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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
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: 165
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: 135
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: 465
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: 3
Views: 233
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: 171
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: 184
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: 248
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: 1,594
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: 348
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: 348
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: 348
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: 348
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: 293
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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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Four cylinder...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Four cylinder versions of the E90 (as well as the E46) were not sold in the USA. Therefore, most driveline parts will probably not be interchangeable.

In 2008, the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By alpinweiss
I think the bigger issue is the cost of a...

I think the bigger issue is the cost of a replacement SMG transmission. It is truly frightening. :yikes:

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By alpinweiss
I like Zymöl products. They make both a leather...

I like Zymöl products. They make both a leather cleaner, and a leather treatment. Dakota Leather is real leather, mostly. :D

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest, José. The first step...

Welcome to Bimmerfest, José.

The first step on your car is to read the codes for the check engine light. You are really hunting in the dark, unless you read what your car is trying to tell you. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By alpinweiss
To the OP: That is a nice looking coupé. I...

To the OP:
That is a nice looking coupé. I hope it works out for you.

In the E9X series:
E90 = sedan
E91 = wagon (a.k.a. Touring)
E92 = coupé (coupe, two door)
E93 = convertible
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By alpinweiss
The X3 is our designated utility vehicle. It can...

The X3 is our designated utility vehicle. It can hold an amazing amount of large cargo. Unfortunately, I do not have any photos to back up my assertion.

I cannot ever recall hauling anything...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,052
Posted By alpinweiss
X2. I have owned multiple BMW's and other German...

X2. I have owned multiple BMW's and other German cars. I have been to Europe many times. But I have never been able to get the timing right for European delivery.

So what kind of exciting car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,806
Posted By alpinweiss
All of my cars are manual transmission. So I...

All of my cars are manual transmission. So I would prefer to not risk my clutch, or other expensive driveline component, to a valet who may have never driven a manual transmission. If the only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,806
Posted By alpinweiss
My answer to this question is "absolutely yes". ...

My answer to this question is "absolutely yes".

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,052
Posted By alpinweiss
My wife and I visited Fredericksburg* last year. ...

My wife and I visited Fredericksburg* last year. It was the first time I have visited since my college years (in Austin), which were er...um a few years ago. Things have changed a lot there, but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,052
Posted By alpinweiss
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Y que tenga muchos años...

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Y que tenga muchos años felices en el futuro.

(Estoy en Nuevo México, y no se habla alemán aquí, solamente español.)

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