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by ABRAD
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B10 V8 Engine Noise - Help Required
Replies: 15
Views: 4110

Re: B10 V8 Engine Noise - Help Required

Sorry to hear that it was such a big job, I thought that you had nailed it with the oil change at Sytners.

Did you also do the chain guides or were they ok.
by ABRAD
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: overtaken by a B10in France today
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: overtaken by a B10in France today

You nearly gave me a heart attack reading that.

Our B10 is also blue and has the reg B10 VSX, and was supposed to be transporting us to Paris next week, lol!!

Just checked and she is still in the local garage having all the suspension and subframe bushes renewed though!!
by ABRAD
Mon May 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 597
Views: 103841

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

I nearly went to that - looked good but is about 2 hours cross country from us.

Decided to clean the cars instead!!!

The Dakota went straight over our house late afternoon.

Got me in the mood for the Parachute drops in Normandy next week.

Can't wait - but will be Alpina - less unfortunately.
by ABRAD
Sun May 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: CPC ALPINA Open Day - May 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: CPC ALPINA Open Day - May 2019

Sorry for the late response!! Excellent day with some fellow "Alpina Nerds"!!! Many thanks to Phil for hosting (and letting me in on the engine work done to my B10 previously). Also, thanks to Charles for making the effort to sort - I know these things aren't easy to get together - much appreciated ...
by ABRAD
Sun May 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B3s BiTurbo Convertible M11 Northbound 18 May 2019 at 13:44
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: B3s BiTurbo Convertible M11 Northbound 18 May 2019 at 13:44

By the way - did it sound good - I knocked it into SPORT mode a couple of times!!
by ABRAD
Sun May 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B3s BiTurbo Convertible M11 Northbound 18 May 2019 at 13:44
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: B3s BiTurbo Convertible M11 Northbound 18 May 2019 at 13:44

Hi Neal, That was I (plus my daughter doing her Kim Kardashian impression) - we were late for collecting my wife from Stansted. I'd come down and overnight-ed in Southend and had spotted you as I got on the M11 - that black 440 coupe was in the way most of the time though - so I struggled to get up ...
by ABRAD
Thu May 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: CPC ALPINA Open Day - May 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1897

Re: CPC ALPINA Open Day - May 2019

1. Charles - B3S Touring
2. E24man - Alpina something but sadly not an E24 Alpina
3. Rav - B3 3.3 Saloon #032
4. Phil - Alpina B6s
5. Ravinder - B3S e46
6. DogWagen (Mike) - B3s Cab...if Bill Stephens has finished with it....
7. Adam - B4
8. ABrad (Alex) - B5S
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by ABRAD
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1872

Nice looking colour. Isn't that the car park opposite the Kurzal? Welcome to the forum from an old Essex boy (long time ago). Still got family in Hadleigh and use the visits as an excuse to give ours a run every couple of months. Might see you around as we always have a trip down the sea-front!! Enj...
by ABRAD
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: My B5 Alternator off today.
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Not much room in there is there!!! I take it that you have a ramp or a pit.

What issue were you getting that needed that part changing?
by ABRAD
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B5 Intermittent Non Starting Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Hi Phil

Just ordered a unit - will be here Wednesday.

Did you disconnect the battery to do this or did you just crack on?

Take it that you have had no coding issues whilst switching the cables over from module to module?
by ABRAD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B5 Intermittent Non Starting Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Hi All, Thanks for the responses - all pretty plausible. Car was on incline the first time but on Sunday it was just flat. Reading into the posts when you put the IVM/ISM code into Google - that looks like the most likely cause - so I might give that a try b4 anything else. Thinking back I did have ...
by ABRAD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B5 Intermittent Non Starting Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

B5 Intermittent Non Starting Issue

Bit of a weird one this. Back in March - after a decent motorway trip in the rain - I parked the car up in the drive, turned it off and when I returned it wouldn't turn over?? Half an hour later it started with no issue - I presumed it was the rain and thought no more about it. When I mentioned it a...
by ABRAD
Wed May 30, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: E39 B10 V8s wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 4928

Good luck with the search!! Not many out there at the moment. We went to see 037 - and it certainly needs a bit of TLC now, which we were neglected to be told before the 7 hour round trip. It's even running on non Brembo brakes - which whilst expensive, is kind of the USP of the car (amongst other t...
by ABRAD
Wed May 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B10 reversing camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Nice install that - and pretty handy when you learn to trust it! Ours has the camera installed - along with the DAB radio, AUX for IPod and the Digital TV - handy for Corrie on the move. The only issue is that ours can't read the CD's in the CD player now? It just shows the screen and says that no d...
by ABRAD
Wed May 30, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 2009 Alpina B5S - advice needed re: servicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

The quotes from Sytner seem rather a lot - must be the Southern rates!! I'll have to do to dig our bills out, as we are the same as our cars have full BMW history, but:- We had 2 Filters and 2 oil changes done in a row at Nottingham last May when we got our car (due to the incorrect filters having b...