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by ade and liz flint
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 bi turbo shudder problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Fingers crossed! :D
by ade and liz flint
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: e39 b10 v8 boot badging
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

A BMW dealer. Be prepared for a very expensive day.

I have ALPINA for sale, brand new, but not sure if same size as yours. Check in parts for sale.
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Thinking of selling - BS3 Bi Turbo Touring 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 10855

Ouch, is that ongoing? I'm due a first MOT in the spring on the D3BT. Oh and they didn't register the engines properly for emissions so you have to apply for each qualifying car to get them registered with TfL so they don't automatically get charged the new emission-based C-charge. No: sorted that ...
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Thinking of selling - BS3 Bi Turbo Touring 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 10855

Couldn’t have put it better myself. They’re also muppets. Imagine forgetting to renew your type approval so that every car now has to go through SVA.... Imagine too that they had a discussion with VOSA about VIN numbers and didn't get the dual VIN situation past them? Guess which lucky muppet t...
by ade and liz flint
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Newbie question - brand new B3s
Replies: 28
Views: 5696

I'm hoping there’s more to this story, because it sounds very wrong. Firstly did they tell you how the water got into the oil, I’m assuming they don’t submerge them en-route. And apart from that the engine is sealed so I really don’t get how it’s going to get water into it. Secondly the m...
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Coupe #270
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

CaesarBob wrote:I hadn’t realised from the previous ads, that it had been in “storage” since 2008 either
That's almost certainly some missed service dates, then :o
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3S Vert Lotus White Leather
Replies: 21
Views: 3537

Slight rough idle on turning on for first 20 seconds before settles down. That's totally normal: it's the emissions pump on startup causes this: a fudge to get through its emissions when cold. I think these get mid 20's per gallon (we had the Roadster S which, being manual and lighter, returned 30-...
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3S Vert Lotus White Leather
Replies: 21
Views: 3537

Re: Bought

How would I know if the head gasket is failing and what are the signs :) They don't ALL fail, Adam, so don't sweat too much. Much is simply down to a bit of luck, and I've seen, know and have driven numerous S engines which are on higher mileages than yours, significantly higher in many cases, that...
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: My new car B3
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Hi.. black leather interior, sat nav etc and usual b3 refinements with black walnut trim? Near Cannock staffs. 👍🏼 The walnut trim makes a huge difference. Too many have 'brushed aluminium', which rather ruins the ambience of the B3BT. Where near Cannock?? Hednesford, Pye Green, Chad...
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Coupe #270
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

It's really nice, but at that money I'd want an S.
by ade and liz flint
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 bi turbo shudder problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Does it do it more whilst coasting down through the revs than accelerating quickly through the revs? It does it more as the revs coast down and then you accelerate. Is it apparent in same engine rev range in all gears? Yes 2-2.5k Is it always apparent at the same road speed irrespective of gear? Ye...
by ade and liz flint
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 bi turbo shudder problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=WD72-EUR-08-2008-E92-BMW-335d&diagId=26_0233 Items 7,8,9 are my guess already. See if you can get that inspected. At least if that's good, we look elsewhere. The tests I outlined help identify this, too. I wouldn't expect much noise as it's low frequency....
by ade and liz flint
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: My new car B3
Replies: 10
Views: 2964

Looks grand, Tim. What has it got as extras?

Where in Staffs are you? Born, bred, spat out, here :lol:
by ade and liz flint
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 bi turbo shudder problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Many thanks .. it only does it on acceleration and you can drive out of it with a little more gas. It’s really annoying and lets the car down.. gears all smooth and only does it at low speeds .. See my little test routine above, added since you responded. Revs, gears and speeds are important dict...
by ade and liz flint
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 bi turbo shudder problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Prop shaft is my guess. Does it do it more whilst coasting down through the revs than accelerating quickly through the revs? Is it apparent in same engine rev range in all gears? Is it always apparent at the same road speed irrespective of gear? If you sit at say 30mph and manually change gears up a...