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by PerryGunn
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Silver Roadster S - Colchester
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Silver Roadster S - Colchester

Trying to work out which # this is - according to the DVLA it was first registered in March 2006. It doesn't match any of the registration plates I have for age & colour (but it may have had the plate changed) How closely did you look at it? Did you notice the interior colour as the photo lacks colo...
by PerryGunn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Torque for wheel bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Torque for wheel bolts

There's an easy way to remember to BMW wheel bolt torques for their 'standard' bolt sizes of 12mm & 14mm The recommended torques are ((bolt diameter in mm) x 10Nm) +/- 10Nm This means that 12mm bolts should be 120Nm +/10Nm so 110-130Nm 14mm bolts should be 140Nm +/10Nm so 130-150Nm The educated amon...
by PerryGunn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Dirty alpina thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1765

Re: Dirty alpina thread

Charles wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Fast3000 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Are their rules to this thread...?
The dirtier the better, surely?
Are we talking cars or women...? :wink:
by PerryGunn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Dirty alpina thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1765

Re: Dirty alpina thread

Not this winter but 'Before' & 'After'...
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by PerryGunn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: 2004 Alpina Roadster #23
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 2004 Alpina Roadster #33

bit of a typo there, it's #023...
by PerryGunn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What's happened to the Register?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: What's happened to the Register?

Slightly off topic, but can we update the register ourselves or does it need to be carried out by the moderators? Admin does it but we have a backlog that needs clearing at the moment ...it must be some backlog... I submitted information and photos of #320 in 2012 and the details still haven't been...
by PerryGunn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Number Plate Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Number Plate Tape

I've used various brands of trim tape over the years without a single plate coming off. The last lot I bought was https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076M3YYL8 and it's kept the plates on our X3 for just under 4 years - and the X3 lives outside as the Alpina gets to use the garage... :lol: You're p...
by PerryGunn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: Alpina D3 Touring Wanted - Is DPF Removal An Option ?
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Alpina D3 Touring Wanted - Is DPF Removal An Option ?

[Soapbox] Removal of a DPF is incredibly anti-social - they're installed for a reason and there's a potential fine of up to £1000 if they're removed. I, for one, hate following diesels that blast out huge amounts of soot as they accelerate. [/Soapbox] As far as an MOT goes - It’s illegal to drive a ...
by PerryGunn
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Locking wheel nuts Z4 Alpina
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Locking wheel nuts Z4 Alpina

Good news that you got the nuts off (although a little disheartening to hear they are that easy to remove with the right tool!) The wheel bolt designs that just have an irregular outer surface have never offered much protection - the McGard ones with a smooth outer surface and rotating collar are m...
by PerryGunn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Locking wheel nuts Z4 Alpina
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Locking wheel nuts Z4 Alpina

There are some sockets that have a lot of little push rods that are supposed to fit misshapen or irregular nuts, I understand that some of these will work on keyed bolts Alternatively, the tyre changing places often have a variety of locking-nut 'keys' - if you have a spare 'normal' bolts, it might ...
by PerryGunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Roadster S #257
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Roadster S #257

Here's what it used to look like - it may not have Xenons, but it did have eyebrows...
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by PerryGunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Roadster S #257
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Roadster S #257

...and sold at £14,250 (plus the 6% fee to the site)... effectively sold for £15,105
by PerryGunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Roadster S #257
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Roadster S #257

... unless the Xenons were an aftermarket upgrade? They look like standard Z4 headlights... As an example, here's an image of the headlights & interior of a low-spec 2004 2.2 SE that's currently for sale - you can see the headlight adjustment wheel inside I just grabbed the front and interior image...
by PerryGunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Roadster S #257
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Roadster S #257

CaesarBob wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Nice looking RS 8)
It is very presentable... not as nice as #320 though - but I would say that :lol:
by PerryGunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Roadster S #257
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Roadster S #257

Aus_Pol wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:21 pm
I like the lack of navigation screen.
I would miss the headlights and wind deflector upgrades.
It has the wind deflector - it's mentioned in the ad and you can see it installed in one of the photos. The boot mounting brackets for the deflector are also present