Rescue Dog ( but german )

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GingerJuan
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Rescue Dog ( but german )

Post by GingerJuan » Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:50 pm

Good morning / afternoon / evening depending on where you are in the world, new to the forum and even though i have been in the thick end of bmw's most of my life i've just got my first Alpina. I buy a few cars off copart and spotted said car looking less than fresh so put a bid in and to my astonishment i won it, I'm sure one or two of you might know the car once i get some pics on here it's # 367 of the D3 Bi-Turbo tourings in alpinweiss.

Now the task of getting the old girl up to scratch begins and considering i have a workshop full of customer headaches i will do my best to crack on, i will post some pics shortly of how i received the car and progress as i go, tempted to go full Sreten but it will never get finished if i start down that rabbit hole.

Good to meet you all.
11- E91 D3 Bi-Turbo Alpinweiss
03- E46 330 Ci Clubsport Estoril
94 - E34 525I Sport Avus blue
09 - E92 M3 Jerez Sold : (

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Re: Rescue Dog ( but german )

Post by DogWagen » Mon Jun 10, 2024 11:05 pm

Welcome to the Alpina family!

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Re: Rescue Dog ( but german )

Post by JohnW » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:23 pm

Welcome to the forum.

It’s the N47 engine that has the main issues, especially with higher mileages.

Plan on replacing the timing chain and guides, the replacements had additional oil journals to keep it well lubricated. I had the alternator whine on mine too. Wheels may need a refurbish and the dampers may be tired too.

A great looking car though the Touring.
JohnW
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Previous: 2011 D3 BiTurbo Saloon #373, 2014 F30 320iX M Saloon, 2009 M3 DCT Coupe, 2008 B3 BiTurbo Coupe #074, 2009 E82 123d Coupe, 2006 E92 325i Coupe, 2002 E46 325iSE Coupe, 1998 E36 318iSE Saloon

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Re: Rescue Dog ( but german )

Post by GingerJuan » Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:51 pm

Thanks gents, luckily i've done more n47 timing chains than i've lost 10mm sockets so that wont be a problem :D i'm currently doing a full rebuild on an N47 from a paceman cooper SD that spun a shell so will be just another day at the office.

I have yet to give it a run due to the small fact that it had a light nose job and im gathering bits to get it looking nice again, it had a TDI tuning box cable tied under the bonnet which went straight in the bin so it will be interesting to see what is a little worse for wear when i do take it for its first shake down.
Wheels have been painted dark grey so that has to change, it also feels like an engine mount has died on idle, cant beat a touring even though it seems the last owner tried their best.
11- E91 D3 Bi-Turbo Alpinweiss
03- E46 330 Ci Clubsport Estoril
94 - E34 525I Sport Avus blue
09 - E92 M3 Jerez Sold : (

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