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Got mine back from Cloverleaf Car Services today. New Discs and pads on the front, O/S/F Suspension Arm and Handbrake cables.
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Fitted my ecu after receiving it back from Autolusso. Fair play to them guys! Sorted out my fuel economy problem and it's so much more of a nice car to drive! Excellent service and really nice people!
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Fitted my ecu after receiving it back from Autolusso. Fair play to them guys! Sorted out my fuel economy problem and it's so much more of a nice car to drive! Excellent service and really nice people!
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I'm also keeping a close eye on it. If it's good then I'll be taking a trip north....
Been today, all went well, did leave a few extra quid as I felt bad because it was a pig of a job in the end. The manifold wouldn't come off clean as it fouled the fuel pump housing. Stud remover took all the studs out and she was off.

Difference is noticeable now wasn't so much at first but now I think ecu has adapted the response is fantastic, pulls off the line much smoother and revs much free-er.

Garage is ok, typical grease monkey place but they're friendly chappies and they did a good job, making sure no bolts left over
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Fixed my Windscreen washers



Thought they were empty but when I had a squirt this morning with my lights on the headlamp ones worked fine , topped up a litre and it was full up but only dribbling out the bonnet jets :scrtch:


Took the foamy thing out under the bonnet by the hinge and there's a join there , mine was split .

Cut the bad bit off ond reconnected , I now have full power jets now


Worth checking if your jet power is pants , the pipe was slightly kinked too .
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Replaced the drivers side check strap this afternoon! No more creaky door

What I did find however was that under the previous ownership, some clumsy oaf has destroyed the inner lining of the door to gain access

Also no tweeter behind the cover... Nicely coiled up wire, but no tweeter... Is that normal for the Bose system?!?

Also gave the upper wishbone bushes a good cleaning and lubing with silicone spray, hopefully will notice the difference on Monday!

Finally gave it a wash and topped up tyres and fluids!
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Replaced the drivers side check strap this afternoon! No more creaky door

What I did find however was that under the previous ownership, some clumsy oaf has destroyed the inner lining of the door to gain access

Also no tweeter behind the cover... Nicely coiled up wire, but no tweeter... Is that normal for the Bose system?!?

Also gave the upper wishbone bushes a good cleaning and lubing with silicone spray, hopefully will notice the difference on Monday!

Finally gave it a wash and topped up tyres and fluids!
Yep there are no separate tweeters in the Bose spec cars. Personally I preferred the sound from my 4x bass/4x tweeter set up in my last 147 to the Bose set up in my GTA.
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Seems strange... I've always liked the sound of component setups versus 2 way drivers... I guess the lead for the tweeter isn't amplified and/or crossovered...
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Soon happy! Went for a drive to Whitby today, test out the new inlet manifold and what a difference it's made. Plus it's fixed my over boost problem so I can drive her properly now!


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Definitely de-flapping on my next cambelt service!
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Well recommended, got mine done for 180 should have been 150 but left a tip


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Well done James...Piece of mind that. And glad to hear she is running well now. Ahh whitby, that coastal road is a great one when its not too busy. I spent my younger years in scarborough..So i know all that area like the back of my hand.

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Well done James...Piece of mind that. And glad to hear she is running well now. Ahh whitby, that coastal road is a great one when its not too busy. I spent my younger years in scarborough..So i know all that area like the back of my hand.



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Was a lovely day, other half got some fantastic pics of the car in the sunset too up on the moors.

My old manifold had plastic flaps so wasn't too worried about ingestion, they were fine when it came off to, just worn bushes so was leaking quite bad. Can't believe how much difference it has made.

Need to find the last leak though as still whistling under load.


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they fit a recon manifold right? how long did it take them to do?
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they fit a recon manifold right? how long did it take them to do?

Took them 5 hours in the end, was complicated as the fuel pump mount was fouling the manifold.


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hey guys who can help me out my alfa is need of some repairs if i switch of my car the car continues too run and the key is out and off and also minutes before that the car dashboard lights and evrything went off need help asap thank you in advace
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hey guys who can help me out my alfa is need of some repairs if i switch of my car the car continues too run and the key is out and off and also minutes before that the car dashboard lights and evrything went off need help asap thank you in advace

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Today I am going to fit a new gear knob!
Only because yesterday,with the help of a good mate,thanks Q man,aka Voodl02 on here,(and a generous garage owner,thanks Duncan,Pont Tweli garage and finally,thanks to Pud237 for his excellent advice!),(this is starting to sound like an Oscar winners acceptance speech!) I fitted a six speed gearbox and a new clutch.
Technically speaking,the clutch wasn't necessary,as it had only done about 20k miles,but as everything was coming off,it seemed daft not to change it.
Oh,nearly forgot,I fitted poly bushed upper arms,too!
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"booked major service and MOT for Tuesday ........ needs front suspension looking at ! "

This was a few weeks ago and thought I`d update

12months on from purchase - it came with a decent service history (on paper!!) and an oil and oil filter change.

So at MOT time....

Full service done - oil, air, diesel, pollen filters, brakes checked (all calipers stripped/cleaned and lubricated), two drop links fitted, rest of suspension cleaned and lubicated and MOT 220

This is the first service done since bought it - cover 10k in the 12 months of ownership

Fortunately its my Father in law who does it - unfortunately he`s retireing this year

He did my water pump and timing belt for 225

The motor (JTDm) has 74k (06 plate) on the clock now so i`m very happy at present - servicing up to date

Just the parking sensor to sort out now..........................
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