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by sean7997
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: D3 BT Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: D3 BT Questions

The only things I would add is using 10w60 oil should reduce/elimite the chances of having a problem with the timing chain. This was cause by BMW's oil recomendation being too thin orginally. Alpina specfic parts are at: https://www.alpina-automobiles.com/fileadmin/user_upload/SERVICE_Workshop/02_Pa...
by sean7997
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: e90 D3 BT oil leak?
Replies: 0
Views: 214

e90 D3 BT oil leak?

When fixing some issues on the D3 recently i've noticed some oil on the turbo.
It's right below the oil fill cap, but i dont belive i have split that much when changing the oil.

Picture attached below, does anyone know if I should be concerned?
by sean7997
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: D3 BT E90 wont rev past 2,000 RPM
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: D3 BT E90 wont rev past 2,000 RPM

thanks for the suggestions!

I've taken the EGR cooler & valve off. They were filthy, i'm cleaned them with oven cleaner and rinsed them through atleast 8 times already and i'm still going. Hoping this is the problem, but it's looking promising - thanks again for the suggestions!
by sean7997
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: D3 BT E90 wont rev past 2,000 RPM
Replies: 5
Views: 323

D3 BT E90 wont rev past 2,000 RPM

hey, By D3 BT E90 (2011) has recently started to occasionally refuse to rev past 2,000 RPM, I feel like the turbo(s) aren't spinning up? Has anyone experienced anything like this before? any idea what the cause was? - happens for between 20 - 120 seconds near the start of a journey (not every time, ...
by sean7997
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Steering wheel refurbish
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Steering wheel refurbish

I see royalsteeringwheels often recommend on these forums, but i wasn't happy without the orginal stiching as I wanted my steering wheel to look exactly as it did out the factory. I got it done at Spau (spau.co.uk) based in north London. They seem like great guys and worked really hard to ensure it ...
by sean7997
Sat May 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: E90 D3 BT exhaust position
Replies: 1
Views: 1766

E90 D3 BT exhaust position

I had a little knock on the underside the other day... Now there's a little rattle when idling and it seems to be the exhaust has moved and vibrating the bumper :( If anyone can take a picture of theirs and maybe measure how far away it should be from the bumper that would be great? it's defiantly b...
by sean7997
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Mixing engine oils?
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

Mixing engine oils?

Just a quick question.. I've got these 2 engine oils http://imgur.com/a/1etKg The one on the left is ~1 year old, and the one on the right i got last week. Will i be okay to mix these 2? Looking a bit online and I think they have just rebranded their Edge 10w60 with "supercar" and updated the packag...
by sean7997
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Locking wheel centre cap jammed
Replies: 12
Views: 6195

Same thing happened to one of mine, after trying for a while i drilled it out and replaced it. Now i have 3 other spare locks, i could only buy them in a set.
by sean7997
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Washing my Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 5593

Washing my Wheels

You don't realize how bad they are until you wash them.

Sorry about the image size!

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by sean7997
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Busted 7Series
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Busted 7Series

Spotted on the M4 eastbound Friday 19th Aug. what do you guys think about the colour?



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by sean7997
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: D3 BT Ipswich
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

D3 BT Ipswich

At Adastral Park mine is the blue one parked only a few cars away!

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by sean7997
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: D4
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Pictures and millage are a must when trying to sell a car...
by sean7997
Tue May 31, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Worlds Fastest Motorway Maintenance Car!
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Its a D3, probably fastest in the UK not sure about the world, Dubai might have something quicker?

Have a look here https://www.facebook.com/AlpinaGB/posts/538442502923461
by sean7997
Fri May 27, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: F30 D3 Biturbo in St Albans
Replies: 6
Views: 3273

I picked up my Alpina a couple of weeks ago & live in St Albans. Though I've never seen any around before!
by sean7997
Fri May 27, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: My D3 BT
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

My D3 BT

Hey Guys!

Thought I'd come and say hello, picked up my D3 BiTurbo a few weeks ago. So much better then my old car (Skoda Fabia 02)

Here's some pictures, http://imgur.com/a/3mfhF

One problem is every time i drive it the front bummer gets covered in flies and i need to wash it all the time! :evil: