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Hey there (this is my first thread so bear with me if this looks like a child wrote it!!!),

I'm in the process of restoring a RHD Alpina B9 3.5 :M5launch: and would appreciate some help with regards to parts and advice.

The car is just about to come out of the body shop and I will need to get it serviced. The only thing is I dont know what specs of engine oil, diff oil and brake fluid I should use as I want to supply the garage with the correct stuff rather than let them use any old chip pan oil they have lying around the garage!!

The second query is can anyone suggest a sensible brake upgrade? The discs warp before lunchtime on a trackday :M5rev: so something a bit stronger may be on the cards.

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I have std front brakes on my B10 but my M5 has e34 M5 disks and calipers and they make a good place to start!! :noSMG:
 

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jimmy01 said:
I have std front brakes on my B10 but my M5 has e34 M5 disks and calipers and they make a good place to start!! :noSMG:
Thanks Jimmy,
Does the E34 kit make much difference :wroom: ? Presumably it would be a straight swap would it?

B9 boy
 

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Yes m8, direct swap, very easy job.
 

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Sounds like a plan then!!!!


B9 boy
  • '83 B9 3.5
  • '00 Maserati 3200GTA
  • '98 TVR Chimeara 4.5
  • '00 Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6
  • '54 Audi A4 1.8T
 

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Most deffo!! get reged on www.e28club.com as well as the webmaster is also restoring my old B9, its in the news or news archives with loads of pics too.
 

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jimmy01 said:
Most deffo!! get reged on www.e28club.com as well as the webmaster is also restoring my old B9, its in the news or news archives with loads of pics too.
Your's the silver B9 then?

Set up the registration but I cant finish it off as the link is broken but hey there you go.:crying:
 

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My B9 was the Opel green one, the white B10 is what I have now, will check links for you.
 

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Hey B9boy, how long have you had that sig? Used to be Mr Puseys sign in name, although he is now b9boyII !

What year and number is your B9? And what other things are needed?

Jimmy, how did the B10 fair going across border?

AG
 

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Hi Andy,


New member so chose the most appropriate name name and it accepted it.

The car is 1983 and I am reliably informed that it was the 6th built and was utlilised by alpina as a press car before being sold to Crown foods Ltd.

The car will still need:
refurbing of wheels
some chrome re-trim re-chroming
a steam clean inside the car (it was left in a barn for 18months!)
the door cards are not great

Cant wait to get the car back as its been in the body shop for over a year!!!

Can anyone give me some advice on what oil to use and gearbox oil specs etc?

B9 boy. :wroom:
 

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yeah its got standard door cards. I didnt know they did Alpina items?

Whilst i am trying to keep the car as original as possible I am tempted by some of the Alpina cloth you can buy to re-trim the door cards in.:eek:

B9 boy
 

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What cloth have you seen?
I am after the later black with blue green pin strips in it?
 

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What cloth have you seen?
I am after the later black with blue green pin strips in it?
There wasnt much details on it other than it was 140cm wide and sold by the metre.

B9 boy
 

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B9 boy said:
There wasnt much details on it other than it was 140cm wide and sold by the metre.

B9 boy
That'll be the wider stripe then i believe, Jimmy's and my B10 and B9 have the thin stripes!
 

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That'll be the wider stripe then i believe, Jimmy's and my B10 and B9 have the thin stripes!
I dont suppose you have photos?
:wroom:
 

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B9 boy said:
I dont suppose you have photos?
:wroom:
I have, pm me your mail address and I'll post them to you.
 

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Andy G said:
I have, pm me your mail address and I'll post them to you.
Thanks andy,

pm sent.

B9 boy :M5launch: :M5rev: :noSMG: :flag:
 

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Elliot

wasn't your car the one that was stored in France...

Jimmy i think you remember this one don't you... ?
 

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Elliot

wasn't your car the one that was stored in France...

Jimmy i think you remember this one don't you... ?
It certainly was that very same car. I collected it in October 03 but its pretty much been in the body shop since then!!

Elliott (B9 boy):byee55amg
 
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