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by rcshott
Tue May 19, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Strut Brace for my Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 3284

MarkEG wrote:Oh, and I noticed a difference - less skittishness on tight corners. For a standard daily drive there wasn't much difference, but if you push it in a corner, it definitely felt more controlled.
Yep, that's the whole idea…great for the track.
by rcshott
Mon May 18, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Strut Brace for my Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 3284

Yeah…black defo looks better, doesn't stand out so much.
by rcshott
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 3
Views: 4770

Very sad Charles. I know the feeling well as I constantly lose Army mates…many I've known for 50+ years.

I DID have a smart comment when I first read your lines, though….Have you figured out, yet, what caused all those kids? :oops:
by rcshott
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Strut Brace for my Z4
Replies: 6
Views: 3284

I fitted the Strong Strut system to my Roadster S, Strut brace and firewall braces. I bought mine from CA Automotive, which was around £500. To be honest I did not notice any difference, and was not worth the expense. Also it was a very tight fit, and you would have to remove the brace to get at t...
by rcshott
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E39 B10 V8 Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 2966

Is there anything else electrical, weird going on? Have the proper battery test done (not with a amp-metre)…but cell by cell to ensure it has full power, sometimes one cell can fail. Just a thought.
by rcshott
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Geneva tomorrow (now adding photos)
Replies: 20
Views: 7221

STUNNING Neil! Thanks.

L-O-V-E colour combo of the B6. Pure. But I wonder about changing wheels of the Edition 50. Can just see the local mechs with a rattler gun chewing paint off.
by rcshott
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: If carlsberg did an alpina dealership this would be it......
Replies: 8
Views: 3524

:oops: :oops: :oops: Only just find it did you hap? :P
by rcshott
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: How to clean an engine of ANY condition
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Yeah mate! Better still in the flesh. OH forgot…yeah "bonnet"…been reading too much 'other countries' mail :oops:

I'll be in country April 1…get them injins polished for my 'spection!
by rcshott
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: How to clean an engine of ANY condition
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

OK lets see if I can get this; Two of engine I cleaned 2 weeks ago & not been touched since…& one skinny brush. Got all the way to the car & forgot to take pics of other brushes. Six floors up and lift not working I ain't going back! Engine has 334,000 kilometres so a couple bare spots. For the as...
by rcshott
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: How to clean an engine of ANY condition
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

How to clean an engine of ANY condition

While I'm on my soapbox…Engine cleaning :idea: For more years than I care to remember I've used (and often struggled) with degreasers and high pressure water, and then some gunk in a bottle to make it shiny. I've just found out (on Youtube) that all you need is OVEN CLEANER, a couple brushes and C...
by rcshott
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Getting my wheels clean....
Replies: 9
Views: 5031

I use C5 but to be honest you really need to get into the habit of cleaning them weekly. The shape of the wheels lends itself well to having brake dust sit in the deep dish which builds up very quickly ABSOLUTELY! Ya know…there's as many cleaning stories as there wheels, it seems. For almost 20 y...
by rcshott
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Otto Model Cars.
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

This is a newie I think. But what a crap site , has store opening times but NO ADDRESS??? Somewhere in France the phone code reveals. Absolutely NO description of the model other than "1/18" scale. For £35 there's NO WAY it will be die cast, needs a '0' on the end! You need to ask questions. I've b...
by rcshott
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Otto Model Cars.
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Do you have the link?
by rcshott
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo EDITION 50
Replies: 12
Views: 8479

Already have my order in…for 2! In my dreams. :oops:
by rcshott
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Looking for an OBD lock - any ideas where to get one?
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: Looking for an OBD lock - any ideas where to get one?

I got pulled over by the friendly Metropolitan Police the other day who wanted to inform me that my car is at a high risk of being stolen (nice of them). They handed me a flyer warning of the dangers of theft of cars with keyless entry etc. Clearly this has been an issue with BMWs (and Land Rovers)...