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by Misko
Thu May 19, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B12 in Wokingham - beginning of May(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2339

8 series (e31?), think it was blue, should have taken a pic, looked really nice
by Misko
Wed May 18, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B12 in Wokingham - beginning of May(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2339

B12 in Wokingham - beginning of May(?)

Could be a week before, let's say parked not too far away from the town centre, really nice looking. Passed by in the morning and in the afternoon, guess was visiting someone
by Misko
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: GAP Insurance for Alpina's
Replies: 13
Views: 4942

Tom,

Long time ago when I had my D3, I managed to get gap with Ala. Phoned them and explained what D3 is and they came back few days later and said that it's fine. 4 year policy was about half the price Sytner would charge for their 3 year one. Worth trying

Misko
by Misko
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina B5 Touring
Replies: 17
Views: 6690

The F10 550i has taken on the daily grind and we've just picked up an E89 Z4 30i SDrive for the missus which if she is lucky she might get a go of (but don't tell her that!). My mrs has the same one for the last 2 years, that's why I got relegated to driving a bus. Good fun, just bevare of water in...
by Misko
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Charles's blog
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

In some computer languages, the default or start date is 1/1/70. I'm pretty sure it's in "C" and php, which is used for the forum software so it could happen that the real value just got lost . :D
by Misko
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: My New Alpina
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

Cheers. Got out in it today, was a nice drive. A lot more comfortable than my impreza, but can't say the diesel chatter matches the impreza burble haha. Think I might be needing new brakes soonish (<5K) struggling to find any recommendations for them, is it just a case of stick to OEM? Don't go sho...
by Misko
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 Remap
Replies: 42
Views: 18141

Re: D3 Remap

Anyone had their D3 remapped? Had various remapped diesels including 330, 335s but the D3 just isn't quite quick enough on over taking. Anyone recommend it or not as the case may be and who with and what sort of figures do you get? I remember few topics about this, try using the search. Also have a...
by Misko
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 4052

Hmmm, maybe cheap not best? If I can get same miles for money, I will happily shell out..... Michelin PS2, had new set fitted when I bought the car, did ~22k miles and still had 3.5-4mm all around. Not a lot of mway miles and lots of fast cornering, that's the reason for fronts and rears wearing eq...
by Misko
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Which oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 2683

Ian,

I believe it does. I used to buy oil and get bmw to change it and have at least 3 one litter bottles half full in the garage.

There are 3 different types of oil service with more filters being changed every time. After you are done with the third, you go back to the first one
by Misko
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Overfilling with diesel
Replies: 9
Views: 4403

I absolutely love my car, best I've ever had, BUT why do BMW sell cars that have 'common faults' and let them go? In the 6-8 weeks I've had her, door actuator- common fault Front Brake sensor- common fault Sensor for abs/traction control that needs a repair kit I think- common fault Now this, guess...
by Misko
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B/D5 in Wokingham
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

B/D5 in Wokingham

easter Monday morning, turining onto Wiltshire Road
by Misko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: D3 Value
Replies: 17
Views: 6324

I was getting ~£10.5k as part exchange from BMW, Volvo and Merc 3 weeks ago for #323, 43k miles with full BMW service history, 3 moderately scuffed alloys, few car park scratches but no deep ones and all tyres between 3 and 4mm. First reg was March 2007 and I was the second owner. How that translat...
by Misko
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: D3MT brake pad wear sensors
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Try realoem and select 320d

hth
by Misko
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chit-chat
Topic: Thinking of buying used X5 with tow bar - advice
Replies: 0
Views: 1504

Thinking of buying used X5 with tow bar - advice

Hi, I'm after a bit of advice so any help is welcome. Considering trading my D3 for an X5, looking for ~4 year old although it seems that most of the interesting ones are a bit above what we would like to spend. Now, I actually found something far more expensive, just about 3yo and it's LCI model an...
by Misko
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: white B7 in Miami
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

white B7 in Miami

seen it yesterday at the airport, from the MIA mover, in the car park just below it. Very nice surprise