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by PhillV8S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: B3S touring #029: Hodge's old car
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: B3S touring #029: Hodge's old car

Indeed an asking price is not proof of value, you need the selling prices for this info. ref a certain B7 that has been for sale for years at a silly asking price. The market would suggest it is a silly valuation too or it would of sold by now. The insurance companies in my experience want proof of ...
by PhillV8S
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Battery Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Battery Charging

I can’t say that using the chassis will work as a work around for you but I only use the terminals under the bonnet for the reasons you state and as the handbook recommends.
by PhillV8S
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E46 B3 Shock Absorbers - Decision Made.....OEM!
Replies: 44
Views: 2149

Re: E46 B3 Shock Absorbers - Decision Made.....OEM!

I got my OEM suspension from Alloy Wheels Direct also. Found them to be quick, polite and cheaper than anyone else.
by PhillV8S
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: F10 B5 Edition50 #036
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: F10 B5 Edition50 #036

That’s not the edition 50 car, that’s the press car of the latest B5.
by PhillV8S
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Alpina blue B5s 157k 2 tone interior £15k
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Alpina blue B5s 157k 2 tone interior £15k

Superchargers can be had for less than £4K if you shop around these days.
by PhillV8S
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Alpina blue B5s 157k 2 tone interior £15k
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Alpina blue B5s 157k 2 tone interior £15k

There were 12 saloons and 1 estate sold in the UK.
by PhillV8S
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Badges
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: Badges

eBay trash I’m afraid.
by PhillV8S
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The last F31 B3S
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: The last F31 B3S

Looks great, lovely colour and spec too.
by PhillV8S
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: ALPINA Running Costs
Replies: 23
Views: 27109

Re: ALPINA Running Costs

I think anybody who actually cares about these things take very little notice of a book of stamp, unless backed up the invoices to along with them. No book but lots of receipts and invoices is just fine imo,
by PhillV8S
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: E46 B3 Steering wheel issue
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: E46 B3 Steering wheel issue

I spoke to the guy who runs royal steering wheels at Gaydon about this issue. I told hi. If he could learn the process to replicate the Alpina stitching he would be kept busy with Alpina owners. He told me he would look into it but don’t know how far this idea has progresses.
by PhillV8S
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: E61 B5
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: E61 B5

This is only 1 of 3 apparently so not many to choose from really! There are 8 UK registered B5 tourings. Check the build figures for confirmation. It may be true that the B5S sold for less than £20k, but I have heard the new owner is looking down the barrel of an engine rebuild. Potentially not suc...
by PhillV8S
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Confused by Cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Confused by Cleaning

As Charles’s states the prep is the important bit. Personally I was amazed the difference to the surface of the paint felt like after using a clay bar. You clean the car first then use a clay bar with a little quick detailer to help lubricate and the difference is night and day to before and after! ...
by PhillV8S
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: Wanted: e39 B10
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Wanted: e39 B10

Well known indeed, I only mentioned it as this car has only just gone into stock from auction, hence the rescue bid before it stays in multi storey hell for eternity.
by PhillV8S
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: Wanted: e39 B10
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Wanted: e39 B10

Motorhub in keighley have just got a B10 V8 touring in. It was for sale earlier in the year and went to auction and these guys got it by the look of it. Might be worth saving before it’s been there too long.
by PhillV8S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Former ALPINA Engineer - AMA
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Former ALPINA Engineer - AMA

Look forward to picking your brains in the future.do you own an Alpina also?