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I stopped a noise from the dash. I fitted a thin foam gasket between the info centre and dash and it worked in curing the creaking noise.
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Polished out an annoying 100mm scratch I had on the top drivers side front wing with 2500 wet & dry, t-cut and wax, perfect - now the million other scuffs and scratches! By the way, loving 168's work, perhaps one day 168 will have a go at grafting on a Brera/159 front end on to a GT.
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What's all that tackle on your dashboard?
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All blue and No red!
How easy was it to do that? keen to do the same for my GT dashboard lights etc.
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Just to change from red lighting to White and blue was pretty easy, no soldering required, I assume that the Gt has removable bulbs, that twist into place in bulb holders, so buy white or blue T5 led, dash bulbs of e-bay. Remove the bulbs from the original bulb holders and put the new bulbs in to them then twist and fit them back into place, see what happens, Any that don't light up remove turn 180 and twist back in.

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You will probably have a weird looking mish mash of colours now, as the dials will probably have a coloured red or green film on the back in numerous places, so you would have to remove the dials, then carefully scrape this away with a so that any points where the light shines through are clear, not red or green. Hold the dials up near the bulb of a table light to test where the colours you don't want are coming from. I use a craft/scalpal set that you can buy from B&Q for 5. Only remove the film/paint from the places where unwanted colours are shining through, Just go very slowly and carefully, spend a day or two if you need to, to make sure you do it neatly. I use white bulbs for the main numbers and markers, and then anything else I highlight with blue film on the back of the dials. For this you can use either blue electrical tape from B&Q if you need to put highlights on the front of the dials, again you need to cut/scalpal these out of blue tape very carefully to fit where any printed paint would have been. And you can use it on the backs of the dials aswell.

I could start a thread on this with photos if anyone would think it worthwhile.
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But if GTs don't have twist fit bulbs and it is all soldered in LEDs then you would need to find someone who is good at soldering motherboards etc. In which case it is easier as you won't be doing it, someone else will :-)
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Driveshaft and upper wishbone replaced at Autolusso. Wow - drives great again! Cheers Ned
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Italian tune up with a double dose of Millers Diesel Ecomax in the fuel tank

Cruise control set at 80mph, left in 4th gear.. Sat at 3,5k rpm for about 15-20 mins... I think I noticed a difference in the economy on the dash immediately after I dropped back to my usual 65mph in 6th gear... But will have to wait for the next fill up to confirm that...

Still good fun mind
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Italian tune up with a double dose of Millers Diesel Ecomax in the fuel tank

Cruise control set at 80mph, left in 4th gear.. Sat at 3,5k rpm for about 15-20 mins... I think I noticed a difference in the economy on the dash immediately after I dropped back to my usual 65mph in 6th gear... But will have to wait for the next fill up to confirm that...

Still good fun mind

Cant beat a italian tune up and far more fun than what a tune up is supposed to be...


Once a week seems to keep mine in tune
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Once a week seems to keep mine in tune
Once a week?! I do mine once a day
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Now thats just being greedy...and yours is 20mpg better than mine
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Bloomin eckerslike. It's a diesel, do the Italian tune up to err fix stuff and blow away cobwebs but it really is not any fun in a spanner box (4-pot) diesel. It just shouts and clatters more!
It's embarrassing it is.
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Bloomin eckerslike. It's a diesel, do the Italian tune up to err fix stuff and blow away cobwebs but it really is not any fun in a spanner box (4-pot) diesel. It just shouts and clatters more!
It's embarrassing it is.
Does it good to blow the lumps of coal out every now and then
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Does it good to blow the lumps of coal out every now and then
And put out a james bond style smokescreen
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Does it good to blow the lumps of coal out every now and then

I must admit I do the cruise control thing. Last stint to work on the motorway must be four miles. I stick in third or fourth and do the limit (always the limit I never speed, of course not).
Probably only once or twice a month. I'm frightened someone might hear me
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My new front discs and pads arrived today ready for my first go at doing brakes , always left those jobs to a pro.

Thought it about time I learnt how to do it myself .


















My god how fekkin heavy are discs & pads , I reckon I could get another 5mpg if I remove the brakes completely and use other cars to stop .
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Cross threaded the damn hose which goes in to the power steering pump. Nigh on impossible to get the hose started in the threads. Hopefully my thread repairer will allow me to try again after hours without success. May have to remove the pump to thread the stupid hose as it just won't start, ahhhh.
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My god how fekkin heavy are discs & pads , I reckon I could get another 5mpg if I remove the brakes completely and use other cars to stop .
It's not a too hard job. Just take your time
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Something snapped on the GT clutch pedal last night, but as opposed to dropping to the floor, like many do with the pin snap, it can 'flick' higher and sit above where it's meant to rest.

Bit strange but going to investigate now.
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Looks Awesome!

I will be getting this done, not got the expertise to do myself but approve of the look once done!!
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Just clipped on my new 166 photocramatic mirror, going to wire it up Saturday!!
Straight fit and looks loads better! Fingers crossed.
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Just clipped on my new 166 photocramatic mirror, going to wire it up Saturday!!
Straight fit and looks loads better! Fingers crossed.
I wanted to do this. Might just fit a bmw one as well they are far cheaper.
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I wanted to do this. Might just fit a bmw one as well they are far cheaper.
I payed 20 with the wire so not to bad slots straight in!
Getting fed up burning my retinas out on my way home from work when I'm on lates!
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