B3S CAB #233 BITURBO ISSUES

Got a question about your ALPINA ask it here !
You've got the car now you need to know something, techincal advice, specific questions etc.

Moderators: D4, Charles, neil

Post Reply
ABRAD
ALP
ALP
Posts: 242
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: Barnsley
Contact:

Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:56 pm

Hi,

It might be one of my less good decisions - but managed to strike a deal on #233 B3S - BiTurbo Cab over the weekend.

Apart from a set of tyres, an interior tidy up and some odd bits of paint it "seems" fine.

Only one thing (probably major) - after running for a while there is a whiff of petrol coming from the nearside exhaust.

It is only from this side and doesn't do it on start up - but only when it has warmed up?!?

Anyone with one had any similar problems - It pulls strongly (and smoothly), so that isn't the issue.

The engine is slightly tappety - but that could possibly be that it needs an oil service desperately.

Also a previous owner used to swop from Winter tyres to Summer - the car is still on it's winter set so, if they still have the summer set in storage - please pm me.

Otherwise - another awesome Alpina!!

Any help gratefully received.

Regards

Al
Current Cars
Alpina B3S BiTurbo Convertible (233/Deep Sea Blue)
Alpina B10 V8s (96/Avus Blue)
Alpina B5s (453/Sapphire Black)
Alpina D3 MT (348/Titanium Silver)
Volkswagen Golf GTI MK2 8V - looking sad for itself and to be renovated!!
Vauxhall Insignia SPORT Tourer Elite 1.6D 2016

Previous Cars
Renaultsport Clio 172
Volkswagen Scirocco
Vauxhall Cavalier SRI
Various Vectras, Laguna's, 406's etc - for work
User avatar
Metrics
ALPINA Af
ALPINA Af
Posts: 1486
Joined: Fri May 29, 2015 12:33 pm
Location: Berks

Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:41 pm

You bought another Alex? :wink:
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI
CaesarBob
ALPINA Af
ALPINA Af
Posts: 1022
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:37 pm

Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 pm

Nice purchase!

I can't offer any specific advice but this was offered as an AUC car by Sytners last August before they gave up and sold it through a trade auction to Auto Motion. The fact it has been little used and probably only run for very short distances in the last 7/8mths may be a contributing factor?
'97 E36 B3 3.2 Touring #062
'15 F32 420d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'99 E36 328iA SE "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)
ABRAD
ALP
ALP
Posts: 242
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: Barnsley
Contact:

Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:09 pm

Cheers,

The WIFE has bought another one Asim - who am I to advise her differently!!! LOL.

Reading up more on the 335i injector issue it seems to be from that swathe of 2010 cars - so I presume that it is that - which may explain that is only from one bank.

Anyway it is in for an oil and spark plug change asap - so I expect they will let me know the bad news.

Weird that it hasn't affected any running or performance though - yet!!
Current Cars
Alpina B3S BiTurbo Convertible (233/Deep Sea Blue)
Alpina B10 V8s (96/Avus Blue)
Alpina B5s (453/Sapphire Black)
Alpina D3 MT (348/Titanium Silver)
Volkswagen Golf GTI MK2 8V - looking sad for itself and to be renovated!!
Vauxhall Insignia SPORT Tourer Elite 1.6D 2016

Previous Cars
Renaultsport Clio 172
Volkswagen Scirocco
Vauxhall Cavalier SRI
Various Vectras, Laguna's, 406's etc - for work
User avatar
Metrics
ALPINA Af
ALPINA Af
Posts: 1486
Joined: Fri May 29, 2015 12:33 pm
Location: Berks

Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:17 pm

Fair play!

Think you have most car variant options ticked with your Alpina fleet right there 8)
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI
ali
ALPINA Aficio
ALPINA Aficio
Posts: 2029
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:40 pm
Location: Edinburgh

Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:37 pm

I have a great spare set of 19" Staggered Alpina dynamics for sale £1200 in edinburgh
They came off a 2007 D3 MT so if yours is an LCI might need to check the offset on the rear wheels as the LCI was 8mm wider track and I believe had 9j rears and not 9.5 but that might only be in the soot chucking variety.
The B3S might have 9.5J as mine are

Clicky
B3 3.3 Touring #108
B10 V8 #540
B3 3.0 Biturbo #107
E46 M3 Convertible
Post Reply