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Cleaned my map sensor today. I couldnt beleive how caked it was in soot. Car feels better though still has a slight flat spot at 2500 rpm. Went to collect a thermostat after but it was the wrong one. Tommorow might clean the egr valve but in the end that thing has to be deleted.
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Picked up my GT from Loz at Autolusso today... She's had:

1. Full service inc. brake fluid change
2. AC regas
3. Underseal (body and oil cooler unions which were in OK shape!)
4. Gearbox Oil Change
5. EGR Delete & Remap
6. MOT Test - passed with nothing major to worry about, slight play in uppers is all...

Also bought a new silicone lower turbo hose from the parts cupboard, ended up fitting that this afternoon on the driveway... Fiddly without lifting the car, but definitely possible

Happy GT driver is happy! Thanks for looking after it Loz and the gang

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Picked my GT up today after having a new clutch and flywheel at Turin Motors, can't believe how light the pedal is now!
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I shall be replacing front discs & pads tomorrow.

First time I've ever done brakes


Luckily Simplyalfas are letting me use one of their ramps and standing by incase I fooke it up.
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Just reattached the lower turbo hose that I apparently didn't tighten up enough earlier...

On the way out to pick up Friday night chippy dinner, heard a "pop!" followed by "whoooossshhhhh"....

Bugger...

Lost all power, and chucked a tonne of smoke into the Audi behind

Managed to coax the hose back over the turbo at the side of the road, and then headed home delicately...

Re-fitted it, tightened the clips to within an inch of their lives, and took it for a high power blast up a few hills to check my handy work. All seems well enough now, just a shame my chips got cold

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I got it detailed today, she was overdue. Best $30 I've ever spent.
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Fitted a reversing camera to my GT
Also refitted my tuning box now my clutch has been replaced, remap is on the books soon!
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Fitted a reversing camera to my GT
Also refitted my tuning box now my clutch has been replaced, remap is on the books soon!
I have been looking for a reversing camera to run through my pioneer double din do you have a link please for the camera?
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I have been looking for a reversing camera to run through my pioneer double din do you have a link please for the camera?
Picked it up from visioneer on Facebook lol this is the make of it though Baytter 170 Car Rear View Camera License Plate Color Camera Night Vision Waterproof Parking Line PDC https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DQK8M..._j9Bdvb1AZ5AGF
Works well and sits well as a surround, the lip under the boot lid cuts the corners of the camera very slightly but doesn't obstruct that much.
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Booked a date for the fitting of the new GTA brembo 330 brake kit with braided lines and performance friction uprated pads to my Clover. Not as easy a fit as you would think as later GT's came with different steering arms and tie rod ends to fit the GT 3.3 uprights i got hold of a while back. Ned and the lads will have her next week. Cannot wait to see the beautiful big red Brembo's behind my wheels. Not to mention vastly much needed improved braking power.

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My very first go at doing brakes


Big Thanks to Simplyalfas for the loan of a ramp and showing me how to do 'em



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I would love to know how to do disks and brakes and the bleeding bit. I bet its easy, just need to be shown.

Fitted new lower turbo hose and got a nice man at local merc garage to polish out a 2 feet long scratch on my door ...he did it on the spot for 20!
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Picked it up from visioneer on Facebook lol this is the make of it though Baytter 170 Car Rear View Camera License Plate Color Camera Night Vision Waterproof Parking Line PDC https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DQK8M..._j9Bdvb1AZ5AGF
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I would love to know how to do disks and brakes and the bleeding bit. I bet its easy, just need to be shown.

Fitted new lower turbo hose and got a nice man at local merc garage to polish out a 2 feet long scratch on my door ...he did it on the spot for 20!
Was an easy job only 4 bolts and their all apart, no bleeding needed unless your taking the calliper off.


Glad someone who knew what they was doing was on hand , gave me some confidence to do the job.
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Was an easy job only 4 bolts and their all apart, no bleeding needed unless your taking the calliper off.


Glad someone who knew what they was doing was on hand , gave me some confidence to do the job.
I done all mine a few months ago the only tricky bit i had was the seized handbrake cable.
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Always do my own brakes, never pay a garage to do it, such an easy job and very little to go wrong as long as you use a bit of common sense.
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Always do my own brakes, never pay a garage to do it, such an easy job and very little to go wrong as long as you use a bit of common sense.
They are very straight forward on the GT i even changed the handbrake cable as it had frayed and the water gets into it and freezes the handbrake on, common problem.
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Fitted Eibach rear anti roll bar and drop links this morning. Makes one hell of a difference .Front arb next weekend.
I expect that to be a bit of a challenge.
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Fitted Eibach rear anti roll bar and drop links this morning. Makes one hell of a difference .Front arb next weekend.
I expect that to be a bit of a challenge.
Has it firmed up the back?
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Gave my GT a clean today and cleaned the map sensor, doesn't get dirty since I've blanked the egr valve
Going to the garage tomorrow morning to get the rear end poly bushed so gave the bolts a quick spray with wd40 to try and make their life easier.
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Fitted Ti Spec' leather seats (look like GT seats) in my 147 today. They are dark grey with red stitch detail and a real bargain at 85, yes 85! I got the full set, front and rear from a smashing bloke in Weymouth who was breaking a Ti and only too glad to pass them on to another enthusiast. They are in excellent condition requiring a minimal clean and a good afternoon in today's glorious warm weather to fit. The airbag sensors and electronics were problem free too, so that was a relief. Even though the seats look fine I've just ordered some Dr Leather wipes and look forward to a leather smell.

My old cloth seats are in excellent condition and going on Ebay soon, probably starting from 99p. I'm not too bothered about making any money on them I just need them out of the way. So if anybody wants to make an offer and collect some decent seats from the Plymouth area please let me know.

Also, I don't often get the chance to take the Alfa for a really decent long run but the drive from Plymouth to Weymouth was brilliant. The 200+ miles there and back I used just a quarter of a tank! That's about the equivalent of about 800 miles for a full tank. I normally do about 600 miles for a tank which is pretty good anyway but so good to give the Alfa a proper "Italian Tune-Up".
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Yes it feels much better. Went out for a spirited drive along the denge bends and really felt the difference.
Just got to do the front now.
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Yes it feels much better. Went out for a spirited drive along the denge bends and really felt the difference.
Just got to do the front now.
One of the best mods on the GT uprated ARB's.. Wait till you fit the front bar.

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