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Had a go at sticking my sideskirt back on as it started to peel off. Hadn't realised how thick the sticky-pads were when I got them from Halfords and I appear to have made the problem worse... Will return to this later in the week better equipped.
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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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Looks great. It's something that suits the GT for sure
I would really like to do something similar but the cost of some decent front seats to complete the look are prohibitive

Your car looks really nice
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Been doing some things on my new-to-me 3.2 GT. Nothing major, just making the car feel more like mine ..

Tyre pressures/oil and water levels checked
Drivers seat removed and stitching repaired
1. Wheels off/front and back cleaned and sealed. Tyres dressed
2. New OE wheel centres fitted
3. New locking bolts fitted
4. Bodywork pre-washed/rinsed/washed/rinsed/clayed/rinsed/polished/waxed
5. Handbrake & gearstick gaitors/coin holder/rubber inserts/all ashtrays removed and cleaned.
6. Glass/door shuts/rubbers/carpets/leather/dashboard/air vents/under rear seats/boot area storage zones cleaned/dressed
7. New number plates fitted
8. Debadged
9. Exhaust tips and kick plates polished
10. Front and rear calipers cleaned and polished

Still a few things to do but getting there!
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Been doing some things on my new-to-me 3.2 GT. Nothing major, just making the car feel more like mine ..

Tyre pressures/oil and water levels checked
Drivers seat removed and stitching repaired
1. Wheels off/front and back cleaned and sealed. Tyres dressed
2. New OE wheel centres fitted
3. New locking bolts fitted
4. Bodywork pre-washed/rinsed/washed/rinsed/clayed/rinsed/polished/waxed
5. Handbrake & gearstick gaitors/coin holder/rubber inserts/all ashtrays removed and cleaned.
6. Glass/door shuts/rubbers/carpets/leather/dashboard/air vents/under rear seats/boot area storage zones cleaned/dressed
7. New number plates fitted
8. Debadged
9. Exhaust tips and kick plates polished
10. Front and rear calipers cleaned and polished

Still a few things to do but getting there! http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/image...ies/jester.gif
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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....
Agree Chris happened to me too..My filter had come loose with a tiny trickle of oil coming down from it??

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I don't think it's the oil filter as I can't see any mess down the sides of it. Seems to be leaking from the joints at the bottom, pretty dark down there, hard to see.
Anyway, recovery booked for tomorrow to take it to my trusted Alfa specialist garage (Fast Autocare in Stockton)
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Been doing some things on my new-to-me 3.2 GT. Nothing major, just making the car feel more like mine ..

Tyre pressures/oil and water levels checked
Drivers seat removed and stitching repaired
1. Wheels off/front and back cleaned and sealed. Tyres dressed
2. New OE wheel centres fitted
3. New locking bolts fitted
4. Bodywork pre-washed/rinsed/washed/rinsed/clayed/rinsed/polished/waxed
5. Handbrake & gearstick gaitors/coin holder/rubber inserts/all ashtrays removed and cleaned.
6. Glass/door shuts/rubbers/carpets/leather/dashboard/air vents/under rear seats/boot area storage zones cleaned/dressed
7. New number plates fitted
8. Debadged
9. Exhaust tips and kick plates polished
10. Front and rear calipers cleaned and polished

Still a few things to do but getting there!

You forgot to detar
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I might've fixed my sun visor under the influence of this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC8kA8IjtME

I didn't drill, just used a strong nylon thread for embroidery to wrap tightly over two long plates to fix them together and then wrap over with a gorilla tape, plus a piece of a gorilla tape nicely going over the U part that is broken. It might work as a temporary fix before I get the full replacement. Depends on the how well the vynil cover will be glued together (this evening job).

At the same time I cocked up while painting the rear inner door handles, so would need to strip them and do it again...

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New hood, repainted grille and mirror covers , prefer the chrome but mine was in bad confition so this will have to do until I get a new one..also, finished the rear spoiler lip.. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...49aefb9474.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...b613c3c10b.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...e8179f7ab4.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...7f880c069b.jpg

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I don't think it's the oil filter as I can't see any mess down the sides of it. Seems to be leaking from the joints at the bottom, pretty dark down there, hard to see.
Anyway, recovery booked for tomorrow to take it to my trusted Alfa specialist garage (Fast Autocare in Stockton)
Turns out it wasn't an oil leak but a fuel leak. I thought it odd for an oil filter to be in that position (leak was under the fuel filter), there's a reason I leave it to professionals!
It looked like oil because it was cleaning all the crud off that area.

A sensor had fallen out of the fuel line, for checking water content. It's not really needed as I go to BP or Shell, so sensor removed and the hole blocked up.
The garage kindly didn't charge me for such a quick repair, but recovery hurt at £72. Oh, and I lost 40% of a tank of fuel.

Thanks for all your advice
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The pre-wash stage included some Tardis
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I had to partially wash mine today, after emerging from work to find the bonnet & nearside wing sporting a liberal dosing of bird mess...by the looks of it the bird in question had a bad curry recently too.

My GT looks like a cut & shut now, everything forward of the A pillar including wheels is gleaming while the rest of the car still wears its carefully cultivated layer of grey muck and mud streaks gathered while plodding up and down the M27 since last being washed & waxed in October...

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Sprint - 33 - Sprint - 33 - 155 - GTV - GTV - 156 - GT ...gone German for now though.
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Today i fitted some MTEC Grooved and Dimpled front discs and Mintex pads to the 156, didn't get a chance to do a full bleed but they feel good so far and the car slows down now without that initial panic...lol
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Heard a rather worrying noise when releasing the clutch pedal yesterday, a slight grinding type of noise just at the moment of pedal release. Gears still change smoothly and car pulls just fine which is leading me to think its a bearing. Going to have a look around tomorrow in the hope that its fluid related or maybe I was hearing something else/paranoid. But at the moment its looking like I'm going to need to pull the box off and do a complete clutch change within the new few weeks........
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Eibach ARB kit arrived today

To say Im excited about fitting it is an understatement!
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Eibach ARB kit arrived today

To say Im excited about fitting it is an understatement!
You will love it when fitted, one of the best mods I did to my 147
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I'll report back when done. Ive already got a strut brace which made a noticeable difference. So Im sure adding the ARB kit to the mix will be a game changer. Next stop will be dropping it a bit. Not coil overs, just the Eibach lowering springs and decent shocks.
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You will love it when fitted, one of the best mods I did to my 147
what did you notice that was different ed? to be honest i haven't really noticed much difference since i put the eibach kit on but i'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to performance driving
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Sorry for beeing bit off topic, but does anyone know why I have slight rpm vibrations in the clutch pedal after installing new clutch kit.. its only noticable above 2k rpm, no rattle or judder and the car works fine and it grabs great, just some slight vibrations in the pedal.. gt 1.9 jtd

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Pex the car for my new one so that's the end of my alfa ownership for a few years
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Pex the car for my new one so that's the end of my alfa ownership for a few years

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Checked my clutch again the last few days and no noise to be heard even after a 45min drive. Seems the car just had Alfa-itis on Thursday and gave me a scare. Bought some new DOT 4 fluid today and a bleeding kit so will give the brakes and clutch a flush with new fluid since its due a change and then hopefully everything will stay just fine and dandy.
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I have done NOTHING to my 147 , no oil no service , no timing belt , I have given it a hard time and this little 2.0 will not stop ! to all those who rubbish ? BAH to you , I have murdered plenty of cars , but this thing refuses to yield , I think it just doesn't want me to refurbish it.
I think the only way im going to kill it is by flat rev in neutral gear.
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Took my car for a spin to a town called Arese, never exactly done anything to the car but it was nice to meet its ancestors.
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