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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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Replaced the camshaft solenoids with new GM ones from eBay - 80 for the pair including shipping from the States. What a difference it makes. So much smoother even when cold. Definitely 80 quid & 15 minutes well spent!
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Definitely 80 quid & 15 minutes well spent!
Let us know if you eventually get a bill from customs and excise - and how much it's for.
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About 14 of that is supposed to have been taxes. The solenoids themselves worked out at just over 20 each, the rest was shipping & tax.
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Replaced the gear stick surround trim with a shiny new one.
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And removed a spike from tyre..
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Looking for someone to do some body shop work on the front drivers side door as it needs replacing...so I've been told
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Dropped the Brera off this morning for a gearbox refurb, so I now have the dubious pleasure of a truly mingin' Citroen Xsara for the next few days.
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Protected front and back emblem with transparent film - no stone chips for me Also put a small piece under the trunk lid, where the scratches like to hang out
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Not so much directly on the car but fitted 32' of shelving in the garage so I can sort out the SAW like mess that was in there. So far I have found a socket set, a load of bulbs and few other things which I had forgotten about or thought I'd lost.
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Took her up the South Wales mountains for a bloody good run. A4061 Mini Stelvio.
I can definitely see the attraction!

We spent two days in Llanfrynach, a village a mile southeast of Brecon and walked our legs off! On the way home, I figured I'd have a look at your A4061 - to get there, we rode the A4059. This section has a lot of fast sweepers and a reasonably new surface. It was great fun, except for the sheep and ponies dotted along every apex.

The A4061 certainly lives up to your Mini Stelvio hype, but gives your suspension a serious workout. Probably more fun in a car than two-up on a bike (which we were). And it started to rain, not enough to get wet, but enough to spoil the fun.

Anyway, nice steer!
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Looking for someone to do some body shop work on the front drivers side door as it needs replacing...so I've been told
These are in Pershore and a body shop, called The Body Shop Pershore - speak to Terry.
Pershore Body Shop Repairs, Car Body Accident Repairs

You can also say hello to Neil at NJS the local Alfa indie, he's just around the corner
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I can definitely see the attraction!

We spent two days in Llanfrynach, a village a mile southeast of Brecon and walked our legs off! On the way home, I figured I'd have a look at your A4061 - to get there, we rode the A4059. This section has a lot of fast sweepers and a reasonably new surface. It was great fun, except for the sheep and ponies dotted along every apex.

The A4061 certainly lives up to your Mini Stelvio hype, but gives your suspension a serious workout. Probably more fun in a car than two-up on a bike (which we were). And it started to rain, not enough to get wet, but enough to spoil the fun.

Anyway, nice steer!
This time of year is young animal time so you need to be on red alert. October to March is best, weather permitting
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Replaced the gear stick surround trim with a shiny new one.
Where did you get from? I removed mine because it was broke in three places.
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This particular V6 'optional extra' is the one fly in my daydreaming ointment at the moment, it's caused no end of domestic strife since I started looking at Breras! One day, one day....
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It was my 6K oil change day today. Managed to get about 5.5l out so was pretty happy with that. Took it out the sump rather than topsiding it this time just to see if I could squeeze a few more ml out

It will need doing again in 4 to 6 months as I am up to 1.5 to 2K per month at the minute
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... new Tomason TN1, 8.5J19 rims

because of Brembo brake calipers at front, had to add also distancers (10 mm each side) and special longer, bolt pattern's diameter adaptation bolts

what do you think?
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Replaced the gear stick surround trim with a shiny new one.
Are you refering to the rectangular plastic trim that surrounds the bottom of the gaiter?
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Had my annual MOT. All passed just fine.

2 advisories.... Tyres (18K will do that!) and oil at the top of my front shocks (my fault, I got a bit spray happy with the Wurths HHS5000 when lubing up the bushes the other day )

Blew a 2.05 which isn't bad for a 108K car running as much boost as is possible and straight through pipework
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Just got mine back after a coil fried and ate some fuses, a TDC sensor, plugs and an injector. THe battery was on its way out. Best part of 700. To add insult to injury the mot was due and a tyre had a sidewall bulge. Another 200. Oh and my tax. 500.

Still, got to laugh!
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Sailed through the MOT with no advisories .
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