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by bobbly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Z4 roadster S Alpina Lux

Looking at these, is it hard to get the leather binder if it’s missing ? Also footwell mats. Any pointers on what to look out for in general please ? There’s one a t Barons on 26k miles .. what’s it worth ? It was £25k lol :roll: Roadster S mats are freely available via Sytner. No small round badge...
by bobbly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E90 B3 S BiTurbo #257
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: E90 B3 S BiTurbo #257

CaesarBob wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:26 am

E90 B3 S BiTurbo #257
Nope: just goes to BCA login! Will be interested to see details of this.
by bobbly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E61 B5
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: E61 B5

This is only 1 of 3 apparently so not many to choose from really! There are 8 UK registered B5 tourings. Check the build figures for confirmation. It may be true that the B5S sold for less than £20k, but I have heard the new owner is looking down the barrel of an engine rebuild. Potentially not suc...
by bobbly
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E61 B5
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: E61 B5

I see this reached £24450 and remained unsold! I assume it didn’t reach the reserve price? Now on a 'buy it now' for £27k. Punchy when the only facelift ie B5S sold for under £20k, and the non standard aspects of the car slightly put me off, The other 7 owners must be feeling good about theirs, tho...
by bobbly
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: D3 BT rear springs and shocks e90 saloon
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: D3 BT rear springs and shocks e90 saloon

Some info in this old forum post:-
https://thealpinaregister.com/forums/vi ... hp?t=16982

If you actually phone Eurocarparts with the part numbers, they can cross match and quote you a price for genuine parts.
by bobbly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F31 side decals
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: F31 side decals

A slight word of warning when replacing side graphics: if you're doing a part replacement with non-OEM parts (sytner can supply BTW) you may not get a colour match as there are a number of vinyl suppliers and there are noticeable shade differences. ALPINA were using Avery Dennison IIRC. Ideally, a f...
by bobbly
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: D3 engine

The car is a 6 sp manual with a bit of clutch judder but no rattles from the dual mass or timing chain. Thanks DMF judder is quite normal on this era of setup from BMW. I'd suggest avoiding tuners as the extra torque will trash the standard DMF in short time as it overloads the drive springs. I've ...
by bobbly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: D3 engine

Hi What engine does my E90 #0147 have registered in 2010. Its a bi turbo with 92k miles. Any idea on its worth and should i consider getting it remapped as i was expecting it to have lots of grunt. I was told its 200BHP as it has an M47 engine The above from the OP should be sufficient here: 2010, ...
by bobbly
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: B3 / B5
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: B3 / B5

Can't comment on ALPINA versions of any as I've stayed away from them, but driven plenty of recent 3's, 4's and 5's: in fact was in a 4 just last week. The 5 is a more rounded car, and far better designed and put together (I have a major issue with BMW's continual use of the manual handbrake on the ...
by bobbly
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: D3 Bi Turbo FJ61JZO
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: D3 Bi Turbo FJ61JZO

yes it does have red badges and wing mirrors. was unsure if they were standard but someone one the facebook page has told me that sytner did this to the car. Sytner did produce a lot of 'specials'. Their appeal to buyers, especially used, is subject to individual taste but all are valid. Won't affe...
by bobbly
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 DPF "Challenges"
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: D3 DPF "Challenges"

Id recommend you change relay. Clear codes. Take it for a nice long run. Check codes again. Looking at your pressure readings you dont seem to have much of a back pressure so DPF doesnt seem to be blocked, so its probably undergoing passive regen. This is the correct starting procedure for starting...
by bobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Aplina XB7 & XD7 at The Nurburgring

CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Both of these appear to be blue under the wraps.
Shame they can't stay 'under wraps' :evil:
by bobbly
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: D3 BT brake discs and pads
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: D3 BT brake discs and pads

kapmonster wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:47 pm
someone correct me if i'm wrong
Ok, I will :P

You're quoting for a D3. The OP has a D3Biturbo. Brakes for a Biturbo come from the 330i/d.
by bobbly
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E65 Alpina B7 - Potential purchase advice
Replies: 24
Views: 10955

Norrie, I rather think Michelin are upselling you PSS in replacement of PS2. This is uneccessary, but the final decision where you spend the money is yours. I still run PS2's on my ALPINA's as that's what they started life on. The PSS is an evolution. Nothing to be concerned over.

bobbly
by bobbly
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 07 Alpina D3 wobble/shake?
Replies: 17
Views: 5088

I have found out the front brakes where skimmed a few hundred miles ago so they will be getting replaced sharpish! Maybe that could be the problem? No: highly unlikely. The brakes would exhibit under braking if they were at fault, not at speed alone. Deformed brake discs cause massive car shake and...