147 JTD 8 valve lusso
Hello, I'm a newbie to the forum. I didn't want to get a row for getting technical in the intro section so here is the story so far and some of the issues I've had with the wife's alfa.
It goes through headlight bulbs like there's no tomorrow and now I've lost one of the spring clips that hold the bulb in.
I had to replace the lower turbo pipe after it split.
I've had trouble with the hand brake.
I had to rivit the exhaust heat shield back into place after it corroded at the fasteners.
I've replaced the brake pads all round and put a new front section of exhaust on after the flexi pipe burst. That was 'fun' as the studs on the middle box sheared.
I can't get the OS brake light to stay working. Comes on with a wiggle of the wires but I've checked and rechecked the connections and can't sort it.
Today, I changed the upper wishbones. They were clonking quite badly. I took it for a test drive and the clonking from the front has gone, but a squeaking noise from the rear is now more evident. I'll have a look at the rear bushes tomorrow.
I noticed the front tyres are wearing on the inside edge - again. I had to get new tyres last year after the same happened. The new tyres went on the back so it's the half worn rears that are on the front and now ruined. Maybe the new wishbones and bushes will help this?
Just remembered I had to change the clutch slave cylinder too.
If I have time tomorrow, I plan to change the oil and put on the new oil and air filters that I ordered along with the wishbones. Might give the EGR a clean too.
This forum has been a great source of help so it was about time I logged in and said thanks.
Last edited by Vag; 14-10-14 at 23:16.