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Took it to the Eastern Europeans for a wash, then home to finish it off (on street parking only) with a polish and wax (AG's SRP and poorboys Nattys was and wheel sealant). Even gave it a quick clay (frightening how much it picks up!)
First proper wash since the Eibachs and tinting, looks the right height now !
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puncture

having decided that me and the wife would have a weekend away and visit the inlaws in the midlands . we set off from the east coast quite early to beat the traffic and take the scenic route between uppingham and market harboro.

after a few miles on what can only be described as a perfect road , nicely surfaced , nice fast bends ( perfect on the bike ) we developed a strange noise , turned out to be a puncture near side rear on a relatively new tyre . b!"£%ks , there goes my stress free weekend . I put the space saver on ( looks ridiculous )and proceeded at 50 mph on the dream road ----damn .

tried 4 tyre places in market harboro no 235 40 19 in stock , one guy thought it was some sort of joke !!!.
after a very stressful tour round harboro in the usual Saturday traffic , we carried on into Nuneaton , where 1st tyre place I tried said yes how may do u want , but there was a big q so I tried another tyre place just around the corner , yes sir they also had tyres in stock and 3 quid cheaper too ( bridgestone £147 fitted and balanced ) no q so go for it .

had the tracking and camber checked and adjusted at the same time , this alone has transformed the handling (cant wait for the return trip on the dream road , if time allows )

the real bummer in this is that I have 2 brand new tyres bought at a bargain price in my garage loft .

if this happened in winter in the rain and in a more rural location like at home on the north Norfolk coast , I think the space saver would have been on for a week !!!!

so im on the look out now for a spare ti wheel , to use as a spare . it seems the tyre size for a ti sportwagon is not easily obtainable and is a very real inconvenience , to put it mildly .
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A mondeo taxi drove into the back of me

He was looking for his sandwhich apparently
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Took it to the Eastern Europeans for a wash, then home to finish it off (on street parking only) with a polish and wax (AG's SRP and poorboys Nattys was and wheel sealant). Even gave it a quick clay (frightening how much it picks up!)
First proper wash since the Eibachs and tinting, looks the right height now !
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that is one fine looking alfa, i bloody love alfa,s i do
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Hey guys if anyone else wants the updated badges and since the last ones were such a hit I have managed to get hold of some more And put them up on eBay this listing is for two but I am also selling them individually just click on my other items. cheers, Ben.

(Hope everyone who bought the last bunch have got round to fitting them and enjoying their cars new look)

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Alfa-Rome...-/281770736090
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So am I now looking out for a wannabe Brera ?

How bad were the rear mods ?
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So am I now looking out for a wannabe Brera ?

How bad were the rear mods ?
Not too bad thankfully...

A bit of damage to the bumper, don't know about the damage underneath yet tho - will need a new parking sensor system as they have been broken
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Cool Stone chip film

Does anyone have some pics of the stone chip protector film at the rear doors on their 159 ? I bought a set yesterday and need to see exactly where they go as I'm not intending removing them.
Took a punt and used the autoglym super resin and the clear protector on the black Ti yesterday (just to guarantee that it'd rain), and the result is spectacular !!

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My badly gutter rashed and gouged wheels (previous owner) went from this.....

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To this......

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Next job is to paint the brake calipers red.....
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Hey guys if anyone else wants the updated badges and since the last ones were such a hit I have managed to get hold of some more And put them up on eBay this listing is for two but I am also selling them individually just click on my other items. cheers, Ben.

(Hope everyone who bought the last bunch have got round to fitting them and enjoying their cars new look)

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-Alfa-Rome...-/281770736090

Got my new badge in the post today. It looks great but how do you get the old one off?
Dont want to do any damage.
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Changed my front discs and pads... Flipping caliper pins were a nightmare I ended up having to drill out all four of them, made two punches from screwdrivers as the one I bought snapped on the first hit.

Consequently had to bleed the brakes after refitting the caliper, got to my local factors for brake fluid and a bleeding kit.

I can recommend halfords professional socket adapters, my spline sockets are 3/8ths and the 1/2 to 3/8 bit aced it.

I then forgot to take out the locking nut tool and go on a test drive...what a tool

But I found it 100yards up the road got a couple of lottery tickets after that bit of luck.

Finished off by swapping the wheels over, taking off the cycle rack and giving it a good clean for MITCAR tomorrow. If anyone is going I'll be in an orange hi viz parking Exotics and Lancias, come and say hello.

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I then forgot to take out the locking nut tool and go on a test drive...what a tool

But I found it 100yards up the road got a couple of lottery tickets after that bit of luck.


Ha ha, Similar happened to me miles from home, on the M27 (near Southampton), got a puncture, got the space saver on and off to tyre repair place 10miles away. No lock nut! Drove all the way down the m27 to junction before and back again, not at the side of the road, so drove back slowly to the garage in the vain hope, had given up, but the roundabout 70m from the garage I saw something shiny! It had stayed on 10 miles!!!



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Sold my Brera

I remember selling my 156 v6, it paid for a 2 week holiday in the Caribbean for our first anniversary.
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Stopped my Brera making that stupid beep when locking and unlocking. Great what you can find on here
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Changed offside upper wishbone on my lusso 159 jtdm 1.9 with excellent help from this forum only took 3 hrs and a some expletives along the way?. Them changed the exhaust rubbers.
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Managed to apply the stone chip film to the Ti yesterday afternoon. Took a while, and don't know if it'll make much of a difference, but at least it's something.
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Just sold the my much loved Q4 Brera
good price as it went to an alfa fan.

So if someone has a LHD brera or spider for sale im interested please Im me if any one does or knows of such

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Just sold the my much loved Q4 Brera
good price as it went to an alfa fan.

So if someone has a LHD brera or spider for sale im interested please Im me if any one does or knows of such

Thanks
Do they drive on the other side of the road in Surrey?
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Got my new badge in the post today. It looks great but how do you get the old one off?
Dont want to do any damage.
They are like a veneer and stick over the top of the old badge
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Do they drive on the other side of the road in Surrey?
They dont here but we are moving to Portugal so will need one there and id rather be driving an alfa over there despite the poor roads

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I washed off last week's weather to find a 16" scratch along my front bumper where the licence plate would be if mounted on the off side. I pick up more scratches when the car is stopped than when it's moving.

In this case, I park outside a café that is popular with the yummy mummy set. The level of the scratch suits my imagined scenario of pushing the chair with one hand whilst reading texts on her mobile without bothering to look where she's going. I see this all the time.

So, that's how I spent my morning: paint crayon, G3 scratch remover, black Turtle wax and buff up the whole front end with Meguiar's Kwik Detailer. You have to look really close at the right angle to see the scratch now, so I've relaxed a bit.

I've parked further up the road.
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Stopped my Brera making that stupid beep when locking and unlocking. Great what you can find on here
I like to know how you did that can you put a link to the thread please thanks in advance
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I like to know how you did that can you put a link to the thread please thanks in advance

It's in the stickies, have a read through all the guides, probably some others useful to you there too!


Any spelling/ grammatical errors are purely there to annoy!
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