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by dodgyken
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.4 Engines - Drive Belt Tensioner Warning!
Replies: 89
Views: 36499

Are there pictures of what the old tensioner looks like - and what a new tensioner looks like?

Any other tell-tale signs it would have been replaced?
by dodgyken
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: B10 3.2 Rev Limiter
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

A friend downshifted in his modifed E30S14 M3 at Brands 2 years ago - the result was a spike at 10400rpm

The engine didn't survive :cry: :cry: :cry:
by dodgyken
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: ohhhh nice Roadster!
Replies: 17
Views: 4723

IMHO the standard Roadster S sounds superb from idle all the way through to the redline.

There doesn't seem to be a part of the rev-range which isn't enjoyable to hear.
by dodgyken
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: I would like this to be next car in several years
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

The E60 looks a hundred times better on dynamics.
by dodgyken
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Roadster S Lux oil type.
Replies: 16
Views: 6597

Speaking to a former owner - who suffered an engine failure because the oil should be checked manually on a frequent basis. You should only top up with what is in the engine anyway.

I'll be double checking the service book and getting a litre in just in case.
by dodgyken
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Test-drive: B3 Biturbo - M3 - 997 C2S
Replies: 28
Views: 9642

With reference to the Morgan Aero 8 - the picture is of an early car with the reversed headlights. The newer cars are far more straight on - and are lifted from the Mini. The change was made in 2007 - http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews ... ero_8.html
by dodgyken
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Austria/ Switzerland road tour guides?
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

By June I will have my new weekend house 45mins from the bottom of the Klausenpass. I am looking forward to a Sunday drive of: Home - Klausenpass - Altdorf - Wassen - Sustenpass - Innerkirchen - Guttannen - Grimselpass - Gletsch - Furkapass - Andermatt - Oberalppass - Home :shock: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ...
by dodgyken
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Winter wheels - will they fit?
Replies: 42
Views: 11233

My bad - I knew the Vreds were rated to a higher speed than the others - didn't realise it was quite that fast!!
by dodgyken
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B5 winter wheels and tyres story
Replies: 16
Views: 12647

Another con is trying to finding somewhere to store four bloody great big 19" rims for four months without damaging them :lol: Most of us who live in civilised countries have underground parking AND a good size cellar - and some also have a "bastelraum" (hobby room - or for me storage). Mind you I ...
by dodgyken
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Winter wheels - will they fit?
Replies: 42
Views: 11233

The Vreds I believe are the only ones rated to 130mph. My current daily hack has dunlops for winter - and they have proved perfectly adequate.
by dodgyken
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B5 winter wheels and tyres story
Replies: 16
Views: 12647

Kyle - to add to this. In terms of legality you are not obliged to run winter tyres anywhere in Europe. HOWEVER if you are involved in an accident where normall you wouldn't be at fault the police may apportion blame to you if you are on summer tyres - in winter conditions. Additionally your insuran...
by dodgyken
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What IS and ISN'T acceptable to do to your Alpina???
Replies: 65
Views: 15004

I am buying an Alpina Roadster - and it seems to one of the few to come with clear indicators (front and rear) and limited slip differential - from the factory - it was an Alpina press car!

Next year I will probably look to upgrade the brakes to something more substantial!