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Second coat of Cherry Glaze today!

Can't believe how much quicker the wash/dry went this time... First coat from last weekend definitely has held on tightly!

Will be letting this cure for a day or so, then a coat of Autoglym HD Wax either tomorrow or Monday
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Second coat of Cherry Glaze today!

Can't believe how much quicker the wash/dry went this time... First coat from last weekend definitely has held on tightly!

Will be letting this cure for a day or so, then a coat of Autoglym HD Wax either tomorrow or Monday
Found a window in the weather yesterday, so got a coat of HD Wax on!

As usual, completely forgot how to use the stuff so the first two panels took an age to get right! Went on far far far too thick, then took ages buffing off again.. Got it right by the third though! Always forget how little you need!

Managed to get the GFs Hyundai washed and waxed too!
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I replaced the flappy paddles today on my 147 four door , added a little more oil which made the cam thingy shut up ,
the only thing is to hand it in for roadworthy to be registered , and hope that they allow the rear windows regs which one needs to jig the buttons to make them go up ~! , front ones go up without a problem , things seem to stick real easy.
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I had a high pitch squeek coming from the brake pads. A spray with carb cleaner seems to have done the trick.

Probably a bit of a deposit build up.
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annual service today... I might get some news...
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About a month ago i got a new back section of the exhaust fitted to my 147 TS, as the old one had almost rusted through and was quite the eyesore. Picked a new section up for 50 off gumtree. Put it through MOT last week and found out there was a leak in the front flexi section. So instead of paying Alfa 1400 for the part i picked one up on ebay with a 2 year part guarantee and fitting kit for 157. That combined with a new handbrake cable and she passed the retest! The alfa lives to fight another year!!
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Full service done today by Mark at Alfa Moto. Always great customer service from Mark. Thanks
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Found out that my NSF wheel bearing needs replacing. Groaning like a good 'un!
One Alfa Indie garage quoted me 385, Felice at Sunnyside quoted me 150. Guess where my GT is going next week!
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need to replace rear disks, pads and hand brake cables. no biggie...
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Prepare yourself for a new gearbox and a Quaife diff!
Yesterday I shipped it up to Autolusso - who don't want the shirt off my back for the job. Fingers crossed it's what we suspect and nothing worse!
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Yesterday I shipped it up to Autolusso - who don't want the shirt off my back for the job. Fingers crossed it's what we suspect and nothing worse!
It is in the workshop now and the gearbox is coming out, should be a very straightforward repair for us

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Fitted remote oil filter to get round my CF2 manifolds

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Fitted remote oil filter to get round my CF2 manifolds

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Now this I like the look of!

Where's the filter parked now, up in the top of the engine bay nice and accesible?

It's something I imagined would be nice to go on my JTDm... Would mean I could manage an oil and filter change without ever having to lift the car!
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Technically not today( yesterday and Wednesday), but replaced the nearside drive shaft, gave it a wash and replaced the front brakes along with a coat of paint.

need to source the A/C pipes that run along the front bumper as one of them has split and not sure which and finding 2.4 parts is like trying to find a needle in a haystack
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Now this I like the look of!

Where's the filter parked now, up in the top of the engine bay nice and accesible?

It's something I imagined would be nice to go on my JTDm... Would mean I could manage an oil and filter change without ever having to lift the car!
Filter is easy to get to on the diesel you don't need one of these

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Filter is easy to get to on the diesel you don't need one of these

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Not from the top it ain't, and I don't have a great load of room to lift the car safely! The only hard/level bit of space I have (garage floor) quickly accumulates junked lawnmowers etc, and I don't fancy lifting it on my gravel drive!!

Anything I can do to make regular oil/filter changes a quicker and simpler operation will get a look at!
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Pulled my battery out, cleaned up the contacts, and stuck it on charge in the garage for a few hours today!

Had my first ever failed start on Friday after work... Cranked for a bit and nothing happened, when I stopped and went back to MAR position it flashed up "VDC Failure" very quickly...

Started the second time OK, and no errors present.. Forum knowledge suggests that sporadic "VDC Failure" messages start popping up when the battery is on its way out...

Measured Voltages when I got home...

12.7 V immediately after a 90 min drive with key off, 12.4 V with key at MAR position, and 12.1-12.2V with key at MAR and headlights on...

This morning after standing for a night, 12.4V at key off, 12.1V key at MAR, and 11.9 with key at MAR and headlights on... Still started this morning, but takes just a fraction longer than I'd like usually...

No idea when this battery was put in by the previous owner, but it's not the Alfa original.. Alphaline Calcium jobber, with 61AH and 630CCA so should be a fair bit better than OEM... Then again previous owner drove <5k miles per year they owned it, which ain't so good for the battery!

Fingers crossed a session in the garage with the electric nipple clamps sorts it out!

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