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by Rubes78
Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: SOLD my 2005 B5
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Good stuff Out of general curiosity for the market value of a B5 Did you make the asking price? Unfortunately not, a little way off it. I have a limited window to get what I want as my next car so took the hit. As Chris pointed out in the Facebook group, these are such niche cars you're selling to ...
by Rubes78
Sat May 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 2009 Alpina B5S - advice needed re: servicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

I always used Grosvenor in Reading. Justin and Barry have looked after the B5 well.
by Rubes78
Sat May 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: SOLD my 2005 B5
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Sold this afternoon, buyer already taken it away. Bit of an emotional afternoon given the sentimental attachment I had to it, but onwards to the next car!
by Rubes78
Tue May 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: SOLD my 2005 B5
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Re: Lovely car and a quick question

Stunning colour combination, but then I am a little biased as it is the same colour combo as my first B5 about 6 years ago! A quick question which I hope you can answer please - was the CIC retrofit a fitting you had undertaken in your ownership, could you PM any details to help, as this is somethi...
by Rubes78
Tue May 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: SOLD my 2005 B5
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

SOLD my 2005 B5

Cherished example in Metallic Grey (silbergrau) 96k miles, with full service history, maintained by local specialist during my ownership. In addition to standard options, has been retrofitted with upgraded CIC iDrive with SatNav maps, harddrive, USB and iPod integration. Bluetooth hands free calling...
by Rubes78
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Spotted B10 and D5 around Reading/M4
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

I think it's on the 15th.
by Rubes78
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Spotted B10 and D5 around Reading/M4
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Thanks, nice pic !
Berkshire meet sounds good, just joined the BMW Car Club so might pop along to the Basingstoke meet, I hear there a few Alpina regulars.
by Rubes78
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Spotted B10 and D5 around Reading/M4
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Spotted B10 and D5 around Reading/M4

Two Alpinas in an afternoon ! Yesterday on the way home spotted a blue B10 on the J8/9 roundabout of the m4, then followed Westbound for a bit. I did wave a few times but no response. Then pulled up in the Costco car park and spotted a D5 parked nearby, said a quick hello to the owner, nice to meet ...
by Rubes78
Mon May 01, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: A big thanks to Neil, Gary and everyone who attended
Replies: 24
Views: 9103

Echoing the comments here, thanks to Neil, Charles and everybody for organising. Was great to put some faces to names, especially fellow B5 owners Les and Chri who I'd spoken to on the forum and FB group. Some great cars on display, nice mix of old and new. Stewart and I had our own spirited drive a...
by Rubes78
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: National Meet @ Sytner Nottingham-Sunday 30/04/17 (UPDATED)
Replies: 176
Views: 63530

Many people heading up from the Berkshire area? Convoy?

Jon
by Rubes78
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Painting Brake Calipers
Replies: 18
Views: 5451

I'd possibly be interested in a group buy if possible 8) The more the merrier Absolutely :) Where are you based in Berks - I'm in Reading. The car will need to with Unique for a full day, sometime in April - is that ok for you? I'm in Wokingham so not too far. Do we have a rough idea on price? Chee...
by Rubes78
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Painting Brake Calipers
Replies: 18
Views: 5451

I'd possibly be interested in a group buy if possible 8)
by Rubes78
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B5 Supercharger passing oil
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

So, back from the specialist today and good news.....looks like it was the crank case ventilation valves, both replaced and the boost pipes cleaned out. I'm sure the car feels noticeably more responsive.
Thanks for all the pointers :-)
by Rubes78
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B5 Supercharger passing oil
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

Is it consuming oil Rubes78? No noticeable consumption, not sure if it was before it went in for the service to be honest. It had been off the road for the winter and the only reason I took it out this early was because of a new job where I now need to commute. Trying to get it booked in next week ...
by Rubes78
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B5 Supercharger passing oil
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

WINNE1 wrote:Rubes have a look at the link below it may help you a little.

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/forums ... highlight=
Thanks, will take a look.