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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By alpinweiss
If your tail lights are original equipment, BMW...

If your tail lights are original equipment, BMW does not sell individual replacement LED's. You must buy the entire assembly, if using factory parts. Only incandescent bulbs are individually...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 06-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By alpinweiss
I wonder what headlights will be standard. I do...

I wonder what headlights will be standard. I do not see a Xenon headlight option, so I wonder if that is standard (or will it just be H7?).

The LED headlights seem to be available only as a part...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By alpinweiss
Coding the car is the best way to go, if it is...

Coding the car is the best way to go, if it is possible. Can a pre-LCI Euro 320d be coded for LED rear turn signals? They were not a factory option on these cars. :dunno:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-23-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest Chris! Your turn...

Welcome to Bimmerfest Chris!

Your turn signals are flashing rapidly because the new LED tail light signals have a much lower resistance (nearly zero) than did the old incandescent tail lights. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By alpinweiss
For most people wanting to buy an Xi model, I...

For most people wanting to buy an Xi model, I don't think the Sport Package will make or break the deal.

A dealership will offer you a trade-in value based on what the car is worth to them. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-20-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By alpinweiss
If your engine survived the overheat incident, I...

If your engine survived the overheat incident, I would strongly recommend replacing the rest of the components in your cooling system (if you have not already done this). This normally includes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By alpinweiss
I always order my cars without the moonroof. ...

I always order my cars without the moonroof. This adds almost two inches of headroom in the front seats. I am a bit under 6'4" and about 210 lbs.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By alpinweiss
Since you are in California, this could be a...

Since you are in California, this could be a SULEV car with the M56 engine. The E46 SULEV cars have a sealed (non-serviceable) fuel system, which costs many thousands of dollars to replace. If this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By alpinweiss
How old is the battery in your car? Although it...

How old is the battery in your car? Although it should not be related, a failing battery can produce some very strange symptoms.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By alpinweiss
A traditional advantage of buying from a BMW...

A traditional advantage of buying from a BMW dealer is the quality of service after the sale. But since you are buying the car in Germany, and live in Macedonia, I am not sure there is much...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By alpinweiss
My personal rant is against the red rear turn...

My personal rant is against the red rear turn signals. BMW (et al.) equips a lot of their US specification cars with red signals. Multiple studies have shown the amber turn signals to be safer than...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By alpinweiss
That is a real treasure of a car. And...

That is a real treasure of a car. And congratulations on your very restrained and tasteful upgrades. :thumbup:

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, you cannot have the "beep" without the...

Yes, you cannot have the "beep" without the alarm, since you do not have the alarm siren to make the noise.

If you wish to have your lights flash when locking/unlocking your car, that is simply a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By alpinweiss
The "beep" sound will come from your alarm. And...

The "beep" sound will come from your alarm. And that may be the problem; does your car have an alarm? Most E46 models were built with the alarm pre-wiring only. The alarm system itself is an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By alpinweiss
You will have to replace the oil pan, and related...

You will have to replace the oil pan, and related parts. The front drive axle runs through the oil pan on Xi models.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,386
Posted By alpinweiss
In the rural areas of the desert southwest, it is...

In the rural areas of the desert southwest, it is a bit of a "Sophie's Choice" between runflat tires and a compact spare. It is very possible to be hundreds of miles from the nearest competent tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,386
Posted By alpinweiss
+1. I just installed a set of Bridgestone...

+1. I just installed a set of Bridgestone DriveGuard tires a couple of weeks ago. So far, they have performed as advertised; better ride, less noise, lighter weight, and decent handling. Mine are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By alpinweiss
I treat my cars as if I intend to keep them...

I treat my cars as if I intend to keep them forever. I change my differential fluid every 30,000 miles, as others here have stated. I use fully synthetic fluid.

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By alpinweiss
Sorry, I think you are about to replace the...

Sorry, I think you are about to replace the window regulator. It is a known weak spot on the E46 models. :(

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,745
Posted By alpinweiss
I have read that the E46 is one of the best...

I have read that the E46 is one of the best styled sedans ever produced by BMW. The E30 and E39 are also very nicely styled. To my eye, all three of those styles are very pleasing.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-04-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By alpinweiss
My DriveGuards have a "W" speed rating. ...

My DriveGuards have a "W" speed rating.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By alpinweiss
I just installed a set of Bridgestone DriveGuard...

I just installed a set of Bridgestone DriveGuard tires last week on my 2011 328i. They are definitely a lot better than the factory-issue Continentals, in terms of ride and noise. Handling seems to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By alpinweiss
Unbolting and moving the windshield washer...

Unbolting and moving the windshield washer reservoir temporarily out of the way will give you some added clearance to work on the right side headlight. :)

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,315
Posted By alpinweiss
If the car is CPO (Certified Pre-Owned), it is my...

If the car is CPO (Certified Pre-Owned), it is my understanding that it must have BMW-approved runflat tires. So if the previous owner installed non-runflat tires, the dealer may be obligated to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,748
Posted By alpinweiss
I am not familiar with the laws of Illinois, but...

I am not familiar with the laws of Illinois, but it is possible that having the Check Engine Light illuminated could cause the vehicle to fail the emissions test.

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