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Hope the guy used copper grease to prevent that happening again.
I had that problem years ago, but never again .
My mechanic made a point of telling me he'd copper slipped the bolts.

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Why do you feel the need to have winter tyres on a fwd car in London?
Well, I had the money and the rims were going spare if I didn't mount tyres on them, so...

My wife thinks I'm a fool, too.

We'll be driving to Edinburgh in January. Maybe they'll make themselves useful then.
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Drove it after a week of sitting still, the gears were really rather stiff for a while!


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Lexus? yuk.
I could only be tempted by a Maserati after owning Alfas the last 10+ years.
Couldn't bare the thought of owning a Bm Audi or any Jap car, the horror of seeing that on the drive in the morning.
Ill put up with any rattles as they come, no problem.
My thoughts precisely! My 22 year old son just said that if he bought an Audi R8 based on its value for performance factor, he would say to himself "now I'm going to drive my supercar" and when he went out to get it in it, he would walk past that grille and shudder and cover his eyes involuntarily. He says he would have to blindfold himself until he got in it and sat down.

Here is a very entertaining thread on the Alfa BB by a guy in the US who bought himself a 4C the other day. The comment about his conversation with a 19 year old at the shopping centre is good.
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Tried to swap my winter/summer tyres and wheels over today. Even drove to Halfords to buy an extendable wheel wrench figuring the Alfa-supplied tool would be useless. COULD NOT BUDGE the wheel bolts, which were last turned in March by a guy with an air wrench. Good thing I wasn't trying to change a flat. Drove to my local mechanic.

36 later, I have winter tyres on my Brera. (Wonder if it will snow in London this week?)
Not now...
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Not now...
Good point! Maybe I should go down to Ladbrokes and bet against a white Christmas. Or does that change the juju back?
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My thoughts precisely! My 22 year old son just said that if he bought an Audi R8 based on its value for performance factor, he would say to himself "now I'm going to drive my supercar" and when he went out to get it in it, he would walk past that grille and shudder and cover his eyes involuntarily. He says he would have to blindfold himself until he got in it and sat down.

Here is a very entertaining thread on the Alfa BB by a guy in the US who bought himself a 4C the other day. The comment about his conversation with a 19 year old at the shopping centre is good.
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Eh? The OP wanted a sub-10k saloon that wouldn't fall to bits.
The 4C's a dinky 45k sports car, an R8 something else entirely. Chalk and cheese.
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2 new uniroyal 235 45 18 tyres fitted today only 100 each i thought that was quite reasonable i will have to wait see how good they are
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Picked her up from Autolusso after a Spider bearing was changed. Had some slack in the drive train that was annoying me!
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2 new uniroyal 235 45 18 tyres fitted today only 100 each i thought that was quite reasonable i will have to wait see how good they are
Where were they from? That's a bargain!
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Had her a few weeks now, so got my detailing buddy round to deal with some swirls from a previous owner. Last owner must have had some sort of strange attraction to a gritty sponge.
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they were from county tyres i managed to get a discount rainsport 3. they originally were going to give me avons but then he said the uniroyals were better
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Vacuumed the interior, used some black leather dye to touch up the seat edges then put some Wynn's DPF cleaner in when I filled her tank up. Looking fab and running beautifully at the moment.
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Received and paid yearly tax for it! I'm chuffed by having to pay 229 euros to be allowed to drive my car in my country! I'd rather spend that money on beer and grilled meat... F***k!
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Extended the tail pipes a bit, massively underestimated the time it would take (cutting new tube, grinding out the trim to fit over the new 60mm stuff the drilling and tapping for the securing bolts) so didn't manage to wash the car. Fitted new wiper blades and gate the windows the once over with some rain x spray. Pic below was taken half way through.
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Looking good mate. "The Wizard" is working on mine at the minute #bakedbeantins coming soon
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Three hours faf to move the trims about 20mm. Looks better and it has tidied things up a bit, I looked again at the spec on the trim and its 5"x3", had a slight moment after bringing home the new pipe that it wouldn't fit. Had to buy 2m of 2 3/8"tube (10) to make two 21cm sections, at least I could have a few goes at it....
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Looking good mate. "The Wizard" is working on mine at the minute #bakedbeantins coming soon
Are you Guinea pigging the sans back boxes exhaust that Pud was on about?
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Yes mate. He is making a jig based on R159's original boxes (on loan) and I will be trialling the first set. Straight pipes, no silencers like R159 but with 5" round slash cut tapered exits
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It'll get a good test out of your mileage. I'll be keen to know how you get on, I fancy some noise, but I gotta be careful on drone with motorway cruising.

What you getting next week?
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The jobs list is as follows:
  • Silencer Delete (Wizards)
  • CAT Delete (Already have one waiting to go on)

combined with the DPF delete that makes a zero back-pressure system for instant spool

...then
  • Front Mounted Inter Cooler (already bought and sat with Ned @ Autolusso)
  • AEM Water Meth Kit
  • Hub Dyno Session for Remapping @ Autolusso

In for a penny.....
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You must let me have the number of your man maths tutor.
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What I did on my day off

Fitted the Autodelta rear splitter, 19" BBS alloys with P Zero's, and an alloy fuel flap cover. other than that it was a boring day!
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Nice work! looking very good indeed
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Fitted the Autodelta rear splitter, 19" BBS alloys with P Zero's, and an alloy fuel flap cover. other than that it was a boring day!
I'm a big fan of that rear splitter. That looks the dogs. Not sure I could have spoilt the lines with that alloy fuel cap though!

The alloys look decent though, and I like that your P-zeros have that little red logo on the side wall. Nice touch.
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