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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By alpinweiss
Übermax, I am a bit confused. When you say the...

Übermax, I am a bit confused. When you say the $1k incentive is tied to a charitable cause, does this mean the money can only go to that cause (i.e. the buyer gets nothing)?

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Today, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! It seems BMW has...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

It seems BMW has major incentives (e.g. holiday cash, lease deals, etc.) on most of their current models. The X3 is notably absent from this list right now. :mad:
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By alpinweiss
And welcome to Bimmerfest! I am "only" 6'4"...

And welcome to Bimmerfest!

I am "only" 6'4" tall, which pales in comparison to your height. But finding a car that fits is always a challenge for me. To make matters worse, I prefer a car with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By alpinweiss
Be sure to find a car without the moonroof...

Be sure to find a car without the moonroof (sunroof); it will give you almost two additional inches of headroom. You may have to special-order to get exactly what you want. The 320i and 328i are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By alpinweiss
If the "check engine" light is on as a result of...

If the "check engine" light is on as a result of low fuel, I doubt this will be covered by warranty. The warranty covers factory defects; I do not think you could convince the dealer that running...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By alpinweiss
That is a great DIY. But I would replace the...

That is a great DIY. But I would replace the headlight switch. I am not sure an existing switch, that had been modified, would pass TÜV regulations.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By alpinweiss
It would be strange for your car to sound like a...

It would be strange for your car to sound like a washing machine. It would be more logical for it to sound like a Dreier (3er). :rofl: :rofl:

OK sorry, that was just too easy. :tsk:
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By alpinweiss
I made this conversion on my E90 LCI (2011 model...

I made this conversion on my E90 LCI (2011 model 328i).

I replaced the outer tail light housings with European ones, to give me the amber turn signals. I replaced the headlight switch with a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By alpinweiss
IMO, a modern Diesel engine is a good fit for an...

IMO, a modern Diesel engine is a good fit for an SUV (aka SAV). It has good torque, and good mileage.

Unfortunately, BMW chose to equip the X3 Diesel with the N47 engine. This engine has been...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By alpinweiss
If you have a license light not functioning, it...

If you have a license light not functioning, it may not be a bad bulb. It could be the entire module (part #16 in the diagram linked in the post above), which includes both license lights and the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By alpinweiss
I am sorry about your misfortune. Your nav...

I am sorry about your misfortune. Your nav screen's announcement of the drivetrain malfunction (after your car just died) seems to prove that the computer has a grasp of the overwhelmingly obvious. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I do not think the Mobil...

Welcome to Bimmerfest! I do not think the Mobil 1 10W-30 will do immediate harm to your engine. But I would not run it a long time (as stated in a couple of posts above). I would recommend...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Could you be more...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Could you be more specific as to what failed on your drivetrain?

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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,237
Posted By alpinweiss
Neither my wife nor I have ever owned a car with...

Neither my wife nor I have ever owned a car with an automatic transmission. Both of us have a strong preference for manual transmissions. The MT is fun on any car, but especially fun on a sporty...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By alpinweiss
According to the NADA value, a car with 27,000...

According to the NADA value, a car with 27,000 miles is not normally worth more than the same car with 29,900 miles. Mileage is credited (or deducted) in 5000 mile increments. Sorry. :(

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By alpinweiss
Maintenance is free on your BMW. An oil change...

Maintenance is free on your BMW. An oil change only takes about 1/2 hour, while you wait in the comfort of your nice BMW dealership. More frequent oil changes will help your engine last longer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By alpinweiss
I like the body style (as shown in the above...

I like the body style (as shown in the above link). It is a very nice evolution from the present model.

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By alpinweiss
I made the same mistake a number of years ago,...

I made the same mistake a number of years ago, with my E46. I ordered the car with the leather upholstery, but not the heated seats. I did a lot of research on retrofitting the seat heaters, but I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By alpinweiss
I wonder if your oil level sensor was reading...

I wonder if your oil level sensor was reading incorrectly. This could have caused someone to add an extra quart, even though it wasn't really needed.

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By alpinweiss
Heated seats are nice in almost any climate, even...

Heated seats are nice in almost any climate, even here in the desert Southwest.

For New York: yes the heated seats are absolutely necessary. You will really regret it if you do not get them. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By alpinweiss
A retrofit of the heated seats is definitely...

A retrofit of the heated seats is definitely possible, but the cost may be staggering, if you wish to use BMW factory parts. You will need the heating elements, the switches, and the wiring. There...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
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: 448
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: 456
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: 9
Views: 524
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.
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