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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By alpinweiss
I replaced my OEM tires with Bridgestone...

I replaced my OEM tires with Bridgestone DriveGuard tires. They are runflat tires for people who hate runflat tires; smoother and quieter than the original tires.

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Forum: General BMW Questions 05-17-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! For the song artist...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

For the song artist display, are you talking about FM radio, satellite radio, CD, or some other input? For me, some radio stations will display music information, and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-11-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By alpinweiss
The roof rails on my F25 are natural aluminum (no...

The roof rails on my F25 are natural aluminum (no paint). They came this way from the factory. These may not be as fancy as the black painted rails, but at least they will never peel or fade.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By alpinweiss
The thing to remember about E46 BMW's is the...

The thing to remember about E46 BMW's is the values are probably almost bottomed-out. An average 325i will sell for about $3k to $4k; a bit more for a really nice one, a bit less for a rough one. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By alpinweiss
I agree, but that would be my second...

I agree, but that would be my second recommendation.

My first recommendation would be to siphon the gasoline out, by removing the two cover plates on top of the fuel tank. Then remove the fuel...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By alpinweiss
Your headlights appear to be the same as the...

Your headlights appear to be the same as the Xenon lights on my 2011 E90 328i. My angel eyes are powered by a single H8 bulb, in the center of each headlight housing. I simply replaced my H8 bulbs...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-30-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, and I was thinking brake pads.....:rofl: ...

Wow, and I was thinking brake pads.....:rofl:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By alpinweiss
I just thought it was a giant condenser for a...

I just thought it was a giant condenser for a high performance air conditioner. :rofl: :rofl:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By alpinweiss
There are a couple of problem areas that are...

There are a couple of problem areas that are common on the E46.

First is the boot (trunk) wiring. The wiring between the boot lid and the body of the car gets old and frayed from opening and...
Forum: BMW News 04-16-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By alpinweiss
When I took the BMW factory tour in München, more...

When I took the BMW factory tour in München, more than 10 years ago, I was amazed at how few people were working on the assembly line. It seems that sophisticated robots have taken over much of the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-12-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By alpinweiss
But the sign said "drive in". :dunno: ...

But the sign said "drive in". :dunno:

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By alpinweiss
I recommend replacing the valve cover set, while...

I recommend replacing the valve cover set, while replacing the spark plugs. There is very little additional labor; and the gasket is either leaking, or will be leaking in the near future. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,367
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, but I cannot seem to find the shower in it. ...

Yes, but I cannot seem to find the shower in it. :rofl:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By alpinweiss
In my opinion, the N52 engine series is more...

In my opinion, the N52 engine series is more reliable, and needs fewer repairs (but you may want to avoid 2006 models, the first year of this engine). On the other hand, repairs tend to be more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-20-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By alpinweiss
You have a valid point. But OTOH, our base model...

You have a valid point. But OTOH, our base model Volkswagen included satellite radio at no additional charge, and included a 90 day free trial. :dunno:

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By alpinweiss
I prefer ceramic brake pads. They have strong...

I prefer ceramic brake pads. They have strong braking power, linear feel, and very low brake dust. Here is an example (may or may not fit your vehicle):...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, it appears the headlight lenses are not...

Yes, it appears the headlight lenses are not broken, but the headlights look like they are askew. If so, the mounting tabs may be broken, which will probably require replacement of the headlight...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, but doesn't his nose have to be OBD-2...

Yes, but doesn't his nose have to be OBD-2 compliant, in order to read the brain fault codes? :dunno:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By alpinweiss
Hmmmm. Here is a listing of factory tail lights...

Hmmmm. Here is a listing of factory tail lights available for your car. I do not see the LED lights.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EV53-USA-01-2004-E46-BMW-330i&diagId=63_0459
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Forum: General BMW Questions 03-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By alpinweiss
FWIW, leased cars require an inspection prior to...

FWIW, leased cars require an inspection prior to turning in the vehicle at the end of the lease. Among other things, the vehicle used to be required to be turned in with two keys (key fobs). If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! The kit in the link...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

The kit in the link includes a new radiator. Is your radiator leaking, or is it just the expansion tank? Other than that, I would recommend replacing the cooling system...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-27-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By alpinweiss
No, you are not required to disconnect the...

No, you are not required to disconnect the battery. Please be sure your headlights are switched to the "off" position.

Any premium quality H7 replacement bulb should work. I usually use Philips...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By alpinweiss
Is it a 328i or a 335i? Is it manual or...

Is it a 328i or a 335i? Is it manual or automatic transmission?

The hardtop convertible is definitely an engineering masterpiece. It overcomes many of the problems with traditional canvas tops. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Your car sounds like...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Your car sounds like it is really nice. NADA says the wholesale value is about $5300 and the retail value is about $7300. That seems a bit low for a car as clean as yours....
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-26-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By alpinweiss
Congratulations on finishing dental school! ...

Congratulations on finishing dental school!

Here is my opinion (YMMV). If you are planning to keep the car a long time, you should buy it. If you are not planning to keep the car a long time,...
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