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by ade and liz flint
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Planning for the winter ! Winter tyres/wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 967

They don't look like genuine BMW wheels to me and at that size they're the wrong size for your car's recommended set up. But for the price, they don't look too bad. Aftermarket are fine: we've used our aftermarket OZ set on one E85 Alpina and 2xF21's in 8 years, and currently contemplating selling ...
by ade and liz flint
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Planning for the winter ! Winter tyres/wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Should be 17". Your B pillar wheel and tyre sticker should give you your options, though, as will your handbook. Our similar age Roadster S (essentially E46 parts) used 17's and that had a bigger front brake caliper than your B3 3.3. Ensuring the correct offset is just as important as the diameter.....
by ade and liz flint
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: Genuine new and used Alpina badging for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

No longer for sale.
by ade and liz flint
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Experimenting with LSD
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

With regards to LSD conversions (specifically the ones carried out by Birds BMW) is there a way that a technician would be able to tell if one had been fitted without an extensive road test? From a visual inspection, the Quaife LSD isn't apparent as it is fitted inside the car's original differenti...
by ade and liz flint
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: Genuine new and used Alpina badging for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Was the “ALPINA” badge still available? Don’t suppose you have a part number of know if it’s the same dimensions as an e39 boot badge? The new chrome ALPINA badge is still available, and the letters stand 23mm high. I don't know if it's exactly the same as an E39 badge, although I have had ...
by ade and liz flint
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 carbon clean vs walnut blast?
Replies: 4
Views: 918

E9x b3biturbos are plagued by two well known faults: high pressure fuel pump (hpfp) failure and turbocharger wastegate rattling on idle. Worth checking any history there, and if any trouble starting or going straight to a rough idle, suspect hpfp.
by ade and liz flint
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Cleaning an E46 soft top
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

The ultra proofer is spot on. Not used the others. The recommended cleaning method I followed is to use washing powder as it's gritty, and a good stuff brush. Open the hood and get into the recess at the back when the roof fabric isn't taught. Obviously, rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly before an...
by ade and liz flint
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: Alpina stickers and decals from Pukar Designs
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

ali wrote:Are you happy with the quality Ade?
Yes. When I can eventually get the car out :roll: I'll give them a working over and see if they stay on. Ought to, as low CF where they're mounted.
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: My new car B3
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Timbo76 wrote:Hi all, yes I live in Great Wyrley near Cannock
I know Great Wyrley pretty well. My aunt lived in Trevor Ave. And my son works his uni hols in the big Sainsbury's just over the A34 from you.
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 bi turbo shudder problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Pleased you're fixed! Although at some cost. Ouch!
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Selling my Alpina Roadster S Lux #98
Replies: 49
Views: 7313

PerryGunn wrote:You know I'm an info hoarder Ade... :lol:
Somehow, yes, I did know you're the keeper of RS knowledge. Well done Perry :clap:

I'd just started searching when I saw you'd beaten me to it 8)
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Selling my Alpina Roadster S Lux #98
Replies: 49
Views: 7313

I'm not that familiar with alloy repair, but the bubbling issue is something that can be repaired without issue? Needs a full alloy wheel refurbishment to remove all traces of corrosion and new valves fitted with a soft interface with wheel rather than original steel washer (which is main cause of ...
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Selling my Alpina Roadster S Lux #98
Replies: 49
Views: 7313

Aus_Pol wrote: 15,850 now.
Quite some reduction from the starting point, and now about right for a warranted RS with hopefully all faults highlighted and cleared before handover. Shows how 'out there' the initial price was, though :shock:
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: Alpina stickers and decals from Pukar Designs
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

A close-up of these PUKAR tyre mount labels so you can see what quality you get, as there is no image on his website:-

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by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 3.3 Torch in Glovebox
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Rav wrote:What could go wrong in one?
Batteries, bulb, switch, charging contacts can go wrong. IIRC they're pretty well sealed up. Long ago I had one 'die' and I'm far from averse from dismantling stuff as it's my 'thing'. I didn't bother with the torch and spent my time better elsewhere! :lol: