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Went in the engine bay with a roll of Tesa „Xtreme Conditions” tape and wrapped it around some exposed wires. This stuff is amazing, there's no adhesive - it bonds to itself by wrapping with tension
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Took my seat out over the weekend to repair the split bolster and seam under my arse.

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Took my seat out over the weekend to repair the split bolster and seam under my arse.

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Just need to get some scuff master and give it a good clean now
A great job there. I'd imagine you've saved a fair bit by doing it yourself
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A great job there. I'd imagine you've saved a fair bit by doing it yourself


Yep about £180
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Yep about £180
That's a bit more towards the engine rebuild
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That's a bit more towards the engine rebuild
Please don't remind me about that oil is being dropped on Saturday, was yours good to go after the 500 miles or was there more easing in?
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A couple of snaps of the Rutland catch tank I fitted a couple of weeks ago, all piped up with 16mm ID triple ply silicone hose.

It seems to have caught a decent amount of unwanted oomska already, and on checking has made me realise my engine bay isn't as clean as it could be...

And yes, that is a tuning box next to the battery
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Please don't remind me about that oil is being dropped on Saturday, was yours good to go after the 500 miles or was there more easing in?
I ran mine for 1000 miles and then had the oil change. I didn't go crazy with the revs for another 1000 miles or so...I tried to keep it under 5500 rpm. There are many conflicting views on running new engines in. The key part of the running in stage happens at the garage when the engine is fired up for the first time. I'd say mine felt loosened up after about 2000 miles. Once you get your hands on it it's up to you really
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I ran mine for 1000 miles and then had the oil change. I didn't go crazy with the revs for another 1000 miles or so...I tried to keep it under 5500 rpm. There are many conflicting views on running new engines in. The key part of the running in stage happens at the garage when the engine is fired up for the first time. I'd say mine felt loosened up after about 2000 miles. Once you get your hands on it it's up to you really
Yeah I thought it would quite a subjective thing, I don't redline it anyway - need to keep my licence

My plan is to keep to about 5000 for the next few hundred miles then just see how it gets on I guess.
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Had a horrendous steering wobble and wobble noise coming from the front of the car as I drove it, couldn't understand what it was as I had the suspension apart at the weekend, replacing the top mounts.
Anyway pulled over to have a look and my locking wheel nuts key was still stuck to the nut on the drivers front wheel, idiot!
Removed it and wobble and noise gone. Phew I was relieved!
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ebay I've threatened to do this for a long time and my GT is finally for sale

So here's a description of my pride and joy!

2006 ALFA ROMEO GT JTD in Grigio Stromboli Met with Red Leather Interior with the winter kit option, the best colour combination. FSH, 114k miles and MOT 1/9/2016. £2250ono.

I've owned the car for just over 2 years and I've loved every minute of it. It's a great GT car which is pretty quick cross country. Unfortunately I need something bigger as my family is expanding.

I've spent quite a lot of money on the up keep so whoever buys the car is going to get a bit of a bargain and a future classic.

The Good Bits

Winter kit which means you get heated seats, reverse parking sensors, ESP and a CD Stacker in the boot.
The car comes with a spare wheel and accessories instead of the usual foam get you home kit.
Clutch replaced 2yrs ago/20k ago
Cambelt replaced 2yrs ago
Suspension replaced and uprated 18mths ago with Koni Shocks, HR Springs, nearside lower wishbone and polybushed frontend
Strutbrace
Brakes replaced and uprated 18mths ago with grooved & drilled front discs and Brembo rear discs.
DPF replaced with a JTD Performance Stainless steel pipe. (Helps the turbo spool up quicker)
K&N Airfilter
New Glowplugs fitted last week
Vacuum Valve and intercooler pipe replaced 5mths ago. (A common problem with the 1.9jtd engine)
Both Checkstraps for those big coupe doors replaced 3mths ago.
Door handles rebuilt and replaced. (A common problem with the GT's of this age, fixed now so it should be good for another 10yrs)
Seat release cables replaced. (An absolute swine to do and main dealers charge 8hrs labour for each seat)
4 good tyres with plenty of tread left on there.
I'm sure there's other things I've done but I can't remember.

Bad bits
The drivers seat bolster has a slight tear.
The car is 10yrs old so the body work isn't perfect and the price reflects that.

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Having just received my Eibach ARB kit, I though I may as well change the drop links and got a nice reinforced set of Alfisti.net As soon as they arrive I'll be fitting the ARB kit.

Spending a lot of time and money on the chasis/suspension so it would be rude not to follow this up with some serious engine work

Also acquired a cupra splitter from my good friend Owen who some of you may know as the owner of a superb zoe yellow 159 sw.
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Long overdue wash today...Over 2k miles worth of road filth to remove this time!

Found condensation/water in the reverse/fog lamp enclosure, so I guess the seal has gone there... Also what looks like algae/moss growing inside the passengers side repeater, so that'll need some love too!

Anyone removed/oven-dried and re-sealed the rear fog lamp units, or is it just worth picking up a spare straight away?

Side repeaters I may go for the smoked look that others have tried, looks the business on the Blackline I think!

Checked and adjusted fluids/pressures too as I'm half way between oil changes, surprise surprise nothing needed topping up except the screen wash! I do like this engine, give it new oil every 6k, filters every 12k, get rid of the flaps and EGR, and it'll take good car of you

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Washed and polished all metal, glass and plastic today.
Hoovered out, too.
Leather and a bit of trim to clean up, then all set for the Bury St Edmunds thing on Father's Day.
Hope mine doesn't let the side down, as I expect there will be some seriously well looked after Alfas there!
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Finally managed to solve a minor niggle that came with the car 3 years ago: the driver's door wouldn't activate interior lights (and no infocenter warning). Took the door card off expecting to have to strip and clean the door lock but turns out the plug was just dangling there, disconnected! Pushed it in place, all good

Cleaned and greased the glass runners while I was there too.
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Finally managed to solve a minor niggle that came with the car 3 years ago: the driver's door wouldn't activate interior lights (and no infocenter warning). Took the door card off expecting to have to strip and clean the door lock but turns out the plug was just dangling there, disconnected! Pushed it in place, all good

Cleaned and greased the glass runners while I was there too.
So satisfying, when a simple fix is found, and it costs nothing
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Car passed MOT today with zero advisories.
Not bad for a 12 year old motor with 123k on it :-)
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Not updated on here for a while, 4 weeks ago flew through its MOT with no advisories as well, that was after autoglass replaced the windscreen anyway thanks to a truck on the M6 a couple of weeks before.

Then yesterday SWMBO was taking it to Newcastle to visit the old folks, got as far as Haltwhistle and the water pump died and threw the belt, so will be updating again over the weekend with many "what I did today" updates as the belts/pump/tensioner/ and a so far undisclosed amount of rockers are replaced, and the fluid service is brought forward by 1k
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Fitted this. Must say, well pleased with the sound

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Not updated on here for a while, 4 weeks ago flew through its MOT with no advisories as well, that was after autoglass replaced the windscreen anyway thanks to a truck on the M6 a couple of weeks before.

Then yesterday SWMBO was taking it to Newcastle to visit the old folks, got as far as Haltwhistle and the water pump died and threw the belt, so will be updating again over the weekend with many "what I did today" updates as the belts/pump/tensioner/ and a so far undisclosed amount of rockers are replaced, and the fluid service is brought forward by 1k
Are you fixing it yourself? Its not a bad job really, just be careful. If you need any help we're only up the road.
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Fitted this. Must say, well pleased with the sound

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Nice mate. What is the weight of one of those double dins? They heavy?

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Nice mate. What is the weight of one of those double dins? They heavy?

Damien.
The ones that dont have a cd reader are usually very light, I would personally love to fit one myself but would like to find one with a similar button look as the rest of the car..

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Are you fixing it yourself? Its not a bad job really, just be careful. If you need any help we're only up the road.
I will be, pretty engine savvy after years of classics and did the belts/ pump on my old 156 last year so still fresh as to that said, just the rockers I've not done but it looks pretty straight forward so long as I take care.
Cheers for the offer though if I do get stuck I'll be in touch
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