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by Ken M 44
Fri May 10, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Just had my B3 serviced
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

My main dealer will not use or fit anything not supplied by them including oil. They also lost their works manager to a local indy and subsequently most if not all of the decent mechanics - my car now goes to them except for warranty work. Your pricing seems to be pretty typical of main dealer level...
by Ken M 44
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Alpina B3 BITURBO
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Have 36k on mine now - issues - well the demist boost fan motor developed an uncomfortable noise and was immediately replaced under warranty, I still think that fitting it disrupted the obc/satnav but they replaced that under warranty also. Otherwise I am completely trouble free and echo Dodgykens c...
by Ken M 44
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: B5 - FJ55*** - Tuesday 23rd April
Replies: 0
Views: 513

B5 - FJ55*** - Tuesday 23rd April

in a very dark blue at McDonalds on the M42 (J11) about 11am - the speed that you went in there you looked busy & in need of coffee ;-)
by Ken M 44
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: BMW M division build an Alpina???
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Not the only model - is not the 'new' M3 / M4 basically just an Alpina B3S Biturbo with locked up suspension .... ?
by Ken M 44
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Winter to summer tyres?
Replies: 20
Views: 4101

Changed mine today - this 'summer' will be trying a full set of Avon's, the PS2's can stay in the roof space for a while longer.
by Ken M 44
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: D5 BT - Black '5 J**'
Replies: 0
Views: 635

D5 BT - Black '5 J**'

Strakers Wine Auction on Saturday - parked for a little while head to head with my B3 BT ;-)
by Ken M 44
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Servicing at non-Alpina dealer
Replies: 16
Views: 4091

My understanding is that non warranty work (general servicing or repair of non warranty covered parts) can be done by an Indy without effecting the warranty under the block exemption but anything relating to warranty work has to be at a main dealer or you pay for it.
by Ken M 44
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Broken B3
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Maybe happened the same time as ;
Just went and topped up the parking meter - walked up to the front of the car for a long time and thought "hmmm car is very dirty"

Then thought
"That isn't dirt - that is.........

Which bar steward as rubbed my bumper?!?"

GRRRRR
??
by Ken M 44
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: BMW ALPINA B3 3.3 SALOON
Replies: 10
Views: 4510

Beautiful looking car and low money for a pretty rare saloon.

pm sent.
by Ken M 44
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New to the fold B3SBiturbo - now pic-heavy!
Replies: 173
Views: 33716

So do I Very Happy

Does look nice at night.
Mine has them too ...

Ade - you can get an 'options fitted' listing from a main dealer, can be surprising what is on that is 'yet to be found' :lol:
by Ken M 44
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Eisenmann Exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 5152

These guys are the dogs whatsits for pipes and are working closely with Alpina ;
http://www.akrapovic.com/en/Automotive/ ... fault.aspx

What they do ;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH5xB3cqLDg

But be warned - they are VERY EXPENSIVE :shock:
by Ken M 44
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New to the fold B3SBiturbo - now pic-heavy!
Replies: 173
Views: 33716

Congrats both - lovely car - I was looking at that one and thinking maybe ... but it is two doors short for our current needs, probably gone to (ahem) a more caring home ;-)
by Ken M 44
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: how much to fill e46 b3s
Replies: 12
Views: 2974

Goodness! I seem to be doing quite well then ... The orange warning light generally appears at about 50 miles range. Filling up at this point is about 55 litres or £75 (for V-Power in these southern parts). Normally, this happens when I have covered about 320 miles (or an economy of about 26.5mpg)...
by Ken M 44
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Fuel Consumption B3 Bi turbo
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

In my B3 BT I do a regular 230 mile each way run which is mostly motorway - mpg per obc is 35-38. Minimal town driving - I would say 10% - gives me an average over the past 20k miles of 29.3 I not one to 'waste' time travelling and would say more but it is black and black :wink: The B3S did 26.8 on ...
by Ken M 44
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Black B5 - M42 @ Appleby Magna
Replies: 0
Views: 763

Black B5 - M42 @ Appleby Magna

looking classy but sedate in the inside lane on Tuesday 8th about 11am - 08 or 09, did not catch the plate as there was a significant difference in speed
:wink: