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I fitted new front discs and pads at the weekend, which was testing! I’m really glad I bought the fitting kit (consisting of the pins and the little clip that holds the pads in place) as we had to cut the pins out as they were so badly seized/I didn’t have the right sized punch. I also had to go and buy the right females torque socket to get the bolt out that holds the calliper to the chassis. It took about 3 hours in total and I still haven’t bled them  I need to book it in for its MOT this weekend, which I’m hoping won’t throw anything major up. I’ve done discs & pads all round in the last 2 months, tyres are fine, wipers/bulbs etc all fine.
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The boot lid had started sticking when I was opening it. On closer inspection found the boot lid generally sitting a little low on the forward edge, causing it to catch the rear window rubber. Adjusted the brackets up about 3mm, problem gone
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I fitted new front discs and pads at the weekend, which was testing! I’m really glad I bought the fitting kit (consisting of the pins and the little clip that holds the pads in place) as we had to cut the pins out as they were so badly seized/I didn’t have the right sized punch. I also had to go and buy the right females torque socket to get the bolt out that holds the calliper to the chassis. It took about 3 hours in total and I still haven’t bled them  I need to book it in for its MOT this weekend, which I’m hoping won’t throw anything major up. I’ve done discs & pads all round in the last 2 months, tyres are fine, wipers/bulbs etc all fine.
Hi TomDcs. I'm going to do the same in a few weeks, which pads did you use? d
Do you have the part number?

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Not exactly today but last weekend my Alfa Spider was treated to:

- Leather interior treated with LTT leather care products
- Non-leather surfaces cleaned with Einszett Cockpit Premium
- Glass cleaned and polished with Autoglym Glass Polish
- New Bosch Aerotwin wiper blades fitted
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- Replaced the tax disc holder with a Richbrook Alfa Spider one
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Valve caps will be stolen within a couple of weeks unless they are tamper proof
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Used a combination of ACF50 to rustproof, Silicon lubricant spray and lithium grease to the suspension joints, wheels waxed but not buffed. Plus safety checks in those areas.
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Valve caps will be stolen within a couple of weeks unless they are tamper proof
You must live / park in a ****ty area

Never stolen off either Alfa or the Fiat
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Never stolen off either Alfa or the Fiat
Depends where you park, kids ave em away for the laugh
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They know who owns the cars around here, and that I don't take prisoners
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front mudflaps and rear arch film protection fittted ready for the dreaded winter roads
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Gave her a good wash over the weekend; clayed and waxed her up one last time before Winter sets in.

Now I just need to get a new undertray to protect her under-crackers since my Alfa stealer had to smash it off during her service a month ago 'cos the bolts had seized!
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front mudflaps and rear arch film protection fittted ready for the dreaded winter roads
Where did you get the rear arch film protection from ?
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Took my battery out in total darkness last night to charge it because she wouldn't start on Sunday night

Put it back in total darkness this morning. I hate the bloody winter.

BTW the only way I could find to take the battery out and lock the car last night and ensure ALL doors were locked was to unattach the battery from the car and fuse box then leave the bonnet open with the pos and neg leads on the battery posts then take the tools out of the car before locking it with the fob and then closing the drivers side with the key blade. Then detach the battery from the leads and let the alarm go mad doing this process a few times before the alarm either got confused or the backup got drained before hoicking the battery into the house and shutting the bonnet.

There must be a better way of doing this?
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Cleaned the inside of the rear window. Tried out a new mobile phone holder for satnav use.
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Where did you get the rear arch film protection from ?
Chris @ auto innovations.

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BTW the only way I could find to take the battery out and lock the car last night and ensure ALL doors were locked was to unattach the battery from the car and fuse box then leave the bonnet open with the pos and neg leads on the battery posts then take the tools out of the car before locking it with the fob and then closing the drivers side with the key blade. Then detach the battery from the leads and let the alarm go mad doing this process a few times before the alarm either got confused or the backup got drained before hoicking the battery into the house and shutting the bonnet.

There must be a better way of doing this?
Yes there is! Use the driver door only unlock facility, so all doors are locked bar driver door. Pop the bonnet, unplug battery, close bonnet and lock driver door with key manually.
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Nothing, not got an alfa...yet!! Although I've just read through every page of this thread! Getting plenty tips!
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