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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. AndrewMac85

    E39 540i not starting .... HELP PLZ

    I had literally the same issues. Pro tip, the rubber grommits that sit on the intake manifold bolt sleeves sometimes are a bit perished and don't provide sufficient torque to get a good seal. Consider putting washers on to increase the force. It might be worth doing a leakdown test. Easy way, is to connect a vacuum cleaner to the intake. You will hear hissing from where you have leaks.
  2. AndrewMac85

    Alpina B10 V8 - £7500

    Thanks! Had a little interest already which is encouraging. Driving it today, I'm really going to miss it.
  3. AndrewMac85

    Alpina B10 V8 - £7500

    ALPINA B10 4.6 Sadly after 5.5 years of ownership I will be selling my Alpina B10. Due to changing life priorities, I need something newer and more practical. I’m in no hurry to sell, and would Ideally like to see it stay with an enthusiast. The car is a great drive, and is quickly becoming an appreciating classic. It has a few minor faults listed below, but due to changing life priorities I just don’t have time to tinker like I used to. 153,000 Miles 6 Previous Owners MOT until January Tyres with good tread depth (Rears are around 1 year old with a few thousand miles). Full decoded vin output L812A National version Great Britain S260A Side airbag for driver/passenger S280A BMW LA wheel-spoke 176 S302A Alarm system S320A Deleted, model lettering S339A Shadow-Line S354A Green windscreen, green shade band S403A Glass roof, electrical S411A Window lifts,electric,front/rear S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit S430A Interior/outside mirror with auto dip S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip S438A Fine wood trim S456A Comfort seat with memory S459A Seat adjuster, electric, with memory S473A Armrest front S488A Lumbar support, driver and passenger S494A Seat heating driver/passenger S500A Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning S508A Park Distance Control (PDC) S520A Fog lights S522A Xenon Light S534A Automatic air conditioning S540A Cruise control S555A On-board computer V with remote control S602A On-board monitor with TV S609A Navigation system Professional S629A Car telephone (GSM) w card reader, front S672A CD changer for 6 CDs S694A Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer S803A Delete CHMSL S853A Language version English S863A Retailer Directory Europe S877A Delete cross-pattern operation S880A On-board vehicle literature English S920A Alpina without title S940A special equipment BMW Individual I have done a lot of work on the car, with over £6,000 in receipts in my ownership. I’ve done a significant amount of work on the car over the years, including: New valve cover gaskets New battery ~12 months Sills Rust repair (£2,000 worth) Gearbox oil flush New disks and pads (500 miles ago) Timing chain tensioner Valley pan gaskets Replacement Hoses and Radiator New Water pump Serpentine belt and pulley Ignition switch Aux Fan replace Intake manifold gaskets Wheels powder coated Retrimmed steering wheel Brand new mats. Repaired power-fold mirrors. Fuel pump Fresh spark plugs and oil change and filter every 12 months with 0w30 oil. I personally service the car myself every 12 months, and in the last few weeks it has had a full change of Air/Oil/Fuel filters along with spark plugs. The car runs sweetly, and pulls well in all gears. As with any car that is 20 years old, There are some minor issues, which I’ve listed below. Sunroof isn’t working correctly, rattling and tilt function isn’t working properly. Sport Shift down button doesn’t work on the steering wheel, but does on the gear lever. Stone chips, the paint work has some scuffs and marks and could do with a professional detail. “Check brake lights” pops up intermittently. Air con needs a regas. I will throw in a haynes manual, some adapters and spares. Mileage may creep up as it is my daily at the moment. I’m asking £7500 O.N.O, which I think is a fair price given the rising market and the condition of the car. It has a few faults, but would do well in the hands of an enthusiast. Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
  4. AndrewMac85

    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    Do it! You definitely won't regret it This one is a total steal if I didn't already have an Alpina i'd buy this.
  5. AndrewMac85

    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    This is a total steal at this price!? I imagine it won't be around for long.
  6. AndrewMac85

    What's it worth - B10?

    Ha! Well It is time to get rid you'll be the first to know
  7. AndrewMac85

    What's it worth - B10?

    Yeah I think there is a few dreamers out there, dealers that are thinking anything German and 90s is mega money. My plan will be to tart it up for sale and offer it at a sensible price on the forum.
  8. AndrewMac85

    Camshaft Position Sensor

    Hi, I was wondering if you could do me a quote for a CPS for a 98 BMW Alpina B10 V8 (Same as 540i with the BMW M62 engine). Reg is R736 URB. Thanks, Andy
  9. AndrewMac85

    What's it worth - B10?

    Thanks. Better cars are on the market for 9995, so I'm definitely due to advertise a lot lower than that. I think I'll chuck an advert up and see where I get to with interest.
  10. AndrewMac85

    What's it worth - B10?

    Hi All, I'm planning to move on from my E39 B10, but I'm struggling to price it due to the wide ranges of prices online. My car is an Alpina B10 V8 (98) in Blue II with all the toys you would expect. The mileage is at the higher end at 150k, and I've done a huge amount of work myself. The car has a few faults, so I'm wondering where everyone thinks I should price it at? Cheers,
  11. AndrewMac85

    Thoughts on the F01 7'er

    I guess first question, what are your thoughts on swirl flaps are you going to delete them?
  12. AndrewMac85

    E39/B10 Rust Repair

    Good work, I was really disappointed with my bodyshop. The work was good but they were totally disinterested in doing the work. I think these cars are definitely worth keeping on the road if we can.
  13. AndrewMac85

    Thoughts on the F01 7'er

    Just what I wanted to hear. Just got to get the Alpina ready for sale and go look at some!
  14. AndrewMac85

    Thoughts on the F01 7'er

    Hey Everyone, I've been thinking about moving on from the B10, potentially considering an F01 730d. What does everyone think? Should I get the F10/11 instead? Seems that most of the used cars at the 10-15k mark are former taxis and only available in black or silver.
  15. AndrewMac85

    Used Fuel Pump - Free!

    Hi All, I replaced the fuel pump (E39) by mistake, when it was a wiring issue and now I have a spare. Free for a good home, tested and working. Collect for free, or just pay the postage. Cheers, Andy