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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By alpinweiss
Without knowing a lot about your car, I would...

Without knowing a lot about your car, I would guess it is worth around $3000 to $4000. And it would be difficult to sell, since the mileage is so high.

For me, a transmission with 90k miles for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By alpinweiss
At 120k miles, there could be a lot of...

At 120k miles, there could be a lot of maintenance items due (brakes, fluid changes, etc.). This is for any car, not just a BMW.

On a 335i, be sure to watch for issues with the turbochargers and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By alpinweiss
With full due respect to your question, I do not...

With full due respect to your question, I do not think hitch capacity is the only issue here. I think the real potential issue is the capability of the vehicle itself. For example, what is the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By alpinweiss
Oops, my above post may be in error. I thought...

Oops, my above post may be in error. I thought we were talking about a rear door window. Therefore, I mentioned the rear window regulator.

If the OP is referring to the large rear window (with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, do not give them any possible reason to deny...

Yes, do not give them any possible reason to deny CPO warranty coverage.

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By alpinweiss
I am guessing there are not too many E9X 330d...

I am guessing there are not too many E9X 330d Touring models in Delaware. :)

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By alpinweiss
Then, I am going to stay with my original...

Then, I am going to stay with my original diagnosis (glow plugs). I do not know the details on your car, and I am trying to make a good guess from a distance. Where are you located?

If you are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I am a bit unclear on...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

I am a bit unclear on what is happening with your car. Does the engine try to start, but immediately die? If so, this could be a problem with the glow plugs; the engine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By alpinweiss
The window is tempered, so it is designed to...

The window is tempered, so it is designed to shatter into very small pieces. It is hard to say what caused it; maybe a rock, maybe just stress.

Anyway, this is not a particularly difficult or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow, that is a lot of gaskets that seem to have...

Wow, that is a lot of gaskets that seem to have failed all at once; especially at such a low mileage. With all due respect to your repair shop, I have my doubts that all of those gaskets suddenly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By alpinweiss
Replacing a transmission is not a minor repair. ...

Replacing a transmission is not a minor repair. But, OTOH, it nowhere near as major (or invasive) as replacing an engine, or even replacing an AC evaporator core. I would not worry too much about a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By alpinweiss
Your thinking is right on target. Changing the...

Your thinking is right on target. Changing the fluid is always a good first step.

But, since your car is under CPO warranty, and you have a possible transmission problem, I would take it to the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By alpinweiss
The E90 328i was a very reliable car, especially...

The E90 328i was a very reliable car, especially in the later years of the model run. It was among the most reliable ever produced by BMW. But....ANY car with 127k miles is going to have some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By alpinweiss
Ummm....I am probably missing your point here. ...

Ummm....I am probably missing your point here. "Edelweiss" is a beautiful and melodic song, but I think it is a creation of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The actual Austrian national anthem is called...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest. We have people from...

Welcome to Bimmerfest.

We have people from all parts of the world on this forum. For many, English is a second language. I can read English, Spanish, and German, but I did not understand your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By alpinweiss
Mobil 1 European Formula 0W-40 meets BMW...

Mobil 1 European Formula 0W-40 meets BMW specification LL-01. AFAIK, other grades of Mobil 1, and Royal Purple, do not meet this specification.

:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By alpinweiss
If you are looking for noise, I would recommend a...

If you are looking for noise, I would recommend a sport exhaust system. Pick one that sounds pleasing to you. BMW sells a sport exhaust; as well as several aftermarket manufacturers. In terms of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By alpinweiss
íHola Arturo! Welcome to Bimmerfest. The...

íHola Arturo! Welcome to Bimmerfest.

The turbocharger you have in mind is not a good fit. Your engine is gasoline powered, and displaces about 3.0 liters. The Ford engine is a Diesel, and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By alpinweiss
The absolute best solution is to upgrade to BMW...

The absolute best solution is to upgrade to BMW factory Xenon headlights. This will cost you around $3000. :yikes: If your budget is a bit more modest (mine certainly is), then I think upgraded...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By alpinweiss
As I write this, the residual percentage on the...

As I write this, the residual percentage on the X3 is around 53%, on a three year lease with 10k miles per year (according to the BMW USA website). This is well below most other leases. For...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By alpinweiss
I have not personally tried these, but you may...

I have not personally tried these, but you may want to take a look. Unfortunately a photo is not available here.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-328i-N52_3.0L/Lighting/Headlights/ES2712757/
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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By alpinweiss
If the fluid was really dirty, you may wish to...

If the fluid was really dirty, you may wish to drive your X3 for a few hundred miles, and then change it again. That should remove almost all of the contaminated fluid. Yes, I realize the fluid is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By alpinweiss
Perhaps you have clogged washer nozzles, or the...

Perhaps you have clogged washer nozzles, or the lines leading to them. Pull the windshield washer line loose at the pump, and gently try to blow it out with compressed air. Even a small compressor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By alpinweiss
I replaced both the pads and rotors on all four...

I replaced both the pads and rotors on all four wheels. I also replaced both brake sensors. My X3 had about 75k miles at the time of replacement. I purchased genuine BMW parts, and installed them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-11-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,725
Posted By alpinweiss
Henry, I am sorry about your misfortune. :( ...

Henry, I am sorry about your misfortune. :(

The good news is, this should be covered by your comprehensive insurance. Therefore it is not an accident that can be charged to you.

It looks like...
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