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by richb10touring
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: F30 B3BT Touring
Replies: 0
Views: 969

F30 B3BT Touring

Very stealthy, no badging or model number on the tailgate. Silver, M1 Northbound, came off near Leicester. V proud of myself for a geek spot - only the quad pipes and the spoiler (without letters picked out in black) gave it away. Had what is either a fantastic Fast Jet/Fleet Air Arm numberplate, or...
by richb10touring
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: is this the cheapest e46 touring
Replies: 30
Views: 8330

Good news on the arches & TC mate. I started with 0w-30 and moved to 10w-60 Castrol Edge as I found I got more miles per litre. Alpina ideas all now on hold - I knew it was too good to be true! But this isn't Mrs-induced. Dunno if anyone's seen much of the news today, but it means I'm off to Sierra ...
by richb10touring
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: is this the cheapest e46 touring
Replies: 30
Views: 8330

Not at all! I'm sure everyone one this forum will agree that reading about cars NEVER gets boring! Yeah, I sold it to James, glad the SH folder has stayed complete. The Bilstein's were fantastic replacements for the tired OEMs. I used 330d items on the front rather than 330i spec as the 3.3 uses an ...
by richb10touring
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: is this the cheapest e46 touring
Replies: 30
Views: 8330

Elan, I owned this car for 4 years and sold it to a friend of a friend in about June/July 2012, in mileage terms from about 90k to 140k. Hopefully you're in possession of the meticulously maintained history file that went with the car when I sold it...?! If not feel free to PM me or we can have a ch...
by richb10touring
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

I am very pleased to say that I have just sold No 113 to a chap who I know through work. I have told Jamie all about the register, and I'm sure he will be along to introduce himself in a few day's time. He is on his way to the car's new home in Somerset and I am sure will already be enjoying himself...
by richb10touring
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

Has the car ever had a gearbox rebuild in it's life? Just curious about the longevity of the box Nope. I had the oil changed (not flushed) a couple of years ago which made it a bit smoother, but it works exactly the same now as it did when I bought it with 95k on the clock, so whilst the gearbox ha...
by richb10touring
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

Have you had any response on PH Rich? I suspect the 02 Touring doesn't have a snowball's chance at twice the price :shock: My thoughts exactly! There's been interest, but I think my location is a bit of a dealbreaker in that people don't want to come all the way down to Cornwall to view. Its up on ...
by richb10touring
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

BUMP, BUMP!

Still for sale, now asking £5495.

Now that I'm driving her only weekly rather than daily, I appreciate how brilliant a car this is that bit more... Someone take her off my hands before I get depressed about it.
by richb10touring
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The eternal oil question
Replies: 26
Views: 7089

Stuart Truman wrote:Roadster S's use plenty of oil. They also need washing in Evian water and have to be dried with baby panda ears.
That's probably why Yang Guang and Tian Tian aren't doing the business!
by richb10touring
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The eternal oil question
Replies: 26
Views: 7089

Try Opie oils, they had an buy 5 litres get 1 litre free offer, or something similar, on Castrol Edge recently and they deliver very promptly at a decent price. I think they do 'Oil Change Kits' too which will include the correct filter.

Opie Oils
by richb10touring
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

Thanks! Well I've had the setup for 20k miles now, and my OEM dampers were shot when I had the Bilsteins, the bushes & the rollbar put on, so as you can imagine the difference was huge. It really felt like a new car, and exceeded all my expectations. Damper-wise, I imagine it feels near enough like ...
by richb10touring
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

E46 B3 3.3 Touring No. 113

Thinking of selling my car as I now commute to work rather than live there. 2002, 51 Reg, 140k, 4 owners including me (since Jan 08/95k miles), meticulously maintained with stacks of bills, receipts etc. One of only 9 RHD 3.3 Tourings produced for the UK, one of 17 E46 Tourings if you include the 3....
by richb10touring
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: A35 Southampton rd, B3 e46 touring. 1/10/11
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Twas I!

It must've looked blue because of the sheen of filth... :(

I was parked up there for a spot of impromptu camping in the woods nearby, and at 6.50 pm would have probably been in the pub not far from there!
by richb10touring
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: How to encourage a potential new Alpina Enthusiast
Replies: 25
Views: 5102

I insured my B10 when i was 24 for about £800 FC with Elephant, I think I had 5 years NCB at the time, so it should be achievable. But as for buying a £25k car... Get him to spend £5-10k on a B10/B3(s) and put the money he saves monthly over the payments on £25k towards extra fuel and just-in-ca...
by richb10touring
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Have you got a slow electric window?
Replies: 0
Views: 1397

Have you got a slow electric window?

If so then I have some good news for you! The other day I noticed my driver's side front window had started motoring up slowly - I guessed that the regulator was on the way out and started looking at part prices and DIY guides. I stumbled across this DIY , which promised to fix it for only a few zip...