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Not at all. It's the dreaded "drone" you and certainly I was worried about. I don't consider it to drone, but others might. It's not quiet, but it was not meant to be, also is not raucous. It kinda sounds like an amg v8 inside the cabin if accelerating hard.
It will be interesting to see if there is any difference between ours...
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I changed out my interior lights to LEDs, nice difference!
Then washed her and covered her up for 4 weeks while I am at work.
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Well, I feel a little bit like Dorothy, as I have been to see the wizard

I didn't think a derv could purr.....

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...tion-only.html

Similar to the link of mine?? Do you have your DPF deleted too Jay??
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Dropped my Brera off to have all 4 wheels refurbed and 4 tyres fitted.

Apart from the one I clouted, they are in pretty good nick, just stone chips and some discolouration.
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Ordered 4 new 20" wheels and new tyres for my girl!
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Ordered 4 new 20" wheels and new tyres for my girl!
Now that should look interesting.
Pictures when ready please .
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Spent the morning with Autolusso swapping my open filter intake to a BMC CDA to quiet it down a bit, then the afternoon with Autolusso at a Hub Dyno in Silverstone making more power from the mods!

I am very cold and have a headache from all the power runs but its driving very very nice now I'm sorting some videos etc and will post them in my threads.
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Now that should look interesting.
Pictures when ready please .
Copy! 2 weeks away then I'll post pics
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Bugger all today as its white over and chuffing cold. Should have done the jobs I had planned yesterday instead of watching topgear and doing the ironing
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Bugger all today as its white over and chuffing cold. Should have done the jobs I had planned yesterday instead of watching topgear and doing the ironing
Whats ironing ???
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Whats ironing ???
Ironing is a skill that is best practiced whilst standing between the loudspeakers with the volume up.
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Washed the bella as she had so much road salt on her she didn't even look black any more. Snow and ice on the ground - the neighbours think I'm insane.
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Got my Brera back. Four fully stripped & repainted wheels wearing brand new ContiSport 5 tyres. All in all, 750
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Got her cleaned, and also thinking about some new rubber, the fronts are down to 2mm. Thinking Nexen N8000 after reading some good reveiws, any thoughts?
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Anyone heard of innotec turbo cleaner or used it? I'm thinking of giving it a bash on my 159 jtdm
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4x new Acceleras and a front wheel alignment, 476. Best dust off the credit card!

BUT, given the recent weather conditions, will be reassuring to know she's well footed!

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Swapped out two interior LEDs as they were shipped as part of a pack but didn't have any resistors so they stayed on Al the time.

Took it to Alfatune and Gus swapped out all the brake pads.
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driven mine to work , then stood and stared disparingly at how filthy he is
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Changed the drivers wiper, last time I buy cheapo wipers ( the old ones). Struggled to get the wiper off, eventually managed it ( there was blood).
The new one didn't fit, turned out the metal bit that fits on the 'pivot' had corroded on to it (hence being so difficult to remove, I physically had to break the wiper off it!).
Need to replace the passenger one before that corrodes on too!


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Changed the drivers wiper, last time I buy cheapo wipers ( the old ones). Struggled to get the wiper off, eventually managed it ( there was blood).
The new one didn't fit, turned out the metal bit that fits on the 'pivot' had corroded on to it (hence being so difficult to remove, I physically had to break the wiper off it!).
Need to replace the passenger one before that corrodes on too!


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what did you use then mate ? i tried 2 cheap sets and then valeo , stuck a bosch one on today and its spot on again
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Swapped out two interior LEDs as they were shipped as part of a pack but didn't have any resistors so they stayed on Al the time.

Took it to Alfatune and Gus swapped out all the brake pads.
What pads did you fit?
I will be doing mine soon and debating what pads to fit
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what did you use then mate ? i tried 2 cheap sets and then valeo , stuck a bosch one on today and its spot on again
got some middle of the road 'Vista pro', an own brand from euro car parts, not tried them out yet though
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