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bought myself a e34 b10 3.5 alpina

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i am a proud owner of alpina pearl green e34 b10 3.5!! 

I will be posting pics up soon and also asking questions etc regards servicing engine stuff etc. It was a nice drive back home i enjoyed it very much. 

any advice whats the best oil to use and what viscosity and also air filters aswell please. 

the car is a genuine alpina it comes within its vast history the original build sheet and has plaque has the door jamb sticker the badges bilstein suspension wheels  also the 409 paint too!

its a proper alpina even has the lumpy idle takes getting used too and always job explaining why it ticks over like this

 

Any advice on what best to do on clearing a lumpy ideal the car is due a service which are the best plugs to use in e34 b10's

 

see the the pictures below car does need the side skirts and rear splitter and spoiler etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^^^^^^^^ Ditto and a stunning colour. Its a refreshing change from the usual Grey, Blue & Black cars.

 

Congrats on the purchase and I look forward to seeing more pics. ;)

 

C.

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Nice!  I'm going to go against the flow here and say that side skirts would improve it.  I agree with the rest of the comments though.

 

That registration plate seems very familiar to me - can't place it though.

Edited by Calypso-E34

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Thanks for the commments i just love the front end on these cats a nd always wanted one ever since one of my neighbours had a replica in zinnobar red.

 

No worries here this car is as original as they come.

 

"No, it doesn't need spoilering or skirting :o some gingercators and it'd be perfect, do want :wub:"

 

i have the orange indicators with the car and also have a spolier which needs spraying up and the previous will be posting me the side skirts in few weeks aswell.

 

it needs a service i might just do the full works nay recommnedations on oil filters etc and also any specialist in the midlands i could go to get it done?

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I believe Alpina recommend Castrol Oil

 

 

www.Opiesoils.co.uk  don't have Alpina on there search by car function but for a 535i sport it says "  6 L of Engine Oil (BMW LL98) or equivalent. "

 

and give 5w40 fully synthetic products

 

I put the reg in national tyres website and they can do an oil & filter change using Castrol Edge 5W40 Fully Synthetic  for £57.15 http://www.national.co.uk/oil-vehicle-search.aspx

 

 

Spark plugs = NGK or Bosch as per the handbook but check the Alpina e34 parts list (Sharkfan maybe able to help here...)

 

Check the distributor and rotor arm & plug leads while you are at the plugs

 

Filters you can pick up genuine BMW ones on ebay. Mahle ones look very similar :wink:

 

Service inspection lists attached:

 

Not sure about midlands specialists - have a look at the suppliers link on the first page of the forum http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/forum/71-suppliers/

Inspection_I.pdf

Inspection_II.pdf

Edited by stevenc3828

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If you don't want that spoiler send it my way :)
there is no spolier on it ?
In his previous post...

i have the orange indicators with the car and also have a spolier which needs spraying up

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yeah i am thinking of going for slightly thicker oil i have always been advised use thicker oils in older engines. I will have to order fuchs titan oil 10w-40. 

 

sharkfan which are the best plugs for it? i might also get the icv cleaned out aswell i feel best to do so.

 

 

I think leggy M30 engines prefer a slightly thicker oil, I'd go for a 10/40, and use OEM for filters/pads etc.

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I'd just use the NGK plugs arfan. Get the ICV cleaned and the AFM while you're in there.

Oil/filter change, fuel filter and air filter too. Check the banjo's on the spray bar and check the dizzy cap and rotor for wear.

 

I have a new cap and rotor for my 735 which are for sale if you need them.

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