Selling my Alpina B3 Tourer 2002

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Re: Selling my Alpina B3 Tourer 2002

Post by Charles » Sat May 15, 2021 5:43 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 2:43 pm
Are head gaskets typically an issue with 3.3’s? Thought their Achilles heel was high oil consumption, but that usually affects earlier cars.
As Simon says, HGs on the 3.3 are fine - it's the 3.4 where they are the issue.

The oil consumption issue was for a batch of 3.3 engines circa 1999/2000
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Re: Selling my Alpina B3 Tourer 2002

Post by Elan » Sat May 15, 2021 8:18 pm

At that mileage I would have thought it’s the torque converter/gearbox that may need attention? #113 is now on 160k miles on original HG but second gearbox rebuild. The latest being the manual conversion by BMR.

I went to view this car as I was in the office today and Jamie is not far. I am considering the car but happy to give an honest assessment if anyone is interested, albeit my limited knowledge.
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Re: Selling my Alpina B3 Tourer 2002

Post by CaesarBob » Sun May 16, 2021 1:42 am

Charles wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 5:43 pm
As Simon says, HGs on the 3.3 are fine - it's the 3.4 where they are the issue.

The oil consumption issue was for a batch of 3.3 engines circa 1999/2000
Thanks, that was my basic understanding
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