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De cat and custom straight through rear section on my 2.4 20v 156 still not that loud
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Got my GT back from the body shop yesterday and am actually disgusted at what has been given back to me. The paint on the car is more orange peel than an orange, it is covered in fish eye, it's not even flat either. There are masking lines on the lower skirt which are visible with the door closed. The arch liners are bright red where they decided they didn't want to mask it off. There is laquer overspray all over the boot lid, all over the sill on the opposite side of the car, the door on the opposite side, the bumper on the opposite side, well let's just say pretty much every panel. Can't believe they can call that repaired.
I hope you get it fixed.
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Got my GT back from the body shop yesterday and am actually disgusted at what has been given back to me. The paint on the car is more orange peel than an orange, it is covered in fish eye, it's not even flat either. There are masking lines on the lower skirt which are visible with the door closed. The arch liners are bright red where they decided they didn't want to mask it off. There is laquer overspray all over the boot lid, all over the sill on the opposite side of the car, the door on the opposite side, the bumper on the opposite side, well let's just say pretty much every panel. Can't believe they can call that repaired.
You don't have much luck with your car. I hope you get it sorted without too much bother.
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Changed the gear knob, I hope the rest of car is affixed as well as the old one.
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Finished fitting my Zeatek Z8's today, drives lovely with no noises

Dropping her off tomorrow for some fettling at Turbo Pacs.

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Took mine on holiday.

But in the middle of the Yorkshire Moors:
'Motor System Control Failure'.

Pfft, it still seems to run fine, so I will sort this when I get home. It didn't die on me so who knows. Started up fine this morning too.
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Hello everyone.

Could you help me find the code of the Blaupunk radio of my father? He received the wrong code with it...

Its serialnumber is 815 BP037834853469.
Productnumber is 7 640 378 316.

Many thanks in advance.
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Took mine on holiday.

But in the middle of the Yorkshire Moors:
'Motor System Control Failure'.

Pfft, it still seems to run fine, so I will sort this when I get home. It didn't die on me so who knows. Started up fine this morning too.
I see that from time to time, that and water in your tractor. As you say pfffttt.
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Does this ever end? (I know the answer is no!).

After my recent escapades, including replacing all 24 lifters, then the alterntor failing, I now have a clunk as the car takes up the drive. Preliminary diagnosis: n/s driveshaft!!!
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Hello everyone.

Could you help me find the code of the Blaupunk radio of my father? He received the wrong code with it...

Its serialnumber is 815 BP037834853469.
Productnumber is 7 640 378 316.

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Luis, not sure if you already know but your code request has been moved to the sticky thread. See the link here:-

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...-here-281.html (Need a radio code? Ask here...)

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Finally got my wheels back from having a refurb. Very happy with how they've come out
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Finally got my wheels back from having a refurb. Very happy with how they've come out
Lovely job done on those, bet your well pleased, and also parking 2 foot from the kerb
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Lovely job done on those, bet your well pleased, and also parking 2 foot from the kerb
Thanks Ed, I'm chuffed with them They should be a good job for the price I paid for them though It's hard to believe they are the same wheels as I sent them as two of them were in such bad condition before. Touching up the calipers, the new centre caps and the chrome wheel bolt covers have finished it off nicely. For anyone that's interested, the company I used was Pristine wheels, I got in touch with them via my local indie I use for MOT's.


And from now on, 2 foot from the kerb It is
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I see that from time to time, that and water in your tractor. As you say pfffttt.
Not seen it since. The revs keep dropping quite low so I am suspecting a possible camshaft sensor failure may occur at some point. Its nearly time for a full cambelt,variator and water pump change anyway so I might just change the camshaft sensor too.

I think if the sensor is failing then the engine will drop the revs lower on management failure and is also causing an oil pressure warning. Not sure though.

Only learned just how bad the TS can get trying to pull the car around the Yorkshire Moors. Terrible compared to the Swift Sport's engine.

There are now just random oil pressure warnings but no MCSF warnings, that seems to have corrected itself somehow. I suspect causal linking through the sensor.
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Thanks Ed, I'm chuffed with them They should be a good job for the price I paid for them though It's hard to believe they are the same wheels as I sent them as two of them were in such bad condition before. Touching up the calipers, the new centre caps and the chrome wheel bolt covers have finished it off nicely. For anyone that's interested, the company I used was Pristine wheels, I got in touch with them via my local indie I use for MOT's.


And from now on, 2 foot from the kerb It is
Gorgeous mate..Bet you are chuffed.

They diamond cut faces and lips? I need my jet fins doing and i fancied the lips diamond cutting for some extra detailing..

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Well then, This covers my last week or so on my Alfa but here goes...
Got fed up (after a year of searching) trying to find a suitable replacement ecu/immobiliser/lock set for my 156 V6. In the end I overcame the problem by buying a much newer 156 V6. Happy days! OK, so this one wasn't without a few small issues. I only paid 650 for a 56 plate 156 V6 Veloce with 85k. A bargain in my opinion! First job fixed - airbag light - this was the boot airbag connector, but I did the under seat ones too. Next, a REALLY GOOD clean - I don't think it had ever seen polish or any kind of love that any Alfa needs. After some T-Cut and a couple of layers of colour polish, the 156 is looking beautiful again! While cleaning I made a discovery too - it has heated seats! Next job completed was a K&N filter - there is nothing better than the sound of an Alfa V6 engine! I am currently sitting in work (on a quiet night shift) polishing the chrome air inlet pipes. Soon, I will have my new 156 purring like a kitten and roaring like a lion!
In a few weeks there will also be a full stainless steel exhaust. Other issues to sort: Dent in boot and rear bumper after a previous owner kissed a post a little too hard. But as luck would have it, I have all the spare parts I need on my previous 156, so not really an issue. But on that note, I do have a whole 156 of parts now if anyone wants anything... I'll get around to putting an ad in the right place shortly. PM me if anyone needs anything from a CF2 156 V6. There was nothing wrong with my other 156 (also lovingly cared for) until the immobiliser died on me.
I simply cannot explain how good it is to have a 156 V6 again! (I don't even mind the 530 a year road tax - robbing bloody DVLA). The joy or driving has returned! I will add pictues to my profile when I can. This car is my new pride and joy and will be treated with love and lots of polish / cleaning and whatever it needs!
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Well then, This covers my last week or so on my Alfa but here goes...
Got fed up (after a year of searching) trying to find a suitable replacement ecu/immobiliser/lock set for my 156 V6. In the end I overcame the problem by buying a much newer 156 V6. Happy days! OK, so this one wasn't without a few small issues. I only paid 650 for a 56 plate 156 V6 Veloce with 85k. A bargain in my opinion! First job fixed - airbag light - this was the boot airbag connector, but I did the under seat ones too. Next, a REALLY GOOD clean - I don't think it had ever seen polish or any kind of love that any Alfa needs. After some T-Cut and a couple of layers of colour polish, the 156 is looking beautiful again! While cleaning I made a discovery too - it has heated seats! Next job completed was a K&N filter - there is nothing better than the sound of an Alfa V6 engine! I am currently sitting in work (on a quiet night shift) polishing the chrome air inlet pipes. Soon, I will have my new 156 purring like a kitten and roaring like a lion!
In a few weeks there will also be a full stainless steel exhaust. Other issues to sort: Dent in boot and rear bumper after a previous owner kissed a post a little too hard. But as luck would have it, I have all the spare parts I need on my previous 156, so not really an issue. But on that note, I do have a whole 156 of parts now if anyone wants anything... I'll get around to putting an ad in the right place shortly. PM me if anyone needs anything from a CF2 156 V6. There was nothing wrong with my other 156 (also lovingly cared for) until the immobiliser died on me.
I simply cannot explain how good it is to have a 156 V6 again! (I don't even mind the 530 a year road tax - robbing bloody DVLA). The joy or driving has returned! I will add pictues to my profile when I can. This car is my new pride and joy and will be treated with love and lots of polish / cleaning and whatever it needs!
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Wheels painted and decals added to calipers

Finally got round to painting my wheels black and adding my 'Alfa Romeo' decals to my recently painted red calipers...pretty chuffed with the results;
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