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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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They look fabulous, with the great weather today and the sun shining on the diamond cut face they looked awesome.

I asked for the exact finish that Alfa gave the wheels from new, so they are anthracite on the back of the wheels and inside the wheel 'spokes' but all the outer face of the wheel is diamond turned with the red pinstripe around the rim. If your thinking of having anything done to your wheels, get in touch with Pristine, they are based in Milton Keynes so I'm not sure If you are local to them or not, but the work they have done to my wheels is first class.
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Partially blocked the EGR and fitted a K&N filter instead of the old one (which the previous owner probably never changed)...
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Stuck the K from the T.Spark badge back on after it fell off yesterday.
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Stuck the K from the T.Spark badge back in after it fell off yesterday.
Just be glad it wasn't the 'r'.

Now that would be inappropriate.
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I've cleaned my EGR and MAP sensor on the GT. My friend popped round and asked me to change the rear section of the roof on her Spider.
Straightforward job but it fought us all the way...
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Detailed my new 3.2 GT. First time I have ever done this (I'm 52) ! on any car. Washed with AG shampoo, microfibre mit, 2 bucket method and dried with waffle weave cloth. Sponge, chamois and 1 bucket gone forever.

Clay bar (1st time ever), Polished with AG super resin polish, glazed with Poor Boys Back Hole dark paint glaze and sealed with Bilt Hamber double speed wax. Took a handfull of painkillers and collapsed into chair.

Car has come up pretty well. It really needs a MOP but I can't justify spending more money. Very impressed with the glaze and wax - highly recomended.

Old dog has learned some new tricks
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I've cleaned my EGR and MAP sensor on the GT. My friend popped round and asked me to change the rear section of the roof on her Spider.
Straightforward job but it fought us all the way...
I did many years ago on ours. It is a tricky job from what I recall.
Regularly clean the EGR on the GT too, we have much in common
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Gave the Blackline the first wash since polishing/waxing a few weeks ago... Can't believe how much quicker it was!

The wash-mitt was gliding along and the dirt was just slipping off, then when it came to towelling off there was barely any water left on the paintwork

Also, thanks TommyWho for the Hellshine Reaper recommendation! That thing is an absolute moisture magnet... Whipped over the bodywork in minutes, and only cost 10 (plus postage) from Autobrite Direct

A quick spritz of Quickshine Detailer, a few squirts of Vision over the windows, and some tactical silicone spray up the wishbone bushes, and she's looking good in top shape again

Good thing too as the trip up to Download and back resulted in the front looking like the site of a mosquito/bug genocide!!
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Detailed my new 3.2 GT. First time I have ever done this (I'm 52) ! on any car. Washed with AG shampoo, microfibre mit, 2 bucket method and dried with waffle weave cloth. Sponge, chamois and 1 bucket gone forever.

Clay bar (1st time ever), Polished with AG super resin polish, glazed with Poor Boys Back Hole dark paint glaze and sealed with Bilt Hamber double speed wax. Took a handfull of painkillers and collapsed into chair.

Car has come up pretty well. It really needs a MOP but I can't justify spending more money. Very impressed with the glaze and wax - highly recomended.

Old dog has learned some new tricks
Top tip for future reference. Autoglym Super Resin Polish is a glaze just like PoorBoys Black Hole so there's no need to use both. The use of the word 'polish' is misleading because it was reformulated a few years ago and they removed the abrasives and added fillers (to temporarily hide scratches and swirls).
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Finally got round to cleaning the filthy engine bay (not as clean as ALFADOIT) which needed some attention, after some Meguiars, toil, many rags and sweat it looks a bit more presentable.

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Finally got round to cleaning the filthy engine bay (not as clean as ALFADOIT) which needed some attention, after some Meguiars, toil, many rags and sweat it looks a bit more presentable.

Nice job,, isn't it therapeutic?
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Nice job,, isn't it therapeutic?
Ta muchly. There's an element of futility about cleaning the engine bay because it will be dirty again in 5 minutes, but like you say, there's definately something to it.

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Ta muchly. There's an element of futility about cleaning the engine bay because it will be dirty again in 5 minutes, but like you say, there's definately something to it.

Helps me relax..

So today i gave her a 6k oil change. Used Millers Nanotech 5w40. Fitted a new pipercross spongebob airfilter, and removed my slightly dirty K&N. Also fitted my lovely new Alu undertray. And gave everything a clean and polish under there. Had to tighten a few hose clamps on my FMIC setup..As a few small leaks..
All ready for the annual RR meet on saturday, with my old pals from the Audi TT club..Be interesting to see how she runs. And finally i will have a print out of power and torque curves..

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MOT time yesterday ... PASSED after some concerns over emissions ... then we found the pre-cat lambda sensor was loose ... (wonder who that was, thinking I'm sure I tightened that when I changed the front section!

Anyway 202,622 miles covered and going strong.


Cost me more this year that many: two new rear struts, two new rear tyres, exhaust system inc cat, replacement rear box for the cr@p Klarius one that rusted and split inside 12 months, cam belt/balance belt kit, cam locks/balance belt tool ...

and ordered new thermostat unit yesterday as something isn't right in that department ...

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Took the wagon up to Alfashop yesterday for a ''health check'' to see if there were any other nasties lurking before taking the plunge with the DMF/clutch replacement.

As it happens there were a few odds and ends, some that I already was aware of and some that I was not.

All in all not bad for an 11 year old car with 150k on it.

Just waiting for the final quotation so that I can go ahead as I am getting well and truely p1$$ed off with the DMF noise.
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Detailed my new 3.2 GT. First time I have ever done this (I'm 52) ! on any car. Washed with AG shampoo, microfibre mit, 2 bucket method and dried with waffle weave cloth. Sponge, chamois and 1 bucket gone forever.

Clay bar (1st time ever), Polished with AG super resin polish, glazed with Poor Boys Back Hole dark paint glaze and sealed with Bilt Hamber double speed wax. Took a handfull of painkillers and collapsed into chair.

Car has come up pretty well. It really needs a MOP but I can't justify spending more money. Very impressed with the glaze and wax - highly recomended.

Old dog has learned some new tricks

Take some pics & enter the Detailing Competition for June http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...ion-entry.html (June Detailing Competition Entry)
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Put some new wind wipers and got the front tow realigned, nothing too exciting lol
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Finished off top half of engine detail, just the cam belt cover to go and a new autolusso intake pipe to replace my split one, which is letting the side down some what.

Pleased with transformation although it's not perfect by a long way as chrome pipes need doing properly as well as many other things, but its an engine at the end of the day



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Very nice lot of work in that.

So jealous when I look at my Diesel plastic cover
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Very nice lot of work in that.

So jealous when I look at my Diesel plastic cover
cheers

Yeah lot of work and 2 sleepless nights wishing I'd never started the dam thing. I've not had much experience tinkering with cars so each job is a worry fest, but I'm learning each and every time.

Headlights next, need to paint the inside black ala the blackline's lights. Need to find a guide 1st though..
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cheers

Yeah lot of work and 2 sleepless nights wishing I'd never started the dam thing. I've not had much experience tinkering with cars so each job is a worry fest, but I'm learning each and every time.

Headlights next, need to paint the inside black ala the blackline's lights. Need to find a guide 1st though..
Whilst you're in there, I'd retrofit some HID Projectors where the mainbeams live.. Once you've got the headlight out and the lense taken off it's really no extra work! You can get on with that whilst the paint is drying

Polish up the lenses too while they're out and you'll have a lovely new set of shiners!
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Thought I'd do a quick job on Saturday, slight oil leak from the rocker cover area near the cam belt cover, dripping onto the alternator. An hours job I thought, easy...

Bloomin' sheared one of the bolts off didn't I, cue much swearing, heartache, mental anguish, self criticism, life analysis...

6 hours later (including begging a lift to Halfords for a stud extractor kit) I finally got the little b***** out!

I could have layed down in the road and cried. I did them finger tight and then just nipped them up lightly with the wrench, seem they are made from chocolate.

Just need to get a replacement bolt now, they seem to be like rocking horse poo...

There's nothing like drilling a hole in a bolt in your cylinder head whilst holding the hoover to suck up all the swarf. The neighbours think I'm mad.
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