[QUOTE=dunhookin;10232369]Cursed, swore and threatened torturous mutilation on the muppet who designed the air filter arrangement on the GT JTD...! What a faff - the old filter was totally filthy, been there a long time, not surprising it gets neglected when it's such a pain to change. Realising that the new filter supplied was nothing like the original and meant I couldn't wrap the job up compounded the irritation - which was later eased by a couple of glasses of fine ale!
Oil and filter change, new pollen filters and new diesel filter did get done - but the car will sit idle for a couple of days until I can get over to change the wrong air filter for the right one! So looking forward to locking horns with fitting that goddam air filter again - deep joy...!
Today, having got the air filter design tantrum out of my system, the car was much more compliant for the fitting of the correct air filter, which was wrapped up in 10 or 15 minutes! Result!
Having just got the car I checked it over whilst doing this big service - and found the cause of an occasional front end clunk. The NSF upper wishbone is shot, so that's the next spannering engagement on the GT - collecting the new bit tomorrow, so getting oily on Saturday for that job probably...still love my Alfa despite cussing it's ass this week..!