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A long but worthwhile weekend

Clutch changed, wow what a difference its so light now compared to the old one, I should have done this earlier.

Timing belt, water pump and all the associated idlers etc.

Cleaned to MAF sensor, the engine revs smoothly throughout the range now with no flat spots or hesitation.
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Clutch changed, wow what a difference its so light now compared to the old one, I should have done this earlier.
Might even clean it now
Where's the "bite point" now? Mines at about 75% pedal travel, Felice advises 50% is the norm. No clutch slipping etc. but wondering how much life is left in mine.
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Hi Leaky 156, what products are you using to get your Alfa red gleaming like that?!
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Clutch changed, wow what a difference its so light now compared
Do you have the JTDM or the JTS? I'm thiking of changng the clutch on my 2.0JTS becasue the missus thinks it's heavy but reluctant to spend all the cash without being confident it will make it a lot lighter. I know the diesels develop heavy clutches as they wear but haven't heard anything similar about the JTS clutches.
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Clivesalive, Carplan triplewax car shampoo, leathered off after a rinse. No more than that. The photo doesn't show the peeling roof or the faded spoiler and slightly purple bumpers
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Hi Leaky 156, what products are you using to get your Alfa red gleaming like that?!

If you want a nice shiny car I would recommend getting some cherry glaze from occdetailing.com there is a discount code available on alfabook on Facebook to save 10% too.


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If you want a nice shiny car I would recommend getting some cherry glaze from occdetailing.com there is a discount code available on alfabook on Facebook to save 10% too.


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Cherry Glaze is awesome stuff. It's one product I wouldn't be without. Add a layer of P32 and you get awesome gloss.
Jason at ocdetailing is a top fella too....
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Failed miserably to source the correct oil cooler fittings after visiting several hydraulics places in Leicestershire, not even Pirtek or Goodridge could help. It seems Alfa use bespoke fittings. So I've ordered the Autolusso Mocal kit. Half the price of the genuine replacements and not made of crappy mild steel.
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Its a good bit of kit Tom , Did you order the one with the mounting plate.

If you have you need 4 small nuts & bolts to attatch the cooler to the plate , mine didn't come with any .
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Its a good bit of kit Tom , Did you order the one with the mounting plate.

If you have you need 4 small nuts & bolts to attatch the cooler to the plate , mine didn't come with any .
Yeah, I ordered the mounting plate, good to know I'll need a few nuts n bolts.

The original idea was to re-use the original unions on the oil pump side as they're two part and it's possible to re-manufacture them and have new pipe swaged on. Unfortunately they were too far gone and finding replacements is almost impossible. The Mocal kit was a no-brainer over the over-priced and badly designed Alfa original part.
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Get the bumper off it'll be so much easier .


The only other difference is that there's no bottom fixing on the Mocal cooler for the airduct but it sits on it nice 'n' tight still.


Mines been on about 3 weeks now and is pukka .
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Finally had a new undertray fitted and took her out for a drive into Yorkshire, and it stayed fine for once!
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Looks good

Did the mounting kit get replaced too?
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I got annoyed because I missed a turning. I kicked out with my foot underneath the dash at me behaving gormless.

I noticed later the cruise did not work. Cruise control is no more necessary than A/C but boy do you miss them when they're not there.

I thought it might be a fuse but on the GT the reversing lights, reversing sensors and Cruise control are on the same fuse, it was not the fuse. It turned out to be a connection that is probably for the clutch or/and brake pedal sensor. Once reconnected all was fine.
A lesson learned.

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Got in it. Warmed gently then kicked the living bejesus out of it on the way to work.
I love my 147 sometimes....
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Got in it. Warmed gently then kicked the living bejesus out of it on the way to work.
I love my 147 sometimes....
Know that feeling!

On my way back to UK now, will be picking up my GT from the airport... A week of a tiny Ford Fiesta 1.2 eco********.. My GT is getting an absolute hiding on the drive home
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Looks good

Did the mounting kit get replaced too?
I managed to get a new mounting kit but the original bolts were properly seized up and needed some persuading with the big red wrench. Apart from that all is well I think.
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Gave it a good wash, a coat of Black Hole Glaze, then topped it off with Silo Seal. Shines like crazy. Sealed the wheels as well (with Jetseal 109) and polished the window glass. Looks very nice for an 11 year old.
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Finally had a new undertray fitted and took her out for a drive into Yorkshire, and it stayed fine for once!

What did I do to my GT today? Well, I gently parked forward up against a kerb (forgetting I'm lowered), and when I reversed out my undertray broke off .

The mounting holes are buggered, I need a new tray .

Should I go OEM or aluminium?
 
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What did I do to my GT today? Well, I gently parked forward up against a kerb (forgetting I'm lowered), and when I reversed out my undertray broke off .

The mounting holes are buggered, I need a new tray .

Should I go OEM or aluminium?
Aluminium all the way, lighter and doesn't hang down as low.
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