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by Rav
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Battery issues
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Battery issues

Thanks all. I have swapped out the batter with one from my wifes old A6. It was a diesel so its plenty big. I measured the current drain and it showed 20mA which is acceptable. The replacement battery seems to be doing what it should although the indicators do not blink on lock and unlock and nor do...
by Rav
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: B10 v8 for under 7k
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: B10 v8 for under 7k

Ok so whats wrong with it? Why so cheap? Alpina values are very odd, just as i had started to think that I understood the pricing, something like this pops up. E39 cars are infamous for rust issues. Mileage is high to a non enthusiast at 171k. MOT history is a bit hit and miss. Tyres, indicator colo...
by Rav
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Battery issues
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Battery issues

Thanks all. The investigation will begin in earnest tomorrow. I have swapped out the old battery - Bosch Silver 5 which looks pretty new with an older varta battery i saved from my wifes Audi A6 TDI. I will see how that holds up and will follow the parasetic drain instructions you have kindly shared.
by Rav
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Battery issues
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Battery issues

Yet another problem rears its head. I woke at 3am for my trip to the toilet - you will understand when you get to my age and on the way back to bed, i decided to look out of the window at my B3. I noted that the red led under the rear view mirror was not blinking. I went out early this morning to fi...
by Rav
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
Replies: 175
Views: 22864

Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

Thanks @Charles!
by Rav
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E36 B3 3.2 #067
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: E36 B3 3.2 #067

I would like to think that this gives me an idea of what my car could be worth in a few years. £25k for this seems optimistic, but possible if the right buyer is in the room at the right time.

I would be interested to learn about what this does sell for.
by Rav
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
Replies: 175
Views: 22864

Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

Thanks guys. The car is now as she was intended. A proper gentleman's express and not a boy racer car sitting in the weeds. Its actually my birthday today and I feel like i should take up a pipe and listen to some Chopin in my Alpina as I blow away Porsche's on the Autobahns.... I'm hoping that the ...
by Rav
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 1064
Views: 131139

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Oooof - that's the business!
by Rav
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Gear Selector Light
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Gear Selector Light

Ok, so i went out the car and its now working fine.....Madness!
by Rav
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Gear Selector Light
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Gear Selector Light

Good point Charles - I got excited. Its the little yellow light next to the gear selector informing you of which position the lever is in. Mine was temperamental and no have given up. I checked a few forums and it seems that wires wear away under here. https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t...
by Rav
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 CABRIO #098
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: E46 B3 3.3 CABRIO #098

That's very nice and low miles. If its OE sec suspension, that would have been £1200 on its own before fitting.
I like the colour and the interior looks rather special.
by Rav
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: FMW Tuning - BEWARE VAT issues
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: FMW Tuning - BEWARE VAT issues

Had similar issues with AWD with my suspension and hence the long delay with my parts. They are now charging extras to get into the UK, but got stuck as they had not factored this in when i made my order. I didnt have to pay, but they would have.

Who voted Brexit?
by Rav
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Gear Selector Light
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Gear Selector Light

Wow - thanks Dave. I will give that a look. I have never seen this before. What a great resource!!
by Rav
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
Replies: 175
Views: 22864

Re: Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!

I finally have a proper Alpina B3 3.3!! Most here would agree that what makes the Alpina special is a combination of the engine and the suspension. I was sold by the engine immediately, power delivery is perfect. I understand that the 3.3 engine is used by track car builders and I understand why. Th...
by Rav
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Gear Selector Light
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Gear Selector Light

Thanks Metrics. The kit was just over £1300 once delivered. It got stuck in europe with the wrong paperwork after Brexit! Fitting was not bad value from the BMR team at something like £600, but whilst the car was there, I added a few items to the list - gearbox flush, brake fluid change and a few ot...