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by AG
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B10 3,5/1 ECUs
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: B10 3,5/1 ECUs

I'd say this was a BMW item, but not a 100% sure must admit
by AG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Confused by Cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Confused by Cleaning

As has been said, spend a day or weekend getting the base right, then once done (or had done) your cleaning regime will be much reduced and the car would look great for some time to come. You don't have to spend big money (depends on what you call big thigh) but some meguires will help. What am i do...
by AG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B10 V8 engine numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: B10 V8 engine numbers

I seem to recall from somewhere (so not a 100$ sure) that they could not increase the bore of the M62 due to the construction of the block but could increase the stroke to increase the volume, where as the V8s was a new casting from Alpina. The heads, they would have reworked the BMW supplied items....
by AG
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B10 3,5/1 ECUs
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: B10 3,5/1 ECUs

you may be better of looking for an aftermarket chip that can be installed into a std BMW ecu, I'm pretty sure the 1991 cars would be a chip installed as opposed to a sealed tuned system as per the later e36 B3.2's. That way all you need to locate is the STD BMW ECU that would have been used for you...
by AG
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Onboard monitor - OEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Onboard monitor - OEM?

if you have a BMW on board screen/sat nav etc, the you'll need extra cables/change of connectors to fit the non OEM alternative as the OEM item is only a slave item as the gubbins etc are all in the boot.
by AG
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: Searching an e21 c1 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Searching an e21 c1 engine

I was pretty sure TWR built up the C1 here in the UK, could be wrong on that though. I drove one years ago (wished I'd bought it, one of those that slipped away), back was very light, breakaway was easy, very potent and sounded really nice. But I had a 325iSE at the time which I'd bought new and thi...
by AG
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: Searching an e21 c1 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Searching an e21 c1 engine

m20 b23 surely? The m60 is a V8 Thats what the e21 323i had and that formed the basis of the C1. As for the gearbox etc and diff, std BMW items as far as I am aware. So they'd be fairly easy to locate The engine will be hard enough to find but relatively easy to replicate today, the diff not so if A...
by AG
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Headlights

yes, I have changed headlight lenses but only on the e46, easy to do, they basically unclip!
by AG
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: 1994 BMW ALPINA B2.5 (E36) CABRIOLET
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: 1994 BMW ALPINA B2.5 (E36) CABRIOLET

quite like that.

I imagine you could have had a B2.5 in any body shape from the e36 range if you wanted to back in the day. Sytner would have made you one.
by AG
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E36 B2.5 ALPINA FOR SALE (EX FRANK SYTNER DEMO)
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: E36 B2.5 ALPINA FOR SALE (EX FRANK SYTNER DEMO)

I'd agree with Simon, even a full fat B3 is struggling to make £8k+ at the moment so the 'humble' B2.5 with faults is going to be hard to move at that price.

Nice car other than that, just slightly unrealistic asking price in todays uncertain market
by AG
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New to Alpina
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: New to Alpina

I'd say the front seats are probably original to the car however something of this age, there's no real way of telling without maybe removing the seats and having a look at the part numbers.
by AG
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New to Alpina
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: New to Alpina

The sport seat is BMW's own Recaro designed and supplied seat, it was offered as an option on many of their cars/ranges and is an excellent seat. It didn't change much throughout and it was a cost option, however if you have aftermarket Recaro seats in your B9 then they could have been a dealer fit ...
by AG
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New to Alpina
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: New to Alpina

#5-377 is indeed an e24 B9, Originally a UK car, black with an anthracite interior. Nice to hear its still alive and to be worked on. Do you have the original rear shocks still fitted? If so they can be rebuilt but sourcing some genuine replacements are going to be very hard or expensive if sought f...
by AG
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: e23 for restoration
Replies: 53
Views: 7369

Re: e23 for restoration

£15k? He's been on the sauce surely?
by AG
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: E46 B3 front number plate holder
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: E46 B3 front number plate holder

it depends if the B3 was based on the M sport or the SE
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