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by dodgyken
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: e65 B7 tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

rattusM3 wrote:I guess the gearbox could not take the torque and kept defaulting to limp mode :lol:
Happens to us all once you hit a certain age :shock:
by dodgyken
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Cheap b3s cab with extended leather
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

BarryM wrote:"I'm listing this on behalf of a friend of mine who is leaving the country to move abroad next week"
Isle of Wight is abroad isn't it?
by dodgyken
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: e65 B7 tuning
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

For me the best value for money would be to change the final gear ratio for a lower top end. You could have a 175 mph top speed and condense the power through the gears...massive bang for buck mod. ? The Morgan is longer geared than the B5S - I'd like their diffs swapped over giving the Alpina lowe...
by dodgyken
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B3 BT into semi retirement
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

A potential change of job will have me considering a daily-hack instead of putting excessive KMs on the B5s and/or Morgan.

I'm thinking something Swedish with comfy seats. :shock:
by dodgyken
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 1158
Views: 137409

Removing an ISOFIX base which the wife said was jammed

(Well that's tonight's job!!)
by dodgyken
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: The much asked winter tyres thing
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

A couple of experiences: Alpina B3X Coupe Summer: 235/35R19; 265/30R19 - Michelin Pilot Supersport Winter: 245/35R19; 245/35R19 - Pirelli Sottozero Alpina B5S Saloon Summer: 245/35R20; 285/30R20 - Michelin Pilot Supersport Winter: 245/45R18; 245/45R18 - Continental Wintercontacts Sottozeros rocked -...
by dodgyken
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 2008 B3 bi-turbo cabriolet possible sale
Replies: 10
Views: 3600

I WAS going to buy a 2013 M5 but realised it was far more than I needed (I never used the B3 to its full potential) so have settled on a new X1. Sounds a bit like female logic - did your better half influence your decision?? :lol: Did you not consider this - http://www.alpinaconfigurator.co.uk/mode...
by dodgyken
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Will the price of the car increase with age like an M3
Replies: 19
Views: 7628

And do not confuse value with liquidity. Chances are that the rare premium spec cars (B6S with a good colour combinations and full lavalina) will be worth good money - the question is whether a buyer can be found willing to pay what is should be worth. Is it worth buying an Alpina to make money? Nop...
by dodgyken
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Fuel economy!
Replies: 17
Views: 5060

Broch wrote:Not sure if i've got a fuel leak, as i only see approx 265m/tank.
Roughly around 16/17mpg.


Onzie
I get around 16mpg if only driving in town :lol:
by dodgyken
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Fuel economy!
Replies: 17
Views: 5060

My test "tank" in the B5S is 30mpg - which is bonkers considering what the engine produces and the car's weight.

Averages around 24-25mpg :D
by dodgyken
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First failed MOT for the B5 in 10 years
Replies: 13
Views: 4379

The X3 passed its MOT (MFK in Switzerland) with 2 broken springs :shock: I had them replaced yesterday - transformed the car. It handles and (more importantly) massively better. It fact it can get hurled up the local hill and quite a lick - rather good run just flooring it out of the hairpins - not ...
by dodgyken
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Putting the suit on
Replies: 22
Views: 8231

MCB wrote:
dodgyken wrote:IMHO in the flesh the car looks a lot more muscular than it did without the stripes.
I have to agree with you on that one :D
Looking at the pictures I think it is because the stripes compress the panels - they take 75mm off the height of the side panels to the crease.
by dodgyken
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: ALPINA B10 4.6 V8
Replies: 23
Views: 8186

The price pretty much matches Swiss prices - which makes it expensive IMHO!!!
by dodgyken
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First maintenance costs today
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Given all the charger issues relating to 'a clean oil supply' I would probably have the oil and filter changed once a year regardless of km. Just to be on the safe side. It hasn't too date - and the charger was given the all clear in October - with nice clean pipes. Ultimately the warranty was boug...
by dodgyken
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Putting the suit on
Replies: 22
Views: 8231

Looking pretty damn good Sir 8) Although not sure about the small trunk badge! You are shouting ALPINA on the front and sides. So why not the trunk as well :D The stripes pack included 2 * Large ALPINA (front air-dam spacing); 2 * Large ALPINA (normal spacing); 4 * Small ALPINA The spare large ALPI...