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by Wellsy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E9x D3 - 2litre why then, but not now?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: E9x D3 - 2litre why then, but not now?

As above the 2L's were lighter at the front which contributed to good handling. :D That said it was also to make a cheaper car at a time when the market had crashed. Perfect car for a daily commute though. Yes I heard this too, the front set up on the D3 BT is 330D, brakes etc. So take out the heav...
by Wellsy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 1151
Views: 137063

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Toasey wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:29 pm
D3orbust wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:29 pm
Removed the stupid Ceramic coating that I applied last year (never again)
What was the problem?
Hey,

How and Why? How did you remove coating and why would you need too?
by Wellsy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E90 D3 Biturbo, where's my silencer?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: E90 D3 Biturbo, where's my silencer?

Yh the E90 D3 BT is lacking on the sound front, but its always going to struggle to sound good being a dirty diesel. My local garage fixed a water leak for me a while back and they always do a road test to make sure everything is fine. The garage is at the end of my road and I was outside when they ...
by Wellsy
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E9x D3 - 2litre why then, but not now?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: E9x D3 - 2litre why then, but not now?

I'd like to speak to someone at Alpina to hear from them what the company view is of the older D3 versions. I've heard a number of people saying "it's only a D3" or "its not a real Alpina though" "Oh yawn not another D3, god there are so many". Personally for me owning a 2009 D3 BT its the perfect c...
by Wellsy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New B8
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: New B8

I stopped at £155k with 20k worth of extras.

https://www.alpina-configurator.com/gb/ ... /equipment

Need 6 numbers to come up this weekend before this happens though.
by Wellsy
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E90 D3 Biturbo, where's my silencer?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: E90 D3 Biturbo, where's my silencer?

Mines the same, 2009 D3 BT #114.

The Exhaust is Alpina specific so I guess they didn't see the need for it, no point removing the heat sheild. Doesn't really sound much different though, which is probably a good thing. Diesels with loud exhaust sound a bit weird IMHO.

Mark.
by Wellsy
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Interior Preferences
Replies: 71
Views: 1869

Re: Interior Preferences

Thought this was the new M5 CS for a min then, very similar to that look. I love it, I think the Green is very cool and the interior really pops against it. I love some of the individual paint an interior colours! Silver or black paint is my least favourite and ive owned a lot of silver and black ca...
by Wellsy
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Steering Wheel Retrim
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Steering Wheel Retrim

Afternoon all, And some pictures of everything fitted back to the car. Gear Gaiter fitted.jpg handbrake fitted.jpg Steering wheel fitted.jpg The gear gaiter took a little fettling as the Alcantara is clearly thinker that the std leather originally fitted. Didn't take a lot to be honest just had to c...
by Wellsy
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina number plate options
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Alpina number plate options

I have swapped mine back to the original plates anyway now, but would not have been concerned about the MOT as they only take 5 mins to swap back to the originals when the time came - but does anyone know if there is an insurance issue? I would feel pretty unlucky being pulled over for plates witho...
by Wellsy
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Finally joined the club with a G21 B3
Replies: 44
Views: 1076

Re: Finally joined the club with a G21 B3

Look great, did you get from Sytner High Wycombe? If so I'm not far away in Princes Risborough. If you know the area and your passing the train station look out for my E90 D3 biturbo in black, with gold decals. I can't drive it at the moment, but that's a whole different story, nothing wrong with th...
by Wellsy
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Steering Wheel Retrim
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Steering Wheel Retrim

Hi all,

sorry not been checking in for a few days, Matt is a member on this forum, I will see if I can tag him. If not his e-mail is below.

mpmtrimming@instagram
mpm.trimming@yahoo.com
by Wellsy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Steering Wheel Retrim
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Steering Wheel Retrim

Afternoon all, So few months ago my steering wheel developed a rattle, which was pretty annoying. It was clear the only way to find out what was going on was to get inside the wheel and have a look. Clearly something I'm not going to do, considering I am pretty sure its difficult to replace this whe...
by Wellsy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 339
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: D3 339

Hi,

Have a look on FB or the Alpina Owners Club 2017, post in there and ask for Bob Whiffin. If anyone can find some history on your car it will be Bob.
by Wellsy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Interior Preferences
Replies: 71
Views: 1869

Re: Interior Preferences

I think like you said, its horses for courses, mine is my daily driver so darker color definitely works for me. I also have the piano black trim as it's much better looking than the silver trim. I do agree though that a full set of Alpina wood trim would be amazing. If I were to have a second Alpina...
by Wellsy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: McAlpina
Replies: 23
Views: 843

Re: McAlpina

There are 3 Alpinas in my village, which is surprising as it's a small village. There is my D3 BT, a older B3 Cab and a B3s touring. I did hear a couple of lads riding by on their bikes the other day saying "hey look that's an Alpina, we will have to tell Dad". I hope Dad is into cars and has an Alp...