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A mate of mine has managed to sew the split in my drivers seat bolster back together.
I'm now applying colour restorer, but it'll need a few more layers yet by the looks of it.
The car is not on its side btw, the photo insists on coming out in landscape format on here!
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Well, after spending most of Sunday washing and polishing my 156 i managed to change the glow plugs today. All 4 came out fairly easy and now the flashing coil symbol is no more
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Saw your GT at Autolusso today Damien. I haven't stopped drooling yet...

Made the drive home in mine an odd mix of excitement at what I could do and depression at the lack of funds
Hi Mate did you have the blue GT..?

Thanks for the compliment. Hey all good aspirations become reality.

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Saw your GT at Autolusso today Damien. I haven't stopped drooling yet...

Made the drive home in mine an odd mix of excitement at what I could do and depression at the lack of funds http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
Hi Mate did you have the blue GT..? http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/image...es/thumbup.gif

Thanks for the compliment. Hey all good aspirations become reality.

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Yep. That was me. Wish I could have stayed a little longer and had been able to chat.

But having seen your GT in photos and having now seen it in the metal , I can honestly say that it's absolutely stunning.
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Just picked up a brand new Bosch MAF sensor, for.... 23 delivered....

Was listed for a 1.3 JTDm Mito, but part numbers on the box and the sensor itself exactly match what I have already got installed so I figured I'd risk it!

Might as well get an Autolusso silicone MAF>Turbo hose and complete my full set AL Silicone induction hoses and install it all together!
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Just picked up a brand new Bosch MAF sensor, for.... 23 delivered....

Was listed for a 1.3 JTDm Mito, but part numbers on the box and the sensor itself exactly match what I have already got installed so I figured I'd risk it!

Might as well get an Autolusso silicone MAF>Turbo hose and complete my full set AL Silicone induction hoses and install it all together!
Result!
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Result!
If it fits...

The Alfa part number is different, the Bosch number matches... So I reckon the sensor element is exactly the same... Fingers crossed the housing is as well... Looks the same visually, same bolt holes and attachments... Hopefully it's not a few mm slimmer!
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If it fits...

The Alfa part number is different, the Bosch number matches... So I reckon the sensor element is exactly the same... Fingers crossed the housing is as well... Looks the same visually, same bolt holes and attachments... Hopefully it's not a few mm slimmer!
Usually you can remove the sensor from it's housing. Most are held in with 5 point anti tamper torx screws.
These may come in handy...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverhill-...s=torx+5+point
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Usually you can remove the sensor from it's housing. Most are held in with 5 point anti tamper screws.
These may come in handy...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverhill-...s=torx+5+point
Not my one - it's the version where the element is formed right into the housing... like this - https://cdn.autoteilexxl.de/thumb/?m...1150850&lng=en
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Not my one - it's the version where the element is formed right into the housing... like this - https://cdn.autoteilexxl.de/thumb/?m...1150850&lng=en
Ah ok.
Hopefully the one you have ordered will fit then.
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Yep. That was me. Wish I could have stayed a little longer and had been able to chat.

But having seen your GT in photos and having now seen it in the metal , I can honestly say that it's absolutely stunning.
Thanks mate. Hopefully have a chat next time eh.

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yesterday a blipping sun visor made a 'SNAP!' noise and now point to half past six only... some say it might the sign of the age...

Spent couple of hours searching web and looks like it's a situation of replacement, not repair. Still, will try to open it and play with it, since there is nothing to lose (while searching for a replacement)
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yesterday a blipping sun visor made a 'SNAP!' noise and now point to half past six only... some say it might the sign of the age...

Spent couple of hours searching web and looks like it's a situation of replacement, not repair. Still, will try to open it and play with it, since there is nothing to lose (while searching for a replacement)
Mine broke a short while ago. After trying to take it apart and realising the vinyl was sealed, I ended up buying another 2nd hand.

Overtaking a slow-coach yesterday, I suddenly had billows of smoke pouring out of the back. Short trip to get home, no lights on dash or loss of power. I suspect something has gone around the oil filter area, dripping onto the exhaust. Not sure I should drive it or get it recovered to a garage?
Bit embarrassing with a trail of oil down the road leading to my driveway
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Mine broke a short while ago. After trying to take it apart and realising the vinyl was sealed, I ended up buying another 2nd hand.

Overtaking a slow-coach yesterday, I suddenly had billows of smoke pouring out of the back. Short trip to get home, no lights on dash or loss of power. I suspect something has gone around the oil filter area, dripping onto the exhaust. Not sure I should drive it or get it recovered to a garage?
Bit embarrassing with a trail of oil down the road leading to my driveway
Where's the oil coming from?

Not uncommon for the oil-cooler unions to fail and dump the oil out... Not heard of this causing billows of smoke though, and if it had dumped the oil out you'd get an oil pressure warning on the dash...

Billowing smoke with some oily mess could be a turbo-hose blowing off, but you'd almost certainly feel that as a big reduction in power and a whistly noise..

I wouldn't start the engine until I'd checked oil level and found out where it's leaking out from... Any sign of level loss in the sump or leaky oil cooler and I'd get it recovered to the garage.

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I just swapped the cars round, putting mine in the garage as quick as I could. Constant trickle of oil has made a mess wherever I drive. Daren't drive it now.
All I can see is the oily mess below the filter but there's plenty of hoses down there with the exhaust front pipe below. The sump also dripping in oil. Dash still says full oil level, don't trust that.
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Mine broke a short while ago. After trying to take it apart and realising the vinyl was sealed, I ended up buying another 2nd hand.
started to check on-line and seems that prices are something from 12 to 35 quid. Does it sound right?
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Proper love driving my GT Looking forward to my track day next week. That is all..

ps. Fitted new 2016 Alfa badges. Not sure, think i prefer the original classic badge.

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Proper love driving my GT http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/image...es/driving.gif Looking forward to my track day next week. That is all..http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/image...es/thumbup.gif

ps. Fitted new 2016 Alfa badges. Not sure, think i prefer the original classic badge.

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How easy is it yo change the badges, when i bought mine the guy had put stick on black and silver badges on which dont get me wrong really suit mine as ive got gabbianno blue and blue leather but he went cheap on them and id like to put it right. Wheels are easy as i can just buy new center pieces. Its the frint and back.... the steering wheel also
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started to check on-line and seems that prices are something from 12 to 35 quid. Does it sound right?
There's a few on fleabay. I paid 20 inc del. for one listed as for 147 and was an easy swap.
Alternatively Matchapart.com

Oops, just noticed you have 156. Can anyone advise if it's the same part?
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In the final stages of fitting my new rear internal brace bar. Managed to get myself some brackets that attached to the now redundant seat mounting bracket mountings. Obviously removing the brackets and replacing with my bar receiver brackets. Then modified the plastic trim to accept the bracket and bar access. All looking pretty neat so far. And the shiny alu bar is a lovely feature in and out the car. As well as having a purpose. My last coupe had an oem brace bar and many of the fitting ideas i got from that.

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I just swapped the cars round, putting mine in the garage as quick as I could. Constant trickle of oil has made a mess wherever I drive. Daren't drive it now.
All I can see is the oily mess below the filter but there's plenty of hoses down there with the exhaust front pipe below. The sump also dripping in oil. Dash still says full oil level, don't trust that.
Have you checked the oil filter has not come loose. Had this on my V6 a couple of years ago, was loosing oil and a bit of a mess underneath. Was expecting a big bill but when I got underneath found the filter was loose. Lucikly I found it before it got any worse....
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There's a few on fleabay. I paid 20 inc del. for one listed as for 147 and was an easy swap.
Alternatively Matchapart.com

Oops, just noticed you have 156. Can anyone advise if it's the same part?
looks different from what I see, but I got the drift. Thanks.
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