6 cylinders. Big
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Finally sorted the few jobs ....
Sun was out this morning, so armed with a bucket and associated gumph, I set baout cleaning the poor bedraggled beast that was my 159.
A few hours later and bingo! It was back all shining and nice. I had actually forgotten what metallic paint was supposed to look like. Lovely.
Then emptied the boot to sort the water problem. I posted a while back about water sitting in the spare tyre well. I traced this to the seal by the locking mechanism. Seems to sit on top of the rubber seal then trickle down the boot into the lower part. So, sealed the rubber with a bit of mastic and drilled a small hole in the very bottom of the tyre well. Will check as the winter goes on.
Also had a problem with a badly misted OS boot rear light. Tried leaving the fog light and side lights on to dry it out, but no good. So took the boot liner out, easy, then the rear light cluster. Seemed to be a bit of water in the boot lid itself. So put the lense assembly in doors to dry out, then used mastic to re-seal the hole. Sealed the rubber and plastic as I fitted it all back together. Looks much better now, will wait and see how the weather affects the seal.
So, all happy again! A clean car for a day or so at least.
Right, must phone SimplyAlfas next week and book the big 72K service, belts and all......gulp....
And as an added moment of joy, the wife has decided, after much persuasion, that when she comes to sell her Clio, in 12 months, she wants a Brera!! Get in. Will be looking for a petrol version, probably 2.2, and keeping my 159 as the long distance car. Excellent. Have started looking already.
Does 2 Alfas equate to a fleet??
Moved over to the dark side
And loving it