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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-11-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By alpinweiss
Sorry, duplicate post. :drive:

Sorry, duplicate post.

:drive:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-11-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By alpinweiss
On some of the F25 X3 vehicles equipped with...

On some of the F25 X3 vehicles equipped with halogen headlights (non-Xenon), the inner tail lights (on tailgate) are not functional as running lights. The bulbs you see may be for rear fog lights or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By alpinweiss
BMW has optimized the engine and drivetrain from...

BMW has optimized the engine and drivetrain from factory. Therefore, I think big gains in mileage (or power) are not very likely. This is assuming no mechanical problems with the car.

Low...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-13-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By alpinweiss
My E46 323i originally came without this feature....

My E46 323i originally came without this feature. I retrofitted it by replacing the turn signal switch. But it was not “plug and play”. I had to electronically enable the On-Board-Computer. Now...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,522
Posted By alpinweiss
OK, but how much of a vacuum do you get, while...

OK, but how much of a vacuum do you get, while the vacuum pump is running? If 25 is the lowest it goes, and the gauge then holds steady when the pump is off, you do not have a leak (you probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By alpinweiss
Welcome to Bimmerfest! The Xenon headlights are...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!
The Xenon headlights are great. They put out really good light. But, as you discovered, they are heart-stoppingly expensive. I will now add to your misery, by recommending...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,364
Posted By alpinweiss
This is why I replaced my belt and idler at the...

This is why I replaced my belt and idler at the same time as my tensioner. There is no additional labor; the belt must be removed to replace the tensioner. The tensioner was starting to get loose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By alpinweiss
It sounds like somebody sold you a car that is...

It sounds like somebody sold you a car that is not emissions-compliant. Depending on where you are located, that could be illegal. The dealer from where you bought the car may have some legal...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By alpinweiss
The E46 OAT sensor is definitely located in a...

The E46 OAT sensor is definitely located in a vulnerable place.

On my E90, they solved this problem by putting the OAT sensor much higher and in the center behind the front bumper. So is this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By alpinweiss
Is this a feature that worked before, and...

Is this a feature that worked before, and suddenly doesn’t work? Or has this feature never worked on your radio?

Also, for what market was your radio originally designed? A 3.0 Diesel model...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,522
Posted By alpinweiss
It would have to be a large leak (relatively...

It would have to be a large leak (relatively speaking) to show air bubbles in a bucket of water. You would be loosing refrigerant (R134a) rapidly. Most of these evaporators leak very slowly.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-20-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By alpinweiss
BMW offered a rough road suspension on E46 models...

BMW offered a rough road suspension on E46 models sold in México and some other countries. It raises the ride height about 25 mm (1 inch). This suspension was not offered on US models, but it is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 05-15-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,036
Posted By alpinweiss
I would have no hesitation buying anything with...

I would have no hesitation buying anything with an N20 built after January 2015. My X3 is a 2016 model, and I do frequent oil changes. It is great for use in the high mountains (no power loss due...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-10-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By alpinweiss
I think there is a redline that is clearly marked...

I think there is a redline that is clearly marked on the expectation meter. If exceeded, the expectation police will be called. :rofl:

:drive:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-19-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By alpinweiss
I wonder if the engine was replaced due to an...

I wonder if the engine was replaced due to an event not covered by warranty. Some examples are:
Water ingestion (hydro-locked)
Oil starvation (either run dry, or lack of oil changes)
Overheated...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,527
Posted By alpinweiss
I think the best way to make it “sporty”, is to...

I think the best way to make it “sporty”, is to convert the 323 to manual transmission. Yes, I realize this does nothing to increase the horsepower. But it increases the “fun factor”, and improves...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By alpinweiss
I would only get an X3 with X-Drive. BUT, I live...

I would only get an X3 with X-Drive. BUT, I live in a mountainous area that occasionally gets snow.

If I lived in central Texas (like say, Cleburne), I would buy an S-Drive. I do not see an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By alpinweiss
Replacement budget tail lights: ...

Replacement budget tail lights:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-hella-parts/rear-light-in-trunk-lid-lef-63216937459/63216937459~hla/
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-27-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By alpinweiss
Based on the above description of the car, NADA...

Based on the above description of the car, NADA value is about $5400 retail, and about $3400 wholesale. Therefore, I think the insurance company will declare it a total loss, especially when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-20-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By alpinweiss
I would recommend placing a thermometer in there...

I would recommend placing a thermometer in there first. I think it may get warmer than you anticipated.

:drive:
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-15-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By alpinweiss
Buenas tardes Sr. Romano. Bienvenidos a...

Buenas tardes Sr. Romano. Bienvenidos a BimmerFest. El código 2AA1 es normalmente para un sensor de camshaft (¿árbol de levas?). Ud. puede encontrar mas ayuda en la sección E90. Gracias para...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 08-25-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,512
Posted By alpinweiss
Yes, the N20 was updated in January 2015. The...

Yes, the N20 was updated in January 2015. The B48 was in the next generation X3 (US models).
:drive:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By alpinweiss
If new bulbs do not fix this, then consider...

If new bulbs do not fix this, then consider replacing the bulb holder assembly. Be sure to use high quality bulbs, in either case.

:drive:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By alpinweiss
“A/C needs a recharge” is how it often appears in...

“A/C needs a recharge” is how it often appears in the advertisement. This statement is true; but it neglects to mention that the air conditioner also needs a new compressor, condenser, evaporator,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By alpinweiss
I am not sure from where you are are writing, and...

I am not sure from where you are are writing, and I am only guessing on the details of your car.

If your car has the M43 engine, and is left hand drive, here is a link to a diagram and the part...
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