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by Charles
Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 17455

Just had some Pilot Sport 2's fitted to the rear so will report back in due course - 18k miles out of the last set which is acceptable. There was still about 1mm on the tread but the traction control light is coming on a bit too frequently in this wet weather and so discretion took over. The other g...
by Charles
Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Rear tyre sizes for a B3 3.2
Replies: 7
Views: 3873

I was joking when I said what I did about Scotland - but New Zealand....

Oops :D

Hope you get things sorted - I must admit that the size sounded unusual when I first read your blog
by Charles
Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: buying a '92 B12
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Wish I could help but on this one I can't - sorry. But I didn't want your posting to sit there without any replies :D Good luck though and don't listen to your brother too much. I have had my B3S for 18 months (and 48k miles) and the costs are just for services and theye are very reasonable. Prior t...
by Charles
Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Saw my first moving Alpina in the flesh!
Replies: 2
Views: 2325

Sounds like it.

The bug starts somewhere and once you have it there is only one way to treat it....
by Charles
Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Rear tyre sizes for a B3 3.2
Replies: 7
Views: 3873

Kento, Sorry to hear that you are struggling to find Michelins. HOWEVER, please keep persevering. If you read my other entries regarding tyres for Alpina's you will see that Alpina and Michelin develop tyres togetehr and there is a very good reason to fit Michelins to your Alpina - basically, Michel...
by Charles
Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Roadster S
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Roadster S

Hi Folks, Just back from a few weeks in the sun and I notice you have all been very busy - I look forward to spending some time reading about everything that has been going on. In the meantime, just thought I might mention that a chum of mine has just picked up a Roadster S and he took me for a very...
by Charles
Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: First ALPINAregister.com meet !!! Gaydon 22nd August
Replies: 18
Views: 11065

Sadly I will not be able to join you guys - but I hope that you have a great time.

I am sure that you will take some photos for those of us unlucky enough to not be with you

Take care

Charles
by Charles
Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 Cold Start Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 16120

Just been corresponding with another owner with a 3.3 engine from c2000 and he is experiencing rather high oil consumption as well. You would have thought that if there is a trend here, then Alpina would look to do something about it on a recall basis. I sincerely hope, Chris, that your problems are...
by Charles
Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: ALPINA Buying Advice
Topic: For Sale (If looking to buy an Alpina LOOK HERE)
Replies: 42
Views: 79090

There is an Alpina B8 Touring for sale in Autocar this week (don't have the details in front of me) For those who don't know the classifications, this is a 3 series Touring with an Alpina V8 engine - very quick, very rare and very desirable. I'm sure Neil will find the details from his pile of magaz...
by Charles
Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 Cold Start Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 16120

Hi Chris, Sorry to hear that things are a bit of a mess in the engine department. May I make a suggestion : Do email Kris Odwarka, who is the Operations & Sales Director at Alpina HQ in Buchloe, and bring him up to speed with the problems you are faced with. My experience of Alpina is that they are ...
by Charles
Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 Cold Start Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 16120

Hi nsxman, Welcome to an extremely select group - B3S Touring owners. If my sums are correct, yours is only the 6th one in the UK (assuming it is brand new). I would love to find out more - do drop me a line (either on post or via the Private Message board). Enjoy it - I certainly am. Take care Char...
by Charles
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Putting air in the tyres!
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Hi Raymondo, My experince is similar - the angle of the dangle is crucial! I have also found that certain air nozzles are better than others and so I stick to them. Mind you, the nusiance factor is far outweighed by taking the car to a garage and asking them to check the tyre pressures. The head scr...
by Charles
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: B3 Cold Start Problem
Replies: 23
Views: 16120

Just a thought, but it might be the oil is a bit old and needs changing. Sludgy oil will sink to the bottom of the sump and will also get into the cylinders - particularly as Alpina use clever piston rings. I could be miles off beam here, but a dipstick inspection - that is have a look at the dipsti...
by Charles
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chit-chat
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 12180

Mmmmmmm - interesting! So you have gone from multi-directional to assymetrical on the rears and a different "grade" of tyre (8080 and 9000). My conversation with Kris Odwarka (Alpian Ops Director) at Goodwood covered tyres and he pointed out that the PS2's (multidirectional) would give beeter grip t...
by Charles
Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: General Chit-chat
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 12180

Posted this on the Alpina forum also, but wanted it to be more generally available: When I was at Goodwood the other week I was speaking to Kris Odwarka (Operations Director for Alpina in Buchloe) and he told me that, for example, the Michelin Pilot Sport 255/35ZR18 that is fitted to my car was desi...