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Today he got his new bonnet bade, so easy to fit and now I can look back with a smile knowing he looks just fine again, (apart from the stone chips and brake calipers that need attention), but hey I'd get bored soon without tinkering jobs to do!
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Today he got his new bonnet badge, so easy to fit and now I can look back with a smile knowing he looks just fine again, (apart from the stone chips and brake calipers that need attention), but hey I'd get bored soon without tinkering jobs to do!

Cam belt just around the corner though!

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passed its MOT with flying colours but have now got an annoying low speed plastic rattle from the under engine shield. Weather is b----y awful so I will have to put up with it until I can get underneath to fix it.
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My 159 is back in the garage after the nearside front Brembo caliper is leaking fluid.

Ordered a replacement from Autolusso which should be with me by Monday. :-(
 
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Got the Brera serviced and mot'd today,was apprehensive as it's the first mot since fitting the cored dpf but happy days it passed with a reading of 0.48 which is pretty good as i believe the limit for my 07 Brera is 3.0.I found one of my old mot smoke tests from my 156 jtd and it was 2.4,surprised it's substantially better as i didn't think that smoked to bad at all.
I have one of fixitsans dongles,the mot guy,who i know quite well as i've had all my cars mot'd and serviced there for years, asked me "what you got that in for,is it connected your phone"no i said and i can't tell you as you might fail it in the future,"i've passed it as there's nothing wrong with it so come on what's it for,why has it got a couple of switches on it"i explained what it does and he was amazed,he was under the impression that a remap was the only way to stop regens,"the guy that made it must be a f***ing genius,he could make a fortune selling that,what other makes does he make them for"only vauxhall and saab as their the same ecu's i tell him,"pity" he says as a taxi firm they do work for running skoda's are always having problems with clogged dpfs.
Chuffed as i really didn't want to be trying to fix anything in this weather,it's Baltic as they say.
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Just changed the pollen filter. Easy enough job and done in 10 minutes, I'm hoping that's going to sort out the musty smell I get when heating is pumping.
An active carbon filter came out so that's the type I put back in, yeah ok so they are more expensive than the paper jobbies but like they say in the ads, she's worth it.
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Washed it and as a result discovered the undertray was hanging slightly below the front bumper on the drivers side. Last time it was off was for a service a month ago so theres a little job to do tomorrow.!
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today, since i was gettin p0203 error, and safe mode, i cleaned the conector 3 of the injetcor, sealed it prety nice, i hoping it wont happen again.
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Gave the MAF a good blast with electrical contact cleaner (starting to get a bit of a stutter again when accelerating).
Used the guide here on AO to try and fix the scuttle panel rattle... seems to have worked
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Took mine out for a blast with the Pistonheads South West Wales crew yesterday. 70 miles, 15.3mpg.

Much gloriously noisy fun was had
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Got underneath to fix the rattle from the under tray. Re rivited the heat shield to the plastic and put it all back on and guess what. The rattle is still there. Can't find anything loose or make it do it when I'm not driving. Anybody got any ideas? It's driving me mad.
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Got underneath to fix the rattle from the under tray. Re rivited the heat shield to the plastic and put it all back on and guess what. The rattle is still there. Can't find anything loose or make it do it when I'm not driving. Anybody got any ideas? It's driving me mad.
Have you check the exhaust heat shield at the back of the engine. Drove me mad for a while, needed re welding

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Just picked up my 159 SW 1750ti from its service carried out by BIANCO in Smallfield Surrey.
Had a full 30k service which included cam belt and water pump. I asked for a few bits and bobs to be done as well including New Brembo discs front and rear and new pads of course,cas the old discs were letting the side down. They removed the temperamental HID kit and replaced with bright white light bulbs for the mainbeam, dipped, side and fogs. I also had fitted a replacement scudetto which I had had sprayed black to match the bodywork. She's got a set of new platinum spark plugs and they've fixed an annoying rattle from the centre air vent. Add to that the four new tyres I added last week and I'm extremely pleased
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Who cares!....my bella is performing beautifully and looks stunning...can't recommend BIANCO highly enough.
Will try and post some pics of the grille....
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Ordered 4 x Conti Sport 5 tyres (235/45/18 98Y XL) from Tyre Leader.

501 delivered (superb price) to the alloy wheel refurbers where all 4 wheels will be refinished in standard silver next week
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Ordered 4 x Conti Sport 5 tyres (235/45/18 98Y XL) from Tyre Leader.

501 delivered (superb price) to the alloy wheel refurbers where all 4 wheels will be refinished in standard silver next week
Wow , that's a stunning price , not heard of them before , I must have a browse . Don't need any yet but always good to know in advance
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They were recomended to me by supercar owners off Pistonheads South West Wales. You have to watch for older tyres but these will be clearly stated, eg, DOT4/11. Most are brand new / recent manufacture

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Thanks for that. I will have a closer look but I didn't notice anything when the undertray was off.
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Just fitted new headlamp bulbs after driver's side blew. Only 6 off the bay, and look really cool (they also sent 2 x side light bulbs for free as well!). Got to get top brake light working and one of the horns has stopped working? ? Sounds terrible
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Only had 159 since Christmas, had it chipped a couple of weeks ago (runs awesome) but since then bought LEDs for exterior lights and replacment bulbs up front because the standard dipped were crap! (As they were on my old 156) and just couldnt face them any longer! Also just purchased some front kick plates and I think/hope they will look awesome.
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my 159 is now black again , roads are so ****ty at the mo , had chance to give him a scrub today
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Washed, vacuumed, changed the front and rear wipers and hid the wiring for the dash cam into the head lining.
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