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by AidanB10
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: BMW Warranty - advice information
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Bare in mind aswell, if the part "Worn" or "Corroded" its deemed reasonable Wear & Tear...
by AidanB10
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F10 coolant issues and a possible BMW recall.
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Mostly 4cylinders but noticed a few 6's starting to aswell Currently there is an outstanding Quality Enhancement for some models (not a recall) for some to be replaced, some to be removed, inspected and the mixing tube (pipe) to be cleaned/renewed, but if dampness is found inside the cooler its to b...
by AidanB10
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F10 coolant issues and a possible BMW recall.
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

More than likely the EGR Cooler itself leaking internally
by AidanB10
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: BMW condition based monitoring.
Replies: 4
Views: 824

I see it alot, always advise "It MAY require a set of pads, but we'll check while on the ramp"

However in most cases theyre maybe 60% worn or so

BUT we're not allowed to do a CBS correction anymore, as it'll confuse the computer and over estimate the life of the pads...
by AidanB10
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo #435
Replies: 15
Views: 4334

The only way its "unsafe to drive" is if the wiring to the blower motor wiring has melted

Parts are slowly becoming available, but its still a bit of a lead time

If its not been done already, book it in for September-ish time
by AidanB10
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: Annoying little squeak
Replies: 11
Views: 2495

BMW allow an up to 10mm difference in ride height before they say to start replacing parts, so i'd say you're fine
by AidanB10
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: E91 B3sBiturbo #127: gratuitous pix
Replies: 24
Views: 3794

There is something about those B5/6's isn't there? 8) The M5 is a lovely thing, though. I debated changing to a B5, but couldnt find an S model at the time Decided to hold onto the M5.... ...and traded it in for a brand new F06 640d I'm waiting for an F01 B7BT or something equally as mad to turn up...
by AidanB10
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: E91 B3sBiturbo #127: gratuitous pix
Replies: 24
Views: 3794

If this had of been for sale when I traded my D3BT!!! :lol: It never was 'for sale'....it was 'Ade, do you want it, or no? If not I'm keeping' He didn't 'need' to sell but it was always going to be offered to me if he sold since the day he bought it. Dropped just nicely for us as a garage space had...
by AidanB10
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: E91 B3sBiturbo #127: gratuitous pix
Replies: 24
Views: 3794

If this had of been for sale when I traded my D3BT!!! :lol:
by AidanB10
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: Interesting commute
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

I recently saw a new model Range Rover Sport SVR hammering around a roundabout, made a lovely crackle and pop

There is a market for Performance SUV's, in work theyve put out a few X5 & X6M's
by AidanB10
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: BMW recall on E9x and E8x models
Replies: 17
Views: 3077

There are currently 2 out for E9* models One for the Battery Cable to be replaced (behind the glovebox) Another is the checking of the wiring to the blower motor when its stripped down for the Battery Cable Yes the Parts are available for the Battery Cable Recall At this stage it is a prelimary chec...
by AidanB10
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 1995 BMW E38 740I
Replies: 2
Views: 686

740i badge is in the wrong place, but looks a nice barge!
by AidanB10
Mon May 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: If you could own any ALPINA - which would it be?
Replies: 35
Views: 5005

The dream is an E38 B12 6.0, or a 5.7 if one was available

E34 B10 Bi-Turbo for the odd weekend out

And an F06 B6 GC in RHD for the daily duties, unfortunatly it doesnt exisit
by AidanB10
Tue May 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: grass greener?
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Going to throw my 10p's worth in here Have my M5 3 and a half years now, its not been perfect reliabilitywise, but its not been too bad (Both Throttle actuators under warranty, 1 gearbox sensor, and a clutch and flywheel) But yet how many B* owners are on their 2nd/3rd 'charger, which someone mentio...
by AidanB10
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: full detail very happy
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Stunning 8)