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bled the clutch slave cylinder, now bites where it should instead of an inch off the carpet.
 
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Finishe full leather install on my 156 Sportwagon!
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Changed the cabin filter. The old one must've been there since day 1, as it was the old one piece effort.
Now the GT doesn't smell of farts every time the aircon kicks in
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Took it to AutoLusso and had the Premium 72k service done. Engine is quiet and pulls so much better and the air con is awesome again!

Thank you AutoLusso and this forum

Next is getting the brakes bled as I have a 1200 mile round trip to Scotland mid September.
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yesterday I swore at it whilst changing a punctured wheel, and finding the scissor jack was missing the jack handle, today I swore some more when my car decided that it didn't want me to get in (see my central locking post!)
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I ordered some replacement parcel shelf clips as I noticed one of mine is broken this afternoon, looks like a fairly easy job to replace them.

Next up is investigating the horns as mine sound like they belong on a Nissan Micra...very high pitched and quite laughable, surely it never left the factory like that?
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I ordered some replacement parcel shelf clips as I noticed one of mine is broken this afternoon, looks like a fairly easy job to replace them.
Takes less than two minutes to do
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Full service carried out on mine today, a slight concern is that the cambelt is moving side to side slightly with each rotation, no noise and no wear on belt but for safe measures will get it changed soon!
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Returned home from a 1074 mile to Holland. The GT returned 27.8 mpg & handled everything thrown at it. Only the limited ground clearance & uncomfortable seats blotted its copybook.

We left the climate control off a despite some of the most persistently atrocious weather I've ever driven through, the passenger footwell is dry, thus proving the aircon drain hose theory.

Now, need to get that sorted!!
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Driven from Yorkshire to Sussex, passed a few Alfas on the way making sure to give them a wave, even passed a nice red GT on the A14
Did 55mpg, not bad really
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Drove my '98 V6 156 today for the first time in quite a long time. I took it off the road as my daily in July and bought an E39 525i MSport. Sometimes it takes a drive in something else to realise what you gave sitting on your doorstep. Plans are currently being made to get the V6 back on the road..
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Had belt and water pump changed today by mark at alfa Moto tech. Glad it's done some horror stories on site 😧
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I just changed the starter motor over cos the old one was broken. Finally got it changed after 4 hours of pain and the car won't start. The new starter motor is workin fine engine is turning I opend an injector and fule is getting through just not firing any ideas?

Just had a break down recovery man out too it he plugged in a diagnostic tool and said it was either the cam or crank sensor dose anyone know if changing the starter would mess with them?
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I just changed the starter motor over cos the old one was broken. Finally got it changed after 4 hours of pain and the car won't start. The new starter motor is workin fine engine is turning I opend an injector and fule is getting through just not firing any ideas?

Just had a break down recovery man out too it he plugged in a diagnostic tool and said it was either the cam or crank sensor dose anyone know if changing the starter would mess with them?
Starter wouldn't effect them. Did you disconnect battery whilst doing it or see a spark when replacing? Im sure you wouldnt get fuel if crank sensors fails as it wouldnt know when to inject
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If it is fueling and cranking it should start, is the butterfly open on the manifold inlet?
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Fitted new crank sensor and fitted front after market components.

As my amp was just powering the oe stuff. Now I've got bass. Word
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Returned home from a 1074 mile to Holland. The GT returned 27.8 mpg & handled everything thrown at it. Only the limited ground clearance & uncomfortable seats blotted its copybook.

We left the climate control off a despite some of the most persistently atrocious weather I've ever driven through, the passenger footwell is dry, thus proving the aircon drain hose theory.

Now, need to get that sorted!!
Glad she did you proud. Whats all this about uncomfortable seats? I find the GT seats absolute luxury. I had recaro pole positions in my audi and they were unbearable on a long journey. My Gt seats are bliss. Are you still on standard suspension? My standard fresh but abysmal clover suspension gave me stomach cramps on our roads. That got binned and upgraded a few months ago. And now she rides so much better.

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I replaced the rear tie rods and handbrake cables this morning. This afternoon I fitted new upgrade inter-cooler hose (Autolusso ) then I attacked the rusty door sills with a vengeance!

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Today I drove my lovely new 147 for the first time and enjoyed playing the gear selection lottery. Luckily there are some super helpful posts on here.
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Glad she did you proud. Whats all this about uncomfortable seats? I find the GT seats absolute luxury. I had recaro pole positions in my audi and they were unbearable on a long journey. My Gt seats are bliss. Are you still on standard suspension? My standard fresh but abysmal clover suspension gave me stomach cramps on our roads. That got binned and upgraded a few months ago. And now she rides so much better.

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Yep, they kill the already damaged nerves in my right leg. Agony! Never used to do that but it's been years since I did a long run in her & that was pre the last two surgeries.

My previous new spec Brera did the same.

Drove for 5 hours / 240 miles solid in my original Brera today without the slightest issue.

Yes, standard hard unforgiving suspension but not an issue on the Holland trip
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Booked in for the 147's first full service since I bought it. Sat panicing.
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I fixed the abs and vdc warning light problem in my 147 thanks to 2 really helpful threads on here. The car only cost 250 with long tax and test because of this issue and a couple of smaller ones so I am rather chuffed with this site right now
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