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Last parcel arrived in the post, this weekends to-do lists:

1. Two new tyres at the tyre shop
2. Oil & filter change - Inspect oil cooler and associated hoses while I'm down there!
3. Fit new rear brake pads
4. Wash car
5. Clean and seal windscreen (Angelwax products arrived!), might try and use up the RainX I have left on the rear/sides...
6. Fit new Aerotwins

Busy day for me!
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booked major service and MOT for Tuesday ........ needs front suspension looking at !
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Well that's tyres, oil, and rear pads all done...

Gonna wait until tomorrow to wash it all and do the windscreen.. Better weather forecast!

I do now however need a significant adjustment on the handbrake.. Hopefully the common adjuster under the gaiter is enough, I CBA to lift it back up onto stands again to go fiddling about behind the calipers!!
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Switched my amber side repeater/indicators on my 147 for black/smoked items and amber bulbs. Just a 5 minute job and pleased with the result. My car is that light metallic blue and I replaced the old 15" steel wheels with Alfa 156 16" teledials that I had refurbished in a darkish gunmetal. I never expected or intended things to be quite so "dark" but actually the moody look seems to suit the little Alfa.
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Only noticed this thread the other day , so really in the last month or 2 I have done quite a lot , fitted 2.5" Mini projector kit and finally got decent dipped beam ! , fitted a Sony, Bluetooth ,USB Hi Power head unit which sounds and works great , fitted Alfa hologram puddle lights which look pretty and finally yesterday fitted a new set of aero wipers as the old one were starting to "fart" as they skipped across the screen . So my wife should be happy with the results - well maybe
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washed the poor thing after she got under the salt spread yesterday evening
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Switched my amber side repeater/indicators on my 147 for black/smoked items and amber bulbs. Just a 5 minute job and pleased with the result. My car is that light metallic blue and I replaced the old 15" steel wheels with Alfa 156 16" teledials that I had refurbished in a darkish gunmetal. I never expected or intended things to be quite so "dark" but actually the moody look seems to suit the little Alfa.
I have a pair of smoked lenses to go on mine but i wasnt sure if they look good on the gabby blue. I have a black roof and the black alfa badges so do you think it would look ok?
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washed the poor thing after she got under the salt spread yesterday evening
How is the chassis underseal on yours mate?
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Washed it, used Angelwax Vision and H2Go on the windscreen, fitted new aerotwins, and am slowly coming to the conclusion that I managed to knacker the clutch and/or flywheel last night when I stalled it

At least the windscreen isn't smeary and wiper action is quiet and smooth...
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How is the chassis underseal on yours mate?
done over dry week in September
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Fitted a leather interior,black with red stitching. Looks great and the seat heaters work!!
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Removed the clutch pedal and fitted ceramic washers to cure the grinding / sqweaking noise. I now have a silent smooth clutch pedal.
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Removed the clutch pedal and fitted ceramic washers to cure the grinding / sqweaking noise. I now have a silent smooth clutch pedal.
this is a great 'fix' and one everybody should look at IMO
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this is a great 'fix' and one everybody should look at IMO
Is there a link to the part please and how would you rate the difficulty level of the job?
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Is there a link to the part please and how would you rate the difficulty level of the job?
buy a bag of various washers and thats about it.

the difficulty is getting into the footwell and doing it!
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I'm going to take a look at mine tomorrow lunchtime at work...that flaming creaking pedal is driving me nuts.
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Mine isnt creaking but the way my GT is behaving at the moment its only a matter of time
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Nylon / ceramic washers can be sourced from many places, mine were left over from a job at work. The job is not hard, just a pain in the ass working in the footwell. Remember to reset the cruise control switch above the pedal.
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Nylon / ceramic washers can be sourced from many places, mine were left over from a job at work. The job is not hard, just a pain in the ass working in the footwell. Remember to reset the cruise control switch above the pedal.
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Bit of work on the 147

Today I tackled the problem with the airbag light. Disconnected the battery then cleaned and cable tied the passenger and driver side connectors under the seats. Then started dismantling the panels in the boot to get at the loom under the side carpet, only to realise the facelift model doesn't have connectors in the boot So all that went back in and problem solved.

Also was replacing the number plate bulbs. Got the lights out and replaced the bulb but can't get the lights to sit back in correctly they keep falling out of the bumper. Anyone else had this issue??

Also tried fitting an aux cable to the radio but no luck, I must have one of the newer units which it doesn't work on. So I have a blaupunkt aux cable for sale with the loop connected if anyone wants It.
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Seedsy, if your number plate lights are like the ones in my GT I guess you'll have over-compressed or dislodged the retaining spring. I used a flat blade screwdriver to re-shape the springs on mine so they worked again. Give them a good clean up and make sure the springs sit in their tracks correctly - then they should hold the unit properly.
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Seedsy, if your number plate lights are like the ones in my GT I guess you'll have over-compressed or dislodged the retaining spring. I used a flat blade screwdriver to re-shape the springs on mine so they worked again. Give them a good clean up and make sure the springs sit in their tracks correctly - then they should hold the unit properly.

Cheers Jonb.gt, must have been a bit heavy handed when taking them out and bent the clips. just googled an image of it to see what shape it should be and stuck them back in. Definitely fitting better but I imagine if I hit a pothole they may pop out
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Replaced a blown headlight bulb on the 156 yesterday afternoon and then on the way home in the evening the exhaust front pipe section snapped! Drove the last 2 miles home sounding like a dragster dragging a chain along! Off shift today so will crawl underneath this morning and see what needs doing before the threatened snow arrives hopefully.
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Picked up the GT from RPM Motors tonight, new parking sensor control module, fresh new clutch, and a gearbox full of fresh oil! Semi-syn unfortunately, but I can swap that out in a few months time when I fancy a fiddle...

Also got an advisory that the aftermarket alloys it came with are the incorrect PCD for the hub... Re-torque regularly is their advice, I guess my torque wrench and 17mm socket are setting up camp in my boot!

Looking forward to my drive in to work tomorrow morning now! First run out with my new tyres, pads, engine oil, clutch etc....

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Also got an advisory that the aftermarket alloys it came with are the incorrect PCD for the hub... Re-torque regularly is their advice, I guess my torque wrench and 17mm socket are setting up camp in my boot!
Wobbly bolts? Had this discussion previously. I find it odd you can fit a wheel with a [slightly) different PCD.

My earlier driver's window 'not working' problem is now fixed. I'll put it all back together this weekend as my door card is off currently. A faulty Window Control Unit was the culprit.
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