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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!
A bit TT-esque with the filler cap so a definite no-no for me, but each to their own .
The rear diffuser looks interesting - have you a pic head-on from the rear?
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Phoned body shop down pompey and they say the car is in setting (???) and should be ready tomorrow, cant wait to get those heated seats on the go again.
Wonder if I'll get my pound coin back when I park the Toyota shopping trolley up for the final time.
Need a rain free Saturday so I can do a light clay and I have some Harley Wax (dogs bollo**s) to shine her then Collinite to seal it all in.
Oh yeah and Im gonna make sure the handbrake is fully up
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Fit a new rear wiper arm to my Brera. Couldn't have been easier and it works.

I say that, because first I tried to replace the wiper blade with a 6 refill pack (NP Autoparts - eBay). I had to cut the blade to size (you get two out of the delivered blade) then the fit to the arm was a bit fiddly. It stayed in the arm, but would not clear under the centre part of the blade.

The whole arm replacement works perfectly (15 from Bolt On Bits - eBay).
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I do have a "head on" ?, from the back.......see pic.
Interesting no one likes my ex Mazda RX-8 fuel cap, so I guess you won't like my wing badges either.
Final bits will be the genuine rear Alfa 1/4 skirts, then make up my mind. The matching genuine Alfa side skirts and genuine front spoiler. Or the Autodelta side skirts and matching complete new front bumper. Funny that the Autodelta is the cheaper option.
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I do have a "head on" ?, from the back.......see pic.
Interesting no one likes my ex Mazda RX-8 fuel cap, you won't like my wing badges either.
Final bits will be the rear Alfa 1/4 skirts, then make my mind up time, the matching Alfa side skirts and front spoiler bit, or the Alfadelta side skirts and complete new front bumper. Funny the Alfadelta is the cheaper option.
Less is more for me.
These cars were so right to start with and need no pimping whatsoever IMHO.
You certainly have a unique car, that's for sure .
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I know mods are not to all tastes, but I have owned over 50 cars in my life, and never had one that I never put my own stamp on. "we are all individuals"...................................I'm not!

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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?
Don't worry, no drone with the back boxes out
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Got her back out of the body shop...thats what !
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Handed over 350 for a service and MoT and found out she needs front pads and discs as well.

Christmas is cancelled...
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Handed over 350 for a service and MoT and found out she needs front pads and discs as well.

Christmas is cancelled...
You're not using a main stealer for an 8 year-old car surely?
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Less is more for me.
These cars were so right to start with and need no pimping whatsoever IMHO.
You certainly have a unique car, that's for sure .
I so clearly disagree, the first thing Alfa got wrong was making no visual distinguishing changes between the top and bottom of the range, hence the 3.2 & Q4 badge I fitted (because it is). The other point is, you buy an Alfa to stand out, not to be part of the herd of Ford's etc. Also if it was "right" from the start why did Alfa offer a 1200+ body styling kit at the time? But that's IMHO
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Our community is split in half. The Purists vs the Mod'ers. I have entered into arguments with many over the mods to my own car & the Projects to mass modify others. What is clear is that while a purist might voice an opinion of dislike over a mod performed, I have to say, of all the forums I am on this one is the most accepting / least offensive in that regard.

Essentially, we all just agree to disagree and do it nicely like proper car lovers.

Beauty, after all is a relative concept.
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More what my Wife has done to the 159. Unfortunately she gets very bad monthly migraines, she got one in the car this morning and threw up all over steering wheel/dash/carpets. Such was the extent of the wrenching she also wee'd ( I'm trying not laugh here) on the seat. Poor Lass, I was desperate not to give her any sympathy after I received none after a heavy night and a steaming hangover a while ago, but couldn't bring myself to it.

I had to cycle to her so I could drive the car home, wasn't a particularly nice drive.

So I'll be cleaning this aft, don't trust the local car wash since my Guigaro badge got sprayed off.
What I won't be doing to my 159 today is using the heated seat.

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Waxed it.
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Wash and a quick Harley wax, needs claying especially low down but just had a bit to paintwork done so I'll leave the clay mitt in th bag for a few weeks, shining bright like a diamond, like a diamond in the sky.
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new front and rear m tec disks , black diamond performance pads , oil and air filter and new oil , all fitted by my local trusted indy for the princely sum of 80 sovs , calipers had to come off and go in a vice to remove the dreaded stuck pins , just glad i didnt try to do it on my driveway ..
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Gave it a good 25 mile blast and the EML has remained off! .
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More what my Wife has done to the 159. Unfortunately she gets very bad monthly migraines, she got one in the car this morning and threw up all over steering wheel/dash/carpets. Such was the extent of the wrenching she also wee'd ( I'm trying not laugh here) on the seat. Poor Lass, I was desperate not to give her any sympathy after I received none after a heavy night and a steaming hangover a while ago, but couldn't bring myself to it.

I had to cycle to her so I could drive the car home, wasn't a particularly nice drive.

So I'll be cleaning this aft, don't trust the local car wash since my Guigaro badge got sprayed off.
What I won't be doing to my 159 today is using the heated seat.
Really, really, REALLY sorry, but this is the funniest thing I've ever read on here.
Again really sorry, I am truly ashamed of myself for finding this funny.
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Really, really, REALLY sorry, but this is the funniest thing I've ever read on here.
Again really sorry, I am truly ashamed of myself for finding this funny.
Have to agree .
A classic case of too much information...
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In hindsight, waaay too much information, but I did think it was ****** funny. Wasn't too funny clearing up all the vomit though, glad I had my winter mats in. What would be funny for you lot is if I was to video me telling my Wife that I told a load of people about her episode- doubt I would've needed that vasectomy.

Finished off my odour bomb, seems to have done the trick Dakota - Odor Bombs - Clean Your Car
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In hindsight, waaay too much information, but I did think it was ****** funny. Wasn't too funny clearing up all the vomit though, glad I had my winter mats in. What would be funny for you lot is if I was to video me telling my Wife that I told a load of people about her episode- doubt I would've needed that vasectomy.

Finished off my odour bomb, seems to have done the trick Dakota - Odor Bombs - Clean Your Car
I think you deserve a medal! I hope she appreciates it!
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I had mine winter valeted on Friday. It's now laid up in the garage so I can tackle the millions of stone chips with my Chipex kit.

GT rolled out in to daily duties until after Xmas then
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Drove it up a country road with verve and its now got tasteful brown cowsh*t spray up both sides
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Drove her home after a bit of a holiday round Ireland, 1,000miles on all types of roads, some of the Irish roads could be likened to farm tracks, and surprised she never bottomed out ( driving with vigour!), surprised how few Alfas there are in Ireland (counted 3 north and south of the border inc one 159).
Needless to say she performed faultlessly and comfortably the whole trip, getting cleaned inside and out tomorrow!


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