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About BarryM

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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. Hi Mick, My engine is being 'fixed' on Thu/Fri so fingers crossed I'll make it in the B10, otherwise I'll try and pop along for a look in something I can dump in the car park outside. Looking at the list you're gonna have a lot more E28s than last year Barry.
  2. Just got my active seats and need to check what wiring I've received. Think I might need wiring from the main seat connector to the centre switch panel so will be in touch when I get to it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The car is booked in with Lee Shannon the last week of May, hoping it's fixed in time for 5s on the hill! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hope you're back driving the B10 soon Keith Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I use an Apple 30 pin to Lightning adaptor and my iPhone works perfectly so physically it will work. My connection is in the cabin so I just plug in and it works fine. I'm sure someone else will be able to help with your other question Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. So I've had very similar quotes from Walker Autotech and Lee Shannon, the third outfit I spoke to weren't up to the job. Both Lee and Walkers have very good reps but has anyone used either of them and got any comments? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Cheers Dennis, hadn't thought of eBay for this so will take a look. I'm obviously a bit disappointed about the car but guide rails go at some stage - just seems really early given the mileage but I guess that's one of the challenges of owning an older car! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I need to get the car moved about 30 miles from Portsmouth to a garage, any suggestions on the best way to do this? cheers Barry.
  9. Oneball - It's not so much the time as the expertise and special tools that are needed, I've read a couple of very detailed write ups and all things considered I think this is beyond me. The new tensioner is obviously longer than the original due to the spring and was extended when it came out so it wasn't sticking and when I put the old one in there was nothing to compress as I screwed it in so the timing chain guide isn't creating any resistance so I figure it has to be the guides. James - I think that price is not too bad considering but have asked 3 places for quotes so will see what they say, CPC is obviously very well known but a fair distance from me and very tricky to get booked in. I agree the mileage seems low and the car has been treated carefully so no hammering from cold etc. The engine noise is very similar to the videos I've heard online and along with the errors I've got from DIS and the tensioner having no resistance I have to go with the guides. As I can't sort the awful noise the engine is making I'll book it in once I've found somewhere suitable and if it turns out it's not the guides and is something simpler that will be good news!
  10. OK, not good news for me, tried swapping back over to my original chain tensioner and there's no resistance when removing the new one I fitted or screwing back in my original so think that confirms the chain guides have started to break up. Has anyone got experience of replacing the chain guides on an M62 as I've read plenty of threads but trying to get a realistic idea of cost for this and where I could go to get this done around the Portsmouth area as I've only used a garage for MOTs locally so looking for a good independant BMW specialist not too far as I'll need to get the car relayed.
  11. We went with a black box so the insurance could track driving speed etc. It actually worked out quite well because 18yo old son was just pleased we paid his insurance and it meant he couldn't drive like an idiot which gave us some peace of mind - you're probably not worried about your daughter driving like a teenage boy but in my book anything that helps is good. His driving has been surprisingly good and after a year we got his insurance as part of a multi car policy for £765 on his Clio 1.6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I changed the timing chain tensioner 4 weeks ago and it's still fitted fine as I checked when I swapped the CPS yesterday. Suppose I could remove it to make sure it's not sticking. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Nope
  14. Swapped the CPS over today between banks 1 & 2 and the fault has stayed on bank 1 Think I'll have to get the car booked in to be looked at.
  15. Are you talking from experience or just basing it on the codes I've got? Would it do the engine any harm if I follow the DIS test and run the engine for 5 plus minutes? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk