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by PhillV8S
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: VED changes.
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: VED changes.

I think pre 2009 all Alpinas were classed as PLG even D3’s, but after this they started using the emissions based system. I am not sure of the exact cutoff but does seem that way. My 2008 B6S is PLG. I suppose you can always just put the registration in of a car you are interested in on the DVLA sit...
by PhillV8S
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: VED changes.
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: VED changes.

I think you have that wrong. Even if the VED system was changed it wouldn’t be retrospective. If you have the emissions Info it is on the V5. Your car will be classed as a PLG over 1600cc.
by PhillV8S
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Occasional spam posts
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Occasional spam posts

Agreed, it was funny seeing the follow up posts. Bless they do try don’t they!
by PhillV8S
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: E39 B10 V8 #083 ALPINA Green
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: E39 B10 V8 #083 ALPINA Green

Unsurprisingly the MOT history is not a pleasant read.
by PhillV8S
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Guest Blog !
Topic: Brought V Bought
Replies: 27
Views: 11908

Re: Brought V Bought

Is this still a car enthusiasts forum? Being a pedant is a pre-requisite when being asked an opinion on Alpina bonnet badges ... Can I apologise before I ask this question as no doubt it’s been discussed before, given Charles’s post.I am new to the forum although I have been aware of the brand sinc...
by PhillV8S
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: McAlpina
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: McAlpina

My B6 was originally from Glasgow but moved down south early on its life. Time for a trip back to the motherland.😁
by PhillV8S
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: G31 B5 #340 Ferrari Blu Pozzi
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: G31 B5 #340 Ferrari Blu Pozzi

That’s a cracking looking car. Congratulations. Nice spec too. I’m sure you will love driving that beasty.
by PhillV8S
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E60 B5 S #484
Replies: 36
Views: 1047

Re: E60 B5 S #484

Well apart from the fact the e39 V8 and the Fx bi turbo are both completely different engines to the H1 your argument makes complete sense ref timing chains and hearing of 1 B5 which needed gearbox does not make it a common issue in my experience. :roll: Gee has about 5 or 6 these engines on his dri...
by PhillV8S
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E60 B5 S #484
Replies: 36
Views: 1047

Re: E60 B5 S #484

I would beg to differ! A new gearbox, timing chains and head gaskets is not normal stuff! My car has same engine, similar mileage and has full BMW history also but not needed any of this stuff. The main weak point is the S/C which due to incorrect oil filter being fitted gets starved of oil. These c...
by PhillV8S
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E60 B5 S #484
Replies: 36
Views: 1047

Re: E60 B5 S #484

I saw he had posted this for sale on one of the FB sites for 15.5k I think. He has pulled that post now in preference of the eBay auction.
by PhillV8S
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available
Replies: 42
Views: 1368

Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

The BMW dealership at Solihull is a Sytner/Alpina one but they still fit the incorrect oil filters when servicing my car! Just sayin. :(
by PhillV8S
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: My G31 B5 LCI has arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: My G31 B5 LCI has arrived

Congratulations, cracking looking car. Look forward to it being on the used market in the future.😁
by PhillV8S
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E85 Roadster S #034
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: E85 Roadster S #034

Is that the money these are at now? I thought they were around the 15k Mark.
by PhillV8S
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E60 B5 #057
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: E60 B5 #057

I would like to think these issues would be resolved before a sale. But maybe it shows that they see this older Alpina’s as an attractive retail option and the residuals are holding up well? As the only supercharged models these e6x models, I think will have a firm following going forward as somethi...
by PhillV8S
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Why would you feel the need to do this?
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Why would you feel the need to do this?

I doubt this has even happened, more likely the tuning company just estimating the gains they Might achieve. As already said, the base car will more than likely pit out more than specified so reckon this is just B.S. Takes a fool to aftermarket tune a 100k car and invalidate the warranty for the sak...