Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

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Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

Post by Rav » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 pm

Only a few pictures as it was a long day. I had to replace the glow plugs and glow plug control module on a Megane before getting my job done.

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My car is missing the panel covering the oil drain plug - has anyone got one spare?

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1999 #032 Alpina B3 3.3 saloon (UK Press Car) - Buchloe Beast
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Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

Post by hap » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:13 am

Good work rav if i do come Gaydon will they alpina rondals be bsck to bmw 😁

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Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

Post by Charles » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:20 am

Rav wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 pm
My car is missing the panel covering the oil drain plug - has anyone got one spare?
Mine's been missing since the first service - from what I can tell, they don't fix particularly well and easily fall off.

Personally, I haven't bothered about it.
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Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

Post by Rav » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:56 am

I managed to find time and money to buy a fit a new set of tyres to my car.

The ones which arrived on my car were Federal F-595R semi slick, road legal, track tyres. At the last MOT my tester advised that they were perished. I looked at Michelin PS4, but just couldnt find stock. I ended up buying a set for Good Year Eagle F1.

I fitted these and took time to clean the wheels including the barell. The car drives so well now. The old tyres must have had a solid side wall or have been so perished that they had zero give. The ride with the new tyres is firm, but much more civilized. The suspension is now well matched to the tyres and i can drive without the contant look out for any postage stamps on hte road which would crash my suspension.

Very happy to be back into something that drives so well.
1999 #032 Alpina B3 3.3 saloon (UK Press Car) - Buchloe Beast
2000 Porsche Boxster S - viola
2015 Audi A4 Avant Ultra - Wifes car

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