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Ok, I'm gatecrashing here as Breras aren't technically part of this thread ........
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Fitted a aluminum engine guard . Got it last week on ebay the seller brought it for his GT but never got to fit it , then sold his car ! So for 60 I got it good as new , just had to cut off a corner - something to do with having factory fitted xenons .
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despite fitting a new left side handbrake cable, the car still displays symptoms of a dragging brake [tweety bird noise & warm hub..], so i decided to investigate further. handbrake mechanism ok, piston clean as a whilstle, seems the outside pad was sticking, cleaned/refitted etc - fingers crossed. upon completing that job, i found the drivers door would not open from the outside, so off with the handle, door card etc, rods fallen off...
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Fitted a aluminum engine guard . Got it last week on ebay the seller brought it for his GT but never got to fit it , then sold his car ! So for 60 I got it good as new , just had to cut off a corner - something to do with having factory fitted xenons .
Good find.. does the alu guard sit higher up giving more clearance than the standard?

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Took the GT for a run out this afternoon. Just under 100 miles up the Brecon Beacons & the Black Mountains

Treacherous conditions though. Even with the slippy diff & decent tyres, the running water & camber changes meant the car was a right handful. Getting the power down was nigh on impossible :eek

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It gives a extra clearance of 20 mm at the rear section and 40 mm at the front . Shame its out of sight it's a great looking bit of kit .
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It gives a extra clearance of 20 mm at the rear section and 40 mm at the front . Shame its out of sight it's a great looking bit of kit .
Nice bit of clearance then ..:-) I need one in my life with my lowered stance..
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Tried to trace an annoying rattle. Ordered front and rear HD drop links because that's what the noise sounded like, only to find there was zero movement in them.

The rear leveling device for the xenon's was rattling as the ball joints were badly worn; I cable tied these and gave the exhaust rubbers a quick squirt as they were squeaking.

The front drop links looked OK but I found out they were not a matched pair, one was TRW and the other - who knows! So I changed them and went for a drive and she's quiet now; but I'm still confused as to what actually did cause the considerable racket.

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Changed pads and disks on front of the car today. Never done it before on any of my cars so was a massive learning curve. Have never heaved on a bolt so hard as the two 19mm ones holding the caliper bracket on. Thought I was going to bust a blood vessel at one point.
I didn't bleed the brakes this time but might have a go soon.
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Tried to trace an annoying rattle. Ordered front and rear HD drop links because that's what the noise sounded like, only to find there was zero movement in them.

The rear leveling device for the xenon's was rattling as the ball joints were badly worn; I cable tied these and gave the exhaust rubbers a quick squirt as they were squeaking.

The front drop links looked OK but I found out they were not a matched pair, one was TRW and the other - who knows! So I changed them and went for a drive and she's quiet now; but I'm still confused as to what actually did cause the considerable racket.
Having similar issues with mine. The MOT tech did say the front anti-roll bar has a tiny amount of play but not even enough to warrant an advisory. They also said the steering rack seems to have a little extra play though again no advisory. I now have to drive the car with the radio on else the knocking really annoys me. Quieter now in the colder mornings until it all seems to warm up (it's not an engine knock).
I only change my front uppers less than 8k ago, hope they do not need doing again. Two sets of drop links since that too. Everything to me there seems tight when I check.

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I already had the rear longitudinal arms and hub bushes changed as these were completely shot - handling and tyre wear was suffering. They were noisy but a deeper knock not a rattle.
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Took Clare's GT for an MOT. Passed with a minor headlamp adjustment & once the cats go a bit more heat in the. Quite surprised how much mileage we've done in her this year at 5745.
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Took Clare's GT for an MOT. Passed with a minor headlamp adjustment & once the cats go a bit more heat in the. Quite surprised how much mileage we've done in her this year at 5745.
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Passed its M.O.T with zero issues...
Failed its MOT. In fairness only due to one issue which I was aware off, mainly the drivers seat doesn't fold due to the cable snapping.

Caused the failure as it would cause a hazard to rear occupants in the back if there was an accident.
 
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Had the garage check and report on any steering, suspension and brake problems with my 147. Quite stunned that even with 9 years and 74k they were happy to report no excessive movements, excessive wear or failures. I have never experienced any Alfa clunks and clicks over humps and bumps but just wanted to be sure. The only thing they did report was a blown sidelight, which I knew about, and a small area of rust on the floorpan at the rear left to be treated. So, I'm quite happy about that...
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Sorted this. Only 6 weeks old and wasn't really safe to repair...

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Sorted this. Only 6 weeks old and wasn't really safe to repair...
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hey guys any idee about code p0380 and turning the key in the ignition and nothing happening just a click? but when the car is pushed starts?thanks!
I had this! Upon removing the battery to replace the starter - there was a plastic cover over the negative connector. This was preventing a solid connection causing the clicking sound. Removed it and its been starting solidly ever since!
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Awesome drive home with stupid embarrassing huge grin on face...check..

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