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by Charles
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Cold Start Up Problem and Cog of Death - Alpina E46 B3.3 2002
Replies: 29
Views: 497

Re: Cold Start Up Problem and Cog of Death - Alpina E46 B3.3 2002

Might be worth doing a continuity check to make sure there isn't a poor connection or broken wire. Had this on mine recently.
by Charles
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: That's a very very big number
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: That's a very very big number

ScooBeeFive wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:38 pm
Could you ever consider changing it now?
No!
Engine aside, how's the rest of it holding up?
Fine until the next bit fails πŸ˜„
by Charles
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Cold Start Up Problem and Cog of Death - Alpina E46 B3.3 2002
Replies: 29
Views: 497

Re: Cold Start Up Problem and Cog of Death - Alpina E46 B3.3 2002

I think you were unlucky that all these things happened at the same time but, given the list of issues, a Β£900 bill is pretty good - you should see my invoice folder!

Now you can get out and make the most of your car πŸ˜„
by Charles
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: That's a very very big number
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: That's a very very big number

ScooBeeFive wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Just incredible Charles - fair play! What a journey!
Thanks - it's been fun so far, despite the occasional roadside despair, and gearing up for the next milestones along the way πŸ˜„
by Charles
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: That's a very very big number
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: That's a very very big number

CaesarBob wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:17 pm
Epic achievement Charles!
Thank you πŸ˜„
by Charles
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: That's a very very big number
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: That's a very very big number

Rav wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:16 pm
Is that 350k miles, you have driven as I recall you bought new from BMW Canary Warf?
Had it from new with 3 miles on the clock from Sytner City in Stratford in March 2003 πŸ˜„
by Charles
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina Blue or Green
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: Alpina Blue or Green

Green for me, with gold deko πŸ˜„
by Charles
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Alpina d3 f31 bi turbo pan roof on collecting cars
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Alpina d3 f31 bi turbo pan roof on collecting cars

My car's got a light beige interior - leather, carpets and headlining - along with a glass sunroof and no tint on the glass, as I prefer the light and airy feel in the cabin.

No grandchildren that I'm aware of, either!
by Charles
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: That's a very very big number
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: That's a very very big number

Wow, that’s one reliable engine and thought mine was highish now at 93k. Have you ever thought of having the car dynoed to see if the power has been retained? Not quite, John - it is very much a "Trigger's Broom"!!! The original engine was rebuilt at 180k miles, a new cylinder head was installed at...
by Charles
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: That's a very very big number
Replies: 10
Views: 74

That's a very very big number

Finally ...
by Charles
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Silver Roadster S - Colchester
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Silver Roadster S - Colchester

PerryGunn wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:34 pm
A trip to SpecSavers for Churchie?
Clearly - he was in Colchester and not Barnard Castle!
by Charles
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Lagoon green E36 B2.5 coupe looks an honest motor 0892026
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Lagoon green E36 B2.5 coupe looks an honest motor 0892026

Looks like you will need a replacement rear screen to get rid of the hole if you removed the aerial, or an 'orrible rubber bung. Keeping the period/kitsch aerial seems the best option to me. I think they work by induction through the glass so there will be a little box on the interior aligned with ...
by Charles
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 1162
Views: 138693

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Toasey wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Tightened the battery connections. Car runs and starts great.
Note to self: Check your nuts!
by Charles
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: green e46 b3 touring heading away from amersham to beaconsfield
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: green e46 b3 touring heading away from amersham to beaconsfield

Fast3000 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:31 pm
Are you keeping the cage locked Charles?
Of course - it's only a car, after all ...
by Charles
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 1162
Views: 138693

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

ScooBeeFive wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:46 pm
Always an exciting time - I'll hopefully swap mine over this weekend too. What wheels do you run as winters out of interest?
Used to run 17" BMW Style 45 wheels with Alpin rubber but upgraded to a second staggered set of 18" Classics with Pilot Sport Alpin tyres this year