Busy little evening in the bat cave.
Replaced the non maf side of the airbox with one i bought from Autolusso. Polished and cleaned it to an inch of its life and it looks brand new. Also while i was there removed and cleaned all my induction and FMIC hoses. Well i was under there.
Also go the krust out and covered all the rusty bits under there. Do this every oil change. Do Alfa's need protecting or what!
Also saw that the steering boot was literally completely detached, so slung another zip tie and secured. Job done. Lucky for me the boot was not torn.
Moved the actuator lower vacuum hose, and replaced with some silicone boost hose i had leftover from my last project, and wrapped it in heat protection lagging, as the old one had been catching the turbo causing it to burn and singe slightly. Anyhow the vacuum line is well away of the turbo now.
Also fitted my new M-tech short shift bracket. Removed the battery and battery tray for the first time and took the opportunity to clean the metal tray thoroughly and rust protected it too.
Once all the tray etc was removed the new bracket was easily fitted in situ. Only the oem counterweight weight had to be removed for the new bracket to bolt on.
So what do i think of it. Well not much at the moment to be honest. With the car sat, and the clutch depressed the gear changes seem awkward and notchy. With 5th and 3rd the hardest to select. So not happy really. Have put her all back together tonight, so will take her for a small test run tomorrow to see how the shift is in motion. But at this moment i am not impressed with the imprecise action. The gearchange on my clover was lovely and smooth. I know the action is long on the GT, but i would rather it was smooth than notchy and awkward.. Time will tell, and i'll give it a go. I did have to adjust the arm slightly for it to sit straight on the ball joint connector.
Anyhow oil change tomorrow, and test run to check for any boost leaks in the Induction hoses.