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Clayed and polished ready for winters worst weather. The car looks amazing changed glow plugs which cleared the glow plug error on startup. Currently toying with the idea of powerflexing my 159 as it's getting a little noisy at the front suspension
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1) Recently got a new home for the 159 - an own private garage! So I ordered an Alfa Romeo flag to put on the wall to welcome it to its new home Got the flag yesterday and it looks really good.

2) Put on winter tyres for a few excursions up to the alps.

3) Ordered the aluminium fuel cap online. Can't wait to fit it.
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+1, looks a bit odd. Took the disc from the wife's mini, cleans things up no end.
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Blacked out the light surrounds, horizontal bars and fog light surrounds, but kept the chrome grill - It's what gives an Alfa it's identity!
Replaced front and rear badges along with wheel centre caps with some lovely black/silver items - subtely changes the car.
Tomorrow will black out the door handles...
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Blacked out the light surrounds, horizontal bars and fog light surrounds, but kept the chrome grill - It's what gives an Alfa it's identity!
Replaced front and rear badges along with wheel centre caps with some lovely black/silver items - subtely changes the car.
Tomorrow will black out the door handles...
Where did you get the black/silver items from Gary?
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Cleaned the throttle body & EGR clean-out using Pete McK's Guide , very useful indeed. Couldn't quite work out how to get the throttle body out (think I missed a bolt somewhere, lol) but managed to give it a good scrub whilst still connected (mine wasn't actually that dirty, but I'm only on 37K) so all is good. Took it for a spin after it was all back together, glow plug warning light and then the boot wouldn't upon. A good raz fixed both issues (weird).

Taking apart wasn't an issue....putting back together, was. It was a right b*stard getting everything lined up. I've got small hands but even still needed the hand, I'm not great a mechanics, and I have a very short fuse so that's my main problem.

Tomorrow, I'll tackle my misaligned bumper issue, and the wiper blade fix...

And I think I might try the blanking plate....

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Finally fixed my misaligned bumper and did the wiper blade fix. No longer eats the bonnet, and clears the screen better
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Ordered 4 new Vredestien Ultrac Sessantas in preparation for winter as I am down to 2mm on the last set. 550 delivered
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Ordered 4 new Vredestien Ultrac Sessantas in preparation for winter as I am down to 2mm on the last set. 550 delivered
I was looking at them...

What is the wear rate like?
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I was looking at them...

What is the wear rate like?
18K a set (this will be my third set), on a car with lowered B12 suspension & Powerflex, driven for the most part, like I stole it.
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The Brera sailed through its MOT with no advisories. I asked the inspector what it looked like underneath? No signs of rust, not a drip to be seen. He said it was like looking at a new car. Well, it's only got 27K miles on it.

Nice one. Must do something about the brake calipers, though, as they look a bit shabby.
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The Brera sailed through its MOT with no advisories. I asked the inspector what it looked like underneath? No signs of rust, not a drip to be seen. He said it was like looking at a new car. Well, it's only got 27K miles on it.

Nice one. Must do something about the brake calipers, though, as they look a bit shabby.
The Alfa Romeo writing on my calipers is starting to come away which makes is look shabby so I need to get on that pretty soon!! Bet it was a little bit of a relief when he said it looked good underneath?
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Bet it was a little bit of a relief when he said it looked good underneath?
Yes, indeed. I read all the posts here and find plenty to worry about, but at least I can cross rust and leaks off the list. Water pumps and timing belts will take their place.
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Found out a couple of things today while trying to push out a dent in the front bumper:

1. The alarm tilt sensor is quite sensitive after only opening the boot then jacking the car up.
2. Washable felt pens are not washable after being heated and cooled repeatedly
3. I think I need to borrow a heat gun after nearly killing my wife's hair drier..

It looks a bit better I think, but tbh I'd be better off doing this job at night as it was very difficult to see how far to push out the dent.

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Had a bit of an altercation. lost a wing mirror ( snapped the metal bracket) and about 8 inches of wire for it as well as some scratches down the side,


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Replaced the centre caps on the alloys and changed one of the illuminated sill plates after somebody destroyed one getting out of the back.

I'm not letting anybody in the back again, unless they are cleaning it.
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Polished out the most visible of the scratches, there are still a few thin deep ones ( down to the metal work) which need sorting, also got a replacement wing mirror from a breakers (40 delivered), can re use my Ti mirror cap on it, so not going too bad.


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Gonna push my fingers into the little spiders throat and check for play. The 2.4 doesn't look like it gives much room to play around without taking off lots of stuff.
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