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Hi guys just a quick one. Can you put the twin exhaust of the 2.4 jtdm onto the 1.9?
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Hi guys just a quick one. Can you put the twin exhaust of the 2.4 jtdm onto the 1.9?

Yes, you'll need to cut a hole in the bumper though, and possibly add some heat shield. It'll just add weight


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Side of the car resprayed, clean/bought new bages and had a bespoke stonegaurd replace OEM one (larger and costs 24 each, oppose to 40)
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Did a ecu reset, after coming home and, found him relaxing on the nice and warm engine
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Did a ecu reset, after coming home and, found him relaxing on the nice and warm engine
I keep telling people the 159 is a pussy magnet

sorry

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While I was waiting for Autodelta to send my (with you in 10 day's) new exhaust back box's (at 980ish), and as 23 days have gone by! I thought I would make use of my idle fingers making use of the front and rear badges I had to replace due to an Alfa design fault! ( I have put clear silicone were the badge joins the surround on the new one's, this may prevent the problem?).
I have put it on my garage wall...... Think it sums me up?
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While I was waiting for Autodelta to send my (with you in 10 day's) new exhaust back box's (at 980ish), and as 23 days have gone by! I thought I would make use of my idle fingers making use of the front and rear badges I had to replace due to an Alfa design fault! ( I have put clear silicone were the badge joins the surround on the new one's, this may prevent the problem?).
I have put it on my garage wall...... Think it sums me up?
Appropriate for me also!
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I also replaced the gear leaver cover , handbrake cover, and arm rest cover in black leather with grey stitching to match the grey leather bits in the seats.
Then when totally bored I created a matching alloy cover for the handbrake
BUT! Had a call from Autodelta, new exhaust will be here tomorrow.
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Well, spent the morning on my back under an Alfa, fitting the Autodelta back boxes
It now sounds much better, and (may just be in my mind?), go a lot better.
I have now, after spending 6000 on it run out of things to do, must be time for a new project I'm thinking Aston Martin DB something
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Went to get the EGR and DPF removed from the ECU.
well... my car turned out to be remapped by the previous owner. But they didn't install the blockoff plate for the EGR. The dpf was hollow. Torque limiters are also higher than standard.
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Went to get the EGR and DPF removed from the ECU.
well... my car turned out to be remapped by the previous owner. But they didn't install the blockoff plate for the EGR. The dpf was hollow. Torque limiters are also higher than standard.
Good news I guess...
Is there an easy way to tell if the DPF has been hollowed?
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Is there an easy way to tell if the DPF has been hollowed?
Removing the dpf isn't particularly difficult, but you can tap on it with a hammer. Sounds different when hollow... can't really describe the exact sound.

You can also check in MES the last regen. Mine was 12k kms ago.... that was a sign. ..
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Set it up whit 4 Continental ContiPremiumContact5, full laser allignement to 0 on both axles, im tired of the so called Alfa specific camber values, i need to get these 4 tyres to last at least 3 years...
Get the power flex bushings. The OEMs flex to increase tyre wear, with 0 setting the car will be far less responsive ( the power flex will further help this).



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Busy weekend - got a check engine warning light last week with a "P010F Mass or volume air sensor A/B Correlation" reading on the ODB2 Scanner.

Spent part of Saturday afternoon cleaning the MAF sensor and taking a ton of soot buildup off the MAP sensor.

Deleted the code this afternoon and took it for a run and no reappearance of the fault code. Yet.

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Finally, DPF removed, EGR blanked and ECU reflashed.

Hi all,
Well I finally got my act together and did it, DPF removed, EGR blanked and ECU reflashed.
And what a difference, great acceleration, heaps more power, the whole car feels so much better and even more pleasure to drive.
I took it to and quality ECU specialist who works in with a car exhaust specialist. Who job only took 3 hrs and as soon as I drove off I was smiling all the way home. This is how it should be!

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I installed these metallic plates to all four doors:

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A nice aesthetic interior improvement.

For anyone else interested, here's the eBay link:
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Hi all,

Well I finally got my act together and did it, DPF removed, EGR blanked and ECU reflashed.

And what a difference, great acceleration, heaps more power, the whole car feels so much better and even more pleasure to drive.

I took it to and quality ECU specialist who works in with a car exhaust specialist. Who job only took 3 hrs and as soon as I drove off I was smiling all the way home. This is how it should be!



http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...psnuxyoxqq.jpg

Is that a full remap, or just the EGR/ DPF removal map?
Give your MAP sensor a quick clean now it won't get coated in gunk!


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Is that a full remap, or just the EGR/ DPF removal map?
Give your MAP sensor a quick clean now it won't get coated in gunk!


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Full map and yes, deleted DPF and EGR cleaned MAF and all running great. Heaps of pep off the mark and holds gears for longer. Was told it would take around a week for the ECU to learn all the mods.
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I installed these metallic plates to all four doors:

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A nice aesthetic interior improvement.

For anyone else interested, here's the eBay link:
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Nice. Are they self adhesive?
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Nice. Are they self adhesive?
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I've sworn at my Spider - nothing unusual there.
Changed the battery a few days ago; left it for an hour to reset itself; now have 'power window safety not available' warnings for both windows, which now don't raise fully when the doors shut or are locked. The windows do raise using the raise/lower switch, but I'm still trying to work out how to use those to raise the window when the doors are closed and I'm outside, unless the roof is down.
Any thoughts are welcome.
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