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Tell us what you think about the Moly-Slip when you've run it a bit - I was thinking about perhaps changing the gearbox oil for Red Line to improve usability.
So far, not much change tbh...

Then again I didn't notice anything when I got the gbox oil swapped, so I'm not really sure what if anything I expected to find by gooping the box!

It's an easy enough job to swap the gbox oil so long as you can get the plugs out!

Redline gets a lot of love, but because they're not full 1 litre bottles you'll end up needing 3 to get the whole 2 litres you need....

Motul 300 is a good choice, as it the Fuchs Sinto Damien mentioned...

Considering how relatively cheap gbox oil is, I'm surprised it's not a more common service item!
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"so I'm not really sure what if anything I expected to find by gooping the box!"

I know exactly what you mean there, it's not so much that there is a "fault" to cure but you hope you just might make it a little bit nicer to use and maybe make it last a little bit longer. I was hoping that maybe Moly Slip would be a viable (cheaper) alternative for the "Red Line" effect. Looks like if and when I get round to it Red Line will be the way to go.

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"so I'm not really sure what if anything I expected to find by gooping the box!"

I know exactly what you mean there, it's not so much that there is a "fault" to cure but you hope you just might make it a little bit nicer to use and maybe make it last a little bit longer. I was hoping that maybe Moly Slip would be a viable (cheaper) alternative for the "Red Line" effect. Looks like if and when I get round to it Red Line will be the way to go.

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By all means give it a go.. For <10 and 5 mins fiddling you'll get an answer pretty quickly...

If it's junk and you don't like what it does, well you change the gearbox oil anyway... You've exchanged a small amount of money for a valuable bit of knowledge
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By all means give it a go.. For <10 and 5 mins fiddling you'll get an answer pretty quickly...

If it's junk and you don't like what it does, well you change the gearbox oil anyway... You've exchanged a small amount of money for a valuable bit of knowledge
Where do you get decent gear box oil for <10 (that's per liter I assume)?
Place around here sell it at liquid gold prices and the online places I can find it for around 10 charge ridiculous shipping rates.
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Where do you get decent gear box oil for <10 (that's per liter I assume)?
Place around here sell it at liquid gold prices and the online places I can find it for around 10 charge ridiculous shipping rates.
Apologies, my prices were a bit squiffy...

Still, 10-15 per litre for decent stuff from Opie Oils hardly breaks the bank!
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Apologies, my prices were a bit squiffy...

Still, 10-15 per litre for decent stuff from Opie Oils hardly breaks the bank!
I agree that in terms of car maintenance costs, replacing 30 of gear box oil barely registers...
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I agree that in terms of car maintenance costs, replacing 30 of gear box oil barely registers...

I totally agree , do all my cars . it is amazing most manufacturers don't even show it as a service item !
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Yes for the 1st weekend since I've had her I've not done one job. Not even put a bit of shoe polish on my worn leather gear knob!

I've just replaced my galaxy with a nearly new VW Caddy Van which has taken my attention this weekend. The slightly worrying thing though, is how much more compliant the ride is compared to my standard set up GT. It feels really stable at high speeds and really highlights how bad the low speed ride is in the GT

I have a rule that nothing gets upgraded until it breaks, as I intend to keep the car for a good many years, but I may have to make an exception here with the suspension, as a van no matter how new, should not feel more stable at high speed...

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Yes for the 1st weekend since I've had her I've not done one job. Not even put a bit of shoe polish on my worn leather gear knob!

I've just replaced my galaxy with a nearly new VW Caddy Van which has taken my attention this weekend. The slightly worrying thing though, is how much more compliant the ride is compared to my standard set up GT. It feels really stable at high speeds and really highlights how bad the low speed ride is in the GThttp://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/irked.gif

I have a rule that nothing gets upgraded until it breaks, as I intend to keep the car for a good many years, but I may have to make an exception here with the suspension, as a van no matter how new, should not feel more stable at high speed...
I just changed mine on my 156 SW after the rear shocks went. I went for TA Technix as they're cheap. They actually seem pretty good for the price. 205 quid for all 4 springs and shocks including delivery. The only thing I will look into doing is getting a strut brace and maybe upgrading the anti roll bars.
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Got the 147 back from the paint shop, very happy man.
Then got it all put back together and fitted new duel projector headlights (main beam are still halogen just running in a projector)

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Hasn't had a wash or clean up yet, will have to find time to get it done.
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Got the 147 back from the paint shop, very happy man.
Then got it all put back together and fitted new duel projector headlights (main beam are still halogen just running in a projector)

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Hasn't had a wash or clean up yet, will have to find time to get it done.
Fantastic! If you don't mind me asking, which paint shop did the work on your 147?

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A.lpha paint, (without the full stop) in South Shields, ran by a guy on here Pablos147 GTA, would highly recommend them great work and he's an enthusiast as well.
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Did this today on photoshop
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Did this today on photoshop
That is great, I really need to learn to use photoshop.
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MY Alfa 200 BHP lowered 30MM stage 3 suspensions and clutch tinted windows carbon fibre replica interior loads more work done
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That is great, I really need to learn to use photoshop.
I tried and tried to do this but failed every time, in the end I stumbled upon the solution.
Take two images with the camera on a tripod, one bonnet up and one bonnet down, then in Photoshop have the bonnet down image open then drag and drop the bonnet up image ontop. Then using the eraser simply remove as much of the bonnet up image as you want. It really is that simple!
Tip use an eraser with a highly feathered edge.
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I tried and tried to do this but failed every time, in the end I stumbled upon the solution.
Take two images with the camera on a tripod, one bonnet up and one bonnet down, then in Photoshop have the bonnet down image open then drag and drop the bonnet up image ontop. Then using the eraser simply remove as much of the bonnet up image as you want. It really is that simple!
Tip use an eraser with a highly feathered edge.
Will give it a try, sounds simple but no doubt I can **** it up
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MY Alfa 200 BHP lowered 30MM stage 3 suspensions and clutch tinted windows carbon fibre replica interior loads more work done
That looks and sounds rather nice
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That is great, I really need to learn to use photoshop.
Practise, practise, practise. Its a fantastic tool. I've been using PS for nigh on twenty years, and I'm still learning something new every time I open it up
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Spent the morning with the car up on ramps undersealing it. There wasn't too many nasty bits to attend to, petrol tank straps and the cills where they meet the front wings.
Found the cause of the rattling aluminium under tray, so hopefully that's sorted.
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Practise, practise, practise. Its a fantastic tool. I've been using PS for nigh on twenty years, and I'm still learning something new every time I open it up
Will need to find out how to open it first.

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