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  Topic: D3 BT , odd noise from rear when cold
Charles

Replies: 2
Views: 95

PostForum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:41 am   Subject: D3 BT , odd noise from rear when cold
Hi Simon,

Sorry to hear that you are having issues.

Perhaps a bit more description of the problem might help us to try and suggest reasons?

Here to help Very Happy
  Topic: Alpina B5 on grand tour
Charles

Replies: 7
Views: 379

PostForum: General ALPINA Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: Alpina B5 on grand tour
Not seen it yet but just so you know...

Series 3
Episode 1, I believe, which is available from today Very Happy
  Topic: B3 3.3 Aux air pump on startup
Charles

Replies: 1
Views: 126

PostForum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:38 am   Subject: B3 3.3 Aux air pump on startup
Rav,

If you are talking about the air pump that runs for 30-45 seconds on cold start up, then this is pumping air into the exhaust to help with emissions and so any work on the inlet manifold is un ...
  Topic: Well feast your eyes on this lunacy! 6-1-19 tinker
Charles

Replies: 60
Views: 14589

PostForum: General ALPINA Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 am   Subject: Well feast your eyes on this lunacy! 6-1-19 tinker
Keep going, this makes me feel so much better about getting 22mpg from my 3.3 B3!
On winter tyres, a regular diet of 99 RON V-Power and 400 miles per week commute, I am now averaging 30mpg in the B3S ...
  Topic: Thinking of selling my E46 B3 3.3 Convertible no.234
Charles

Replies: 8
Views: 544

PostForum: Selling my ALPINA   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm   Subject: Thinking of selling my E46 B3 3.3 Convertible no.234
... I would say around 13-15k as a ballpark figure going on others, but depends if you ant a quick sale or not

I would pitch B3 3.3 cabs at £10-12k as a midpoint at the moment. Yours is a rare colo ...
  Topic: Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !
Charles

Replies: 10
Views: 799

PostForum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 am   Subject: Admiral and TESCO - If SORN'd then not insured !
Based on your figures, Number 5, it might actually be cheaper for you to keep the Roadster taxed and therefore insured under the Admiral policy unless you can find separate cover for it for less than ...
  Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Charles

Replies: 450
Views: 90717

PostForum: General ALPINA Forum   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Don't often post here but I've just enjoyed a 4 hour, 150 mile round trip from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon to Gloucester and back home via the M40-A46-A417-A419-A420 to collect one of my daughters f ...
  Topic: Congratulations ALPINA
Charles

Replies: 10
Views: 681

PostForum: General ALPINA Forum   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:48 pm   Subject: Congratulations ALPINA
Whenever I teach Marketing to my students, I always give them the quote from John Wanamaker (who was a very successful retailer in the US in the late 19thC and early 20thC):

“Half the money I spend ...
  Topic: Revisiting Alpinas
Charles

Replies: 11
Views: 1356

PostForum: ALPINA Buying Advice   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:47 pm   Subject: Revisiting Alpinas
didn't someone do a conversion to Manual on B3?
Simon13 converted his B3S Touring to manual - [url=http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15326]here
  Topic: 3.3/ 3.4 engines
Charles

Replies: 3
Views: 418

PostForum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: 3.3/ 3.4 engines
It's based on the US M3 Evo 3.0 litre engine with an iron block and single vanos, which is then bored out.
  Topic: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
Charles

Replies: 94
Views: 11903

PostForum: My Car   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:35 pm   Subject: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!


I am hoping that it is a saftey feature, if a head/side light is out the indicator comes on permanantly on the same side.......

Can anyone confirm?
Exactly that.

The intermittent sidelight ...
  Topic: Joyous Salutations
Charles

Replies: 6
Views: 415

PostForum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:31 pm   Subject: Joyous Salutations
Indeed Merry Christmas to all and many thanks to Charles and Neil for keeping this all in order, it is easily the best forum around.

Cheers
Your thanks are much appreciated Very Happy
  Topic: E46 B3s engine oil
Charles

Replies: 7
Views: 433

PostForum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:11 am   Subject: E46 B3s engine oil
my engine since its rebuild does a litre about every 4k if that
Used to get that a few hundred thousand miles ago!!!!

I'm planning at the next HG change to have the engine out and replace the pist ...
  Topic: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
Charles

Replies: 94
Views: 11903

PostForum: My Car   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:15 pm   Subject: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
I went through the magical 99999 miles and crossed over to 100000 miles on friday on the way to work. A quck pap of the horn and a stroke of the steering wheel to congratulate the old girl......

Br ...
  Topic: E46 B3s engine oil
Charles

Replies: 7
Views: 433

PostForum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:07 pm   Subject: E46 B3s engine oil
Been using Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 for a while, with no complaints and usage of about 2000 miles per litre (well above ALPINA spec).

Switched back to Castrol Edge 5W-40 at the last oil change (I do ...
 
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