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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By alpinweiss
There is "snow" answer. :dunno: ...

There is "snow" answer. :dunno:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By alpinweiss
I really like your wheels as they are. I would...

I really like your wheels as they are. I would vote for no change in color.

If you are wanting a darker color for your wheels due to brake dust, you might consider replacing your brakes with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By alpinweiss
Very nice DIY video. :thumbup: :drive:

Very nice DIY video. :thumbup:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By alpinweiss
And third, many BMW's with manual transmission...

And third, many BMW's with manual transmission are sold very quickly to enthusiasts who were patiently waiting for exactly the right car to come along. As a result, many models with MT actually...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By alpinweiss
Sorry for the bad advice. I thought the X3 was...

Sorry for the bad advice. I thought the X3 was similar to 3-Series sedan on the radiator fans. My E83 is manual transmission, so I did not have an automatic transmission model to check. :(
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By alpinweiss
I think the cars sold in South Africa already...

I think the cars sold in South Africa already have the rear foglights enabled. So pehaps the OP has a problem with them not functioning.

I believe the rear foglights do not have a relay; they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By alpinweiss
Since your vehicle has an automatic transmission,...

Since your vehicle has an automatic transmission, it should have two radiator cooling fans. One fan is electric, and it is in front of the radiator (behind the grille). The other fan is engine...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,255
Posted By alpinweiss
FWIW, on the BMWUSA web site, the 428i GC has a...

FWIW, on the BMWUSA web site, the 428i GC has a security alarm listed as standard equipment. :dunno:

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By alpinweiss
Could you be more specific as to which BMW V6 you...

Could you be more specific as to which BMW V6 you are referring? I was not even aware that BMW makes a V6. I am familiar with their inline 6 series engines...:dunno:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By alpinweiss
Thank you. You have just expanded my base of...

Thank you. You have just expanded my base of knowledge. I was looking in the radiator and cooling system section. :)

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,108
Posted By alpinweiss
A 12 volt compressor is the modern day mobility...

A 12 volt compressor is the modern day mobility kit. It replaces the spare tire and/or mini-spare tire from a decade or two ago. Spare tires are rapidly becoming obsolete, even on cars without...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By alpinweiss
Hmmm, that's interesting they spelled it stueck,...

Hmmm, that's interesting they spelled it stueck, rather than stück. :dunno:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By alpinweiss
To amplify the post by Fast Bob, your BMW was...

To amplify the post by Fast Bob, your BMW was designed by a team of highly educated and highly skilled German engineers. They have mostly maximized the performance from your engine.

If you wish...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By alpinweiss
I would guess you have high resistance somewhere...

I would guess you have high resistance somewhere in your taillight circuit. The most common causes are:
1. The taillight(s) has a bad ground.
2. The bulb socket assembly(ies) has a bad circuit....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By alpinweiss
European specification models can be ordered...

European specification models can be ordered without the badge. Perhaps someone will mistake a 316d for a 335i. :rofl:

US specification models came from the factory with a model designation...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-05-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By alpinweiss
1992 covertibles were the E30 body style. The...

1992 covertibles were the E30 body style. The E30 ran until model year 1991 for sedans, but until model year 1993 for convertibles. This is for North American market vehicles. I am not sure about...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By alpinweiss
Is the shock absorber seized, or does it move...

Is the shock absorber seized, or does it move freely? :dunno:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By alpinweiss
The SMG transmission was not a high point for...

The SMG transmission was not a high point for this car. The transmission is expensive to repair; and reliability has not been good, especially as the car gets into higher miles on the odometer. :(...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-05-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,501
Posted By alpinweiss
This is also my vote. The E83 X3 fuel pump seems...

This is also my vote. The E83 X3 fuel pump seems to be a common fail item. I replaced mine preventatively at around 90k miles, and it cured my idle stumble problem. Fuel pump replacement is more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By alpinweiss
(post deleted) Sorry, my original answer was...

(post deleted)
Sorry, my original answer was for your E46.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By alpinweiss
Hankook and Kumho make decent tires for the...

Hankook and Kumho make decent tires for the budget-minded. Although these brands are not my first choice, they are good quality tires, and available near your price-point at Tire Rack, and other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By alpinweiss
Could you be a bit more specific on your air...

Could you be a bit more specific on your air conditioner symptoms? Is the interior fan blowing, but blowing hot? Or is it not working at all? Does your car have the automatic climate control (most...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By alpinweiss
16" diameter wheels will fit on the E46 320i,...

16" diameter wheels will fit on the E46 320i, 323i, 325i, and 328i.
For the E46 330i, 17" diameter wheels were the base wheels from the factory. Larger wheels were optional.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, this is true. But remember most states have...

Yes, this is true. But remember most states have some kind of a mechanic's lien for work performed. In some cases, the mechanic can take your car and hold it until the bill is paid. This varies by...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-20-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By alpinweiss
Batteries in cars based in temperate or cool...

Batteries in cars based in temperate or cool climates, may last 7 years or so. Batteries in cars based in hot climates, often last about 4 years.

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