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Post by MerBrook » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:39 pm

I have just been looking through the Alpina Market watch pages and saw the post below by PerryGunn.
PerryGunn wrote:Being sold by member on Alpina Register

Build #: 254
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Exterior Colour: Toledo Blue
Interior Colour: Black
Spec: non-lux
Price: £16,250
Mileage: 47,400
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URL of advert: http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=21200
When looking at the sellers advert on the Alpina register I noticed that he put the following in the advert "The Official Alpina Vanos modification has been done with paperwork and pictures to confirm."

I would like to know if possible what this is ? does it need doing? if yes to either answer then how do I find out if mine has had the work carried out? And if this is an official "recall" item then is it at Alpina's expense?

I have searched on the Alpina register's forum and on here and can't seem to find an answer.

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Post by Ducklakeview » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:50 pm

There was a recall for the N series engine, I think that applied to all engine sizes. Didn't think it soled to the M series engine.

https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recall ... =VANOS&tx=

Details at above link

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Post by srhutch » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:52 pm

Ducklakeview wrote:There was a recall for the N series engine, I think that applied to all engine sizes. Didn't think it soled to the M series engine.

https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recall ... =VANOS&tx=

Details at above link

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That won't apply to the OP.
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Post by MerBrook » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:08 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Followed Ducklakeviews link, https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recall ... =VANOS&tx=. But it doesnt appear as if this covers it as the cars VIN no. isn't within either recall list.

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Post by mickl » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi Tim
The advert is for my car, as far as I am aware there was no official recall for this modification although there is an official Alpina bulletin describing the mod and the part numbers required.
I first became aware of this issue from a post on this forum viewtopic.php?f=2&t=78824.
I also contacted Alpina directly and they confirmed the existence of the mod.
I have no idea how you would know it had been done without removing the cam cover for access if there is no paperwork or evidence with the car.
I think I may have a digital copy of the bulletin if you are interested.

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Post by MerBrook » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:06 pm

Hi Mick
Thanks for the reply, yes I would be greatful if you could send or post the digital copy of the bulletin. It would be very helpful.

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Post by MerBrook » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Just thought I would say many thanks to Mickl for sending me the digital copy of Alpinas bulletin. I shall give Alpina a call and see if they can give me any more info regarding 169 and wether it has had the work done.
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Post by Number5 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:39 pm

MerBrook wrote:Just thought I would say many thanks to Mickl for sending me the digital copy of Alpinas bulletin. I shall give Alpina a call and see if they can give me any more info regarding 169 and wether it has had the work done.
Can you post it up,please, Tim ?
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Post by MerBrook » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:57 pm

Not sure wether page 2 is viewable, please let me know if it isn't and I shall sort it out when our resident IT guy returns. :)
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Post by mickl » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:56 pm

MerBrook wrote:Just thought I would say many thanks to Mickl for sending me the digital copy of Alpinas bulletin. I shall give Alpina a call and see if they can give me any more info regarding 169 and wether it has had the work done.
No Problem
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Post by Rich-hill » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:41 am

What sort of price is this?

I have an invoice with mine where the previous owner paid for a vanos rebuild, but don't know too much about what was involved with this.

I was talking to the people who serviced mine last and mentioned that it had the vanos had been rebuilt, but you could still hear a little noise from it.

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Post by mickl » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:11 pm

Rich-hill wrote:What sort of price is this?

I have an invoice with mine where the previous owner paid for a vanos rebuild, but don't know too much about what was involved with this.

I was talking to the people who serviced mine last and mentioned that it had the vanos had been rebuilt, but you could still hear a little noise from it.
3x washers at around 13.00 each!! Alpina part, 3 x nuts BMW part pennies each, plus gaskets and labour, I had mine done whilst it was being serviced at a local ,independent specialist so not sure on actual labour time but I would of thought not much more than an hours labour?

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