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Today I have mostly been replacing the thermostat
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have a run down the A1 pal , it will soon change lol
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Put her in for an MOT, which she passed with just an advisory on an inner steering joint, which I don't think is a big job to do. Less impressive is the dented & chipped sill she got while she was there! Not happy!!! She's back in tomorrow & should be repaired on Wednesday... but that's not really the point!
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have a run down the A1 pal , it will soon change lol
I'm not kidding myself, there will be drama.
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Just a wash and wax today. Noticed radiator grill is peeling badly (silver giving way to yellow plastic). Kind of like the look of the silver mesh backed ones.
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Just hit the big "5 0" not today but couldn't take a photo while I was driving so took it today.
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Just finished replacing the cig lighter compartment which meant removing the complete centre armrest assembly. I will do a separate post on 'the how to'. Cigarette socket is now working and so is the the light

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Managed to do it without too much drama. It would have been better if I was left handed, had to contort my body into some strange positions.
Don't start without a torch, had to abandon the job to get my phone. The torch/flashlight on that gave enough light so I could see what I was up to.
I didn't get much play on the wire so had to remove the spring and catch from the bracket first and thread the wire into place and put the catch back onto the bracket. I needed to use a pair of tweezers to get the spring back into place, fiddly as hell! Fingers need to go on a diet!
Whatever you do don't drop the bolt behind the carpeting while mounting the bracket....nearly had an ooops moment

Hopefully this one will last!
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Managed to do it without too much drama. It would have been better if I was left handed, had to contort my body into some strange positions.

Don't start without a torch, had to abandon the job to get my phone. The torch/flashlight on that gave enough light so I could see what I was up to.

I didn't get much play on the wire so had to remove the spring and catch from the bracket first and thread the wire into place and put the catch back onto the bracket. I needed to use a pair of tweezers to get the spring back into place, fiddly as hell! Fingers need to go on a diet!

Whatever you do don't drop the bolt behind the carpeting while mounting the bracket....nearly had an ooops moment



Hopefully this one will last!

Am I missing something? What were you doing!?


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booked her in for a service and an mot ,next week
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The clue's at the head of the post .
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The clue's at the head of the post .

Ah ok, I'm not an idiot at least... That bit doesn't appear on autoguide!


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Took delivery of a diagnostic code reader/clearer now that I've just had my very first check engine light on an Alfa in over a decade.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxiscan-MS3...ic+code+reader
Basic, but should be okay for my purposes.
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Dropped car off at mechanic this morning, hill hold warning beep was getting on nerves, fitted new clutch pedal switch as read on this forum, fault cleared and hill hold now working all the time.
Engine warning change engine oil, so fresh oil and new filter.
Dash warnings gone.
Adjusted handbrake all good as new again.
Cleaned map sensor, idles smoothly and glides along nicely, recently fitted egr restrictor, cheap mod but very good benefits.
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Had my car detailed and it looks fantastic, the only problem is that it now shows up all the paint chips.

Shiny Brera
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Blast, hill holder warning back again..
On the plus side engine sounds less taxi like at tickover now 5w 40 oil is in there.
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Had my car detailed and it looks fantastic, the only problem is that it now shows up all the paint chips.

Shiny Brera
bloody gorgeous
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General replacement

Since purchasing about three weeks ago.

Replaced the rear O/S door card (as the leather was damaged when I bought it)

Cleaned all the internal leather with AutoGlym

Made four door handle inserts from rubber and fitted

Replaced the plastic cover inside the boot which was scratched and scuffed to bits (only about 40 quid for a brand new one from Alfa)

Bought and fitted two new plastic bolt covers (the ones that hide the bolts that fix the inner door handles)

Fitted some lovely mats from italy ALFA ROMEO 159 TI Tappeti AUTO, Tappetini su misura + Decori + 4 Block........25 | eBay

Purchased a new chrome grill (not yet fitted)

Cleaned and Detailed.

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Since purchasing about three weeks ago.

Replaced the rear O/S door card (as the leather was damaged when I bought it)

Cleaned all the internal leather with AutoGlym

Made four door handle inserts from rubber and fitted

Replaced the plastic cover inside the boot which was scratched and scuffed to bits (only about 40 quid for a brand new one from Alfa)

Bought and fitted two new plastic bolt covers (the ones that hide the bolts that fix the inner door handles)

Fitted some lovely mats from italy ALFA ROMEO 159 TI Tappeti AUTO, Tappetini su misura + Decori + 4 Block........25 | eBay

Purchased a new chrome grill (not yet fitted)

Cleaned and Detailed.
Pictures!!
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Do you have to ask for a right hand drive on ordering?
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@Alfa A - Pictures coming soon!

@paul.o - Yes, but I wouldn't order just yet - allow me to explain...

Although the mats are very lovely indeed in the rear, and on the passenger side, our Italian friends seem to have made a very odd error on the Right Hand Drive mats.

They seem to have 'mirrored' the left hand drive drivers mat, which is spectacularly odd, as the pedals remain in the same order regardless of what hand drive car you have. The result of this is that the drivers mat does not fit well at all. They're a very friendly bunch though, so I'm working through it with them as we speak. If they get it sorted I'll take proper pics and start a new thread about them, because they do look very nice.
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booked her in for a service and an mot ,next week
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