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More rear suspension work...
I replaced my rear shocks (in the rain on the drive!) last November after one of them collapsed rendering the car immobile...luckily it happened not far from home and I was able to make it home dragging its ar$e.

I took the easy option for stage 2 and used a decent local garage in Romsey...new transverse arms, trailing arms and hub bushes finished off with a four wheel tracking.
Took longer than we thought as the subframe was dropped for a thorough clean too.

Stage 3 will be the recently acquired GTA rear ARB and some Powerflex mounts, but it needs repainting first.
I'll probably go back here for that too as there is no point doing things on the drive with a ramp available. He's also got an EDT machine (think colonic irrigation for engines...) which I am going to have done, customer reports have been very favourable so far.

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Pics of how it started, and how the engine now looks.
Also Autolusso oilcooler fitted, I opted to jubilee clip the pipes rather than just rely on push fit.
And gave her a quick wash.
I don't think you'll have an issue with the oil pipes coming off...once they are on they have to be cut off, however they can have a tendency to weap a little oil over time, so it's worth keeping an eye on this.
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Stage 3 will be the recently acquired GTA rear ARB and some Powerflex mounts, but it needs repainting first.
The rear ARB is easy to do without a hoist. The trickiest part for me was getting the thicker Eibach bar on which required loosening the tranverse arm bolts and pushing them through a bit to make room. And also on the factory arb the bushes are in a stamped bracket that I had to drill out to separate the pieces to get new bushes in
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Pics of how it started, and how the engine now looks.
Also Autolusso oilcooler fitted, I opted to jubilee clip the pipes rather than just rely on push fit.
And gave her a quick wash.
I don't think you'll have an issue with the oil pipes coming off...once they are on they have to be cut off, however they can have a tendency to weap a little oil over time, so it's worth keeping an eye on this.
Yeah I know they are secure without, but I have this big box of jubilee clips which don't get used often so I thought why the hell not, a bit of extra security never goes amiss.
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May Detailing competition now open for entries http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...n-entries.html (May Detailing Competition Entries)

Don't let the title put you off, it doesn't have to be a full detail, a wash & a clean will do, if your car looks good take some pics & submit them

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Just got back from having new clutch and dmf fitted , driving sweet - lovely light clutch and no vibes, put my set of Blackline rims on while the multispokes are repainted
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I sent my 147 selespeed in for a nice service at the truck stop my mechanic was Christian Ohlshen. Gear oil, engine oil,spark plugs, clutch adjustment. Even reseted some errors for me, great mechanic great service from these guys. Make sure you you like his page on Facebook. She runs like a peach??
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Get it back from AL tomorrow with an invoice the size of my leg.

Excited.

Not for having my wallet bent over though
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New clutch kit fitted after my clutch bearing arm snapped off, fortunately with enough momentum and some good timing I managed to get the car back home without the clutch... Also refurbished and repainted the wheels and played around with some more plastidip on the rear bumper, not sure if I like it but its all reversable so all is well...

Anyways thanks to everyone for the suggestions on the wheel color, but im afraid I wasnt brave enough for gold wheels just yet..

Here are some pics of the result..

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New clutch kit fitted after my clutch bearing arm snapped off, fortunately with enough momentum and some good timing I managed to get the car back home without the clutch... Also refurbished and repainted the wheels and played around with some more plastidip on the rear bumper, not sure if I like it but its all reversable so all is well...

Anyways thanks to everyone for the suggestions on the wheel color, but im afraid I wasnt brave enough for gold wheels just yet..

Here are some pics of the result..

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...190c0d0fcf.jpg

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That is one sexy GT!
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Painted my calipers today, as you can see they were in a right state!

Much better now
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Jellus me is.
You won't be if I told you how much lighter my back pocket is
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Painted my calipers today, as you can see they were in a right state!

Much better now
Cracking job

I need to do this soon.
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As promised - pictures of freshly painted handles

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...l#post14812178 (Sticky Rubber Deteriorated? Centre Console)

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I am sooo glad that there is no rubbish on as every time I looked , this stupid thing of doing the exact same letter .
it has been 6 months I have not done anything to my 149 , NOTHING not even service , the thing just will not lay down .
I expect if I drive it over a cliff the car will live I WILL NOT . I live in a rural area of Australia , and distance between towns is a far wack .
maybe tomorrow though ill check the fluids . or check the tyres air , mmmm maybe ill wash it.
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You won't be if I told you how much lighter my back pocket is
A V6 GT would cost the equivalent of £1500 every year in road tax in this country. Now that's a pain in the back pocket.
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A V6 GT would cost the equivalent of £1500 every year in road tax in this country. Now that's a pain in the back pocket.


That is not nice.
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A V6 GT would cost the equivalent of £1500 every year in road tax in this country. Now that's a pain in the back pocket.
Does the govt at least put all that money into making excellent roads or does it get ****ed up against the wall paying for other BS?
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Does the govt at least put all that money into making excellent roads or does it get ****ed up against the wall paying for other BS?
The roads in this country are a disgrace. Far, far worse than yours.
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