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About sharkfan

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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)


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    M62TUB46, M73B57, M60B46, M88/3-3543, M30-3430.

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  1. sharkfan

    Simply BMW at Beaulieu - 19th September 2021

    Is that you in the shorts walking away then?
  2. sharkfan


    4.6 V8; similar figures, perhaps 28/29 on an economy run, otherwise 16-19 depending on how heavy my foot is. I've never ever seen 30mpg in the 4.6 but I could swear I did in the 540i/6 I did, maybe 32/33 on a long eco run.
  3. sharkfan


    For your own price comparison, a genuine rhd B10 3.5 has appeared on the bay of dreams for £15k.
  4. sharkfan


    Not hostile, just trying to figure out how your decisions got to where you are now. Good luck.
  5. sharkfan


    So after knocking back everyone who suggested putting a bigger engine in... ...you're putting a bigger engine in and getting rid of your beloved M30B30? BTW, you've got yourself confused about which Alpina engines had the intake moved to the other side of the engine bay, and Alpina did quite a bit more to the E34 B10 3.5 than a chip, camshaft and your 'adjust the AFM spring tension' trick... Good luck. By the way, how much is all this costing, especially compared to the original suggestion of just dropping in a widely available and cheap M30B35 engine? I can't help think that you are are going beyond 5 figures and if you had spent that and got rid of your own car you could have bought a genuine E34 B10 3.5 Alpina...
  6. sharkfan

    Retrofit Guide

    Thanks for this - I have now downloaded it for myself.
  7. sharkfan

    Running an e39 M5 using e10

    It can make the world of difference.
  8. sharkfan

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    I have a picture of them together before it ended up with Simon. I was considering buying it but it would have been a silly decision on my part.
  9. sharkfan

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    It's one of two ordered for the UK, Simon (bumbaclut) has the other one.
  10. sharkfan

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    Here are my two or three... 1982 BMW 635CSiA, one of a few hundred from five thousand rhd made... 1985 M635CSi, one of about one hundred left on the road from 524 rhd made... 1997 Alpina B12 5.7 Langversion, one of two rhd UK cars made...
  11. sharkfan

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Went to the Caffeine and Machine last night and on getting there was told to park right outside the building!
  12. sharkfan

    Touring roof rail wrench tool

    You probably want to change the title to match what you actually want.
  13. sharkfan

    Jump start pack

    £116??? It's only £85... https://www.halfords.com/motoring/battery-maintenance/jump-starters/halfords-advanced-lithium-jump-starter---up-to-3l-677469.html?istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istFeedId=367c5610-f937-4c81-8609-f84582324cd6&istItemId=wrpxpiail&istBid=t&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:1034356518|agid:51236243736|tid:pla-1393979199789|crid:244691896474|nw:g|rnd:13501590715301114644|dvc:c|adp:|mt:|loc:9045841&src=3bpdp&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0cH075Sp8gIVpBx9Ch20bgvkEAQYAyABEgLAC_D_BwE It says up to 3l but it has started my neighbours 4l diesel and my 4.6 and 5.7l petrol engines.
  14. sharkfan

    Jump start pack

    The larger Halfords one is very good - I have a couple of them.
  15. Yep, I ended up buying a second hand B10 V8 engine and having new chains, guides, sprockets, oil pump and gubbins fitted.