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Replaced my faded badges with 2015 style ones

Today I replaced my faded badges with the new style ones off the Giulia, I haven't seen these for sale anywhere so I got my hands on a few sets and put them on eBay if anyone else wants some. next job is giving it a clean and tackling the stone chips on the bonnet!

Http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Alfa-Rome...-/281761713326
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Today I replaced my faded badges with the new style ones off the Giulia, I haven't seen these for sale anywhere so I got my hands on a few sets and put them on eBay if anyone else wants some. next job is giving it a clean and tackling the stone chips on the bonnet!

Http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Alfa-Rome...-/281761713326
These look fab! Look forward to getting mine from you - guess what my next wee job on the brera is
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Anyone want to split the set as I have the push button boot and as far as i know you cant replace just the sticker on the button?

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Today I replaced my faded badges with the new style ones off the Giulia, I haven't seen these for sale anywhere so I got my hands on a few sets and put them on eBay if anyone else wants some. next job is giving it a clean and tackling the stone chips on the bonnet!

Http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Alfa-Rome...-/281761713326
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Finally replaced wheels on my Alfa. Unusual choice, but I like it!
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Took it for an MOT. Aced it. Done 7197 miles this year.

Brera reverts to third car status again now that her GT86 has landed to replace the GT.
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Today I replaced my faded badges with the new style ones off the Giulia, I haven't seen these for sale anywhere so I got my hands on a few sets and put them on eBay if anyone else wants some. next job is giving it a clean and tackling the stone chips on the bonnet!

Http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Alfa-Rome...-/281761713326
Just ordered a whole shed load of these so we can all look to new badging in the not too distant future :-) Will post up when I have them in stock.
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Just ordered a whole shed load of these so we can all look to new badging in the not too distant future :-) Will post up when I have them in stock.
I already have the 'look'.
The only parts that have faded on my badges are the gold to silver, so they're not a million miles away from next year's 'new' look
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Took the 159Ti to Cardiff and back yesterday. All M/way driving A34, M4 vv, and achieved 46 mpg. Was given grief both directions from the other half (VW sirocco 2.0) about the fuel consumption !! Is 46 mpg good for the 159 Ti (1.9)?
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Finally replaced wheels on my Alfa. Unusual choice, but I like it!
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Sadly up for sale

Sadly put my Brera up on Autotrader

Alfa Romeo Brera 3.2JTS SV 3dr 4WD

Unfortunately i can drive it where im going

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Interesting past week... Monday, filled up, Tuesday last week, got a whiff of diesel on the way home from work. Many lorry's in front so didn't think too much on it.
Wednesday going for a blast up the A1(M) to Baldock services to get a coffee... stronger smell of diesel... oh dear.. guess it was coming from me. Quick look underneath... nothing to worry about. Drove home.. looked under again on the drive.. Drips of diesel... alot of drips! from underneath the tank.

So, car up, removed under protection. Fuel lines all looked ok, tank looked ok. drips stopped. Looked at schematic on ePer and decided to start it up to see if issue was with the return. Without the underbody protection very fast drips/trickle. No obvious place it was coming from. (somewhere higher up)

Try to get to the inspection hatch ontop of the tank, That rear seat is a PITA to remove in my early 159 with fixed rear seats, finally got in there. About 4 inches along the fuel feed from pump forwards was the split, just out of sight and not a job I could undertake at home.

To the local garage. Finally after having to wait for new fuel lines to arrive from Italy, they were fitted yesterday and (thankfully the car passed the MOT once this had been done).

I don't know if others have had this issue or if it is age related wear, Mine is an early 159 with almost 200k on the clock.

Possibly an issue for others in the future?
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Interesting past week... Monday, filled up, Tuesday last week, got a whiff of diesel on the way home from work. Many lorry's in front so didn't think too much on it.
Wednesday going for a blast up the A1(M) to Baldock services to get a coffee... stronger smell of diesel... oh dear.. guess it was coming from me. Quick look underneath... nothing to worry about. Drove home.. looked under again on the drive.. Drips of diesel... alot of drips! from underneath the tank.

So, car up, removed under protection. Fuel lines all looked ok, tank looked ok. drips stopped. Looked at schematic on ePer and decided to start it up to see if issue was with the return. Without the underbody protection very fast drips/trickle. No obvious place it was coming from. (somewhere higher up)

Try to get to the inspection hatch ontop of the tank, That rear seat is a PITA to remove in my early 159 with fixed rear seats, finally got in there. About 4 inches along the fuel feed from pump forwards was the split, just out of sight and not a job I could undertake at home.

To the local garage. Finally after having to wait for new fuel lines to arrive from Italy, they were fitted yesterday and (thankfully the car passed the MOT once this had been done).

I don't know if others have had this issue or if it is age related wear, Mine is an early 159 with almost 200k on the clock.

Possibly an issue for others in the future?

Sounds unusual TBH, I would advise you that the clips for the rear seats are single use only, so you might get to get some more to get the seat back in properly (under 5), glad you got it sorted though!
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Passed an MOT. 1.8 smoke so pretty happy considering!
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Last week after almost having an accident due to a front wheel blockage while driving in Italy (seams my 159 whanted to stay at homeland), drove by myself a kind of light tooltruck from Germany to Italy and back to Germany to the maintenance shop. Just discovered that the gearbox is damaged
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Sounds unusual TBH, I would advise you that the clips for the rear seats are single use only, so you might get to get some more to get the seat back in properly (under 5), glad you got it sorted though!

Thanks Giblets, I did not know that. Was careful with all clips and seat has gone back in nicely, but for <5 will get them.
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Handed the brera in to Chicks at CM Garage for her MOT and service etc Not yet heard the outcome.
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