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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By alpinweiss
Ah, very well. My E46 also did not come with the...

Ah, very well. My E46 also did not come with the OBC, so I added that feature. I replaced the turn signal lever, and had the ECM programmed by the BMW dealer. I think the total cost was about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By alpinweiss
Is your car equipped with the OBC (on board...

Is your car equipped with the OBC (on board computer)? If so, you will have a button on the end of the turn signal stalk.

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Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By alpinweiss
Can you special order the car you want? ...

Can you special order the car you want?

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Forum: General BMW Questions Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, but the fine print says it automatically...

Yes, but the fine print says it automatically reverts to full price at the end of the promotional offer. And they will automatically bill your credit card, unless there is another promotional offer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By alpinweiss
I always replace my rotors when I replace the...

I always replace my rotors when I replace the brake pads. I live in the mountains, and want the best performance possible from my brakes. The life I save could be my own; or that of my wife.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-21-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, that would be great. But there may be very...

Yes, that would be great. But there may be very few choices in Baja California del Norte (Mex).

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Forum: General BMW Questions 02-20-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By alpinweiss
It appears your local BMW dealer is Carmen Motors...

It appears your local BMW dealer is Carmen Motors de Baja California, SA de CV. They are located on Boulevard Paseo de los Heroes 11110. What is your confidence level with this dealership? Do they...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-20-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By alpinweiss
I did not find a retrofit kit to make your seat...

I did not find a retrofit kit to make your seat adjustment go higher. But I would recommend asking your favorite local BMW dealer if the factory offers a solution. Perhaps they offer a special seat...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By alpinweiss
Does your X3 have the Xenon lights? :drive:

Does your X3 have the Xenon lights?

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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Is this a manual...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Is this a manual transmission or an automatic transmission?

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Forum: General BMW Questions 02-17-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By alpinweiss
If you are committed to buying a BMW, I think an...

If you are committed to buying a BMW, I think an E46 325i sedan with manual transmission would be your best bet. My line of logic is as follows:
The 325i sedan was the most common model of E46 sold...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By alpinweiss
Perhaps there is a nationwide shortage of blinker...

Perhaps there is a nationwide shortage of blinker fluid. :rofl: :rofl:

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to the E90 world! The E39 was a...

Welcome to the E90 world!

The E39 was a great car, for its day. But the E39 hit the road in 1996 (US version), and the E90 went on sale for MY 2006; so the design is about a decade newer. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Most of us here are BMW...

Welcome to Bimmerfest! Most of us here are BMW enthusiasts, and happy to help with your car questions. But, as Fast Bob stated, we tend more toward repair and maintenance of our cars. There are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By alpinweiss
Nice looking car! It appears this car came...

Nice looking car!

It appears this car came with the Value Package, not the Premium Package. The Value Package was offered in 2011, and included leather seats, 17" spoked wheels, and a few other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-03-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By alpinweiss
The best way is to paint and replace the plastic...

The best way is to paint and replace the plastic bumper cover. Anything else is just a repair. But this will cost some money; I would guess around $1000 to $1500, depending on labor rates in your...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-02-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Your engine is designated...

Welcome to Bimmerfest! Your engine is designated by BMW as the M54B30 engine. It has a displacement of about 2979 cc, and a compression ratio of about 10.2 to 1. As stated in the post above, yes it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By alpinweiss
The thermostat and electric water pump should be...

The thermostat and electric water pump should be replaced together. Do the installation labor only once, not twice. :tsk:

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Forum: General BMW Questions 02-01-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By alpinweiss
I tend toward practical modifications, such as: ...

I tend toward practical modifications, such as:
rear fog lights
European-specification tail lights (amber rear turn signals)
whiter headlights
better tires

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow! Is there any damage to the aluminum wheels,...

Wow! Is there any damage to the aluminum wheels, due to the over torqued bolts? :yikes:

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By alpinweiss
If all is well with the battery, you may have a...

If all is well with the battery, you may have a bad instrument cluster. I had to replace it on my E83 X3. Expensive :yikes:

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By alpinweiss
¿Cuál transmisión, automática o estándar? ...

¿Cuál transmisión, automática o estándar?

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-29-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By alpinweiss
The cargo cover is obscenely expensive. :yikes: ...

The cargo cover is obscenely expensive. :yikes: This should have been included with the vehicle.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=WX93-USA-01-2014-F25-BMW-X3_28iX&diagId=51_8204
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Forum: General BMW Questions 01-24-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By alpinweiss
Could you double check the VIN? The bmwvin...

Could you double check the VIN? The bmwvin website is up and running, but does not recognize that serial number. For comparison, I decoded the VIN for my car, and it worked correctly.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,401
Posted By alpinweiss
Wow. And Roundel emblems are fairly available...

Wow. And Roundel emblems are fairly available and cheap to purchase; they are not insanely valuable. It is amazing someone would bother to steal an emblem (probably weathered and faded) off an...
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