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by nealpina
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: ALPINA owner B3 E92 Yesterday Monday 15 October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 385

ALPINA owner B3 E92 Yesterday Monday 15 October 2019

As above delivered a Supra to Toyota dealer in Colchester. The salesman was driving me to the station in the Supra. We both were talking about how similar this is to the Z4. He then said he likes BMWs. I therefore mentioned I have two ALPINAs. Then he said I own a ALPINA B3 E92. What are the chances...
by nealpina
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: D3 30 September 2019 Morrisions Watford at 14:34
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: D3 30 September 2019 Morrisions Watford at 14:34

Spotted again on Tuesday about 13:45ish. Driven past me as I was walking to Toyota Watford, and the D3 entered Morrison car park. I was in too much of a rush to approach the owner once they parked
by nealpina
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Purchased my B10 10 years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Purchased my B10 10 years ago today

greenelekta wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:05 pm
A car that ticks all/most of the box's is a rare thing. So a great choice for you Neal. Enjoyed your write-up
Cheers.

However most will say that a V8 Touring tick all of their boxes :wink:
by nealpina
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: D3 30 September 2019 Morrisions Watford at 14:34
Replies: 1
Views: 154

D3 30 September 2019 Morrisions Watford at 14:34

Just delivered a Supra with delivery mileage, to the Watford Toyota dealership which is next door to Morrisons. Went inside Morrisons to buy a drink, I then spotted a D3 in the car park

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by nealpina
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Purchased my B10 10 years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Purchased my B10 10 years ago today

Nice write up Neal Congrats Neal. 10 years already, I remember when you bought your B10 and it shocks me that 10 years have passed by. Mind you it is 17 years of B10 ownership for me in November, time sure does fly. I like your delicate description of the effectiveness of the B10 handbrake on hills...
by nealpina
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Purchased my B10 10 years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Purchased my B10 10 years ago today

The most pleasurable experience in the B10 must be ALPINA 50th Birthday celebration at Buchloe. I realised the true power of this beast on the autobahns. I started off driving the car as if I was on the UK Motorways missing out gears, but quickly was redlining through every gear and the power delive...
by nealpina
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: European Road Breakdown - Any Pointers/experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: European Road Breakdown - Any Pointers/experiences

I use the RAC as they cover cars without an age limit now. Good thing is they have the brand name, never needed to use them. As far as I am aware not heard of any horror stories with their European cover
by nealpina
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Mint Green B7 Anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Mint Green B7 Anyone

When it comes to green I like this one in Java Green, defo a head turner, but a brave move. I have also considered Alpina Green over the years but never quite been persuaded, however back in the day I did see a brand new Fern Green E46 B3 which was very impressive at the time (still is!) I like Jav...
by nealpina
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Mint Green B7 Anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Mint Green B7 Anyone

I really like that mint Green will be more than happy to drive that. I however will rather have mint green on something smaller like a 3 series. If I was going to buy a 7 series it will be in one of the ALPINA colours; or royal burgundy red, almandine brown, aventurine red or another loud but bold c...
by nealpina
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: ALPINA Mini
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: ALPINA Mini

ALPINA may do some behind the scenes work for Mini development, but at this moment in time why would they make a Mini into a WAP? There are some superb BMWs, which ALPINA could put their magic on, a Z4 or even 1 series. A new Z4 ALPINA will be one subtle badass car.
by nealpina
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Wheel Question

Cool front E36 wheels are needed.

Not sure if that tyre size will fit a rear wheel staggered setup
by nealpina
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Wheel Question

17s from a E36 will fit a E46 - the offset is fine

Some years ago I knew the answer to this but forgotten: Do ALPINA recommend 17s for winter? If Yes then go for it, if No then hopefully someone else will have the answer
by nealpina
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Annoing sound on cold start, and stops after a while
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Annoing sound on cold start, and stops after a while

Westby wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:11 am
But is this sound normal?

Thuank you
Yes perfectly.

However and as Charles said check the rivets also
by nealpina
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Annoing sound on cold start, and stops after a while
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Annoing sound on cold start, and stops after a while

The injection pump warms up the catalytic converters quicker to lower emissions, and hence also warms the car faster.

When I purchased my B10 I asked the previous owner that I want the car to be stone cold so I knew the injector pump was working correctly
by nealpina
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: E46 B3s Cabriolet 11 June 2019 at 18:20 on the M25 Enfield
Replies: 0
Views: 633

E46 B3s Cabriolet 11 June 2019 at 18:20 on the M25 Enfield

As above clockwise on the M25 - A10 junction. You turned left at the roundabout for the Northbound A10, and I took the Southbound exit for the A10.

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