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I sussed it was definitely the hatch, as the rattle/squeak would stop if I cornered hard enough. So last night, I got the silicone spray out and armed with a cloth, I rubbed down the rubber seal and the surface of the hatch that it touches.

I also sprayed the hinges and also the little rubber blocks that support the hinge arms (which is where I think the noise was actually coming from)

I checked where the glass seal touches the bodywork and there was hardly any marking of the bodywork, so I don't believe that was the culprit.

The result? On this morning's commute, I can now hear all the other little squeaks and rattles that were being drowned out by the (now silent) hatch.....
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The result? On this morning's commute, I can now hear all the other little squeaks and rattles that were being drowned out by the (now silent) hatch.....
That's what the radio is for.
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My new wizard rear section, waiting for me at Autolusso for fitting tomorrow. Cheers to Dan, looks a work of art, and to Ned for the teaser pics.

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My new wizard rear section, waiting for me at Autolusso for fitting tomorrow. Cheers to Dan, looks a work of art, and to Ned for the teaser pics.

Happy days.

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Looks nice that does
You gonna be running with no silencers?
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Another oil change today!

First time I've not either dropped the sump plug or a spanner in my oil drain pan too

Got it down to a fine art now... Biggest time consumer is jacking and placing the stands... Might invest in some ramps so I can do it even quicker/easier!

Got stuck whilst attempting to fit the decat downpipe though

All nuts/bolts were slackening off nicely, and then I noticed the fixings on the old piece and new bit were slightly different.. Would only need a couple of bolts to poke through and secure, but as I didn't have any I had to do it all back up!

At least now I know it'll be a quick job next time... All the nuts cracked easily and had a good bath in WD40!

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Just had word back from Dan, nuts/bolts/washers are on the way! Cheers Wizard
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Got my GT 2.0 this week and loving it.
Have ordered new carpet mats which should arrive next week.
Gave the engine a once over everything is all good.
Stripped the sound system from my old car, looking up the best way to install into the Alfa.
Have also been looking into getting an induction kit to improve the airflow, the exhaust has already been done, after that it will off to get the engine remapped.
Started noting down all the cosmetic damage, nothing too noticeable from a distance but gonna look for quotes to get it repaired, am considering a complete respray to a pearlescent black/blue.
Went for a drive around the Wye valley couldn't stop smiling
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Got my GT 2.0 this week and loving it.
Have ordered new carpet mats which should arrive next week.
Gave the engine a once over everything is all good.
Stripped the sound system from my old car, looking up the best way to install into the Alfa.
Have also been looking into getting an induction kit to improve the airflow, the exhaust has already been done, after that it will off to get the engine remapped.
Started noting down all the cosmetic damage, nothing too noticeable from a distance but gonna look for quotes to get it repaired, am considering a complete respray to a pearlescent black/blue.
Went for a drive around the Wye valley couldn't stop smiling
Enjoy
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Got my GT 2.0 this week and loving it.
Have ordered new carpet mats which should arrive next week.
Gave the engine a once over everything is all good.
Stripped the sound system from my old car, looking up the best way to install into the Alfa.
Have also been looking into getting an induction kit to improve the airflow, the exhaust has already been done, after that it will off to get the engine remapped.
Started noting down all the cosmetic damage, nothing too noticeable from a distance but gonna look for quotes to get it repaired, am considering a complete respray to a pearlescent black/blue.
Went for a drive around the Wye valley couldn't stop smiling
Love the 2.0. Have fun!
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Replaced front drop links today. I'll do the rear later in the week.
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Picked up a late cloverleaf steering wheel with red stitching..So i can send mine away to be worked on. Doing it this way as my wheel has no red stitching.
Going for a full race Porsche GT3 style look. Full top quality alcantara..Cannot bloody wait to be honest. Will fit the new steering wheel to the car while mine is away. I like the idea of having a lovely oem red stitched item in my possession if i ever feel the need to swap back..

Also picked up a new maf side airbox part, to replace mine, which i found had a small hole in, which was metering un filtered air..

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Also picked up a new maf side airbox part, to replace mine, which i found had a small hole in, which was metering un filtered air..

Damien.
Thought you were looking at a VTDA option? Or is this simply a stop-gap until you get the custom induction system you're after?
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Thought you were looking at a VTDA option? Or is this simply a stop-gap until you get the custom induction system you're after?
Absolutely...Should be picking up the VTDA in the usa soon. But it will take a little bit of fettling to get fitted..With aspects such as directing cool air flow, and fitting a new internal K&N cone filter that will fit my maf. As the genuine one was designed to fit the audi 1.8t maf. All exciting stuff as i know it has a lovely induction growl when fitted. I had one on my last car putting out near 300bhp. Thing is, will i be able to hear it on the jtd? Will see. Its all developmental..

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Absolutely...Should be picking up the VTDA in the usa soon. But it will take a little bit of fettling to get fitted..With aspects such as directing cool air flow, and fitting a new internal K&N cone filter that will fit my maf. As the genuine one was designed to fit the audi 1.8t maf. All exciting stuff as i know it has a lovely induction growl when fitted. I had one on my last car putting out near 300bhp. Thing is, will i be able to hear it on the jtd? Will see. Its all developmental..

Ps..The_Editor do you have a name pal..lol

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I'm especially keen to see/hear the results of this bonnet blanket! Anything that can deaden the clatter will get my attention!

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Only to find I've put them in upside down. Drove to work in innit mode (foglights on).
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Only to find I've put them in upside down. Drove to work in innit mode (foglights on).
I don't understand how this is done... Isn't the metal retention collar keyed so it only fits in the correct way round?!?
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I don't understand how this is done... Isn't the metal retention collar keyed so it only fits in the correct way round?!?
different on the 147 than the GT?
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Continued preparing for the Eibach ARBs by fitting the metal Meyle drop links at the rear today. The old ones were really slack and I'm hoping that the back won't be so skittish now - I wanted to change them before the new ARB so I can properly gauge the difference. I had to cut off one of the original's bolts which was a faff. There's still a suspension clonk going on so I'm hoping the new ARBs and bushes will fix it. That's something I'll leave to my spanner man - should be on Monday.
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Continued preparing for the Eibach ARBs by fitting the metal Meyle drop links at the rear today. The old ones were really slack and I'm hoping that the back won't be so skittish now - I wanted to change them before the new ARB so I can properly gauge the difference. I had to cut off one of the original's bolts which was a faff. There's still a suspension clonk going on so I'm hoping the new ARBs and bushes will fix it. That's something I'll leave to my spanner man - should be on Monday.
I've had my Eibach ARB's on for a couple of weeks now and difference in longish high speed corners is great, the car feels really planted and the the fat 5 pot needs all the help it can get. The front strut brace helped a lot as well.
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