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by MichaelC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Silver D3 Hampton in Arden
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Silver D3 Hampton in Arden

I shall have to keep my eyes open for your Silver D3. My office is in Sutton...
by MichaelC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Debadged B3 in Cheam yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 730

Debadged B3 in Cheam yesterday

Spotted a green B3 on a 55 plate yesterday around 12.30 ish in Cheam. The car was debadged but carried the spoiler and wheels...
by MichaelC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 604
Views: 104621

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Looking good there Phil. Meanwhile, today, and sadly no pictures, I was shat upon by a teradactyl. The sound of the impact was remarkable. It was, best described as a huge slap. Driver’s side window, front lumbar support, seat belt, seat belt guide, rear window and crevice. Lovely. Took a while to...
by MichaelC
Thu May 09, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The forum is back, and so is the B6
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: The forum is back, and so is the B6

After much discussion I decided to go through official channels for the supercharger. I could have sourced a new supercharger from the continent but ultimately decided to go via the proper channels, Sytner confirmed the part number, and it was ordered by Walkers via Vines BMW. Cost, approximately £...
by MichaelC
Wed May 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The forum is back, and so is the B6
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: The forum is back, and so is the B6

60K mileage. Given the car is thirteen years old but in super condition it is worth keeping it that way. The early onset of corrosion has been nipped in the bud and now that all has been remedied as it should be, the car should be good on that front for another thirteen years. The supercharger chang...
by MichaelC
Wed May 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Ideal tyres for E46 B3 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: Ideal tyres for E46 B3 ?

PS4.

In years gone by I had an E46 M3 (owned that for twelve or so years!) and the Pilot Sports were the natural tyre for the car.
by MichaelC
Tue May 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The forum is back, and so is the B6
Replies: 6
Views: 676

The forum is back, and so is the B6

On the same day!

New discs, pads and pipes.

Bushes.

Lower oil sump.

Sub frame tidied up (evidence of early onset of rust) and fresh protection from the ravages of the world.

Oh, gulp, and in the end we decided on a new supercharger.

Good to be back!
by MichaelC
Tue May 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: We are back... BUT...
Replies: 56
Views: 4219

Re: We are back... BUT...

What a nightmare, well done Neil for sorting it out.
by MichaelC
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: MICHELIN TYRES
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Four PS4s ordered yesterday, arrived this morning, and fitted this afternoon.
by MichaelC
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 604
Views: 104621

I dare not post a picture of mine, it’s filthy. This weekend I shall give her a wash.
by MichaelC
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Respray
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

its more a case of what you want to pay.. you could get estimates ranging from 1-5k but depends on quality of work and finish you seek i would not want to spend less than 3-4k retail on what you describe or likely around 2k trade price to achieve a reasonable finish call around your local bodyshops...
by MichaelC
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Respray
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Respray

I have a '98 Jaguar XK8 (Mrs C's preferred car). Whilst the car is mechanically sound it is tired. The car is going into a Jag specialist next week for some work - seat motor/module, windows motor/regulators, air con howl, centre console lights, rear view mirror! Once that is all sorted out there ar...
by MichaelC
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The brakes work!
Replies: 1
Views: 623

The brakes work!

It seems silly, but I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have had to do an emergency stop. Well, today I had an absolute need to do so. Thankfully I was observing the speed limit and was trundling along at 30 mph when an oncoming car decided to turn right immediately in front...
by MichaelC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: I live in the USA... The choice: B7 vs. M5
Replies: 27
Views: 2503

My understanding is that the 8 replaces the 6. I stand open to correction. On the subject of the 8, on talking to Alpina when I was at Goodwood earlier this year is that a B8 is three/four years off. So, if I was choosing between the B7 and a B5/M5 I would choose a B6! Seriously, and it is down to p...
by MichaelC
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: update: the bottom of the block has been reassembled.
Replies: 150
Views: 27036

Looking fantastic