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Completed a 700 mile round trip to Cornwall and back for a weeks holiday in my Brera JTS S Prodrive...160 lighter for it but a smooth and fun drive non the less!
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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??
rivern, I'm not sure about that grade of oil in so far of suitability for your model.

However, I do know Petronas bought the Selenia brand. I believe it's still produced to the same quality and specification. I use the brand in my Alfa.

Just check what the book says to be safe.
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Fitted an Isofix child seat to the back, probably will need a seat protector too.
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Fitted an Isofix child seat to the back, probably will need a seat protector too.
Getting my Britax seat in takes a lot of shoving (and sweating in this weather) I have a seat protector as it's squashing the leather quite hard. I took the respective headrest out so the seat back is not too upright. I do like the feeling of extra security isofix gives you...
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Took her up the South Wales mountains for a bloody good run. A4061 Mini Stelvio.
Are you talking about the Hirwuan to Treherbert section, or the Treorchy to Blackmill section?
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Are you talking about the Hirwuan to Treherbert section, or the Treorchy to Blackmill section?
Both
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Had a full service at interservices in leicester, came home and got the alignment checked locally and that was all good too. Change of pollen filter seems to have perked the a/c up.
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After having re-gassed the aircon.....(20 per cent full !!) it still wasn't special.Just replaced the pollen filter and wow....can now survive this 28C heatwave !! Doubt it has been replaced since new....best E-Bay 5(OEM)
I've spent in ages and only ten minutes to replace...the old one looked like the inside of a victorian chimney and my compressor and fan have been given a holiday !
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After having re-gassed the aircon.....(20 per cent full !!) it still wasn't special.Just replaced the pollen filter and wow....can now survive this 28C heatwave !! Doubt it has been replaced since new....best E-Bay 5(OEM)
I've spent in ages and only ten minutes to replace...the old one looked like the inside of a victorian chimney and my compressor and fan have been given a holiday !
What age is your Alfa? Wondering if I should get this done
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What age is your Alfa? Wondering if I should get this done
Mine is 2006...and I couldn't find evidence of it being done in the service history I have...so yes...especially the pollen filter...seems to be neglected by many garages unfortunately...you don't need a leak for the system to be depleted...mine tested with no leaks.
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Mine is 2006...and I couldn't find evidence of it being done in the service history I have...so yes...especially the pollen filter...seems to be neglected by many garages unfortunately...you don't need a leak for the system to be depleted...mine tested with no leaks.
mines a 2009, def want to get the air con re-gassed, it's just finding somewhere good that's cheap...
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Fitted an Isofix child seat to the back, probably will need a seat protector too.
Oh you'll definitely need some seat protection, window protection and back of passenger seat protection. Those bogies get everywhere.
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mines a 2009, def want to get the air con re-gassed, it's just finding somewhere good that's cheap...
Got mine done at the HI Q tyre place....quite a few national tyre sellers offer the service.....around the 45-50 pound mark seems to be average.....but check your fan speed....mine nearly doubled after replacing that pollen filter...all the air to the vents passes through this .....it's a bit of a fiddle to do( a glovebox panel and two screws) but well worth the money....I paid 45 for the re-gas so 50 including the filter and 15 mins of my time was well worth it
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Got mine done at the HI Q tyre place....quite a few national tyre sellers offer the service.....around the 45-50 pound mark seems to be average.....but check your fan speed....mine nearly doubled after replacing that pollen filter...all the air to the vents passes through this .....it's a bit of a fiddle to do( a glovebox panel and two screws) but well worth the money....I paid 45 for the re-gas so 50 including the filter and 15 mins of my time was well worth it
For a fiver for the filter I'll try that first. Then get it re-gassed. Got the car to waxoyl this weekend.
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Have been thinking about a cambelt/water pump change; the car has only done 33k, but 09 plate, so should be done just on the age.

Finally got round to getting a quote. 248 all in. Very happy with that quote!
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Up early this fine Sunday morn due to the local wildlife and the high pollen count.

Car washed and polished, now having a bacon sarnie and a cup of tea. Heaven

Bit of light shopping later, pub this afternoon.

"A perfect day" old Lou would say.
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Just went to get my air con re gassed only to find out the pump is leaking 45 quid down the drain


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Just went to get my air con re gassed only to find out the pump is leaking 45 quid down the drain


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I thought places usually check to see if there's a problem with the aircon (leaks etc) before doing the work/charging you?
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That's what thought, it vacuumed alright but when it got turned on it was leaking out the back of the pump nice enough lad let me have a look and showed us where it was leaking from, see if I can pick one up from the scrappy or flee bay


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