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Excuse the user name - two fleeting affairs with the 156, I have now progressed to a 159 SW 2.4 JTDM from 2007.

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Bought the car recently, and nothing was in spare wheel well except the moulded polystrene / sponge thing that normally houses whatever should be in there.

The seller gave me a compressor and foam and said that standard equipment! Can anybody advise, or better still take a snap shot of their own to show me the full equipment<

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Hi guys,

Excuse the user name - two fleeting affairs with the 156, I have now progressed to a 159 SW 2.4 JTDM from 2007.

To the point.
Bought the car recently, and nothing was in spare wheel well except the moulded polystrene / sponge thing that normally houses whatever should be in there.

The seller gave me a compressor and foam and said that standard equipment! Can anybody advise, or better still take a snap shot of their own to show me the full equipment<

TIA
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Here's a spare wheel. Sorry, not in Germany though!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-159-S...QAAOSwnFZXVzeQ

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It could also be either notrad or vollvertig.
For easy "plug&play" some other stuff to be ordered.
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You should be able to get a full sized spare in there if you have 17s on it.
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I have seen 159/24JTDM/TI/Q4 with full sized ( vollvertig ) TI- spare wheel.
It also fits to spare wheel compartment with Article 8 ( See above ) but looks rubbish with Article 1.
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Tried a full sized spare in my 159TiQ4 but it was too wide and the floor carpet was raised above it.

Stuck with the space saver for the moment!

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Thanks guys. I have something similiar to item 1 from the image above in mine. Although it's polystyrene. Missing tools too!

Is this polystyrene even a 159 item?

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I have never seen like this before. Looks not bad.
Compressor with foam means no jack and other wheel wrench stuff needed.
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Have you ever driven a car with a wheel filled with this puncture cure? Slow, unbalanced and horrible. Better off with a space saver tyre..
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My 159 had lost whatever it had originally (in only 10k miles) and had only a full size 17" wheel and tyre, both different from the 4 on the outside, and no jack or tools to change it anyway. I straight away found a space saver spare and tool kit from a breaker. That gives me an ok wheel if there's a puncture, without lugging too much weight around all the time.

My history over the last 30 years is about 100k miles between punctures, so the space saver is about right for me.
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I have already forgotten exact case than I visited tire shop for repair ( puncture or ever ) purposes last time. Tire fitment only. I do carry neither spare wheel no compressor with foam with car. I have single use aerosol can with which was also never applied. Touch wood.
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Have you ever driven a car with a wheel filled with this puncture cure? Slow, unbalanced and horrible. Better off with a space saver tyre..
Space saver tire is not drive tire actually. It is a tire to reach nearest tire shop to fix problem and may not be driven faster than 80kmh.
Space saver may not normally fitted for front big Brembos. This case one should fit space saver rear wheel first and next good rear wheel to be fitted iso damaged front one.
Space saver is a hard lump because of 4 bar pressure. Road accident while rear hit creates a lot of expensive damages for hit car with space saver inside.
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I did Redhill to Dover (via Brighton) and Calais to Loan, which was
about 250miles in total, on the Brera's skinny spare one time.

It's the 80kph limit on the Autoroute which is quite scary.

We got ticketed for trying to make up time soon after the new tyre
was put on at Laon.


I'd never not have a spare.
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Thanks guys. So it appears that "standard" varies, depending on personal choice. Don't think I fancy carrying around a 17" wheel & tyre, as I have a history similiar to ChrisH77 - only 3 or 4 flats in nearly 30 years.
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