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by Number5
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Forum Security
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: Forum Security

Yep, I've also had these emails since December and have ignored them on the same assumption, but it's interesting for those of you who have specific passwords for this site. I use same one on a couple of car forums, but will now change them.

Thanks for the heads up Stuart.
by Number5
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: More roadster s woes
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: More roadster s woes

Its not tucked away and at the mercy of rodents is it ?
by Number5
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Charles, I came to the same conclusion that it was still best for me to tax it and stay with Admiral, but the principal still smarted a bit. Anyway, A friend of mine with a Z4M emailed them yesterday and got a reply form a general clerk saying it wasn't a problem and was covered whilst declared off ...
by Number5
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

I've also just phoned LV to get a quote for a Multi Car Policy.

They will cover a vehicle whilst SORN'd but the 300bhp Alpina Roadster isnt on their list of cars. However, the 265bhp Z4 3.0si and 340bhp Z4M Roadster are though !!
by Number5
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

"This is now a chicken and egg situation. You cant tax an uninsured car and you cant insure a car thats untaxed ! Madness" I insured my Alpina after being SORN'd and also without an MOT. To check this out why not go onto Admirals website and see if they'll insure the Roadster. I bet they don't refu...
by Number5
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !

I have a 5 car Multi Car Policy with Admiral and one of those cars includes my Roadster. I only do about 1500 miles a year in the Roadster which is generally the MOT in Feb, a Spring Trip to Snowdonia and a France trip in Autumn. The rest of the time it is away in a locked and alarmed garage and the...
by Number5
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Recommendations for an Engine Rebuild ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Thanks guys. All useful information. I've just returned from 4 days in Normandy when #019 had a damn good run out alongside 6 other Z4M's and a 35i E89. #109 performed admirably and didnt miss a beat. One of the guys with us (an AA Patrol man) suggested that the mayo was purely condensation from sta...
by Number5
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Recommendations for an Engine Rebuild ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Thanks Ade. I'll make some enquiries. I'm in no rush as it as soon as it's back from France this weekend it will be sorned until the April trip to Snowdonia I'm now running 5W40 which dramatically improved consumption, otherwise I'd have been sub 800/900 miles/litre, but there's also a slight milkyn...
by Number5
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Car reg question urgent
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

All numbers are pretty much retainable, even if standard, unless they've been issued by DVLA as a replacement number. I.E. If you built/restored a 1972 car and applied for a 1972 number you would be issued one, but you wouldn't be able to take it off, otherwise people would just keep selling them an...
by Number5
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Recommendations for an Engine Rebuild ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Recommendations for an Engine Rebuild ?

My Alpina Roadster is nearing 90k miles and is now burning oil around 1L per every 1000-1100 miles or so, with the occasional black puff after over-run I know from a compression test that I've got one cylinder where compression loss is around 30% and significantly lower than the other 5, so its time...
by Number5
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: Alpina Roadster Wind Deflector on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Alpina Roadster Wind Deflector on ebay

Seems a little steep when a normal E85 wind deflector sells for about half the price, but it does include the brackets, and that all important logo. I suppose if you need one, then you've got to pay ! (Nothing to do with me by the way) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z4-ALPINA-E85-Roadster-Wind-Defle...
by Number5
Sun May 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Meets in Wiltshire
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

The AV8 cafe at Cotswold Airfield, Near Tetbury is a great place for a car meet, in and around that area.

http://www.av8-cotswoldairport.co.uk/

The Z4 Forum often meet up there and its a great opportunity for photo's with the planes as a back drop.
by Number5
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: South-West meet...
Replies: 19
Views: 5863

But a corker of a pic there by Mr 5! Really? Where is the shadow of the lamp post o the left side of the carriageway? I've No Idea, but I work on the bridge, so took the pic whilst it was closed for maintenance. Here's another one, but further up the bridge... http://theALPINAregister.com/forums/us...
by Number5
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Servicing near Bristol - Sytner or A N Other
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Interesting feedback about Forza I've had a few problems there recently too. I'm not going back as a result. The quality of work fell off a cliff when they moved to Caldicott. Yes, it's disappointing. One day they're great, the next time, you're let down, and with the receptionist being the mechani...
by Number5
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: South-West meet...
Replies: 19
Views: 5863

Yes, I'm local and would be interested, depending on dates.

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