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Status: GT clover 170 Q2 called SOOTY.:-)
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Our GT has gone back on its original number plate in readiness for sale to new owner.
I thought she had left you ages ago mate?

She still for sale??

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I thought she had left you ages ago mate?

She still for sale??

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She's spoken for

Will be going when the GT86 arrives
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In the ever-ending search for a cure to the engine squeaking, Autolusso South replaced the crankshaft timing belt pulley and while at it replaced the aux belt, cam belt and water pump.

The crank aux pulley does seem to run straighter now.
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Had fitted the Pioneer Apple Carplay - finishes off the front consol and looks amazing!!
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Had a couple of part worn tyres put on the wagon as a temporary measure until I get the wheels referbed, they have loads of tread and came off a set of wheels that I bought a while back.

HI-FLY is the brand, damn are they noisy and they ride like they are made out of solid rubber.

Can't wait to get some proper rubber back on but at these will keep me rolling for a few weeks.
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Went to Goodwood Festival of Speed yesterday. We averaged 33.4 mpg over 181 miles going down to Brighton, then after a bit of town work and stuck in Goodwood FOS traffic jam for an hour, back to Brighton to pick the wife up and then home again. Total trip distance 427miles at 31.4 mpg, not bad for a 3.2 V6.
The car runs beautifully apart from the stiff suspension which is ruining the ride comfort.
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Swapped over a jammed Drivers door mirror that does not fold back and has a broken vertical adjustment cog for a second hand one bought off the bay. Missed the 3rd adjustment screw under the rubber flange and stripped the door trim off to get at what I thought was the 3rd screw inside the door casing...this screw being covered in paint does not move easily and eventually jammed. Dropped the top screw down the inside of the door(!) and the second screw seized solid too! Eventually drilled off screw 2, found the proper screw three and replaced door trim. Swapped over the mirror covers too. All good, might re-seat the mrror however as wind noise seems to have increased...
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Went to Goodwood Festival of Speed yesterday. We averaged 33.4 mpg over 181 miles going down to Brighton, then after a bit of town work and stuck in Goodwood FOS traffic jam for an hour, back to Brighton to pick the wife up and then home again. Total trip distance 427miles at 31.4 mpg, not bad for a 3.2 V6.
The car runs beautifully apart from the stiff suspension which is ruining the ride comfort.
Good to know, but I can't manage that, the dam thing is too addictive. You must have been up some wagons arse for some of the way or you had no fun
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Good to know, but I can't manage that, the dam thing is too addictive. You must have been up some wagons arse for some of the way or you had no fun
Wife and child in the car too, so cruise control set to 70mph.
Plenty of people rubber-necking the car (it's loud) around Brighton town centre, so no need to go fast.

Drove through a "fly storm" on the way home, I've never seen anything like it, one minute the car was as clean as when we left home, the next minute my wife is asking if I can see out of the windscreen!
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Fitted my new Alpine headunit today, not helped by the awful fascia adapter I bought of eBay. Took quite a bit of filing, cutting and bodging to get it in, but it's in and working. Also been up on the lift looking for options to route the power cable for an amp (once the alternator's sorted!) and I've just been round the whole car with tar remover. I've never seen so much tar on a car before, looked like the car's been smoking 60 a day! Next job is a full wash, clay, polish and wax! I love days off!

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Fitted my new Alpine headunit today, not helped by the awful fascia adapter I bought of eBay. Took quite a bit of filing, cutting and bodging to get it in, but it's in and working. Also been up on the lift looking for options to route the power cable for an amp (once the alternator's sorted!) and I've just been round the whole car with tar remover. I've never seen so much tar on a car before, looked like the car's been smoking 60 a day! Next job is a full wash, clay, polish and wax! I love days off!
I think there's a useful cable tunnel hidden down the outer side of the passengers side with some spare cable clips running along side the main harness!!
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Cheers, I'll have a look. Bigger issue could be running the audio signal and turn-on signal cables. On my Stilo there was room under the sill so hopefully that's the case on my 147 too.
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Swapped over a jammed Drivers door mirror that does not fold back and has a broken vertical adjustment cog for a second hand one bought off the bay. Missed the 3rd adjustment screw under the rubber flange and stripped the door trim off to get at what I thought was the 3rd screw inside the door casing...this screw being covered in paint does not move easily and eventually jammed. Dropped the top screw down the inside of the door(!) and the second screw seized solid too! Eventually drilled off screw 2, found the proper screw three and replaced door trim. Swapped over the mirror covers too. All good, might re-seat the mrror however as wind noise seems to have increased...
Both of mine are seized, otherwise working fine. I tried to remove one and gave up
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Cured the oil leak on my 07 Gt jtd oil cooler and fitted half a set of new front brake pads to my 07 159, the bottom pin on the caliper would not budge after an hour of trying, so I've soaked it in penetrating oil and hopefully tomorrow it will move!
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Finally fixed the leaky oil cooler ! (If anyone has the corroded oil cooler problem I know what to do!!) next just one or two rattly sounding suspension componets (one of which was advisory on MOT) to do and then wait to see what happnes next................
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So another wrong window seal supplied by Autoglass for my GT today meant windscreen fitting is delayed till tomorrow.

Still gave me time to refurbish and plastic colour respray my windscreen cowling. Having a black car all the grey bits show up, and although the car is pampered, the plastic had began to look a little bit weather beaten. After a good rub down, and patient tactics to applying coats of the plastic black paint, all looked a lot better. Also bought some new screws and waterproof black caps to protect the 2 in view from the elements. Looking forward to seeing it fitted when the new screen is in.

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So another wrong window seal supplied by Autoglass for my GT today meant windscreen fitting is delayed till tomorrow.

Still gave me time to refurbish and plastic colour respray my windscreen cowling. Having a black car all the grey bits show up, and although the car is pampered, the plastic had began to look a little bit weather beaten. After a good rub down, and patient tactics to applying coats of the plastic black paint, all looked a lot better. Also bought some new screws and waterproof black caps to protect the 2 in view from the elements. Looking forward to seeing it fitted when the new screen is in.

Damien.
This is a rewarding repair......I did mine a few weeks ago and once back on the car the difference is night and day
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Despite the call to be careful, my son and fellow alfaowner member littlestu25 managed to remove the door handle from the passenger side of Bianco.
Still, just over 48 hours later a brand new handle was delivered, now to pluck up the courage to pull the door apart
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So new screen fitted, with my lovely new refurbished skuttle pieces, all looks really nice. Quite a treat to have a new screen too..

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