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Got my GT booked in for a swirl flap delete on Friday
I've been paying attention to mine over the last few days. The bar has been off for years, the flaps still move freely, but there is a bit of gas leakage. I was going to secure them in the open position which should keep them in place. Pretty sure I've got the plastic ones which are bit sturdier than the metal ones, from what i've read.

Is it a trip to penrith or staying local? Do you know how long it takes to do the job?
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I had to drive a 200 miles round trip for it. But it was the only one in the same colour in the country I could find.
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Always have to be careful when fitting a k&n filter, especially when reoiling as too much oil will kill the maf
Yup, you're right! Have to be careful during the reoiling procedure, making sure not to over-oil. I usually recoat it slightly lighter than manufacturer's recommendation, to err on the side of caution.

I did experience a slight loss in power recently, and at first suspected it to be the dirty air filter, and maybe a dirty MAF sensor as well. Cleaned both and the results were a little better, though still felt it was skewed. I went as far as replacing my MAF, which did nothing to improve performance. I later realised it was either the fuel system cleaner that I had introduced into the fuel tank (was strongly advised against using such additives/chemical by my mechanic), or the fact that I had started using the higher RON97 over the usual RON95 I had been using for years. Anyway, the results are now back to normal, and I'm enjoying the old Alfa at its peak performance now. Phhewwww...one big circle.
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Reset the service reminder yesterday.

I serviced the car a while back but at the time did not know the procedure to reset the service reminder.

I found a thread on the forum a few days ago so thanks for that, most helpful.
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I've been paying attention to mine over the last few days. The bar has been off for years, the flaps still move freely, but there is a bit of gas leakage. I was going to secure them in the open position which should keep them in place. Pretty sure I've got the plastic ones which are bit sturdier than the metal ones, from what i've read.



Is it a trip to penrith or staying local? Do you know how long it takes to do the job?

Found a local place that will do the job for 150 for a deflapped and welded manifold. No idea on quality so will be watching them eagle eyed lol.


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Found a local place that will do the job for 150 for a deflapped and welded manifold. No idea on quality so will be watching them eagle eyed lol.
Spotted that in another thread. Interested in how you get on.
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Spotted that in another thread. Interested in how you get on.
I'm also keeping a close eye on it. If it's good then I'll be taking a trip north....
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Think I'd just remove it myself then helicoil it and then put some bolts in glued. Job done for peanuts.
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Think I'd just remove it myself then helicoil it and then put some bolts in glued. Job done for peanuts.
If I could find a how-to I may be tempted to have a go. Never seen any instructions so I could easily balls it up!
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Dunno looks like take off manifold, remove flaps and then drill in a helicoil. Add bolts with a load of adhesive to block the hole. Or even weld a small plate over the gap (Its only there to stop more air being driven in by the hole).

Looks pretty simple.
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Looks pretty simple.
Its definitely not (for me anyway). I found a brief write-up and it is trickier than it may look.

Beyond my level of comfort!
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Found out mine needs top and bottom arms.
Get them spanners out. Bottom arms are a nightmare. Hope I get a few more years out of mine.
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I've had the car for 4 years and only had to do PS pipes and a cambelt change so far .


I don't know quite how long these arms have lasted , they said bottoms still look like the original ones.


Not bad going for 4 years motoring .
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My original bottom ones lasted 12 years before they were an advisory. Still past an MOT mind.
I changed them last year I think. Hoping to not have to do it for the next three years now.
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