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Hi Alpina enthousiasts !
The engine arrived yesterday :M5thumbs:



Engine and gearbox in good condition, except the cooling fan bended on some corners.





No "mayonnaise" in the oil, no head gasket damage.





Here you can see the cylinder head number



here the completly rusted 4230 number of engine on the lug. Dear Alpina fans, please check this number before asking Alpina if the engine is genuine.
they don't care about Vin numbers and B9/1 type. The only thing important is this number.



It's so rusty that i put the numbers in red on the photo:



the electric wires were badly cuted, a bit of shame. It wasn't difficult to take off the rubber, disconnect the motronic, and keep the motronic in the same time.



i'v taken out the air and fuel arrival, so easy when engine is out of the car.



better view to see the engine clearly.
For Todd, the red sticker only tells this is bad to use a normal key to fit the cylinder head. You have to use a dynamometric key.



then i opened the cylinder head cover, and it's a beauty, so clean, cams are almost not used. Very happy !



only one bad point, the alternator and power steering pump were damaged a bit in the crash, so the supports are bended, and the aluminium support is broken at the bottom. I have to replace those parts, and check if the engine isn't damaged due to the move of accessories.

But, it's in good way to be in my car soon :byee55amg
 

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Congrats! Now get it in the proper home.

When you get a few minutes, can you send me a picture of the intake. I would like to see a better picture like the one you have with the intake sitting on the floor from the valve cover side.

Thanks and good luck, Todd
 

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i salute you in england we would say thats the dogs bollocks, well done you have put some serious work in to that it reminds me of my younger days when i did my project cars if we ever meet theres a bottle of crystal waitng for you:cheers:
 

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Hey, I'm new here and just discoverd this tread. What a nice restauration. If you have any part questions for the alpina b9 I have the complete original parts book with parts numbers. It also covers b10 3,5 and b7 turbo.
 

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M5 killer> sorry for answering so late, and thanks for the invitation.
If i go sometime in England, for sur i would be happy to visit you and your BT queen of the road :)

Bmw pat> Thank you for your help, and for the comments. All that concerns the B9 is a big interest for me, so if you could send me some details, scanned documention, i would be very grateful.
I'll send you a private message with my email.
Thanks.
 

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Hi AlpinaCsi,
i wanted to wait untill my website will be updated, but as you're asking for some news here are the pics:





I have cleaned and painted a lot of parts of the engine, done some maintenance, and next week or maybe in two weeks the engine will be installed. I hope it will run fine, but i'm sure of it !
Alpina has confirmed i have the good Motronic. Refering to the matching numbers, the motronic is a regular Bmw with only a switch to fit in position 5.
I will soon inform you about the updates of my site, and about the installation.
 

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toujours aussi impressionantes ces photos, ma triumph prend forme elle aussi, j'aurai du prendre autant de photos que toi, histoire de suivre les etapes de la restauration... Bravo encore


(as always, pictures are impressive, my triumph is getting there as well, i should have taken pictures like you did, in order to keep a trace of the restoration steps... Congrats again)
 

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hi Alpina friends !

The engine has started again yersterday, without any other problems than seeking a bad connection on the starter, and a forgotten air depression tube before the air manifold :noSMG:

So good to hear this engine running quiete well. I just started a little bit, i must now check the growing temperature, and ajust the water level, etc...
The camschaft gives it a very different noise, more low and chaotic.

Good good good !

here a small video of one of the first start.

http://sfiedos.free.fr/alpinab9/resto/photos/28-changement-moteur/alpina-demarre.divx



Another good news, is that i'm becoming the owner of another Alpina B9, in beautiful condition :wroom:
i get it the next week, it just has a full service (head gasket, exaust, settings) and i just have to turn the key and drive, wow, i'm so happy about my two B9 now.
A new topic about the car next week ! :byebye:
 

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Another good news, is that i'm becoming the owner of another Alpina B9, in beautiful condition :wroom:
i get it the next week, it just has a full service (head gasket, exaust, settings) and i just have to turn the key and drive, wow, i'm so happy about my two B9 now.
A new topic about the car next week ! :byebye:
Look forward to some pictures and information about your new purchase! :byebye:

Good news about getting your current B9 up and running again as well!
 
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