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by ade and liz flint
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Recommendations for an Engine Rebuild ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

One of the guys with us (an AA Patrol man) suggested that the mayo was purely condensation from standing. It's now only doing about 1300 miles annually. (Half in France and half in Snowdonia, it's not used as a daily at all) I've used Forza a lot in the past but found them hit and miss. Ideally if ...
by ade and liz flint
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: Autumn Love
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

I am careful to describe it as a warp but it is likely to have been caused by hot pads and sitting on the brake pedal, allowing a heat soak to distort the metal in the disc where the pads are in contact. never would have thought that. how long would you need to keep the brake pedal depressed for th...
by ade and liz flint
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: ALPINA (Parts) For Sale
Topic: Alpina stickers and decals from Pukar Designs
Replies: 15
Views: 4316

Perfect, Ali! The tyre mount stickers are NLA from ALPINA (I was told this last month whilst trying to obtain before my refurb). This gets me a set: lovely! *Edit*: upon checking, these aren't the labels I'm seeking. Maybe I need to arrange copies of the required labels. Ade, this thread may help? ...
by ade and liz flint
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Charles's Blog
Topic: Autumn Love
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

I'm surprised that a warped disc can be skimmed flat again. I was always under the impression that if they warped then they were bin fodder? I am careful to describe it as a warp but it is likely to have been caused by hot pads and sitting on the brake pedal, allowing a heat soak to distort the met...
by ade and liz flint
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Wheel Centre Stick Foam Pads
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Don't bother with draught excluder etc as it isn't UV stable and will crumble in weeks. Get genuine from Sytner, and be sitting down when they give you the price. I've outlined this in another post having recently purchased a set. Just over £30.I can supply part number later if you need it.
by ade and liz flint
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: D3BT E9* Wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

CaesarBob wrote:
ade and liz flint wrote:Red saloons don't sell well at all. An odd fact. Look at those for sale and you'll see some sat around for years.
Certainly does seem to be true, but I find it surprising since I really like Crimson Red.
Better in flesh than pix 8)
by ade and liz flint
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: D3BT E9* Wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

Why not treat yourself to a trip to Pembrokeshire and take a peek at this? At least if the car's crap you can treat yourself to some time in Saundersfoot or Tenby! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-60-BMW-ALPINA-D3-Bi-TURBO-211BHP-AUTO-STUNNING-CONDITION-LOW-MILEAGE/183446169200?hash=item2ab63e6670:g:...
by ade and liz flint
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E65 B7 60,000 Pounds - Really
Replies: 23
Views: 3782

Usual Khan fun and games :x
by ade and liz flint
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: D3BT E9* Wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

#231 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-alpina-D3-Biturbo-low-mileage-immaculate-best-in-UK/123455411264?hash=item1cbe841440:g:Oa8AAOSwSLlboT9x:rk:1:pf:1 The front has had a respray and badges replaced, 2010 low mileage £13k This car has been discussed by the seller on here. If I find it, I'll post it...
by ade and liz flint
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Jacking Up The Car
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Avtar wrote:
ade and liz flint wrote:THIS
Ordered and arrived, thanks
FAST! It'll last you years. Mine has 8)
by ade and liz flint
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: D3BT E9* Wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

434 would be one for me for exterior and leather A good choice, but the dealer isn't helping themselves by advertising it as a B3. For me, it would be Ade's favourite, E91 #284. The only way it would be better is if it was Montego. I like #434, but having owned a saloon, coupe and touring E9x, the ...
by ade and liz flint
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Your Opinions on Worth ...
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

arr ok i see ,,, so did the buttons on the front side of steering wheel not change gear if it was a manual ? Only Switch-tronic (auto) had the steering wheel buttons to change gears. The buttons on the thumb-pads here are controls for the lap-timer/g-meter/temp etc in the lcd display I believe. The...
by ade and liz flint
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina Key Ring
Replies: 4
Views: 985

1st pic you show available from Sytner for around £30 delivered p/n B91 47 5 100 296 £28.28+vat less 10% if you're nice to them. I paid £30.55 for it delivered to my door, 1st class.

There is an original item seller on ebay, closer to £40 iirc
by ade and liz flint
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: D3BT E9* Wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

2010 E90 #? Blue Saloon 50k (dash photo says 114k?), Unknown History, 2 former keepers £14.7k Dealer, seems pricey to me https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-60-BMW-ALPINA-D3-Bi-TURBO-211BHP-AUTO-STUNNING-CONDITION-LOW-MILEAGE/183446169200?hash=item2ab63e6670:g:RN4AAOSwDOpbpPMz:rk:51:pf:0 Dash pod in p...
by ade and liz flint
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: ALPINA Wanted
Topic: D3BT E9* Wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 4655

*ahem* Looks like a nice car with a very honest description. Probably over my budget for a private car, given what else is available. In my honest opinion, he's asking a bit too much, but it's a forum members' car and therefore probably better than most in the meat market. It's also an uber rare lu...