaskaBMW
A few years ago I had a car that anytime the...

A few years ago I had a car that anytime the temperature dropped below freezing at all it wouldn't start. The problem was a little different because the starter wouldn't turn over in my case, but the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,964
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I couldn't find a picture of a 3-series similar...

I couldn't find a picture of a 3-series similar to what I'm thinking, but I found a Mini tricked out with the same sort of design idea I had in mind.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,964
Posted By AlaskaBMW
That's not a bad idea. I thought about that. It...

That's not a bad idea. I thought about that. It wouldn't protect the bottom at all, but wouldn't encroach on the ground clearance either.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,452
Posted By AlaskaBMW
If it turns over but wont start until you jump it...

If it turns over but wont start until you jump it then it may well be a voltage related problem. All the computers and electronics are really finicky in newer cars. The reduced power coming from a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,964
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Question Putting a bull bar on an e46?

I really doubt many people have tried putting a bull bar on their e46 before, but I live in Fairbanks, Alaska and I need a place to mount a big pair of driving lights for the winter time when it's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-13-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 735,918
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I'm in Washington right now. I'm hanging out here...

I'm in Washington right now. I'm hanging out here for a couple of months. I'm driving home in feb.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-08-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I think they're the LM-25's. I don't know what...

I think they're the LM-25's. I don't know what 4x4 means. I was on the phone with them, not on there website.

They didn't have the sport suspension in 2002 did they?

I've gone up a size on a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-08-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By AlaskaBMW
I just bought the car in L.A. last month. My...

I just bought the car in L.A. last month. My brother drove it up to me in Washington. I'm about 20 miles from the Canadian border.

Yes they're out of the 45's. They have some other winter tires...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By AlaskaBMW
Will a 2002 745i fit 255/55R18's?

I'm trying to buy a set of Blizzaks because I have to drive up to Alaska. I found a good deal on some 255/55/R18's from TireRack. The car has 255/45/R18's on it right now, which I know are a little...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-07-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 735,918
Posted By AlaskaBMW
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