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Traded my 159 in, for another 159.

Got the new Sportwagon home and immediately fitted OEM wind deflectors and installed a nice black engraved tax disc holder and optional extra boot net (the theme being I'm really sad about OEM options).

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Took it for an MOT. Passed wit zero advisories
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Well it would appear they are held closed as I found out on the first decent drive tonight - smoked and was holding back at full throttle. A bit odd as the actuator position shows as 100% on the ecuscan nearest the battery, which you would have thought would be open, unless the bracket has moved. I'll set up the data logger on the way home tomorrow, before getting the spanners out...again...
Trust the Italians to mean 100% is closed now in the right position away from the battery. Thinking about it there is some sense that if the actuator failed the flaps would default to open with the spring.
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[QUOTE=R159;9569361]Trust the Italians to mean 100% is closed

I have this logic problem here a lot
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Gave her an oil change along with some new filters to help her breathe!

Running MUCH sweeter now
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Rattle free n slick as sh8t

Just picked it up from Jano, at Autodelta, tweaked remap to cope with sports cat, new drilled grooved rear discs n pads and best of all no rattle at 2k on overrun. Turned out to be flexi down pipe bracket, it was driving me nuts!

Going to take it for a spirited jaunt later today down Surrey way to test out the brakes and test out the remap properly

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Purchased a hydronic jack, axle stands and waxoyl...

You can guess what I'll be doing next weekend
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Cleaned, waxed and polished her; looks amazing
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Purchased a hydronic jack, axle stands and waxoyl...

You can guess what I'll be doing next weekend
Get hold of one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-NEW-MI...item2589bc1afc

and you can use the factory jacking point with the trolley jack

The MINI one works a treat, I use one for mine.
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Get hold of one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-NEW-MI...item2589bc1afc

and you can use the factory jacking point with the trolley jack

The MINI one works a treat, I use one for mine.
Thanks! Just purchased one
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I'll be getting one of those, especially as SHMBO has a Mini!

I used the red spike thing on the hub tonight when swapping the fronts and rears, helped a lot. I also found the Phillips end of the screwdriver in the boot had been turned into a prison style shank by a previous owner, unless the are all like that!!!!
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Thanks to some enlightening posts here on alfaowner about bumper removal I successfully removed my rear lights and bumper to fix a dodgy parking sensor - turns out the wires had been rubbing against something and had completely severed. Never tackled anything like this on a car before so it was very satisfying, so cheers! Also spent some time touching up paintchips and gave it a good wax and polish
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Had the Change Oil Light message come up on the Brera Dash... oil level is full, so i checked the oil and its greasy/watery and black so im going to change it.

Has anyone used
Petronas Syntium 3000 5w40 4ltr oil in the 2.4JTD?
Its only 20 for 4L @eurocar parts

I noticed Petronas manufacture the recommended Selenia Oils or am i wrong??
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A few days ago, I met a woman at an art exhibit who liked my Brera. She said, "So, have you been down cruising the King's Road?" and I laughed.

But today, after spending the last three days washing, polishing and waxing the Brera between thunder showers, I thought I better drive it. So, I drove to The King's Road. Sloan Square to The World's End and back. Once was enough.

I saw more truly expensive cars than you could shake a stick at. Ferraris, Bentleys, Porsches, etc. Caught a Porsche driver giving the Brera a once over at a zebra crossing.

It was fun, but one of those things you only have to do once. I was playing Steely Dan loud enough to mask the fans noise from the air conditioning. Excellent! Can't imagine a more comfortable place to spend a couple hours.
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New front grill, water expansion tank + coolant pipes, rear engine mount and a few bits for the engine bay.
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Given the dash a proper clean. Paintbrush in the air vents and all that...
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Stuck an electic drill into my hand trying to repair the bonnet catch of the 159. Best not to ask but a trip to A&E and a tetnus jab later. Guess what - the catch is still broken.
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What price do we pay for the cars we love.............
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Stuck an electic drill into my hand trying to repair the bonnet catch of the 159. Best not to ask but a trip to A&E and a tetnus jab later. Guess what - the catch is still broken.
I hope you're not a dentist....ouch!
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