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by Ken M 44
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: SEASONS GREETINGS!
Replies: 32
Views: 6340

Best of everything to you all from an almost cut off Hereford ...
good job we were not planning on going anywhere !!
by Ken M 44
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Selling my ALPINA
Topic: Alpina B9 3.5 E28
Replies: 3
Views: 4838

This B9 3.5 is for sale at just £9,995.
GLWTS - but expect to sell it via PH - its £500 cheaper than here :lol: :lol:
by Ken M 44
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Saw a conversation about a B12 5.7E for sale on Twitter
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

And for the non-twits amongst us..??
I am twitless also ...
Just need to copy and paste the links into your browser - the pics will then show
by Ken M 44
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: OBD2 Latest Update - Software release available 5th Nov 2012
Replies: 150
Views: 26476

Mine was done on the 26th while in for a warranty replacement fan blower motor. I have a 'letter' confirming but only after specifically requesting it. Story I have is that dealers have been reluctant to contact owners / advertise the work because BMW had not approved it as a warranty repair - viz t...
by Ken M 44
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: 'Weekly' Caption Competition
Topic: Competition 117 (Winners dellboy 1959 and PerryGunn)
Replies: 27
Views: 15133

Noddy dog bonnet ornament replaced - GangNam style ...
by Ken M 44
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: 'Weekly' Caption Competition
Topic: Competition 118 (winner Pukar)
Replies: 18
Views: 11896

Magnetron power conversion unit has unexpected side effects.
by Ken M 44
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: 'Weekly' Caption Competition
Topic: Competition 119 (Winner drewjak)
Replies: 15
Views: 11614

Aftermarket directional lighting system finally arrives from China but fitting instructions confusing.
by Ken M 44
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Tyre choices....
Replies: 11
Views: 2330

Pirelli seem to be getting a lot of recommendation from Alpina these days, Continental are often reviewed favourably but I have no experience of either. Have tried Vredensteins Sessanta's but they do not last long enough to offset the reduction in cost. I like Avon ZZ tyres but you have to run with ...
by Ken M 44
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Winter wheel, do I bother ?
Replies: 73
Views: 14677

Trouble is ... with you stopping on the Winter`s the guy behind on Summer`s ploughs into you ! Always drive behind the Landcruiser or a long, long, long way in front ... :wink: trouble is it actually applies to anyone with brakes worse than an Alpina which means just about everyone. I am running Du...
by Ken M 44
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: idling issues - b3s 3.4 2004 - help please!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 8866

I ran mine on standard unleaded 50% of the time with no issues at all, the rest of the time it got super (Sainsbury) and the difference was very slight, I could not tell any difference when I used Shell super for a couple of weeks or so (about 1500 miles) and baulked at the price difference. The onl...
by Ken M 44
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Just searching around for a caption competition photo and...
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Shame they can not spell Herr Bovensiepens christian name properly
:lol: :lol: :lol:

And they only come in (faded) black ... now Alpina Blue might have been interesting or Mora :oops:
by Ken M 44
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Wheel Offsets ....
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Yes - they will fit 8)

What I was really wondering was if anyone else 'strays' from the Alpina recommendations or they just go with what Buchloe says ....
by Ken M 44
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Yet another tyre issue !
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Yup - you just need 'Olay' for tyres .... :roll:
by Ken M 44
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Wheel Offsets ....
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Wheel Offsets ....

Have been struggling to get my head around what would fit and what not as a cheap set of alloys to carry winter tyres. B3 Biturbo - the Alpina winter recommendation is 8 x 18 with a 34mm offset all round, Summer is 8 x 19 (front) and 9 x 19 (rear) again 34mm offset. But if I look at BMW fitting for ...