What did you do in your ALPINA today?

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by churchie386 » Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:19 pm

Frosty wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:36 pm
Looks great Churchie, what carplay kit did you get?
This Road Top one from Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B084R9SVZG

It's a generic product sold under different names in different countries, but they all come out of the same factory somewhere in China. I think this would work in you F11 as I assume that too uses the NBT tech' idrive system.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Alpina Jim » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:15 pm

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:06 pm
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Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:49 pm
I collected mine today! :dance
2 years today! How time flies. Still absolutely loving it - it's just the perfect car for me.
Congrats.
It's 20 years today for me with my B10 :shock: . Time definitely flies even quicker as one gets older.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by ScooBeeFive » Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:17 pm

Alpina Jim wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:15 pm
Congrats.
It's 20 years today for me with my B10 :shock: . Time definitely flies even quicker as one gets older.
Wow 20 years - fantastic to have been able to enjoy such a great car for that amount of time. I hope to keep mine for many more years....
Paul

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by nealpina » Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:06 pm

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:17 pm
Alpina Jim wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:15 pm
Congrats.
It's 20 years today for me with my B10 :shock: . Time definitely flies even quicker as one gets older.
Wow 20 years - fantastic to have been able to enjoy such a great car for that amount of time. I hope to keep mine for many more years....
Congratulations to you both

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Norrie » Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:58 am

Took my B7 to BMR Performance for MOT passed no advisories. However, number of miles used seems to shrink each year.
E65 B7 4.4 V8 supercharged No 106 (1 of 7 in UK) - purely for pleasure
E 39 523i for winter and track day - leave it anywhere
E92 325i - written off by X5 I was not driving!
E92 335D Twin Turbo - sold to Sytner Alpina
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by hooneybadger » Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:20 am

Was wagon hunting last night, as you do, and came across a PH post which features your car, SImon! Have you made any tweaks to it since buying?

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-spo ... tted/38776
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Ive bought a new car and its not Alpina, i'd been thinking about a 335i of sorts. Mainly a manual e91 or converting a much more common auto car with a nice spec but then this cheeky moon rock popped up in F31 flavour!
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by simon13 » Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:58 am

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This air filter for turbo noises like a rude boi. I decatted it last night, its a very well known restriction on these as its right behind the turbo. My car felt flat when i bought it and hesistant on full throttle. The harder ive driven it the better its got. I did buy it off a retired older chap who i think pottered about in it as the OBC read 33mpg! I also had a fault code showing catalytic converter. Its a missle now so much better to drive and not even remapped yet. I'm still getting used to it, more noise makes me like it but its very composed new and a bit boring but i'm getting used to it. This is all in comparison to the e46 - which i've still got. Which has an engine of soul! i've got a ring trip end of september so taking the e46 again
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Henry » Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:38 pm

Got it an MOT. 174168 miles no faults.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by hap » Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:05 pm

Hello henry long time hope all well not had many posts from you
Good milestone

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by D3orbust » Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:08 am

Usual wash and topping up the paint protection ready for winter.
D5 number 21

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by churchie386 » Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:24 pm

Removing leaves from the front inlets. Build up is well documented on Porsches to damage rads and condensers.
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Norrie » Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:43 pm

I check mine before every trip out of my garage and hoover them and all debris. Many fag ends found in there.
E65 B7 4.4 V8 supercharged No 106 (1 of 7 in UK) - purely for pleasure
E 39 523i for winter and track day - leave it anywhere
E92 325i - written off by X5 I was not driving!
E92 335D Twin Turbo - sold to Sytner Alpina
E 60 - 525D new - sold to Cooper BMW
E 60 - 530D new - sold at auction
E 39 - 520i new - sold at auction
E 30 - 316i new Touring - sold at auction

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by B10BRW » Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:58 pm

Just put mine on SORN and tucked it up for the winter, attached to a trickle charger :D
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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Norrie » Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:41 am

LIkewise mine in garage, under cover and on the trickle. Have not SORN it which is a bit of a mess up as we are now 1 Oct 22. Might get one more use on a dry day otherwise see it next spring.
E65 B7 4.4 V8 supercharged No 106 (1 of 7 in UK) - purely for pleasure
E 39 523i for winter and track day - leave it anywhere
E92 325i - written off by X5 I was not driving!
E92 335D Twin Turbo - sold to Sytner Alpina
E 60 - 525D new - sold to Cooper BMW
E 60 - 530D new - sold at auction
E 39 - 520i new - sold at auction
E 30 - 316i new Touring - sold at auction

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Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Post by Yad3100 » Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:57 pm

Out in the rain in a classic alpina, too early to put it away!

Breakfast with the eastern group then over to the motorist for a ‘bmw morning’ which was poor. Was approached by 2 kids in pink for social media interview, they were interested in the c2 rather than my singing career, so told them to get lost.
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