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by John_C
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: F31 D3bt - day out and first oil change
Replies: 15
Views: 6431

A service manager recommending you change the oil more often than is necessary? Surely not! :lol: Changing the oil more often than the recommendation for your own peace of mind is fine if that's what you want to do, it certainly won't do any harm, but modern long life oils are perfectly capable of p...
by John_C
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Will the price of the car increase with age like an M3
Replies: 19
Views: 7548

Thankfully that's not true, the aftermarket always catches up and those expensive replacements become cheap(er) repairs. Been hearing the same protestations of electronic module doom for decades, hasn't happened yet and I doubt it ever will. That said, there is usually a crossover point where cars a...
by John_C
Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Alpina D3 Biturbo no. 022
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

The OP updated their original post rather than posting again, manual with 140k. Grab a bargain cat-D for only ten grand :lol:
by John_C
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: B3 3.3 convertible
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Very nice, but at that money it will be around for a long time IMO.
by John_C
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina general car conundrum
Replies: 54
Views: 15412

I'll... erm... "store" one of them for you. How about the M5, you can use it whenever you want, just give me 24 hours notice ;)
by John_C
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Insane
Replies: 12
Views: 4679

Sounds like sensible best practice when replacing a turbo on a modern diesel. Turbo failures tend to contaminate the oil, the DPF or both. What's not acceptable is being hit with those charges after the fact, if they didn't warn you about these extra charges at any point I'd be digging my heels in b...
by John_C
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Anyone used Koni FSDs on a b10, e39?
Replies: 14
Views: 4831

I'd agree, any E39 is a beautifully judged compromise between compliant damping and handling with a sliding scale depending which version you go for. It's what makes them so bloody nice to drive, even so long after they were launched. I don't think you'll go wrong with the Billies, they make serious...
by John_C
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Anyone used Koni FSDs on a b10, e39?
Replies: 14
Views: 4831

I used the FSDs and found them to be really, really good. They did firm the car up a lot, but then it was still running the original shocks when I had them replaced at over 100k miles and, to put it charitably, they were completely shagged. Did the car lose the Alpina "magic" as a result? Maybe, but...
by John_C
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Looking for a 2010 D3 clutch HELPPPPPP
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

BiTurbo? If so it's not an Alpina specific part, it's from the 123d. Get the part numbers from BMW and shop around for quality OE equivalents from a brand like Sachs and you'll save a fortune.
by John_C
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 Biturbo
Replies: 58
Views: 23454

Alpina tax, unfortunately :(
by John_C
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Alpina D3 Biturbo no. 022
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

Also the mileage would be useful, and what gearbox it has
by John_C
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Nice b3 saloon Alpina register member but who?
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

That does look like a nice example, if I was in the market I'd be giving it a good look.
by John_C
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Nice B10 3.3
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

That does look lovely, MoT history is fairly reassuring too, steering rack weep but it's an E39 so that's pretty standard.
by John_C
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Best Dash Cam
Replies: 19
Views: 5948

I wouldn't consider the "BMW" dash cam myself, it's half decent but really it's just a generic cam with BMW branding slapped on it and a ton of BMW tax applied. You can do much better for much, much less.