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Fitted some Osram nightbreakers - don't want to go down the HID route just yet since they still seem to be illegal, even if you can get away with it at most garages.

Taking her for a drive tonight to hopefully see the road bathed in lots of nice white light. Fingers crossed...

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Interested to hear your opinion. They made quite a difference on both the Barchetta and RX-8, was thinking about getting a pair (or two) for the Alfa.
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Fitted some Osram nightbreakers - don't want to go down the HID route just yet since they still seem to be illegal, even if you can get away with it at most garages.

Taking her for a drive tonight to hopefully see the road bathed in lots of nice white light. Fingers crossed...
Let us know how you get on with those. The headlights in my 159 are appalling, though I don't want to change them until one of them fails. Sod's law says it'll be 18 months till that happens now..! LOL
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Easy job? I've heard it's a bit difficult on the Brera.
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Let us know how you get on with those. The headlights in my 159 are appalling, though I don't want to change them until one of them fails. Sod's law says it'll be 18 months till that happens now..! LOL
Can I ask what you're comparing them to?

I rarely even bother with the full beam on mine...
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Can I ask what you're comparing them to?

I rarely even bother with the full beam on mine...
To the Golf which I owned previously - these were much stronger on dipped headlights than the Alfa is. Probably just quality of bulb! I didn't fit them in the Golf, and I've only just bought the Alfa - so I'm out of the loop when it comes to bulbs!
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Easy job? I've heard it's a bit difficult on the Brera.
Easy and easy..Only if you lift the car since the cover needs to go off then about 6 bolts to remove, atleast on the 159. ;P
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Let us know how you get on with those. The headlights in my 159 are appalling, though I don't want to change them until one of them fails. Sod's law says it'll be 18 months till that happens now..! LOL
Really pleased with the nightbreakers; bought them off eBay as a tester and I got what I really wanted: a nice white light. Not blue or chavvy at all. Plus they actually light more of the road up which is a bonus!

Next stop: osram fogs, osram main beams and some LED side lights. Bring on the short days!!
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Finally got around to replacing my fooked parking sensor, all working now and no warning on the dash. Happy days
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Someone ran up the back of me 5 days into ownership
. That's happened to me on a previous car, although I lasted 9 days. Write-off or repair?
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Someone ran up the back of me 5 days into ownership
What a bummer!
Much damage? At least it will be going through their insurance to be repaired or replaced....
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Fitted osram night breaker headlight bulbs, it does make a difference.. Went to halfords they dont sell them but there own brand versions are 25 each so went to camberly auto factors and picked up the osrams for 20 for the pair
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Really pleased with the nightbreakers; bought them off eBay as a tester and I got what I really wanted: a nice white light. Not blue or chavvy at all. Plus they actually light more of the road up which is a bonus!

Next stop: osram fogs, osram main beams and some LED side lights. Bring on the short days!!
Thanks for the info, they're on the shopping list now.
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Luckily not much damage as i was stationary at a set of lights filtering through a small village in rush hour. The woman behind me got her foot stuck under the floor mat and couldnt press the brake!!! Translated that means "i was on the phone and didnt see you!!"
Looks like a mew bumper job as its cracked but cant tell unless close up.
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Took it out for a little run today down the M6, M42, M40, M25, M23 and back to see the sea pick up a spare gearbox and transfer box for the Grale.

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Its a shame that the computer tells little lies, brim to brim it works out at just 46mpg. I can live with that, cheers Gus. Would have been a little better but hit rush hour on the way back on the M42 / M6, Girrr.
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Washed it...badly...how do I get the hard water marks off a black car. Must add vinegar next time.
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Then apply instant detailer kleers do a good one.

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Broke through to the other side of my dpf core today, relieving the pressure which was building up on the other side. The performance is at last almost as new and deserving of what a car looking this good should feel like, at long last.
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Steering now silent again! :-)
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Fitted new power steering reservoir an flushed system through with green oil...
Steering now silent again! :-)
is that why my power steering hums at 750rpm but not above 850rpm ?
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I've done an oil and filter change. Replaced the gearbox oil. Lubricated the turbo VNT associated mechanisms, checked vacuum and air lines, checked various couplings for corrosion and been liberal with lubrication, as well as wiping down the front subframe rails with an oily rag to keep the rust at bay.

Hopefully I don't need to have any undercar action through the winter now. The MOT is due in the middle of December, and apart from weak rear brakes which I'll be fitting up with new pads/disks and cleaning up the calipers, fingers crossed I'm on dry land for a while.

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